SACRIFICE: Obama & First Family Trip to Africa Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers Between $60 and $100 Million

 

Title this one, Sequester, what sequester? Or, It’s Good to be King. Or, You Can Go Home Again  ;-)

As reported at the Washington Post, President Barack Obama and his families trip to Africa will be one of the most expensive trips ever and cost the American tax payers between $60 and $100 million. That is correct. As millions of Americans are unemployed, under-employed, and struggle to get by on a day to day basis. This takes place as a record number of Americans are on food stamps and disability. This occurs as so-called sequestration has caused government departments to cut back and furlough workers. Barack Obama has said in the past that every one has to have skin in the game and must sacrifice? That is everyone but him. As Weasel Zippers states, “Just as long as the King and Queen of America enjoy themselves.” This man truly is a community agitator. Who does this at a time that the United States finds itself in record debt?

So let’s understand this, fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, a Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency but yet Americans were left to die in Benghazi without any military help within an 8 hour range? Really? Furthermore, we are in the midst of questioning the IRS for their lavish and over the top wasteful spending, yet Obama’s jaunt to Africa gets the rubber stamp of approval? The LEFT will be quick to say, well Bush did it. Is that really a defense? I thought Obama wasn’t W? We realize that other presidents have gone on expensive trips as well, but this president is not supposed to be like others. Obama says he cares about the poor and the middle class. Obama claims that he identifies with the common man and plays class warfare. However, this imperial, do as I say, not as I do, let them eat cake president just snubs his nose at the American people and does any damn thing he wants at the expense of ‘We the People”. What a disgrace.

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 an emergency.

Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet­proof 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 elaborate 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.

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Obama’s trip could cost the federal government $60 million to $100 million based on the costs of similar African trips in recent years, according to one person familiar with the journey, who was not authorized to speak for attribution. The Secret Service planning document, which was provided to The Post by a person who is concerned about the amount of resources necessary for the trip, does not specify costs.

The Weekly Standard reports that after the WAPO questioned the costs of a planned family safari, the White House nixed the plan. So does that mean if we question the entire trip, they will cancel this ridiculous, over-priced boondoggle as well?



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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “SACRIFICE: Obama & First Family Trip to Africa Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers Between $60 and $100 Million”

    1. Rightknight on June 14th, 2013 9:35 am

      What was that old quote … ‘Zero vacationed while
      America burned’?

    2. Rightknight on June 14th, 2013 9:37 am

      Hey, has the royal Obama Family been to Wally World yet?

    3. super dave on June 14th, 2013 12:42 pm

      i would gladly pay this to see that a$$hole never come back.

    4. It's Me on June 14th, 2013 2:18 pm

      The American people must crazy as hell to put up with these people. He is going to see how far he can go before someone complains. I bet these two laugh themselves to sleep every night talking about this BS.

    5. Mary on June 14th, 2013 4:13 pm

      I hope while he is in Africa, he stops off in Kenya to pick up his birth certificate.

    6. kashekamon on June 15th, 2013 7:55 am

      What’s he going to Kenya for? Something wrong with Camp David? He shouldn’t be allowed to spend $60 to $100 million taxpayer dollars on an extravagant vacation….that is completely outrageous. Ride your bikes and leave your 14 limousines at home. What’s Michelle’s new wardrobe going to cost us?

      Will he visit his family in Kenya, especially his grandmother, who claims Obama was born there and she was at the hospital. Hey journalists, reporters, media, why don’t you do something worthwhile and did up the scoop on this!!!!!!

    7. Scared Monkeys on June 15th, 2013 1:09 pm

      # 5 Mary, LOL

      R

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    9. kashekamon on June 15th, 2013 3:23 pm

      Can’t you just picture him riding around and through the outback in his super deluxe limousine, jeez. And, in addition, we also have to pay for, send over and provide special ammunition because of the wild animals. Well shoot, there’s no meat on him anyway just a bag of bones. He does not even deserve a salary let alone this.

      Maybe he is going over there to try and dissolve his birth certificate from Kenya.

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