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Democrats are speaking out about former President Barack Obama's non-stop, ultra expensive vacations. One Democrat strategist accused Obama of "living like the lifestyles of the rich and famous" on the taxpayers' dime.

Until now, former President George Bush topped the list for most expenses among ex-presidents. According to the Washington Post, the government spent nearly $3.7 million on all living former presidents in 2012.

Bush was the costliest ex-president at over $1.3 million. But Obama has already shattered Bush's record for costliest ex-president -- and he hasn't been out of office a full year yet.

Ex-presidents usually go on much-needed vacations after leaving office. But, except for a few speaking tour stops here and there, Obama has been on a virtual non-stop vacation since he left office in January.

The list of Obama's costly vacations includes a visit to late actor Marlon Brando’s private island; an extended stay at the Four Seasons in Bali at $2,000 per night; a visit to a Palm Springs estate; parasailing on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island at $80,000 a night; a month's stay in the Polynesian Islands; a round of golf in Tuscany, Italy, and now he's chilling in Indonesia with his family.

The whopping costs to taxpayers includes expenses for private jets, fighter jets to escort his private jets, at least 12 rental limos for his entourage at every stop, and hotel rooms for the dozen or so Secret Service agents who travel with him.

“These trips are like the lifestyles of the rich and famous,” said Democratic strategist Pat Caddell, who believes Obama’s vacations are "unprecedented" for ex-presidents.

Other Democrats are also troubled by what they are seeing. It's all part of a trend, they say, of Obama trying to join the fabled 1 percent.

“Obama is not as wealthy or as conservative as Trump, George W. Bush, or George H.W. Bush, but he enjoys what used to be called ‘the lifestyle of the rich and famous,'" said Dr. David Michael Smith of the Houston Socialist Movement. “I am not surprised by Obama’s several recent foreign vacations. As president, he disappointed millions of supporters who hoped he would be a strong advocate for working-class people.”

“I’m a little sick of seeing photos of President Obama on vacation with Richard Branson," said HBO host John Oliver in an interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night Monday. "Just tone it down with the kite-surfing pictures. I’m glad he’s having a nice time – [but] America is on fire.”

“I’m not sure he’s ever been more out of touch than he is right now,” Oliver added.





  • incoco2

    aint angering me ,earned it!!!!!!!!!! .itches

  • Vegas1989

    Yes HE DID!!!! EARN it for taking all that mess from the republican for 8 years..

  • noireyblanca

    All the death threats the Obamas received and they can't vacation like the millionaires that they are? I'm not even even a Obama supporter, but damn!

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Yet agent orange has been on vacation since taking office...hmmmm golf anyone?

  • Mrs. ??????????

    How are the taxpayers paying for the former president's vacations, someone please enlighten me.

  • Lisa daniels

    But, except for a few speaking tour stops here and there, Obama has been on a virtual non-stop vacation since he left office in January.....
    You wanted him gone. He gone. Leave him alone and focus on what President Trump's is going to cost you.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    BLOOOP!!!

  • Mrs. ??????????
  • Soda

    I think they still get Secret Service Security, but I don't really know if that's what they mean.

  • Stacey J

    So...he can't vacation just because he used to be President? Taxpayers aren't paying for his vacations - they pay for the secret service that accompanies him...and that's not his fault or asking....that's part of being a former President. Please.....let the man live....he had 8 years in office...it's his life now - he can do what he wants with it.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Well that is understandable since he was a government official, but I highly doubt the taxpayers are paying for the former presidents vacations.

  • Miami8981

    If it were white people no one would have shit to say. Please. This man has earned his vacations. I saw an interview in which a white republican said they "the republicans" did everything they possibly could to make sure Obama wasn't a successful president and did everything they could to try and stop his agenda by blocking everything he tried to do. I wasn't even shocked when he said it because it was so obvious. Leave this man and his family alone.

  • DroneRivers

    Now we're paying out the butt for 45's window licking ass to play golf on his own courses. WE are paying HIM millions to PLAY GOLF. Let's worry about that and less about Obama. Anytime there's trouble, people wanna deflect and dig up Clinton and Obama instead of pointing out the sh!tshow that is the current presidency.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Up until few weeks ago...

    "The first lady has continued to live in Trump Tower — not the White House with President Donald Trump — while their 11-year-old son, Barron, finishes the school year.

    That's come with a hefty price tag.

    It reportedly costs the New York Police Department between $127,000 and $146,000 a day to protect the first lady and her son"

    Let me help you out with that math.148 days give or take. Times the 146k is 21,160,800 US American dollars

  • Anunnaki

    wytpipo ain't y'all dying out. how much fcking longer. Geesh

  • Anunnaki

    teach

  • Dowoop

    He's not president so what exactly is he supposed to do because America is on fire? If i lived in the U.S i'd want out too

  • Mrs. ??????????

