Another letter written to give more credence to dislike or hate President Obama. This time it is that he and his family live better than the British Royals.
Do you honestly think a Romney Presidency would be cheaper? How? Would his 5 strapping sons be his security detail maybe supported with volunteer NRA trained guards? That would be a huge change for the NRA instead of forming a riot against a President.
Maybe the lovely Anne would be his only advisor. Maybe they could enlist all the grand kids to do lawn maintenance and replace the White House staff. With all the cars they have they would not need that fleet of limos design for the President, any President. Or do you think the Mormon community would come to the rescue and do everything for the White House that needs to be done for free or at low costs?
So what is the cost of operating the White House and the office of President?
Not easy to answer, around 23 separate office budgets help defray the costs of the White House and salaries of those who work there. No one knows exactly the budget or which office budget(s) pays for the of operation of Air Force One.
Ever since the Kennedy Assassination and subsequent attacks on other Presidents the cost of security has risen over the decades. This increased sense of power of the Presidency has lent a regal air and a tighter security bubble around the Presidency since Kennedy.
President Obama and his family did not demand better or "royal treatment"; it was already there. It has been there for a long time and if Romney had been elected President he would be just as costly if not more so.
Charles M. Reeder
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom