White House Press Secretary: Add It Up YourselfSubmitted by IPSecure on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 01:18
Gibbs: Add it up yourself
Responds to question about spending by executive branch.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says reporters can add for themselves the executive branch's spending.
In response to questions about the spending for President Obama's press office and First Lady Michelle Obama's staff, Gibbs said a calculator or abacus or something would work.
"'We're already looking at ways to cut wasteful spending,'" Kinsolving said. "First, can you name any other president in history who had in the old and new media offices 66 staffers who were paid $4 million a year, as reported by Accuracy In Media?"