    School her.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • DroneRivers

    Don't forget the millions it costs us every time he wants to fly down to Mar a Lago to play golf and party. Literally millions of dollars each trip! And he's been going since he took office. How the hell you need a vacation and you JUST got the job?

  • Dowoop

    Even if he sat at home he and his family would still get secret service.

  • Bonsai

    So, what's the problem ?? Yall get one black president and forever non stop complaining.

  • Ni Ni

    I wasn't an Obama supporter that last term, but i say let him live. He worked hard and put up with a lot from those republicans. Time to enjoy life.

  • Yardgirl

    RUBBISH!!

  • Crazy tee

    Never got the 40 acres and a mule which could have put us ahead today...We are still getting held back to the date...Most of us work for a company that is wh!te owned....sorry if we couldn't come in the Wh!te House as billionaires?....oh that 40 acres and a mule would be worth 6.4 trillion today

  • Please Stop The Madness

    SAY this!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Haters gonna hate... Obama living it up to the fullest and got whyte folks all in a tizzy!!! They just made because they have to stay here and toil under Trump-The-Chump instead of sunning and having fun while sipping on a coco-loco...

  • Stacey J

    That's right...the 46% of the voting population that voted for Trump set this nation on fire...let them go on and get burned....if I had the money too I would be doing the same thing Obama is doing so I wouldn't get caught up in this mess they created.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Smoke and Mirrors... Look over here so you won't see the orange grabbing America by the pussy, fucking us out of insurance, and R Kelly Pissing on all his supporters backs while their racism, classism, UNKA TOMISM, keeps them distracted by looking at a Former President living his life...HAAPPPLY... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/82023c74948c03c6f53089107b6124ad6eeea409d037399122db3bd0c5008403.gif

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm loving this expression!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I knew it had been too long that Sandra hadn't had Obama's name in her mouth.
    BTW Pat Caddell and no one else on Faux News is a real Democrat.

  • what?why

    Duh, what's wrong with this picture LOL

    Malia going to Harvard? I doubt it, maybe take a course or two for image but ...

  • Miany

    One thing I have noticed about yt folk.. they like to throw their shade at you subtly. they HATE when you notice their shade.. FUGG the mofo who worded that article as if O is a broke ninja.. fugg em. FOR THE RECORD.. ALL former presidents are afforded a secret service detail, all of em. It aint his fault secret service gotta travel with him. AMERICANS like myself are more concerned with WHYYY the sitting president and subsequent secret service detail spend MOST their weekends in FLorida? Bissh azz Trump shoulda stayed retired if he wants to spend all his time in Florida

  • RICHIE_RICH

    ??????????????? Do you !!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The man gave 8 years of his life serving his country. (Not to mention the sacrifices his wife and kids also made during that time.)
    If he wants to go from vacation to vacation for the rest of his life, he's earned it.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Her parents Barack and MIchelle Obama both went to Harvard Law School. Maybe you forgot that part of it? smh

  • Rayne

    Just wish they would've asked me to go.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    THEY WANTED TO BREAK HIM..BUT NAHH KID THAT PRESSURE MADE HIM DIAMOND TOUGH..SHINING SHINING SHINING SHINING YEAH HE STILL WINNING AND YALL BE LOSING YALL MIND!! HOLD UP DONT TRYIN BRING HIM DOWN!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ef742cf1d8fea0313540730942e845a1be390a28e27c1895872f6c4d3535980d.jpg

  • klwbaby

    But...please continue your comment.

  • Diva4lyfe

    Love it shake em off Obama

  • Yardgirl

    Yaasssss!!!

  • guest

    WHATEVA...he earned it! Didn't know body say anything about Bush when he was always traveling to CAMP DAVID WHILE HE WAS IN OFFICE..SMDH And Trump ALWAYS TRVELING TO FL! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4518d5de88680ae0c411443c1f037e18c6a2d4fbeff0c2f7f839d9d9637c86c7.jpg

  • Tlowe89

    Don't forget the cost of secret service and hotel stays for them

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • hottlanta

    Still laughing when they constantly brag about our First Pole Lady clothes cost. They had a fit talking about that jacket with those glued on flowers from Michael's and that yellow and black sofa pattern dress she had on yesterday. But if Michelle shoes cost $500.00 she is condemned to hell. Speaking of wasting tax payers money. Ain't nobody complaining about the waste of taxpayer's money the Nixon family is getting for his Nixon library. When he stepped down he kept getting them checks and benefits like he was still President and the family is still benefiting as well. Let's talk about that government waste. Crime does pay.

  • hottlanta

    Yep I would have been on that raft with my bonnet and all to keep from getting my hair wet.

  • hottlanta

    You ever got on an airplane sit in first class and the white person in coach all the way in the back eyes are so fierce they burn you in the back. You can feel the hate as if you are not suppose to enjoy such luxuries.

