Barack Obama has been campaigning for Hillary Clinton for months. This week, Michelle Obama joined Clinton on the stump for the first time. This has many people asking, who is paying for these campaign trips?
The answer is simple. You are.
Barack Obama’s taxpayer-funded paycheck continues whether or not he’s performing his presidential duties — even if he’s working for another presidential campaign.
Obama has even extended presidential privileges directly to Hillary Clinton, allowing her to fly on Air Force One during her campaign.
Now, many Americans are attempting to stop this apparent conflict of interest.
A petition has begun circulating that demands that Barack Obama not collect his salary while he campaigns for Hillary Clinton. See the petition on the next page: