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#21 Jun 21, 2013
In a rare public rebuke from a fellow Democrat, President Obama was urged today to reconsider a planned trip to Africa later this month, as one lawmaker in his own party took to the House floor to say it sends the wrong message at a time of automatic budget cuts.

"A trip of this magnitude isn't unusual," said Rep. John Barrow, a more conservative Democrat from Georgia. "But these are hard times."

Barrow referred to recent reports in the Washington Post, which estimated the upcoming trip to Africa would cost taxpayers upwards of $100 million - he said that's almost the exact amount of negative impact from the sequester on his home state's economy.

"$100 million could be better used to keep folks on the job," said Barrow, who earlier this year decided against a 2014 bid for U.S. Senate in Georgia.

Here is Barrow's full speech from the House floor:

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http://www.wsbradio.com/weblogs/jamie-dupree/...
They cannot kill a Spook

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#22 Jun 21, 2013
-tip- wrote:
In a rare public rebuke from a fellow Democrat, President Obama was urged today to reconsider a planned trip to Africa later this month, as one lawmaker in his own party took to the House floor to say it sends the wrong message at a time of automatic budget cuts.
"A trip of this magnitude isn't unusual," said Rep. John Barrow, a more conservative Democrat from Georgia. "But these are hard times."
Barrow referred to recent reports in the Washington Post, which estimated the upcoming trip to Africa would cost taxpayers upwards of $100 million - he said that's almost the exact amount of negative impact from the sequester on his home state's economy.
"$100 million could be better used to keep folks on the job," said Barrow, who earlier this year decided against a 2014 bid for U.S. Senate in Georgia.
Here is Barrow's full speech from the House floor:
....
http://www.wsbradio.com/weblogs/jamie-dupree/...
I predict an accident in his future. The goons behind Obama will not tolerate chastising of the Kenyan occupier.

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#23 Jun 21, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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I predict an accident in his future. The goons behind Obama will not tolerate chastising of the Kenyan occupier.
You got that right.
He's on the list.

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