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

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I agree in these times our leaders, especially the president, should be setting an example and not living extravagantly.
    At least Carter put a sweater on as he told us to turn our heat down.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama takes his family on a very expensive vacation as he shuts down white house tours and tries to make sequester hurt.

    "President Obama’s trip this month to Africa, with the first family tagging along, is projected to cost taxpayers as much as $100 million, sparking criticism as the federal government scrimps along during sequester-related budget cuts.
    Among the related costs will be fighter jets; hundreds of Secret Service agents; a Navy ship with a full trauma center; and military cargo planes to bring 56 vehicles including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet*proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. The details were reported by The Washington Post, based on a confidential planning document.


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    Another family vacation? How many vacations does their family need? What is this number 6 this year? Double Standard...
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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yet again, I have no problem with criticizing the government in general on this. However, when the criticism is only applied to Obama and not past and present politicians it looks more like whining.

    In this day and age with conferencing, there is no reason a politician needs to travel back and forth between congress and their hometown. Many meetings can be done with video conferencing. If you want to stop fraud, waste, and abuse it shouldnb't just be with the president but with ALL politicians.

    How about all the perks that politicians in Congress use? Are you railing against all those or are you just passive and go after the president?
    Some things need to be done in person. I have no problem with Obama going to Africa. I have a problem with him bring his wife and kids which cost extra. This is not the first time this has happened among Presidents I will easily admit that. But when as a President you're harping about the debt and what not it would be wise for you to not do things which cost extra for no good reason.
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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Nice deflection.

    Holy sh*t dude, project much? You are the one deflecting.

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    Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    I have it on good authority that the President and his family have their own personal White House chef. And rumor is, they live rent-free with government paid maids and servants. I've even heard tell they actually get driven around wherever they want to go.

    Oh the scandal!!
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    Re: Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Holy sh*t dude, project much? You are the one deflecting.
    How am I deflecting when I agree with the criticism?

    Sorry, my comment still stands, you and other righties make excuses for YOUR politicians.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Bulletproof glass to cover windows....if anyone wants to kill somone inside a stucture they don't use bullets. Maybe "da prez" is thinking about a typical day in Chicago with drive bys are a daily event. With Africa being his place of birth one would think they wold foot the bill for the trip.
    Have you ever watched those shows about presidential security abroad? It is insane what they do. I don't fault the person in office for it. I saw one where they were talking about how they reroute the sewage from the POTUS hotel room, capture it and bring it back to the US for processing and disposal because they are afraid that foreigners will take their poot and analyze it to determine the President's health and vulnerabilities/get his DNA after the Russians had been caught doing that once. It is a bit excessive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I have it on good authority that the President and his family have their own personal White House chef. And rumor is, they live rent-free with government paid maids and servants. I've even heard tell they actually get driven around wherever they want to go.

    Oh the scandal!!
    Six family vacations this year already, and it's June.

    That's not a typical first family.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    How about all the perks that politicians in Congress use? Are you railing against all those or are you just passive and go after the president?
    I'm pretty consistent. I take issue with all unnecessary and wasetful crap like this trip from the President to Congress to the government agencies and local governments in general. The President draws the scrutiny because well, he is the President. Wouldn't you expect the President to set the example? Basically, he is sending the message that its okay to have whacked out fiscal priorities.

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    Costly Obama family trip to Africa under fire amid sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Have you ever watched those shows about presidential security abroad? It is insane what they do. I don't fault the person in office for it. I saw one where they were talking about how they reroute the sewage from the POTUS hotel room, capture it and bring it back to the US for processing and disposal because they are afraid that foreigners will take their poot and analyze it to determine the President's health and vulnerabilities/get his DNA after the Russians had been caught doing that once. It is a bit excessive.
    Does that mean he's followed around by an agent with a Baggie when he's on the road?
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