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There was a new book raising questions about how much taxpayer money is spent on -- for the president and the first family.
According to my next guest taxpayers spent one point four billion dollars last year.
On everything from staffing and housing the flying an entertaining.
Robert Gray wrote the book presidential perks on -- your tax dollars here.
Being used for Obama's reelection is also former deputy director of the Reagan bush presidential campaign good morning to you served.
Thank you for your time I mean one point four billion that's a lot how did you -- Today a big.
But wasn't easy it took two full time refer consistent than two years forced to come to that figure hey that's a -- nobody can be sure because their vote tabulation no central place where you've got the figures about the -- expenses -- it herself of the problem -- the -- -- bristling at check and balance those so you go through all this research in several what did you conclude.
But the costs are out of control not -- out of control without a -- out of tabulation.
There's no one in charge -- responsible the president doesn't have to ask anybody permission for anything he's been undressed for.
And the -- stroll option you've skated and -- departmental budgets and and agencies and so for the -- -- left right left with the whole staff at Camp David for example or CBs have bought from the Monday the department.
It's hard to find the figures but we can't find anybody -- better figures than -- and if somebody couldn't.
Doubt any of our fingers and food -- we'd like you're about I see you gave an interview the daily caller what do you think you said there and when a quote there's there is no mechanism for anyone's objection.
What does that suggest.
Well it seems strange to -- edit a kid can't take that car that I belong to without estimate that for the keys blueprints United States detective that he.
600 -- -- -- million dollar airplane and fly off anytime it wants without asking fizzled for.
For -- anybody there's no there's no check and balance nobody's whose consciences and uses all confidence and only that seems to guide -- and doesn't this would very much.
For example we took the plane took Air Force One with all expletive on -- and him and -- -- warplanes and others went along with him.
Took -- to Ohio to -- -- some two police officers from local police officers.
With Chicago a couple of times a play to shoot through hoops they call it -- -- -- friends.
To -- to Ireland group dedicated at the pub named in his honor.
There's just hitting it well the president he can go do what he wants to -- and a lot of please nobody yet and a lot of these are mentioning your book but all presidents do this.
And all -- any security they need to staff so what what point do you say this is okay and this is not.
No of course there ever a blue water presence we will take girl who want them to be when they land for land we have been very proud of the land in the best their -- in the world.
But do use it -- -- -- as a shock.
And something that.
That some somebody -- the president's confidence ought to my goodness there are rules for Air Force One that we get this question frankly a lot on Twitter on an email that they -- know what the calculation is for Air Force One but isn't there a rule about how much you have to reimburse if you're doing campaign and are you doing politics or not.
Now they -- that to really make a reimbursement is a very miniscule law and figured on the use video playing for political purposes -- people aboard for political purposes.
But it's it's miniscule compared to the total cost them the truth is that the president if he wishes on this -- since the worst -- -- lot.
Can find some some reason to be almost anyplace in the country at a time.
A month -- for example is out in Colorado Springs making -- campaign speeches raising funds and stopped by a -- on the victim to a partial court ruled the whole trip off.
Let's is very good for president to mostly I was there for official business because he can be officially in business anywhere and I understand the point American Robert great thank you to bogus call president her -- got -- like I can.
I can sense that you're not happy -- this in the figures put a staggering one point -- point four billion dollars thank you -- -- with us today -- appreciate -- thank -- -- --
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