Re: This is nuts..
Posted by **Old Flat Top** on Jun 15, 2013 at 6:23:54 AM:
In Reply to: This is nuts.. posted by **Winston OBoogie** on Jun 15, 2013 at 1:30:59 AM:
*Obama Africa trip may cost $100M (hey, transporting limos isn't cheap)
*11 hrs ago
*Nobody can accuse the Obamas of traveling light. When the president and FLOTUS head to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, they'll reportedly be taking several hundred Secret Service agents, 56 support vehicles (including 14 limousines), fighter jets to fly around-the-clock over presidential airspace, a Navy aircraft carrier to serve as a floating hospital, and three truckloads of bulletproof glass to cover the Obamas' hotel windows. The total cost is estimated anywhere between $60 million and $100 million dollars. "The security requirements are not White House-driven, they are Secret Service-driven," security adviser Ben Rhodes said. Before you get your presidential panties all in a bunch, remember that George W. Bush and Clinton had similar security measures during their own African trips.
*One would ask why a trip to Africa is so important at this time?
*and is it really vitally necessary for all that to go along?
*I think not.
*Maybe because of the economy and the fact that they should be setting an example, maybe they should just forego a trip to Africa or at least cut some of those expenditures. This is outrageous and it's time the taxpayers of this country to just say NO to this ridiculous spending..particularly after the sequester has taken away so much from us already.
Forget all that military spending. Why not airdrop a jeep with Hillary Clinton to drive it and John Kerry riding shotgun with a 12 gauge. The Obamas can ride in the back, the girls can walk and catch up later.
- Re: This is nuts.. - **Winston OBoogie** - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:02:03 AM
- Re: This is nuts.. - **SurSteven** - Jun 15, 2013 at 10:04:29 AM
- Re: This is nuts.. - **Winston OBoogie** - Jun 15, 2013 at 10:42:04 AM
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