President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico’s president, according to documents obtained by *The Washington
Presidents have long used formal dinners to court foreign heads of state and to dish out fine food and wine to reward political, financial and show business celebrities and supporters.
Spending on White House dinners soars under Obama | WashingtonExaminer.com
Obama has flaunted his position from day one and while telling Americans we need to economize and tighten our belts and be more energy efficient, he himself, has lived lavishly. Vacations and parties at tax payer expense. Meanwhile he can not seem to pay bills for places he deems to visit causing hardship on those places that he visits.*