  • Nessa

    Who cares.. Let that brotha live..

  • hotntot95

    They need to focus on the current president and the situation today?

  • Soda

    Yes, but it costs extra to include them in vacations.

  • stav

    “I’m a little sick of seeing photos of President Obama on vacation with Richard Branson,” said HBO host John Oliver in an interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night Monday. “Just tone it down with the kite-surfing pictures. I’m glad he’s having a nice time – [but] America is on fire.”
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Stop checking for him then , certainly he's not checking for you! America being on fire is no longer his problem, you people set it on fire, now watch it burn!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Here we are in the 21st century and folks still thinking we are supposed to be back of the bus!!!

  • Lady_Elle

    Ummmmmm..... How did HILLARY CLINTON become so rich on the tax payers dime again??? Trump asked this question a few times.
    The DEMS did NOTHING for President Obama... they let the GOP treat him like dirt and block all he tried to do!

  • Rayne

    Plastic bag then bonnet lol

  • ViolettaBliss

    I've been saying that the Obama's truly carry on like they are celebs and super wealthy on tax payers dime for some time now. At the end of the day I don't care about them being black or white I think that vacationing for 6 months on the government's dime is Tacky....

  • Elevated Soul

    Obama is the typical liberal politician looking for a handout...

    The half white Obama feel he is owed something.Dude has a 63 million book deal simply because of what face he comes in and yet that rainbow feret can't pay for his own trips as we?l as expenses....

    Obama is the typical attention seeking narcissist. His first priority was to serve the globalists and then himself. He is despicable..

    Now of course Black Obama worshiping Demoncrats will make every excuse for that leech because ,"It is what it is"...

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    WHAT about all these golf trips trump taking ???

  • GrapeCrush

    ????????

  • Transitioning

    Really?! What they need to worry about is that big hunk of meat playing the role as a president playing golf Every weekend. This country and it's people are beyond repair. Ugh...

  • deadellamore
  • GrapeCrush

    Have fun Mr and Mrs Obama! YALL DESERVE every bit of it. I love y'all and EFF tha HATERS!! ???

  • hottlanta

    It is the blacks folks that kill me with that poor man mentality. He suppose to catch a greyhound bus instead of catching a plane. Malcolm X said it best. He said black folks would stand on the corner for hours and see the Kennedys ride to town in their limousines, fine clothes and praise them to death. But if a black person does it these same black people will criticize them for being too flashy and get suspicious as to how they got the money when the Kennedy's got their money illegally through prohibition.

  • hottlanta

    Obama is looking for a handout just like Kushner went to a bank that doesn't have a banking license looking for a loan.

  • isaiit

    Let the man live. He was given the worst job in America at the time. God knows him and his family deserve some R&R especially after all the racist ish they had to go through

  • hottlanta

    He is gonna be checking out Friday like he always does at 2:45pm to play golf. I was ROTLMAO when they showed he spent almost 80 days playing golf but has yet to pass one piece of legislative. Still waiting on that 30 day report that he is gonna get rid of ISIS.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Stop checking for them and you'll be alright.

  • Lady_Elle

    Where is the detailed information on the other past Presidents?
    The current President takes the Grown children when he travels...
    Some of the Grown children travel on their own... on the Taxpayers $$$.
    They travel in luxury!

  • Nakia Brown

    ... meanwhile Cheeto Jesus is golfing every weekend on my dime! FOH

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Facts

  • Phillybruh

    I wouldn't call that massive book deal he and Michelle signed a handout. And besides its the perk of being the ex president.

  • Ryan

    After eight years of having to deal with rabid rednecks I fail to see the problem here.

  • Phillybruh

    But they aren't on the governments dime, they were guest of Richard Branson's and they have their own money. Travel for ex presidents is the law and shouldn't be change because a black one is now gets to utilize the benefit.

  • Desiree Edwards

    I love how well travelled they are....all the people complaining should save their coins and get over it!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    They are probably having a blast wish I was there :(

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now this right here is the truth!!!!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    All these white folks in the comments mad lol continue taking Ls

  • GrapeCrush

    You big mad or lil mad?

  • hottlanta

    Will John Oliver tell Seth Meyer a white how to go on vacation? If Seth stayed at the Red Roof Inn he would curse hi out and tell him he could and should do better. They act like the Obama's supposed to carry fried chicken wings in a brown paper bag when they travel. I bet black twitter is going in.

  • Mojo2

    I got an idea, outlaw the paparazzis and stop posting shit I have no interest in. Live your life just stay out of mine.

  • lil goodie

    GTFOHWTBS.....

  • Mojo2

    Crime pays very well and ALL those in politics are legal criminals. Jesus take the wheel.

