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Payment for Obama Party Remains Unclear

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Monday repeatedly asserted that the Obamas threw their 500-person White House bash Saturday “on their own dime,” but it remained whether a sizable tab was nevertheless picked up by taxpayers.

Earnest’s assertion would appear to suggest that the Obamas paid for the food and the alcohol. But Earnest was unable to say whether the event was catered or whether service, food preparation, and the massive cleanup was provided by White House staff.

Certainly, at least, the Secret Service had to work to clear people into the building and provide security for the event.

Earnest justified the extreme secrecy of the event by saying the Obamas had thrown a private affair at “their house” and “their own home.”

Actually, it’s not their home. As the Obamas themselves like to say, when they’re not throwing parties, it is “the people’s house,” lent out to them for a period of time. And the people have a right to know something about what’s going on within it when 500 Obama “friends” are invited to a party thrown for no particular reason, unless there are reasons we’re not aware of.

And BTW, it looks like this guy may have been the one to blow the secret.

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21 Responses to Payment for Obama Party Remains Unclear

  1. “their house”

    THANK YOU for focusing on that bit of spin that Earnest tried to sneak past everyone.

    It’s not “their” house, it’s “our” House. And we deserve to know who was in it.

  2. Just basic catering for that type of party (9pm-the wee hours)probably $150/head for starters from setting up, food, booze, cleanup.

    At least $75,000. High end caters would be much, much higher.

  3. I want to know if this party was a fund raiser for the library. Isn’t it illegal to fund raise in the White House? These two grifters don’t care about rules, nope they don’t apply to them.

    • Rev. Al Couldn’t keep his mouth shut.

      As for who paid. I’m sure the prez paid a tiny portion, however small to keep affair legal.

  4. Yeah, let’s see the catering bills, the rentals, the checks paying them. Presidents have personal checks–Clinton gave our employment mission one of his at church. Come on–copies, pls.

  5. The taxpayers undoubtedly got hit with the tab for the SS protection, and for the horde of bureaucrats who “must” always accompany the President 24/7.

  6. It’s “their house” just as the tax revenues are “their money” to spend as they’d like on taxpayer funded pretend official visits.

    Now stop being just racists.

  7. An investigation conducted by the New York Times just last year concluded that Al Sharpton, the exploitative piece of human trash that the Obamas look up to (and look to for guidance) owes state and federal government more than $4.5 Million in unpaid taxes.

    Yet here he is, partying it up at the White House, like it’s 1999. And then he brags about it on social media. He’s a criminal, thumbing his nose at those who pay for his folly.

    This wasn’t a party. This was ReparationsFest 2015.

  8. The Obama’s 2014 taxes show an adjusted gross income of $477,383. There is no way they can sustain their lavish lifestyle on that income without making a serious dent in their investments or a fairy godmother. This private party probably cost at least what he earned last year, and possibly more. Their last state dinners have been nearly $1 million in cost so we know they spare no expenses, especially when we’re paying.

  9. If anyone believes these cheap skates, who
    wouldn’t even serve real food to their guests
    on Moochelle’s birthday on their own dime, would foot the bill for 500…I have a swamp
    I’d like to sell you. They are disgusting.
    They are using our money, because they can and
    aren’t accountable to anyone. They have used their “first Black president” almost as a threat to dare to anything to their spending.

  10. These two have abused their position in many ways. Just to see his wife, the kids and the in-law traveling to Europe on a made-up agenda is disgusting. Eventually we’ll see a book about their abuse and spedthrift lifestyle. Who’s paying for grandma while at the W.H. or when she comes along on trips? Of course they feel it’s their house.

  11. Al dumber than 55 rocks in a box Sharpton snitched out his BRO. Hahahahahahaaaaa. Good job Rev. Keep up the great work. BTW. when are you going to pay the IRS back that little bit of cash you owe. Probably quicker now than you wanted to.

  12. OBOBOO WILL NOT PART WITH A PENNY OF HIS MONEY..

    EVEN AS HIS MONEY SPENDING WIFE ( THATS TAXPAYER MONEY ) JETS OFF TO LONDON WITH HER MAMA AND THE GIRLS TO ENJOY SIGHT SEEING UNDER THE GUISE OF EDUCATION DISCUSSIONS.
    THEY STILL MAKE HILLARY LOOK ALMOST HONEST