obama africa vacation to cost $60-100...
funny

United States

#21 Jun 15, 2013
travel wrote:
Well every president has had expensive travels.I think because of the state of the economy and the massive debt the country has now causes it to be publicized more than the past.
Almost every place the Obamas have went so have past presidents.
Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also traveled to Africa multiple times. A report from the Government Accountability Office, according to the Post, showed that Clinton's 1998 trip to six African nations cost the federal government at least $42.7 million.
So considering inflation since 1998 the $60 to $100 million cost today from 15 years ago is probably about average for the time.
I don't recall any president having all his travels out front to the public as much as the media has with the current president so I think that makes it seem as if he travels a lot more than the past ones did.
Your FOS the other President went to Africa on businees NOT a vacation. But you AH don't know the difference .
Ralph

London, KY

#22 Jun 15, 2013
"If your previous President hadn't drove this country underground, Obama could have done alot more wonderful things."

"If" obammy had wings....... he would be a bat. GFY
Ralph

London, KY

#23 Jun 15, 2013
I could build the crates for about $3500.00 and book cargo from San Diego would be around $4400.00 one way.
big spender O

Morehead, KY

#24 Jun 15, 2013
The Obamas’ trip, at a time of “sequestration” budget cuts, will take them to Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa from June 26 to July 3. Citing a confidential planning document, the Washington Post reported that the trip will cost between $60 million to $100 million.

The excursion will involve military cargo planes airlifting 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines, and three trucks to carry bulletproof glass panels to cover the windows where the first family is set to stay. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship with a fully staffed medical trauma center will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency.

Fighter jets will fly in shifts to provide around-the-clock protection over the president’s airspace. The trip will reportedly involve hundreds of Secret Service agents.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama also had planned to take a safari in Tanzania, which reportedly would have required a special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles in the event of a threat from wild animals. But the safari was canceled in favor of a trip to Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner.

Mr. Rhodes said Mr. Obama already has traveled extensively to Asia and to Latin America, and he said some people think the president’s trip to Africa “is overdue.”

big spender O

Morehead, KY

#25 Jun 15, 2013
Everyone needs to make sacrifices except THE ONE.
Ralph

London, KY

#26 Jun 15, 2013
Do we get an exhibit in return? Elephants, zebras or cheetahs then we could "renege" later.......... lol
SpeakUp

Eustis, FL

#27 Jun 15, 2013
$60-$100M/ U.S. President

Which brings to mind...has anyone checked out how many multi-million dollar Art pieces Steven Cohen has bought? I know. You're saying to yourself "who is this man"? Well, I'm here to teach you. He's a Hedge Fund Manager! He spent far more on one piece of Art than Obama and his mandated entourage in entirety. Ah, must have been those mark-to-market election things! Just makin' a buck off the reason why so many lost homes, that's all.
Voice of Reason

Lexington, KY

#28 Jun 15, 2013
George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.
Blue Boy

Whitley City, KY

#29 Jun 16, 2013
SpeakUp wrote:
$60-$100M/ U.S. President
Which brings to mind...has anyone checked out how many multi-million dollar Art pieces Steven Cohen has bought? I know. You're saying to yourself "who is this man"? Well, I'm here to teach you. He's a Hedge Fund Manager! He spent far more on one piece of Art than Obama and his mandated entourage in entirety. Ah, must have been those mark-to-market election things! Just makin' a buck off the reason why so many lost homes, that's all.
Dr. Who?
Who cares because that is not the topic which means you have no defense for Obama being a hypocrite. He is going on Holiday while women and children are suffering under his nose. How many people on furlough would love to have any type of vacation.

Since: Sep 10

Prevost USA

#30 Jun 16, 2013
SpeakUp wrote:
I wonder if prior Presidents had security and all the things the current one is equipped with. Ah, he's only the President of the #1 country in the world. Why would he need protected. Just sayin'.
Tax cheats in this country costs this country billions every year, so I'm not going to worry about the security and govt. mandated items for the President of the United States of America.
What the Hell. Murdoch, main squeeze of Fox News, is getting his 3rd divorce from his 3rd wife, >40 years his junior and having to submit his 3rd prenuptial agreement. I guess it's that Republican Tea Party thin' he's got goin' on....you know, the ones who have an exclusive on christianity and the likes. I just wonder if he took lessons from Republican Trump and GingRICH?
Murdoch (major shareholder of Fox News) has older children (and all other ages) who have voting stock in News Corp and word has it, his daughter don't like the way Fox News operates.
I wonder how many people have lost lives in all wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornados throughout history. I'd imagine it's alot.
Wow!!!! I would of never thought you would work Fox News into it,But you did.HAHA
Ralph

