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Obama Family Vacation To Africa… $100 Million, Shooting Holes In Sequester-Impact Lies… Priceless

June 13, 2013 by  

Between $60 million and $100 million worth of Federal assets — including a large naval ship, 56 support vehicles, truckloads of bulletproof glass, fighter jets and hundreds of Federal personnel — will soon be shipped to sub-Saharan Africa. Is a small scale military operation being planned in an area of civil unrest? Nope… President Barack Obama is taking the wife and kids on vacation.

The costly preparations for the Presidential were revealed in documents obtained by The Washington Post. The newspaper reports:

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. While the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past, the document offers an unusual glimpse into the colossal efforts to protect the U.S. commander-in-chief on trips abroad.

While Obama’s predecessors have also taken costly family trips to the same region, the current President’s costly African adventure comes after months of his warning that across-the-board government budget cuts would cripple public services. His Administration made the decision to shut down White House tours to drive home the point.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Alan

    “Cost the government?” Which “government” would that be exactly, because it sure isn’t the federal government we’re talking about here folks. No sir, those funds are coming directly out of your soon to be lint-lined pockets. If there’s a more dominant hypocrisy in existence I’ve yet to meet it.

    • hippybiker

      Yeah, and I, and my employers paid into Social Security and Medicare all my working life at gun point, and now they tell me its a freaking in-titlement. I got a 1.7% increase on Social Security and they jacked my Medicare 5%. how the hell does that work. I guess we poor seniors have to suffer so the Obamas can live like royalty. This is America, royalty be dammed!

      • Merle Dickey

        Isn’t it funny princess Kate wears clothes over and over but fat a– Michelle has a new garment ever time she goes out the door.

        • hippybiker

          Negroes, especially the females are like strutting Peacocks.

  • mike smith

    this is disgusting how can congress and the senate allow this to take place and say or do nothing about it .the white house is closed to the public and he is allowed to squander money like this time to call him on his way of life on the publics money and resources and dismiss him from the position he holds never mind his colour or breeding

  • Superduty

    I have seen many Presidents come and go since I was born long ago. This country is under the rule of the worst President ever to step foot in the White House. I just hope it end soon with all the crooked things going on.

    • Merle Dickey

      I am afraid if he isn’t impeached we will no longer be a country to be proud of.

      • Superduty

        I agree 100%

  • joe1cr

    Moochelle is proud for the frist time in her life, no matter what it cost the tax payers., this is why I have been ashamed of the first family for the last four years.

    • Merle Dickey

      I’m ashamed that we have such narrow sited people that actually voted him in for a 2nd term!!! She also was spotted saying at a deaf attendance when they were signing the nation anthem ” All this fuss over a flag.”

  • hippybiker

    What is this worthless African Negro so afraid of?

    • Diana

      They want to arrest him for war crimes.Seems he’s been having a good ol time with his drones over there.Killed over 800 innocent people,179 were children.Wonder what african americans think about that.He’s killing their peeps. Of course lamestream media would have to tell them,and they would have to actually listen and not shut down and accuse everyone of being racist for saying something bad about their beloved prezi.

    • ken payne

      better watch what you say the eyes of the devil are upon us and I really don’t care he shouldn’t be able to go on our dime time for congress to act like they give a dam and put him out of office worthless freaking idiot we have in the white house and he with his fellow Negros and his family time to put him out of the whitehouse before we all fall

  • Wellarmed

    No shortage of security for El Presidente. I cringe every time I hear they moved Air Force one ofut of the hanger let alone across the world. We are freaking broke! What in the hell does he think he is doing?

    We are buying our own bonds, devaluing our currency, and adding greater social welfare programs at break neck speed. All I can say is Pha-Que Mr. Obama and the horse you rode in on. You are a fraud.

  • Motov

    There has come a time where we need to replace our government, and not by voting! Fraud has become so blatant that I wonder why WE allow our government to continue?

    • Wellarmed

      Motov it is because we no longer have a scrotum as a people of a formerly free nation. Mr. Snowden on the other hand has such a large brass pair that I wonder how he walks around. It took guts and brass ones the size of a Sherman tank to do what he did. I could only wish more of my fellow Americans would grow a pair and do what is right regardless to the cost to their financial future.

      I think often of the 10,000 men that took the beaches of Iwo Jima, and what they gave. I can only imagine what they would think of us as a nation addicted to our technological crap, willing to trade our freedom for economic security (aka NSA Government employees) who watch first hand the actions of our out of control government as they do nothing.

