Barack Obama

Claim: $1.4 Billion in Taxpayer Money Spent on President, Family and Staff

Constant Air Force One trips part of what's driven costs up. By comparison the British spend $58 million a year on the royal family


Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.

In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.