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Presidential Perks Gone Royal: Your Taxes Are Being Used For Obama's Re-election [NOOK Book]

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In Presidential Perks Gone Royal: Your Tax Dollars Are Being Used For Obama’s Re-Election, the author takes us on a disquieting tour through the many hidden indulgences that have accrued to the office of President of the United States. These privileges, which Gray terms “royal perks” because he believes they are literally “fit for a king,” cost the taxpayer billions of dollars annually—ironically far beyond what nations with royalty spend on ...
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Presidential Perks Gone Royal: Your Taxes Are Being Used For Obama's Re-election

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In Presidential Perks Gone Royal: Your Tax Dollars Are Being Used For Obama’s Re-Election, the author takes us on a disquieting tour through the many hidden indulgences that have accrued to the office of President of the United States. These privileges, which Gray terms “royal perks” because he believes they are literally “fit for a king,” cost the taxpayer billions of dollars annually—ironically far beyond what nations with royalty spend on their sovereign!

In recent years these luxuries and privileges have grown totally out of control, Gray reveals. What makes this needless waste of precious taxpayer dollars even more intolerable, he maintains, is the undemocratic re-election advantage they give the seated President, in this case Barack Obama. For example, the President is able to privately appoint his own assistants and independent Czars who act as de-facto “Assistant Presidents,” report only to the President, and earn as much in some cases more than our elected officials. Among the most blatant perks is the President’s ability to mis-use Air Force One, Camp David and all the other benefits and trappings of the White House itself. Noblesse oblige benefits the President and his family are able to enjoy include the 24/7 availability of two projectionists, who regularly sleep in the White House in case the First Family wants to watch a movie; a highly paid dog walker always on call for the First Canine; the services of not one or two but five chefs on board Air Force One, and much more.

Bob Gray leads you on a journey inside the White House as only he can. By the time you finish reading, you will be ready to storm the Bastille.
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This is a much-needed book with a valuable message - one that reflects the author's unique personal perspective as well as his sound research. I hope it finds its audience in a timely fashion, and causes us all to do something about the out-of-control perks that have so clearly polluted the electoral process while needlessly wasting millions if not billions of taxpayer dollars. --Steven B. Chameides, Esq., Foley & Lardner LLP
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Bob Gray has been a Washington powerhouse from Eisenhower to Obama, with longtime personal knowledge and experience from inside the White House and the Oval Office. He deftly leads the reader on a tour of the Royal Kingdom that has grown up around the American President. This is one of the most important books of this political season. A must read for all Americans. --The Hon. John Herrington, Reagan Secretary of Energy and former Chairman, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich publishing company
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For over fifty years, Bob Gray has been a keen observer of the White House and its inhabitants - both from the inside and from the outside. From his unique vantage point, in this astounding book, he has depicted the serious danger to America's constitutional government that emanates from the executive mansion. --The Hon. Edwin Meese III, former Attorney General of the United States
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015709766
  • Publisher: New Voices Press
  • Publication date: 9/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 131
  • Sales rank: 311,442
  • File size: 950 KB

Meet the Author

A close friend to five presidents, Bob Gray was Appointments Secretary to the President and member of Eisenhower's Cabinet. He was active in the campaigns of Richard Nixon, Senator Barry Goldwater, Senator Eugene McCarthy, Governor Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush.

Gray served as National Communications Director of the Reagan/Bush campaign and Co-Chairman of Reagan's 1981 Presidential inaugural. A well-known lobbyist and Worldwide Chairman of Hill and Knowlton, he founded Gray and Company, the only public affairs firm listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He remains active in public affairs.
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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    Excellent, but scarey. Scarey because of how disconnected from c

    Excellent, but scarey. Scarey because of how disconnected from citizens the President is, and even more scarey about where this may go

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