Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Obama's Imperial Presidency. Their dog handler is paid $102,000 a year.

File this under looting and plundering the treasury. Isn't that what every tyrant does after they conquer a country. The next thing they do is issue a royal decree to dissolve the government. Barack Hussein Obama has no need for Congress, he has already begun writing new laws by Executive Order.

You Won’t Believe What Taxpayers Spent On The Obama Family in 2012 

October 3, 2012 9:11 am  Author: The Truth Wins 
While most of America is suffering through one the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, the Obamas are living the high life at your expense.  During 2011, U.S. taxpayers spent an astounding 1.4 billion dollars on the Obamas.  Meanwhile, British taxpayers only spent 57.8 million dollars on the entire royal family.  Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture?  So where did the 1.4 billion dollars go?  That money paid the salaries of their staff members, it paid for their transportation and housing costs, it paid for entertainment and vacations for the Obamas, and $102,000 was even spent on a “dog handler” for the family dog Bo.  In his new book entitled “Presidential Perks Gone Royal: Your Taxes Are Being Used For Obama’s Re-election“, author Robert Keith Gray reveals some absolutely shocking details about the enormous amounts of U.S. taxpayer money that are being spent on the personal needs of the Obamas.  At a time when the U.S. national debt is absolutely exploding this kind of outrageous spending is completely and totally inappropriate, but of course the mainstream media is not going to report on this because they don’t want to do anything to put the Obamas in a bad light this close to the election.
And the Obamas sure do love to go on vacation.
Over one recent 12 month period, Michelle Obama spent 42 days on vacation (and that does not even count Saturdays and Sundays).  The following is an excerpt from a Daily Mail article about the legendary Obama vacations….
The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.
And the first family’s nine-day stay in Martha’s Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.
The source continued: ‘Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips. She favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparking wines.
‘The vacations are totally Michelle’s idea. She’s like a junkie. She can’t schedule enough getaways, and she lives from one to the next – all the while sticking it to hardworking Americans.’
As I wrote about the other day, many Americans are working so hard just to survive in this economy that they don’t ever get to take any vacations at all.

But it doesn’t seem to trouble the Obamas that many of their vacation trips cost more than many American workers will make in an entire decade….

The following is from a recent Newsmax article….
A trip to Spain in 2010 by Michelle Obama, family, and staff cost taxpayers $467,585 and a trip by the First Lady and family to South Africa and Botswana last year cost $424,142 for the flight and crew alone, according to Judicial Watch.
Yes, when the family of the president travels it is going to be expensive, but this is ridiculous.
It can even be insanely expensive for the Obamas to take a vacation even if they don’t leave the country.

For example, in 2010 an Obama family vacation to Hawaii ended up costing U.S. taxpayers more than a million dollars.

So how much is too much?

It has been reported that Michelle Obama spent over 10 million dollars of U.S. taxpayer money on vacations during just one recent 12 month period alone.

At a time when there are 46 million Americans on food stamps is this an appropriate amount of U.S. taxpayer money to spend on vacationing?

It seems that Barack Obama does not have his priorities in order.

Barack Obama may not have time to meet with important world leaders such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he sure always seems to find time to play golf.  In fact, since he has been in the White House Obama has played more than 100 rounds of golf.

A lot of hard working American men have not played that many rounds of golf in their entire lifetimes.
Read the entire article here:

A friend sent me an email today along with this famous photo of Barack Hussein Obama holding his crotch during the National Anthem at a campaign stop in 2008. You all remember this, don't you? Seems like everyone knew what to do when they heard that song being played except Obama.


She asked me a very sincere question:   

“What is it about the guy that makes people want to give him a free pass on every, normally inexcusable, thing he does????”

This is what I told her:

The answer to your question is you have been programed with “white guilt” and so have a lot of other people. You are taught not to discriminate against blacks or other minorities (a good thing) and someone twisted that thought into making you feel if you hold a black person or other minority accountable for what they do, to the same standards you yourself are held accountable, then you are doing something bad.

Please feel free to pass this on if you agree with it.

My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides



  1. …the dog handler fee was the same for Bush as it was Obama.

    But more importantly, when you compare the total cost of the whole white house fiscal year across presidencies, you don’t see much of a change. In 2008 Bush spent 1.6 billion in his fiscal year

    1. I'd almost be willing to forgive the salary of the dog handler if the Obama's would pare down their exorbitant tastes for exotic vacations.


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