  • IAINTMADATCHA

    THIS^^^

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • ViolettaBliss

    They travel with a team of secret service security which had to be transported, fed and housed. They travel on jets which the taxpayers pay for. Travel is the law but no other president has spent 6 entire months traveling to exotic locals on tax payers dollars. This has nothing to do with black and white.....

  • AJKC23

    SO!!!! Worry about this current crazo that's a FAke prez...smh

  • Guess Who

    ANYWAYS...

  • jussaying

    John Oliver is a COMEDIAN and the comments were taken out of context as he was joking about how happy Obama looked on vacation while the rest of us suffered under Trump. If you watch his show, you'll see how often he opposes Fox News and other news sites that don't report facts. I bet he'll have something to say about Fox News quoting him this Sunday.

  • Candance

    Get it Obama!!!!!!

  • Ryan

    Careful, you know they don't like facts. ?

  • Lisa daniels

    Soon as he leave, let us hope we don't have another great depression

  • Lisa daniels

    They love a good like.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    How 'bout THAT!!!

  • nick c

    The security is necessary if not he would have radicals trying to throw acid in his face same with Bush its the cost of protecting the former presidents I wouldnt expect them to stay under house arrest or something.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    keep trying to throw this man in the mud.... But the gag is.... he is not the current President .... ya may want to shift ya focus to your current one.... js ... that hole you dig for others .... you fall right in that bytch first.... so dig a hole go head bury yaself.... sick of the lies and the shyt slanging ... and what kills me... the ones slanting the shyt ... are truly the actual culprits .... my gawking blinders off with dark fugas ... I needed to vent.... Ayo Neptune in retrograde .... you should see that ain't shyt person for what they are... You stay with that azz.... That shyt will be knocked the fawk down... All the way down... So either do the right thing... Or get knocked over by a bulldozer ... #Warning FOH with the Bullshyt up top... ? < this my middle fanger to you dark mothafawkas

  • Ngwa Vajinn

    Well according to the Former Presidents Act of 1958:
    "There are authorized to be appropriated to the Administrator of General Services up to $1,000,000 for each former President and up to $500,000 for the spouse of each former President each fiscal year for security and travel related expenses." And also in order for travel to be funded by the GSA, travel needs to be related to a function dealing with their capacity as a former president — pure leisure travel does not make the cut. So what's the issue again?

  • Aletha Davis

    LUV LUV LUV THIS!

  • Raymond Isiah

    Did you say, Democrats Criticize Trump's golfing habits?

  • Raymond Isiah

    If the Democrats want Obama to come back to work, get Trump out of office!!!

  • JV

    "Bush was the costliest ex-president at over $1.3 million. But Obama has already shattered Bush’s record for costliest ex-president — and he hasn’t been out of office a full year yet."
    -------
    Since the WP story only has figures for 2012 and prior, I'm wondering where it is written that Obama's expenses have already exceeded Bush's. Sure, you can SAY that his trips exceeded X amount of $, but who is providing these figures?

  • Nataliegaye

    They need to make an issue because they don't feel right that a black family can be so carefree in enjoying their life. I though the Obama's had signed a lucrative book deal so I'm pretty sure they are funding most of their trips besides the secret service which they were guaranteed when they signed up for the position 8 years back. They want to see this family travel on budget airlines, staying at motel 6

  • Evillene

    Obama only needs to give 12 speeches (or the same speech 12 times) and he will pocket more than $10mil. There is no limit to the money he can make over the next 20 years. He will be one of the most influential ex-presidents in history -- and also one of the richest.

  • JV

    Obama: Speaker of the House is something that could happen -- if he wants it. He could help.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I'm glad of it. He needs this vacation. Imagine being president in a majority racist country where everything you do is scrutinized. He was probably over stressed everyday dealing with these demons... Even more so than previous presidents. Yeah, take yo vacay baby!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Seems like there's so much hatred and anger in your soul. Sad.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Say that one more time Ryan!!!!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    63 million book deal simply because of what face he comes in.
    _____________________
    YT hate blacks simply for that same reason. I guess the door swings both ways.

  • Ngwa Vajinn

    Nataliegaye they can make whatever issue they want cos Barack is going to be living the good life! People tend to forget that Obama has written three books: "Dreams from My Father", "Audacity of Hope", and "Of Thee I Sing”. He only collected royalties for the first two as all income from the last was donated to charity. From 2000 to 2015, he made $23M from his royalties and his portfolios. Folks also forget that while he was president he made $400,000 a year for 8 years, got an annual expense account of $50,000, travel account of $100,000 and entertainment account of $19,000. The same benefits all other presidents before him received. He and his family lived for free at the official residence, free transportation. All he had to do was pay the tuition for Sasha and Malia and other personal expenses and taxes. Folks having a meltdown can go hug an electric transformer

  • Li

    This is BS. Nobody complained about the WHITE president's taking vacations and making speeches. Besides, these are friends of Obama and I'm sure they are giving him these accommodations FREE or Mr. Obama is paying for the accommodations.
    If I was the President or any president, I would vacation until the cows flew.

