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Obama Africa Trip to cost $60 to $100 Million


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niiiiiiiice. Glad we're rolling in the dough so we can afford to sent Obama and family to his homeland.

 

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamas-family-trip-africa-cost-60-100-million_735195.html

 

 

 

President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won't be cheap; it's expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the Washington Post.

 

"When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of emergency," reports the Post.

 

"Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet-proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.

 

"The extraordinary security provisions — which will cost the government tens of millions of dollars — are outlined in a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post. While the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past, the document offers an unusual glimpse into the colossal efforts to protect the U.S. commander-in-chief on trips abroad."

 

After the paper questioned the costs of a planned family safari, the White House nixed the plan. "The president and first lady had also planned to take a Tanzanian safari as part of the trip, which would have required the president’s special counter-assault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat, according to the planning document. But the White House canceled the safari on Wednesday following inquiries from The Washington Post about the trip’s purpose and expense, according to a person familiar with the decision."

 

Frankly, I'm surprised they gave up the safari since they don't care how much taxpayer money they spend on themselves, but they were probably more worried about the blowback if someone had to put down a critter that decided the President's wife looked tasty, and the President's leg would make a good post-meal toothpick.

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Sounds a lot like another made up number by the wing nuts. Like the trip to India a few years ago that they said cost $ 200 million a day. Which was total B S. Only a moron believes right wing numbers.

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Excellent. I love expensive vacations.

Especially when someone else is paying the bill, right?

Typical liberal.

 

Sounds a lot like another made up number by the wing nuts. Like the trip to India a few years ago that they said cost $ 200 million a day. Which was total B S. Only a moron believes right wing numbers.

I love it when liberals say crap that shows they haven't read the OP.

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Liberal hypocrisy has no limits.

BTW, I see your hero died last week. Richard Ramirez died in prison at 53 years old. Like you probably will. Both you and he are guilty of sucking our oxygen from the air. Please follow him.

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Sounds a lot like another made up number by the wing nuts. Like the trip to India a few years ago that they said cost $ 200 million a day. Which was total B S. Only a moron believes right wing numbers.

 

Yeah the Washington Times is so very right wing. WTF?

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President Bush spent 32% of his presidency on vacation.

 

Total cost estimates at 2.7 to 2.9 Billion dollars.

Yea, "vacation" at the ranch in Texas. :rolleyes:

Too bad he didn't take 6 or 7 a year to Martha's vineyard, Hawaii and other places. And of course he could also have sent Barbara and the girls off on their own separate vacations... bet he wished he had thought of THAT one.

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The president and first lady deserve nothing but the best.

Good for them.



Yea, "vacation" at the ranch in Texas. :rolleyes:

Too bad he didn't take 6 or 7 a year to Martha's vineyard, Hawaii and other places. And of course he could also have sent Barbara and the girls off on their own separate vacations... bet he wished he had thought of THAT one.

 

Bush still is the most vacationed president in history. And even when he was in the White House he was on vacation with his daily naps and early to bed.

He certainly wasn't a hard worker like Clinton and Obama.

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I think the President should do something useful while in Africa. Perhaps a visit to the Benghazi Cousulate in Lybia. This way, we can finally resolve the question of how quickly the Military can send help. He may want them to build a golf course while he's there.

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The president and first lady deserve nothing but the best.

Good for them.

 

Bush still is the most vacationed president in history. And even when he was in the White House he was on vacation with his daily naps and early to bed.

He certainly wasn't a hard worker like Clinton and Obama.

Again, it's difficult to call going home a "vacation". How often did he go off and have an actual vacation the way Obama does 4, 5, or 6 times a year?

I know you can't defend Obama's actions, so the only thing you obamatrons can do is demonize Bush, it's expected. It's also pathetic.

 

BTW, Obama's not a hard worker. Clinton sure was, but not Obama.

As mentioned above, he slept though Benghazi and had to be called off the golf course to "watch" the assassination of OBL.

These are hardly the actions of a hard worker, but I can see how so many rounds of golf would tire him out, so he would need another vacation.

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Eclectic,

 

Since you claim to know what George Bush did every day, what exactly does Mr. Obama do every day? Records show he doesn't meet with his people or anyone else on a regular basis (except the IRS of course) He's never in the situation room, even when American lives are in danger. So, aside from celebrity dinner parties and golf, what does he do?

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Eclectic,

 

Since you claim to know what George Bush did every day, what exactly does Mr. Obama do every day? Records show he doesn't meet with his people or anyone else on a regular basis (except the IRS of course) He's never in the situation room, even when American lives are in danger. So, aside from celebrity dinner parties and golf, what does he do?

What Bush did...or more like it...didn't do is on public record. He was one of out laziest presidents in history...and still has the record for most vacation days.

I know that stings for you but live with it.

 

What does Obama do every day? He's the leader of the free world. And he doesn't got to bed by 8PM like Bush did.Want more details, use the "internets."

 

Again, it's difficult to call going home a "vacation". How often did he go off and have an actual vacation the way Obama does 4, 5, or 6 times a year?

I know you can't defend Obama's actions, so the only thing you obamatrons can do is demonize Bush, it's expected. It's also pathetic.

 

BTW, Obama's not a hard worker. Clinton sure was, but not Obama.

As mentioned above, he slept though Benghazi and had to be called off the golf course to "watch" the assassination of OBL.

These are hardly the actions of a hard worker, but I can see how so many rounds of golf would tire him out, so he would need another vacation.

 

No one has ever accused this president of being lazy. The record shows Bush was.

Sucks for you doesn't it.

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