posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 02:36 PM
I couldn't help but share this. It blows me away! Take a look at these numbers and try and imagine what this ought to buy for dinner!
The October 2009 Indian dinner cost $487,168.86 or $1,485 per person, according to the invoices. The May 2010 Mexican dinner price tag was
$969,793.92 and was attended by 200 people at a cost of $4,770 each.
The Washington Examiner first reported on Oct. 25, 2012, that White House spending on state dinners has skyrocketed under Obama.
Both invoices are simply titled "Bill for Collection" and seek State Department reimbursement. Costs of White House social events involving foreign
dignitaries are covered in the State Department's
Now, given the circumstances, I don't suppose the side usually railing for the homeless and the crimes of wealth being spent in such blatant excess
will say much here. The personalities form a sort of conflict, I can see that.
So, I'd suggest this .... In 2009, Obama just arrived. He had staff well in place and well versed on how this works and what planning for these
things SHOULD entail but the President isn't a Dinner Planner. He just shows up to eat it. I don't, for one second, suggest Michelle or Barack Obama
sat down and hashed out price tags and dinner choices for either event. So....Aside from leadership giving a general sense of what is tolerable and
how high a priority fiscal savings needs to be.....it's not HIS fault here.
That isn't to say it's NO ONE's fault though and I'd really want to know how many of the staffers directly responsible for planning that Million
Dollar Mexican State Dinner in particular are STILL at the White House and STILL wasting the 'people's money' in such obscene excess?