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The 100 Million Dollar Vacation

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PostFri Jun 14, 2013 11:48 pm » by Constabul

President Barack Obama's trip to Africa later this month could be one of the most expensive of his tenure, costing the government(aka tax payers) as much as $100 million.

According to a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post, hundreds of Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, which the first family will visit from June 26 to July 3.

A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency.

In addition, military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks carrying bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the Obamas will stay. And fighter jets will fly in shifts to provide around the clock coverage over the president's airspace.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama also had planned to take a Tanzanian safari during the trip, which would have required a special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles in the event of a threat from wild animals, the Post reported, citing the document.

But the safari was canceled in favor of a trip to Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner, officials told the newspaper.

The Post noted that when it first asked White House officials about the safari last week, they said no final decision had been made, adding that a White House official said Thursday that the cancellation was not related to the newspaper's inquiries.

The Secret Service reportedly has had to cut $84 million, and this spring the agency canceled public tours of the White House in order to save $74,000 a week in overtime.

In total, the Obamas' Africa trip could cost $60 million to $100 million, a person familiar with planning for the journey told the Post.

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It's more likely that 100million is hardly the starting point, when Air support, fuel, military personal, air craft carriers and all other aspects are taken into account.
When recent financial battles on the hill have been waged, threats of cut backs and lay offs were talking points to get their way...

one more sloppy dick slap in your face America

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PostSat Jun 15, 2013 1:59 am » by Noentry

one more sloppy dick slap in your face America

Sounds more like Rape to me.
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