London, KY

#31 Jun 16, 2013
SpeakUp wrote:
$60-$100M/ U.S. President
Which brings to mind...has anyone checked out how many multi-million dollar Art pieces Steven Cohen has bought? I know. You're saying to yourself "who is this man"? Well, I'm here to teach you. He's a Hedge Fund Manager! He spent far more on one piece of Art than Obama and his mandated entourage in entirety. Ah, must have been those mark-to-market election things! Just makin' a buck off the reason why so many lost homes, that's all.
You are pitiful. Comparing a hard working man that earns his money to this spender of tax money.

I promise I won't vote for Cohen, unless he was running against a liberal.

You gonna teach us something? Like how to lie, attempt to deflect, call people a few choice names?

You stupid ignorant hillbilly reject, always worried about what the other man has earned. That's why your existence relies on the labor of another. Always wanting to draw more.

Then bringing up a businessman to compare with a Lawn Jockey. yjcmtsu
Ha Ha Ha

United States

#32 Jun 16, 2013
Voice of Reason wrote:
George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.
Another libtard lie.That could be the cost of all his trip in 8 years.
Blue Boy

Whitley City, KY

#33 Jun 16, 2013
Voice of Reason wrote:
George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.
How much did Nancy Pelosi spend? Maybe you should google that. However, let's stay on topic.
Obama

London, KY

#34 Jun 16, 2013
It is good to be the KING and all the republiCONs can do about it is CRY......LMAO
SpeakUp

Eustis, FL

#35 Jun 16, 2013
Bush went down in history as taking the most vacations of any President.

If Obama has the need to go to Africa, then he goes just like every other President has gone to countries they needed to. Of course, GWB went to the Olympics in Chinca despite opposition from most all countries who wanted to sanction them.

I only hope our President stays safe in his travels working for America.
Blue Boy

Whitley City, KY

#36 Jun 16, 2013
SpeakUp wrote:
Bush went down in history as taking the most vacations of any President.

If Obama has the need to go to Africa, then he goes just like every other President has gone to countries they needed to. Of course, GWB went to the Olympics in Chinca despite opposition from most all countries who wanted to sanction them.

I only hope our President stays safe in his travels working for America.
He's going on holiday! Are you old enough to be on topix or are you truly that lame? Which is it?
SpeakUp

Eustis, FL

#37 Jun 17, 2013
Funny little thing about us Democrats. We're smart enough to win elections and humiliate your candidate so badly that he had to cry before conceding at 1am in the morning. His running mate said he went into "another planet" because he couldn't believe his eyes watching the results comes in.

Why is it Republicans cry so much? I heard Boehner picked up 50,000 more shares in Procter and Gamble!

Our sitting President is 100% entitled to anything that is offered to a President and has been for decades.

Obama....the MAN. IN YOUR FACE.
Blue Boy

Whitley City, KY

#38 Jun 17, 2013
SpeakUp wrote:
Funny little thing about us Democrats. We're smart enough to win elections and humiliate your candidate so badly that he had to cry before conceding at 1am in the morning. His running mate said he went into "another planet" because he couldn't believe his eyes watching the results comes in.

Why is it Republicans cry so much? I heard Boehner picked up 50,000 more shares in Procter and Gamble!

Our sitting President is 100% entitled to anything that is offered to a President and has been for decades.

Obama....the MAN. IN YOUR FACE.
Dr WTF?
Why do you continue to make this about republicans or democrats??? We are saying in the era where everyone is having to tighten their belt good leaders lead.
walt

Helenwood, TN

#40 Jun 18, 2013
SpeakUp wrote:
Funny little thing about us Democrats. We're smart enough to win elections and humiliate your candidate so badly that he had to cry before conceding at 1am in the morning.
No your gang is smart enough to use voter fraud, IRS intimidation of tax-exempt hopefuls, and voter intimidation at the polls by armed black panthers. Typical Chicago politics.

Its party time for the obamas as usual on the tax payer's dime.

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walt

Helenwood, TN

#41 Jun 18, 2013
SpeakUp wrote:
Funny little thing about us Democrats. We're smart enough to win elections and humiliate your candidate so badly that he had to cry before conceding at 1am in the morning.
Forgot to mention the lies about Benghazi where your gang deliberately let Americans die so obama could save face since he boasted that al-queda was destroyed. The truth of that one fact would have changed the election results and you know it.

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