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.
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?
First Lady Michelle Obama Compared Herself to Murdered Hadiya Pendleton … the 15 Year Old Girl Who was Murdered in Chicago After Attending Obama’s Second Inauguration
First Michelle Obama compared herself to a single mother, now the first lady is comparing herself to Hadiya Pendleton, the 15 year old school girl that was murdered in Chicago shortly after she had attended President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. The first lady was speaking, urging action to combat violence among young people in her hometown of Chicago and going so far as to suggest that she could have lost her life in urban violence. Huh? This was part of Michelle’s pitch for hubby’s gun grabbing and anti-Second Amendment gun legislation. Michelle Obama went on to say, “Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her”.
The lesser reported quote that Michelle made yesterday was … “We Need a Vote”. Hmm, using a child’s death for a gun legislation when the gun used in this child’s death was illegal.
“Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her,” said the first lady.
“Thousands of children in this city live in neighborhoods where a funeral for a teenager is considered unfortunate, but not unusual; where wandering onto the wrong block or even just standing on your own front porch can mean putting yourself at risk,” Michelle Obama told the Chicago crowd, according to a transcript provided by the White House.
“Those are the odds that so many young people are facing in this city –- young people like Hadiya Pendleton, whose funeral I attended back in February. And we all know Hadiya’s story. She was 15 years old, an honor student at King College Prep. And she came from a good family -– two devoted parents, plenty of cousins, solid godparents and grandparents, an adoring little brother. The Pendletons are hardworking people. They’re churchgoing folks. And Hadiya’s mother did everything she could for her daughter. She enrolled her in every activity you could imagine -– cheerleading, majorettes, the praise dance ministry -– anything to keep her off the streets and keep her busy.
What is terrible is that any death of a young person is a bad thing, whether it be due to a gun, knife, bat or by hand. The problem is that inner city violence is a far different issue than the issue of background checks and ban on assault-style weapons. Inner city crime is far more than a gun issue and both Barack and Michelle Obama know it. The guns used in Chicago, where the city has the strictest gun laws in the US, are not legal ones. No law that Obama and Democrats are proposing will change anything in Chicago. It is a shame that Barack and Michelle cannot just be honest about this.
The audacity of Michelle Obama …
Are you joking, the First Lady Michelle Obama, who has all the perks in the world, a protective secret service and a staff at her beck and call just referred to herself as a “BUSY SINGLE MOTHER”. You would know noyjonh what it means to be a busy single mother and because your husband is president, means nothing. Just a note to the out f touch Marie Antoinette Michelle Obama, busy single mothers do not get to take lavish multiple vacations every years and wear designer clothes. Good grief, you have zero, nada, nil in common with single working mothers and do not even pretend you do! You are part of the 1 Percent class that your husband demonizes.
During an interview with Burlington, Vt. CBS affiliate WCAX, first lady Michelle Obama described herself as a “busy single mother” before quickly correcting herself, explaining, “Sometimes when you’ve got the husband who’s president, it can feel a little single, but he’s there.”
Under the Obama’s America Has Gone to the Dogs: Michelle Obama Now Wants to Tell US How to Feed our Dogs … They Need Balanced Diets & Exercise
Sadly under the Obamas, the United States has gone to the Dogs …
Not even dogs are exempt from Michelle Obama’s food police. Fresh off the first lady’s telling us what our children need to eat now comes the following regarding Fido. She stated that “Dogs are no different” than people. “You want to make sure they are eating a balanced diet, and if they are not an active dog, make sure that their food is reflective of an inactive dog and then get them out there and throw that ball and get them running.” WOW, who knew? All this time I never knew that a dog needed a well balanced diet and exercise. Damn, I am sure glad that we have such a brilliant first lady to state the obvious. Next thing Michelle is going to say is dogs should not eat Chili dogs and fries or greasy food at The Varsity. However, maybe she should first start with her husband rather than Rover.
Who is completely tired of these people? Where do they get off thinking that we care what they say? Who is just sick and tired of the Obama’s telling us what to do with every facet of our lives and now our dogs lives as well? I guess its only a matter of time before we have pet Obamacare. How comical is it that Mooch is telling us about how to feed Fido? Weasel Zippers seems to have beat me to the punch as this one is just too easy … insert Obama eats dog joke here. The heck with what Fido is eating, we need to be more concerned that Obama is not eating Fido.
More Sacrifice from the Obama’s as US Economy and Americans Struggle … Barack Obama Plays Golf with Tiger Woods & Michelle off with the Girls Out West to Ski
SHARED SACRIFICE AND SKIN IN THE GAME FOR THEE, NOT ‘FORE’ ME …
BARACK OBAMA, THE 1% PRESIDENT: This must be more of that shared sacrifice that President Barack Obama talks about. Oh that’s right, only we peons are supposed to sacrifice, not Obama or the First family. As a matter of fact, not only is the First family not sacrificing, they are doing one better. Barack Obama, Michelle and the first kids are on separate vacations costing the tax payers double. Obama is down in Florida golfing with Tiger Woods and getting golf lessons from Butch Harmon. The golf foursome is being completed by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane. You know, exactly what the rest of the 99% can do every day. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama is off skiing with the girls out West on a separate vacation. As Americans continue to struggle, record numbers are on food stamps and disabilities, and individuals are still out of work … Obama sets the example and plays golf.
Just curious, where is Barack Obama’s skin in the game?
President Barack Obama hit the greens Sunday with famed golfer Tiger Woods, according to deputy White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Obama is spending President’s Day weekend at a sprawling resort in Palm City, Florida, where he’s polishing his golf game. On Saturday, he worked on his swing with Woods’ former coach, Butch Harmon.
The White House did permit press coverage of the golf outing Sunday.