  • Li

    He already signed a $60Million book deal. Good for him....he was poor for a long time and paying off student loans. The white guys don't have to struggle the way black people do.

  • Li

    Mr. Obama, like Clinton, could run for Governor of Illinois. He can run for any other office except President. Notice, none of those ex-presidents go back into politics?

  • Li

    Mr. O is probably getting free accommodations. He's friends with a lot of people and noted celeb people around the world.

  • Li

    $1mil a year is not a lot of money for protection.

  • Li

    He was also a poor president compared to the Bush's and Trump.

  • Li

    They are allotted expenses. He's within his rights to use what the Congress gave him.

    How do you know no other president has spent 6 months vacationing and he hasn't been vacationing. He's been writing books. But -- what else is he supposed to do? He's unemployed!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Yeah like when Dump came to the government to file bankruptcy 6 times and kept his money/didn't pay creditors wasn't a handout.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Both are lawyers and have their own money and still making lots of money lol. He donated one million one time so I'm sure they can well afford to do ish on their own.

  • Lucy

    Exactly, That fat-ass in the white house and his thieving family go through that in a month.

  • Lucy

    They took John Oliver JOKES totally out of context. SMMFH! BTW....The disaster bill "Trumpcare" crashed and burned and the headline for Faux News is about Obama taking vacations...WOW!

  • wiseone

    Obama should tell them what to kiss and continue to enjoy himself.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    Obama is the "EX" President, if the country is on fire then what does that have to do Obama. After running the country for 8 years he should be able to vacation for the rest of his life. When you have a problem you don't call the "EX" boyfriend you would call the current boyfriend to come help you out. Where is Trump to put out the fire that he speaks of?

  • Clopretty

    The fact that people are mad is crazy lol This man should be the least of anyone worries i literally haven't seen any other Ex presidents life followed the way ya'll still follow Obamas! My goodness let him live! He balling now... He gave 8 years of his life, let him do 8 years of traveling and getting back to himself in peace! People never wanna see folks winning! I bet if he went back to his "broke" lifestyle y'all would stilllllllllllll have something to comment on! #FREEOBAMAFROMTHEHATERS

  • wiseone

    Stupid a$$ - you just want to argue. Just go on with your stupid a$$ and let us talk. You have nothing inspiring to add to the discussion but fake news.

  • wiseone

    Lie - it does.

  • wiseone

    You wish it was you.

  • wiseone

    Her credentials far outweigh yours - are you jealous?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I think Obama deserves as many vacations as he can fit into his schedule.

    I also think he needs to be paying for every single one of those excursions out of his own pocket. Ditto for any other ex-Prez.

    Obama is now a private citizen. He'll be worth half a billion dollars in no time thanks to appearances, book deals, TV& movie deals--why should taxpayers have to foot the bill for this nonsense?

    Now, if Michelle Obama was gonna go to a hairstylist that can finally tame her nappy ass edges, then I'd say use taxpayer funds for that because she's been needing a decent stylist for years.

    But I'd still say that should be a one-time taxpayer expense.

  • hottlanta

    I would give my right hand to have good friends like him. Some of us make travel reservations with our friends, then when it comes time to go they ain't got time to pay for the last installment of the trip. Now you gotta find someone to take their place to keep the price low and if you can't you gotta pay the higher price and it will take away from your spending money budget. Obama have your ultra wealthy friends to call me and hook me up.

  • HebrewsWife11

    So, what?! Those are the perks that come with the Presidency. How often do you complain to your local officials about your tax dollars being wasted? Do you complain when Congress waste tax payer dollars trying to repeal the ACA? Or all the other nonsense, BS bills that waste our tax dollars? You worry about the minute salary of the SS, but don't give a crap about all the ways your money is being taken by the Feds and wealthy individuals on a daily basis. Wake up, get a life, and worry about that unscrupulous, unethical, ignoramus that is in the WH now. Worry about things you can change, NOT THOSE YOU CAN'T.
    The negative commentary about My Forever POTUS, Obama and his family, is going to be ad nauseum, however, their time has been spent in the WH and they've MOVED ON to a 'ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE'!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOL@ then when it comes time to go they ain't got time to pay for the last installment of the trip!!
    ^Facts.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Agreed.
    He did his time in the Federal pen! Leave them alone.

  • Nathan Hastings

    Uppity nig gas ????

  • HebrewsWife11

    Preach!

  • Ms. Jackson

    Guh Stop ??

