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Obamas Paying For White House Renovations — Right Move?

Typically presidents receive $100,000 of taxpayer money to renovate their new, old digs. But this year isn't a typical year, and the Obamas have decided to pay for White House renovations out of their own pockets.

Since the Obamas will pay the bill themselves, the cost of the decorations won't be made public. In January, the first family chose Los Angeles-based designer Michael Smith to lead the private quarter decorations.

Even though we're not footing the bill, I hope the Obamas share photos of their newly designed digs for all of us to enjoy!


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