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Obama vacation to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Hey barry, try piling the family in the family truckster and go to Wally World it is a lot cheaper on the TAXPAYERS...

    How many family farms could be saved for 100 million?

    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."
  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    He is going home?! Maybe he will stay there rather than come back..... in that case $100 mil is a bargain!!
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