Freedom watch files FOIA actions to learn how much is being spent on “fun and games”
March 5, 2009
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Freedom Watch began an investigation of the Obama White House’s reported excessive partying at The White House, with the likes of Stevie Wonder and other high priced entertainment stars. In what in recent weeks has become more like a “high priced night club,” Barack and Michelle Obama have been throwing taxpayer funded parties nearly every night with their “friends” and supporters, with Michelle Obama even exhorting them not to “break” White House property.
TODAY, FREEDOM WATCH FILED DOCUMENT REQUESTS WITH THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH TAXPAYER MONEY IS BEING USED FOR THESE “SOIREES,” AS FINANCIAL MARKETS COLLAPSE, HOMES ARE FORECLOSED AND AS “ROME BURNS.”
Larry Klayman, founder, Chairman and General Counsel of Freedom Watch issued the following statement:
“This party atmosphere sends the wrong message to the American people. As the Obama-Clinton crowd party on, the American people are suffering greatly. It was right to criticize corporate execs for using taxpayer bailout money on bonuses and corporate junkets. In the face of this criticism, it is an outrage for Barack and Michelle Obama to party on, as Rome burns. It’s like throwing a party at a funeral.”