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    Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...y.html?hpid=z1 When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa 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 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 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 counterassault 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 Wednesday after inquiries from The Post about the trip’s purpose and expense, according to a person familiar with the decision.

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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    Yeah my jaw dropped when I saw that. 100 million dollars? On the taxpayer?!
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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    OK. Um...er.....

    Most here know I am no fan of President Obama. I do try to respect the office of the President, as well as himself and his family as best I am able to.

    $100 million....the number staggers the mind. But I find it not unresonable. Our President needs protection: and he needs to be able to have a "vacation", even if he is surrounded on all sides and cannot do anything on his own like you or I could on such a trip.

    He needs protection: he deserves a vacation just like the rest of us. While we may not agree with his policies, and many of us may not like him (though how many of us know him personally), give him his due.

    And I would kick in an extra buck or two if they would elect him their president while he is there....
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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianCoffee View Post
    OK. Um...er.....

    Most here know I am no fan of President Obama. I do try to respect the office of the President, as well as himself and his family as best I am able to.

    $100 million....the number staggers the mind. But I find it not unresonable. Our President needs protection: and he needs to be able to have a "vacation", even if he is surrounded on all sides and cannot do anything on his own like you or I could on such a trip.

    He needs protection: he deserves a vacation just like the rest of us. While we may not agree with his policies, and many of us may not like him (though how many of us know him personally), give him his due.

    And I would kick in an extra buck or two if they would elect him their president while he is there....
    If he donated the 100 million bucks of OUR money to Obama care, it would only be 3.1 times over the promised cost.

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    Just wow......

    If it cost that much he should stay home.

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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    Quote Originally Posted by Valencia View Post
    Just wow......

    If it cost that much he should stay home.
    I agree!

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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianCoffee View Post
    And I would kick in an extra buck or two if they would elect him their president while he is there....
    I'm not sure he would want to prez of any of those countries ... how many of them could afford his vaca bills?
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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    Quote Originally Posted by keck553 View Post
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...y.html?hpid=z1 When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa 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 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 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 counterassault 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 Wednesday after inquiries from The Post about the trip’s purpose and expense, according to a person familiar with the decision.
    I guess the trips to Hawaii are getting a little too redundant.
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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    C'mon now, are yu saying the president isn't allowed to take a vacation? You guys!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Fenris View Post
    Yeah my jaw dropped when I saw that. 100 million dollars? On the taxpayer?!
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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    WOW! That beats the heck outta Solomon and the Queen of Sheba!!!

    He's the most spend happy President I've ever heard of. Always on other people's money!
    My mind is blown.
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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    Quote Originally Posted by amazzin View Post
    C'mon now, are yu saying the president isn't allowed to take a vacation? You guys!!!!!
    Not at a cost of $100 million dollars to the taxpayers. During GWB's administration, after 9/11, he never took a vacation, per se, instead doing working sessions at the ranch near Crawford. Those never cost more than the price of moving Secret Service and White House communications personnel, and the occasional cabinet member shuttling in and out of Texas. That didn't cost more than about $1 million in any one such session. Tell this guy to stop living like the king he is not and do his freakin' job! Then again, he has no clue what that is.

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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    why is everyone calling this a vacation?

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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    we wil accept obama as our president, but only if we can give you Jacob Zuma in exchange.

    btw did you know that there are certain groups in South Africa who want Obama arrested and tried for war crimes as soon as he lands on south african soil?
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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    Quote Originally Posted by oscarkipling View Post
    why is everyone calling this a vacation?
    There is no trip for ANY purpose worth spending that much money.

    This is the age of video telecommunication, and the White House surely has the best that money can buy.

    Of course, it is a vacation.
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    Re: Obama "Royal" Family vacation to consume $100,000,000.00 in taxpayer money

    Quote Originally Posted by amazzin View Post
    C'mon now, are yu saying the president isn't allowed to take a vacation? You guys!!!!!
    Commoners like us have to live within our means while the president takes a vacation that costs a tenth of a billion dollars.
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