Who REALLY wants to know how much the President Obama and Vice President Biden’s trips costs? WHO?!!!
Erin Burnett and
CNN aka FOX WANNABES are picking up where WINGNUT, Rep Michele Bachmann, teabaggers, and hack journalists left off. One day, CNN goes after Bachmann, and the next day, they run with the crazy.
Maybe CNN should start covering the GOP OBSTRUCTIONISM and the costs of those wars that weren’t paid for that put our country in the debt shithole it’s in now.
TALK ABOUT THAT LAVISH SPENDING, CNN. Dig into that and report line-by-line how much the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are costing American tax payers. But that would be too much like reporting the FACTS.
This kind of reporting isn’t new, though. Remember this nonsense about First Lady Michelle Obama? Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations
Really, did CNN report on VP Cheney and Bush’s foreign trips? NO! Because he and Bush weren’t questioned and hounded by the press and their peers about their travels or the wars they took our American citizens into.
President Barack Hussein Obama and Vice President Obama are free-loaders and traveling off the backs of the American tax payers.
Yet this isn’t uncommon for the wing nuts to rant about the cost of trips this president and Vice President takes, especially when he’s out of the country.
Only recently has information become available regarding the overall cost associated with travel by the President, Vice President, and First Lady. In 1992, the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service estimated that two presidential trips, one to Europe in 1989 and the other to Hawaii in 1990, cost the Air Force $1 million to $1.5 million, and that the average vice presidential trip cost the Air Force $250,000 to $500,000.15
These estimates involved operational costs; they did not include per diem and other travel-related expenses. In 1999, GAO estimated the incremental costs, including per diem and related expenses, of presidential trips in 1998 to Africa, Chile, and China to be at least $42.8 million, $10.5 million, and $18.8 million respectively.16 In 2000, GAO estimated that the Department of Defense “spent at least $292 million to provide fixed-wing airlift and air refueling support for 159 White House foreign trips” (27 by the President, 20 by the First Lady, 8 by the Vice President, and 104 directed by the President) from January 1, 1997, through March 31, 2000.17 These estimates did not include per diem and other travel-related expenses.
Here’s the 411, Folks. The peeps who are yammering about travel cost for this president and the Vice President are doing so because:
1. HOW DARE THIS BLACK MAN think he can STILL be POTUS!
2. HOW DARE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA travel with Secret Service protection and use our tax dollars are paying for it!
THEIR BOTTOMLINE? PRESIDENT OBAMA AKA THE “NIGGA”DOESN’T DESERVE/NOT WORTHY OF TRAVELING. HE’S A LAZY FREELOADER TAKING THE 2520’s MONEY!