      They urinate on the graves of those brave men by sitting idly by, and I cannot any longer consider them worthy of being called an American.

  • ONTIME

    Congress can refuse to fund this extravaganza…if they have the cajones.

    • Merle Dickey

      Lets start yelling at them! This has to be stopped.

  • IsThisAmerica

    He makes me sick. He closed the white house to us the citizens stating Oh we can’t afford to keep it open, yet he cost us more money than any of us will ever see in 4 lifetimes to take a lousy vacation. He is a fraud. Think I’ll run as president, apparently you need NO EXPERIENCE, AND HATE THE COUNTRY. ONE PROBLEM, I love my country, I want to protect it from outside invaders, and no more whitewashing. And call a terrorist what they are. Hmm, been a lot of chemical plants blowing up lately. If you really think their are no people in this country who want to ruin it then you are living in a cave. Oh and I only have 1 S.S. card not 7. This man is so transparent, you can’t see what he’s doing. The emperor with new clothes. His fingerprints are all over every single scandel going on, so all this bologna of I don’t know is one lie after another. We’re in deep trouble and the liberals and demon crats love it that way. Don’t give up any of our rights to some idiot who wants to sit on the dole and another idiot that wants to RULE. And keep our borders heavily defended. AND NO AMNESTY!

    • Diana

      He makes me sick too! My grandson wants to go to legoland in C.A,but we can’t afford it. He doesn’t need another vacation,he’s got to much catching up to do on all the things he ‘just found out about’.This is just another F you to the American people!

  • Jurgy

    why don’t they vacation at the jersey shore …

  • jim b

    Obama is just another Gobernment dependent, head Zombie, he doesn’t know what is going on until he reads about it in the newspaper, i.e. IRS, NSA, AP, Fox Journalist investigation, the Mexican Gun Giveaway (Fast and Furious) and the worst of the worst the B I N G I Z I Massacre. He doesn’t run anything but his mouth, and has only accomplished an economic downturn unprecedented in the history of the US i.e. Obamacare and 99 weeks of government unemployment…. 17 TRILLION Dollar Government Debt, that 7 Trillion in just 4 years!. Considering the above, do you think the hard working tax payers of these United States should pay for he and his families vacation to boot ….NO. That is unless we make it permanent!

    • jaybird

      Obama knows exactly what he is doing and rubbing it in our face

  • LJ

    this community organizer is a worthless leach. How dare he take a vacation that requires so much support to protect him. Let him go commando. after all he is going back to his place of birth, his home. he has no regard for America and liberty because he is not an American. It is obvious. All he is interested in is breaking down the country. He does not support small or large business. he is crippling the working man. He whole time in office is traveling and campaigning. how pathetic. and of course he purposely wants big government . the NANNY state . all of the unions and disinterested people living off the government tit Love him. whatever you do… do not vote for HILLARY in 2016. She is just another progressive, hell bent on destroying America.

  • guest

    closing the white house saved the money so he could take his ‘family’ to visit his homeland hahaha on ALL those who voted for him

    sad suckers would vote for him again

    King for ever

    if he goes to Africa and takes his whole family and the NSA has been neutered, look out it is safe for the Chinese and Russian to nuke us

  • mathis1689

    Actually I could live with it costing $100 million if it would just get rid of all of them permanently. Since we’re having to pay that much to send the Hypocrite-in-Chief and his family over there then we should see how many liberals in Congress can fit on the plane as well. If it would clean out all of the liberals in DC then I’m all in favor of it costing 5 times as much. In the long run it would be cheaper.

  • IsThisAmerica

    Wow it’s great to see that their are actually a lot of people out there that love this country! It makes me feel good! I only wish I knew how to start an impeachment against him. He is so no good for US. Hope they burnt their AMNESTY bill as well. Got a really good book for everyone to pick up. It has a lot of information especially for people who live far from our dangerous southern border. It’s called ILLEGALS THE IMMINENT THREAT POSED BY OUR UNSECURED U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, by Jon E. Dougherty. So so much is true in that book. God bless everyone, stay safe.

  • Lucy and Ricky

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Obama and Family, Please stay in Africa. We don”t want you back. Go screw up Africa now.

  • Fedup

    Yes, $100,000,000 would be a bargain to get rid of the worthless communist muslim P.O.S.!

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