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Obama's Africa trip to cost taxpayers $100 MILLION despite sequester, says whistleblower

From a document leaked to the Washington Post ... http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas-trip-to-africa...

"When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances.

Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency.

Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.

The extraordinary 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. ... Obama’s trip could cost the federal government $60 million to $100 million based on the costs of similar African trips in recent years, according to one person familiar with the journey, who was not authorized to speak for attribution. The Secret Service planning document, which was provided to The Post by a person who is concerned about the amount of resources necessary for the trip, does not specify costs."

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tasmlab's picture

Ron Paul don't need no security


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The $100 mil doesn't include

Feed for Mooshell

Nice find

Cyril's picture

Sickening LOSER. A.k.a... The POSOTUS.

Sickening LOSER. A.k.a... The POSOTUS.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius


is right

You know your a tyranical dictator when...

...you need this much security.

The day the President needed anything more than a handful of body guards is the day the office became to powerful and corrupt.

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

Our gov is so incredibly

Our gov is so incredibly wasteful.


For that kind money.....

They outta be able to just airlift the Whitehouse with 4 helicopters anywhere in the world. He'd never have to leave the oval office, just bring it with him.

Imagine being so despised around the world that you even have to

take these precautions. Ghandi was a true leader and so is Ron Paul. Just be truthful and you do not make enemies and can walk amongst the people of the world without fear since you have not created animosity and professed peace amongst all people.


so I did some math at 100 mil. could feed 2 mil kids for a year

so I did some math at 100 mil. could feed 2 mil kids for a year. 2 MILLION starving africans for a whole year... but instead this piece of shiet brings 14 limos to drive around cities where the average wage is 1 $ per day or less.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

If only RON PAUL were President....

There wouldn't be any wastefulness, and a lot of savings regarding Secret Service, etc.

CANNOT believe this story.....do these people have no conscience at all? The extravagance is shocking! I sure wish they would just stay in Africa, and save us the money on the round-trip tickets. Sheesh.

So what at this point. Just a

So what at this point. Just a minor distraction pushed on the public to get them back on the left right BS. Does anyone trust or care about the Washington Post anyway? Big media must be destroyed!

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.