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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    My understanding is that Congress gave Obama the option as to where to make the cuts, and he chose to hit those areas important to the Republicans the most. But of course politics played not part in his decisions. Furthermore to my knowledge the sequester was his idea, and he said he would veto any bill sent up to stop it.

    Nevertheless he has been lavishing himself and his family with luxury since he moved into the WH. All during a horrible economy with high unemployment and govt budget cutting.
    Did you complain about Bush's travels when people were losing their jobs. I did a quick search on the board and couldn't find any, I wonder why?

    Again, I agree with the wasteful criticizm, I just find it amusing that the right didn't complain too much with their righty politicians and they still don't with their righties in congress.

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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

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    Do you and the others on the right understand government budgets and that funds from one budget cannot simply be exchanged into other budgets? I'm just curious if it's ignorance on your part or just purely partisan hackery?
    Do you realize that it takes more money to bring his family over there so that they can be protected also than if he just went himself? Is that ignorance on your part or just partisan hackery?
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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And yet again I point out, it's not just Obama. Where is the criticism of Congress? Where was the critisism of Bush and past presidents and congress members? The debt didn't just happen on its own.
    It is Obama taking this multi million dollar safari not congress.

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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Do you realize that it takes more money to bring his family over there so that they can be protected also than if he just went himself? Is that ignorance on your part or just partisan hackery?
    Nope see I criticize Obama for what he is doing. However, I just also point out the right was and is silent about THEIR politicians wasteful spending as THEIR politicians keep getting elected.

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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    It is Obama taking this multi million dollar safari not congress.
    Nice deflection. You didn't complain when Bush did similiar things with his ranch hypocrite. And there are far more members of congress wasting money than the president. No criticism for YOUR politicians I see.

    Yet again, I agree with criticizing Obama on this. Too bad you and others are hypocritical when it comes to YOUR politicians in congress and past presidents.

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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Nevertheless he has been lavishing himself and his family with luxury since he moved into the WH. All during a horrible economy with high unemployment and govt budget cutting.
    I agree in these times our leaders, especially the president, should be setting an example and not living extravagantly.
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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You didn't complain when Bush did similiar things with his ranch hypocrite.
    Do you not know what the term sequester means? Do you not realize national parks have dirty toilets while Obama jets off on a multi million dollar safari?

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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes it is bad policy and I agree that it is. However, it seems only Obama ever gets criticism on it from the right while Boehner and the other righties get a pass with votes.
    True - yet political finger pointing changes nothing. The executive does not have to spend every dollar appropriated (and then some). Simply saying that federal gov't overspending is not only due to Obama (and his administration) does not mean that Obama lacks the power to stop it via his famous executive orders.
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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yet, not more than what the congressmen get in perks. Why else would you spend millions of dollars for a job that pays far less than that.

    Put some numbers behind your argument then.

    And remember, this is ONE trip among many pointless expenditures by this President. It's emblematic of a President that is completely out of touch with reality.

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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Do you not know what the term sequester means? Do you not realize national parks have dirty toilets while Obama jets off on a multi million dollar safari?
    LOL so you care only because of sequestering? Yeah, you are a hypocrite.

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