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    Re: Report: Obama's Africa trip could cost $60M-$100M

    That would be a good sequester. I think congress should cut this in half. That way it could be a one way trip

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    Re: Report: Obama's Africa trip could cost $60M-$100M

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    That would be a good sequester. I think congress should cut this in half. That way it could be a one way trip
    Great idea, we would be much better off without his decision making

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    Re: Report: Obama's Africa trip could cost $60M-$100M

    Recycle much?
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    Re: Report: Obama's Africa trip could cost $60M-$100M

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Great idea, we would be much better off without his decision making
    Congress makes the spending decisions.
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    Re: Report: Obama's Africa trip could cost $60M-$100M

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    Congress makes the spending decisions.
    True but not entirely accurate, the Congress does have authority to determine where spending goes, but it also has the power to delegate that authority and of course does so because would be impossible to have a working government without them delegating some of it. Typically what they do is fund big scale programs or one's with political weight and then leave the rest to perticular agencies with various degrees of instructions on how to use it attached.

    For example I can send US government money by logging into the Army Supply System and ordering all kinds of stuff, that money has been given to the DoD, which was given to the Army, which was given to the unit which then gives me control over a certain part of it. Of course I have people who oversee me, but it doesn't go up to Congress whenever I purchase something for my unit.

    Likewise the secret service, etc, has authority to make budget decisions on how to spend its pot of cash.

    So when spending goes somewhere stupid, Congress may actually not be the first place to turn to see who to blame.

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    Re: Report: Obama's Africa trip could cost $60M-$100M

    1350 weeks of White House tours.
    Incrementally, and always under the guise of "fairness", "equality", and "social justice", the US Constitution has been deceitfully interpreted in ways that remove all limitations on central authority...and place them on the people.

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    Re: Report: Obama's Africa trip could cost $60M-$100M

    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    1350 weeks of White House tours.
    Is a tour of the white house more valuable to our country than diplomatic efforts?
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    Re: Report: Obama's Africa trip could cost $60M-$100M

    uh oh, another leak

    "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"

    Document: Major resources needed for Obama Africa trip - The Washington Post

    "the trip to africa is complicated by a confluence of factors that could make it one of the most expensive of obama’s tenure, according to people familiar with the planning.

    "us officials are providing nearly all the resources, rather than depending on local police forces, military authorities or hospitals for assistance"

    elaborate security provisions, alright

    an aircraft carrier offshore, a floating hospital, 24 hour fighter jet flyover cover

    sheets of bullet*proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay

    parade limos for him and her (michelle), a radio jammer, specialized and secure communications car, ambulance prepared to handle biological and/or chemical attack, an xray truck...

    "3 sets of each---because there's not enough time to transfer the equipment"

    300 agents, 35 (including sniper protection) for the tanzanian safari (the girls were going) which got cancelled after wapo kept asking how much it costs

    obama kicks back---bang for the buck

    White House defends high bills for Africa trip - Washington Times

    hey, we gotta beat the chinese to senegal

    and all poor ambassador stevens asked for was a couple extra guards...

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    Re: Report: Obama's Africa trip could cost $60M-$100M

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Is a tour of the white house more valuable to our country than diplomatic efforts?
    Diplomatic efforts? Who the hell are you foolin'?

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