Along with Woods, Obama played with U.S Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Jim Crane, a Democratic donor who owns the resort and the Houston Astros. Obama played with Kirk and Crane on Saturday, as well.
First Lady Michelle Obama Rolls Her Eyes At Boehner As He Jokes With President as She Feeds her Face
The eye roll metaphor that will define Barack Obama’s second presidential term …
If anyone wanted to know just how much the Obama’s think of the GOP and their want to heal a very fractured country they only need to watch the below video of first lady Michelle Obama’s “eye roll” as Republican Speaker of the House Boehner jokes with President Barack Obama. The sheer public display of contempt is truly amazing. If that did not make you believe that the next four years are going to be even more partisan (video) and farther to the Left (video), you just needed to hear Obama in his own words during his Inauguration speech.
From Real Clear Politics.
Don’t get between Michelle Obama and her Food
As stated at the Politico, “But for a few brief moments on Monday, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans actually seemed to enjoy each other’s company.” I guess this means that Obama did not accuse Boehner or Republicans of trying to kill children, old people or woman during the lunch.
The entire failed Obama economy and job recovery summed up in one chart …
Forget the fabricated unemployment numbers, forget all the complicated numbers fed to us for human consumption. For those not completely versed in economics and how the political numbers game works, you need to look no further than the following charts that sums up Obamanomics and his failed job recovery …
From the Weekly Standard … For Every 1 Person Added To Labor Force Since January 2009, 10 People Added To Those Not In Labor Force.
“For Every 1 Person Added To Labor Force Since January 2009,” the chart reads, “10 People Added To Those Not In Labor Force.”
That is, in nearly the four years, since President Obama took office in January 2009, only 827,000 people have been added to the labor force, while during that same time period, 8,208,000 have been added to those not in the labor force.
The chart relies on data available from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As the Lonely Conservative reminds us, this piece of important information must have been missed by Michelle Obama when touting Barack’s economy and jobs recovery. Imagine that, it would appear that Obama’s recovery is not as “huge” as Michelle thinks.
Charles Krauthammer on Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech: “I’m Sure It Was a Great Speech But I Didn’t Buy a Line of It”
Question, Who was Michelle Obama talking about in her speech last night? It might have been the Obama of 2008, it certainly is not the one of 2012.
Oh, Michelle Obama was talking about Barack Obama during her speech last night? The failed president who gave himself an “incomplete” for his first term in office as is looked upon as the most partisan and divisive president ever during a presidents first four years. Wow, Michelle Obama actually had the nerve to say the following?
“I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as “us” and “them” – he doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above…he knows that we all love our country…and he’s always ready to listen to good ideas…he’s always looking for the very best in everyone he meets”
Last night first lady Michelle Obama gave her speech at the DNC in Charlotte, NC talking about the man that she wanted to be given another 4 years in office. However, during her speech I really did not know who she was talking about. Her glowing comments and praises of an individual hardly compare to the individual who has been President for the past four years. Michelle Obama made it sound like Barack Obama does not have 4 years to be judged on, whether it be political or personal.
Video Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
“She told the story of a Gandhi. And considering the way he’s conducted himself in the presidency and particularly in the campaign, with ruthlessness and determination and drive, it’s not quite a plausible story…. I’m sure it was a great speech but I didn’t buy a line of it.”
Was Michelle Obama’s speech delivered in a powerful way, yes. Was it a good speech for the first lady, yes. Did anything she say compare to the Barack Obama we have seen in the past four years, NO!
First Lady Michelle Obama tells supporters on the campaign trial to vote for Barack Obama on November 2. Um, there is just one problem with Michelle’s request. The election is November 6. However, as many times as I have disagreed with Michelle Obama, this time I agree with her 100%. Democrat near and far, I beg you … vote for Barack Obama on November 2. As stated at the Daily Caller, “November 2, Democrats. Remember that date. The future of America depends on it.”
So that one new voter that you register in your precinct — think about it — that one neighbor that you get to the polls on November the 2 I want you to understand, that could be the one that makes the difference. That one conversation, that one new volunteer you recruit, that could be the one that puts this over the top.
Barack Obama Eats at Atlanta’s ‘The Varsity’ … Not Sure if there are Any Michelle Obama Approved Foods on the Menu
We will just simply say, file this one under Barack Obama’s do as a say, not as I do.
President Barack Obama headed off to ‘The Varsity,’ an Atlanta-based eatery known for its chili dogs and lack of Michelle Obama’s healthy foods. It may be a right of passage for president to go to ‘The Varsity’ … sorry, not when your wife is pushing a “healthy life” menu down America’s throat. At some point, the optics of Obama’s hypocrisy will catch up to him. How do you have people telling others how to eat when you make a public spectacle eating at a restaurant that is as far from healthy as it gets. Don’t get me wrong, “The Varsity” is fantastic … it just does hot meet Michelle Obama’s mandate of how everyone must eat. What hypocrisy? Then again, its not like at Michelle’s book signing for “American Grown”, that she required photo ID, when Democrats are against voter ID laws.
Here’s to Michelle’s healthy eats …
They say when the cat’s away the mice will play… which seems to be the case whenever First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t around to watch over her husband’s daily dose of healthy foods.
Tuesday afternoon, President Obama sneaked in another fast-food pit stop st The Varsity, an Atlanta-based eatery renowned for its chili dogs and its famous 84-year-old slogan, “What’ll ya have?” Touting itself as the largest drive-in restaurant in America, The Varsity can accommodate 600 cars and more than 800 people inside its famous walls, according to its website.
Visiting this mouth-watering establishment has been a rite of passage for other U.S. presidents as well – Jimmy Carter, George H. Bush and Bill Clinton all