  • HebrewsWife11

    They knew he was joking, but spin it in order to get a reaction from the Trumpito folk. And their ignant behinds fall for the okey doke every time. When will Sandra and the rest of these folk realize that the Keebler Elf, Jeff Session's, the Roger Stone's, Michael Flynn's, and the many ELITE individuals and families don't give a damn about the middle or poor class? They are all out for themselves! There is a Netflix documentary on Roger Stone and how Trump won the WH. Check it out!

  • isaiit

    Hilary Rodham (however you spell it) Clinton came from money long strong money. Bill married up, he married very well. Old money rarely divorces they ain't trying to divvy up their coins

  • isaiit

    ??????

  • dontgetblocked

    It was all for the money. Black sheep are still desperate and poor while he got rich of your backs. He managed to do this without ever taking a stand for black people like he did for the gays and Latinos. You got took. He and Michelle are getting a combined $60 million dollars for their memoirs. How's that for a community organizer. How how much of that is going towards charity? What a joke. He needs to follow the lead of President Jimmy Carter and be a Humanitarian. Instead he lives for money.

  • Gingertee

    Obama wasn't poor when he came into office. He spent less in 8 yrs than Trump spent in 90 days. Do not fall for this

  • Gingertee

    Obama wasn't poor when he came into office. He spent less in 8 yrs than Trump spent in 90 days. Do not fall for this

  • Gingertee

    Michelle actually has a great stylist but for the sake of keeping her natural hair healthy, she doesn't do the bone straight and the beauty is that she is doing what's best for her hair and not what's popular

  • Gingertee

    Michelle actually has a great stylist but for the sake of keeping her natural hair healthy, she doesn't do the bone straight and the beauty is that she is doing what's best for her hair and not what's popular

  • Wile E. Coli

    S E C U R I T Y. Ex Presidents, even the worst ones, get a security detail. among other things.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Go Fuck yourself.

  • Phillybruh

    The President of the United States should be a lucrative deal when its all said and done, noone got took. He is getting the rewards that come after the job is done!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I bet you his secret service detail ain't complaining! Yeah, he's ball'in, and his book deal and speaking engagements fees will sure to have tongues wagging!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Agreed! Not to mention a current president who wants to unravel anything and everything to destroy his legacy, but can't!

    He will always be the first Black President like Thurgood Marshall or other firsts! Michelle will always be the first Black First Lady, whether anyone liked them or approved of their policies!

    Let's watch Trump make America great again, the Obamas have left the building!

  • hottlanta

    .Why is it you stopped at him being a community organizer but conveniently left off his credentials as a lawyer, senator and a Constitutional Scholar. What charities does Dump money goes to besides his own. The only time Dump spent some money for a cause was to put in 4 full page ads for those 5 black boys to die in the Central Park 5 case which they were found not guilty.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I'm sure!

  • hottlanta

    Yeah and got a $50,000 bag on their arm as well.

  • hottlanta

    Thank you. Tell people all the time the Obama's was not poor when he came into office. They were doing quite well. Just because they didn't have gold paint splattered all over the place and a fountain out front doesn't mean they were poor. I remember when Sean Hannity took a picture of their home and said they have a 1 million dollar home with a pool in the backyard and can't relate to the pubic.

  • Gingertee

    The area where the Obama is located in CHicago is nowhere near poor or regular middle class. Someone at Sandrarose must get some serious lunch money from the Trumps

  • hottlanta

    I would rather have a ex-president acting like a celebrity than to have a current president who acts as if he is on a reality show. That Dump mystique fooled everybody. Because his reality is turning this country into a nightmare.

  • Anunnaki

    I been waiting on you to come and check me on my predjuice. How are u today. Sir

  • Rhyme and Reason

    People say he's the worst president ever, leaving out he inherited and dealt with a housing crisis,a Wall Street collapsed that needed a bailout, two wars, Congress led by GOP blocked him every way they could, staggering unemployment, immigration reform, deported millions, and heavily supported the LBGT community (to an over-kill,IMO), a flawed presidency, but he rescued this country!

    Took out Kadaffi (bad move, what figure heads do as president), didn't take on a Black agenda (?).

    He did some good things for helping improve job creation that this current president takes full credit for, allowed Pell Grants and Gov student loans for non-degree programs that helped many unemployed gain new job skills.

    He deserves his vacations after the mess that got him elected was cleaned up!

  • Cali

    WHat has Dump cost the the taxpayers thus far?

  • angiedavis

    First of all President Obama was not only a lawyer but he was also a senator, Michelle was a lawyer as well so they was never hurting for a dime... Second, he was the first and maybe the only black president of this country which means his name and image is splattered on all kinds of merchandise so just his name alone is worth a pretty penny.... And last but not least after all the slander and discrimination he had to endure as well as Congress fighting with him every step of the way he deserves to spend all he want and than some

  • angiedavis

    They just trying to throw some heat off 45.... They Great White Hope is turning out to be a Nope and they just wanna throw something out there to try and make Obama look bad

  • angiedavis

    ???? Thank you they always reaching for this man

  • dontgetblocked

    He's half African and half white. He's not black.

