Another vacation coming up this Christmas for the Obama’s will cost American taxpayers over $4 million dollars. So how much is it costing us to support the first family? The number is much worse than you could possibly imagine.
“Every year (taxpayers in England) have to spend $57.8 million for the first family of Great Britain to make sure that everything’s maintained and everything is taken care of and their security and everything else, $57.8 million. And the people in England are upset about it,” Glenn explained this morning.
“How much did we pay our royal family? How much did it take to maintain our royal family, the Obamas, just last year? Now, this is really interesting, especially as we come up for another vacation for the Obamas. This one is going to cost us $4 million. This vacation in Hawaii for Christmas is going to cost you $4 million. How much did we spend last year? Remember, the royal family cost $57.8 million. Would you be stunned if I told you it was $50 million? Would you be ‑‑ would you be bowled over if it was $100 million? How much do we spend? The total last year, a little higher than $57.8 million.”
So what was it? $60 million? No. $100 million? Nope. $250 million? Not even close.
The answer: $1.4 billion
“Look, I have no problem, no problem with the president of the United States taking a vacation. I’ve never had a problem with it. I’ve never had a problem with the president going on vacation when it was Bill Clinton, when it was George W. Bush or even Obama. There is an extraordinary number of vacation and golf days in this man’s schedule and an extraordinary number of campaign days in this man’s schedule, but I have no problem with him taking a vacation. But a $4 million vacation is a little over the top. And that’s just this vacation,” Glenn said.
“Again, perspective. As we were sitting in the bus and we heard about a $4 million, I said to Pat, I wonder how much they spend on the royal family. How much do they spend on the royal family compared to how much we spend on the Obama vacations and the Obama houses? And we got that number and it came from a book that is now, you know, the rage over in England. Of course we’re not saying anything about it here. It’s now the rage over in England. It’s more than 20 times.”