Obama's Africa Safari Will Cost Us $100 Million!

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    What!!!! Are these people crazy? Do the Obama's and their kids deserve to take a safari that will cost us $100 million? We could use that money to restart White House tours so hundreds if not thousands of kids could visit the White House or do any number of other useful things with it.
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    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."

    The paper adds, "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."


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

    pspr

  3. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    That is so fucking stupid. When Odumbo was playing golf with that chimp Tiger Woods in FL recently. TSA required all aircraft departing from the Stuart airport to fly directly over his head.
     
  4. pspr

    pspr

    Damn! You mean I could have chartered a flight on that day and dropped a bag of dog shit on Obama?! Wow. I didn't know. A missed opportunity. :D
     
  5. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    You could have easily dropped more than that on his nappy head and with the TSA's approval no less.