  • jade

    Oh please. Obama had a law degree but he definitely was not some highly paid corporate lawyer. He was a community organizer. They were not destitute, but they surely weren't balling like they are now. The people went into the White House still owing student loans and now they are dropping 8M on a single home in DC. Meanwhile, the vast majority of Black Americans continue to struggle in hood. The Obamas got what they could out of black people and now they and their children are set for life and traveling the world.

  • Allihave2say

    He's just getting his reparations.

  • hottlanta

    If he robbed a bank or a thug he would be 100 perfect black and he would be sent to the black side quicker than OJ.

  • hottlanta

    Is Dump helping those white folks in trailer parks. Did he have a foundation before he became President to help anyone but himself. Blame the elected governor's/mayors and city officials for the hood. That is not his burden to his grave to be blamed for the plight in the hood. They got cellphones they can call their elected officials. They calling and putting everything else online. Tell Dump thanks for bringing back the private prisons Obama outlawed but cutting back on education for the kids in the hood.

  • BrittBrat2005

    He's black, His father(black), Black is a Dominant genes. just like Abraham Lincoln was Half white and Black Ethiopian he had toned skin just like Obama, Obama is the 8th or 9th black president United State have had. I learnt this in middle school. Thomas Jefferson, John Hanson, Andrew Jackson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Dwight E. Eisenhower. Probably more out there just kept it hidden know you couldn't bring that forward back in the day, but slave owner kept a main black woman in the house, when slavery was over, they kept a black maid. Great Aunt who is 104 years old told many stories. God bless her soul she still in her right mind to see how things have change. As she say history starting to repeat itself I see on this square tube(T.V.) <haha.

  • ThisHarryHere

    Don't all former presidents live off the taxpayers dollar?
    I think the problem is, besides the obvious, he's just not sitting at home withering away like the rest...

  • Jamal Warner

    I don't think the issue is the spending but in fact he is black.

  • angiedavis

    President Obama say he black and he has the right to do that especially since his mother was ostracized by most of her family because she had a child with an African man so like I said in my comment he was and maybe the only black president of this country

  • takenaback

    Well the current President jets off just about eery weekend. Isn't it overy a million dollars per weekend. Not to mention it's to one of his resorts. Let Obama live. He will sit down after all he needs to write a 60million dollar book.

  • hottlanta

    I guess the Obama's suppose to be like this and folks would be happy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIvfTtYHLrA

  • butchie4ever

    He is an ex president... any costs that the government would pay be for his secret service detail. If he is flying by private jet that is a cost that he would be pay. I just saw Jimmy Carter flying commercial a few weeks ago...Sandra, stop reading those conservative rags that lie on President O all the time...

  • Jussjess25

    Hello!

  • Jussjess25

    The African gene is and will always be the most prominant gene of all the races! Thus when any other race mixes with black, the person will always be considered black first. This is not opinion it is fact! Dont ask me ask science amd God. ?

  • Jussjess25

    Dont argue with that idot troll ?

  • Jussjess25

    Facts

  • Jussjess25

    Everything!

  • Nonya Bizness

    I'm truly starting to feel like Obama was a pawn. He did his time and he's still getting blamed for everything, AND they're trying to make new rules around him. That BS I read recently about former presidents having their Pension REDUCED if they make over a certain $ amount doing private work. So because Barack and Michelle can write books that people want to read, and book speaking engagements people choose to attend, they'll then be punished if certain people have their way, because "they're making too much money". I read where Hillary said her and Bill were Bankrupt when they left the WH, and they HAD TO write books and book speaking engagements to get out of debt. No one tried to take Bill's compensation. Enough already. I don't care if he vacations every day for the rest of his life. How is that affecting me? He ran a country for 8 years. Let the man vacation.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    UMM he was a Corporate lawyer as well as a community organizer. so was Michelle.... Know your facts... Do better.

  • Renee Bee

    Ayeeeeeee!!!

  • Dowoop

    And you Amrticans should suck it up and pay for it. Just like it cost extra for Trump's wife and son to not live in the white house.

  • Renee26

    And his grown children and their families! Can't forget them

  • ViolettaBliss

    Get off the pulpit, you done with your sermon? Seriously get a life ! I can't stand stans especially when it's based on color of skin and not merit. You don't know me to jump to conclusions about what I think and do not think about or worry about ! Not that it is any of your business, but I am politically active and use my voice on plenty of occasions . So take a few seats reverend dummy...

  • ViolettaBliss

    Check your facts no other president has spent six months vacationing after the presidency with secret service security in tow. This behavior is inappropriate regardless of color.

  • TOO REAL

    WRONG SANDY - OBAMA'S HAD AND STILL HAVE MONEY - TRUST. BUT I FORGOT YOUR COON BEHIND THINK TRUMP WORD IS GOSPEL. YOU ARE SO GULLIBLE OR UNEDUCATED.

  • wiseone

    Fake news - not fact. Obama is done and he's chilling. Save your energy for the jackass in the White House is screwing up everything. Stop coming for my hero.

  • ViolettaBliss

    Hero ??? He is your hero ? He did so little for his own people yet he is idolized. Pathetic...

  • Wile E. Coli

    You are dirt. Disgusting, racist dirt. Here's something for your sorry ass. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e963ea69e3da8451b7ff1298dbf2c5197970c6b95b11862b145512c05999a8f3.gif

  • Anunnaki

    Thanks it should come in handy.

  • wiseone

    What is Dump doing for you unless tweeting nonsense and golfing is beneficial to you.

  • Chocolategyrl

    I rather pay Obama and family whole way through life than pay for anything that orange shitstain dick head trashcantrump and his slimy offspring and brain dead slore wife could use.

  • TerealistGA2015

    Yaaaasssssssssssssssss!!!!!

  • Lee Dot Davis Anderson

    haters gonna hate; so glad the Obamas ain't giving the haters the time of day!

    He and his family took all manner of crap for 8 years. They never complained. They never lashed out. They didn't sue. They didn't threaten lawsuits.

    Effigies. Families calling them terrorists and monkeys; trying all ways to humiliate and delegitimize his birthplace and his presidency!

    He served the country well and he don't the world JACK. He is entitled to all the perks his predecessors had, so choke on the hate!

    I pray he NEVER addresses the haters, cuz haters gonna hate! None of yall could step into his shoes for 8 years as he endured, now ya surely can't step into his flip flops as he and his family takes the vacations of LIFE.

    Again, I love it that he doesn't give haters the time of day. Both he and his wife are more intelligent than to get into battles they don't have to be in!

    I will forever respect the gangsta of the Obama Family!
    Do you, Fam!

  • Lee Dot Davis Anderson

    excuse me?!?! you said: He needs to follow the lead of President Jimmy Carter and be a Humanitarian. Instead he lives for money.

    don't hate the player, hate the game

    How are you gonna tell the former leader of the free world what HE SHOULD DO?!?! All of us working for a living or a paycheck is living for money, honey! But all of us ain't makin it.

    Haters gonna hate . . . I love it that the Obamas don't address all the haters!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    See the Obamas smile and enjoy life makes me not mind paying taxes!!! Keep living Mr. President!!! You deserve it...

  • ViolettaBliss

    He is another buffoon but this post is not about him is it?

  • kelz

    Live it up Obamas!!!!! whoo hoo!!!! fuk'em!!!! let'em eat beans!!!

  • Jozie723

    He can't vacation after 8 years of service.... but our current president can golf every weekend, go to the winter white house every weekend and put his wife and child in a golden tower for over 6 months????? Are yall serious?

  • http://www.Fresh360.net Fresh360

    John Oliver's remarks were said in jest with a heavy dose of sarcasm. *throw this entire article away*

  • wiseone

    What has Dump done for you unless tweeting nonsense and playing golf are beneficial to you. If Dump is your hero you are a lost cause.

  • Cecakes

    I know that's right!! Trump's presidential costs to date, outweighs any other past President (both dead/alive). While Obama has been one of the most modest in spending. Take that!!

  • NIA

    LOL The Puppet did his job and being rewarded pushed the Gay AND TRANSGENDER AGENDA .... and co-signed all the above Acts of Clinton and Bush...on and on.... still SLAVES!

  • Not Down With The BS

    These hating behind mofos. Obama deserves every single iota of the vacations he is taking. What he had to endure as the first black president I saw unprecedented. How about they stop trying to find fault with the black president and focus on the imbecile currently in office with his weekly vacations.

  • Dora LaBelle

    Amen and amen!

  • Dora LaBelle

    He is an African-American in the true sense of the word. African and American. You are not black. I am not black in color. Yet, we are all still related.

  • Dora LaBelle

    He was a humanitarian first! That is how he got noticed. I don't agree with everything because he is Black, but he made me proud and served with dignity. BTW, my income increased greatly while he was in office. I just thrive better when Democrats are in office, period. Just make sure you do your part for charity and all will be well.

  • Dora LaBelle

    President Obama didn't take anything from me. Why are people always looking for a handout? It's sickening.

  • Dora LaBelle

    President Obama deserves every single dime. President Bush had this country on the verge of collapse when he left office. Banks were collapsing, economy all jacked up. Thank you, Pres. Obama! Job well done.

  • Dora LaBelle

    His leadership pulled this country from the brink of disaster when he come to office! He deserves every penny. Do you complain about what all of the other presidents spent?

  • Dora LaBelle

    Speak for yourself. I thrived under his leadership!