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Who's Paying for Obama's travel when he's stumping for Dems?

Posted on 10/22/2010 4:00:08 PM PDT by klb99

Probably a dumb question but...O hasn't been in his office "governing" for weeks. Who the heck is paying for all this travel on AF1, local and federal security, lodging etc etc for all this politicking he's doing for the DEMS - with whom we rabidly disagree? If it's the taxpayers not the DNC then we are being suckered......and now MO is in on it - on our dime as well????


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1 posted on 10/22/2010 4:00:12 PM PDT by klb99
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To: klb99

Well ... guess what it’s we the Tax Payers that are footing the bill.


2 posted on 10/22/2010 4:02:11 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: klb99

We are. It is a ‘perk’ of the sitting president that should be eliminated. But they all do it thanks to our ignorance.


3 posted on 10/22/2010 4:03:21 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: SandRat

And when we get the House,we need to investigate this and throw it back in their faces.


4 posted on 10/22/2010 4:03:41 PM PDT by nomad
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To: klb99

Three guesses as to who’s paying.

This freak spent 90% of his time as a “senator” campaigning. Why would anyone think he’d do differently as president?


5 posted on 10/22/2010 4:05:10 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: klb99

Tax Payers... Us


6 posted on 10/22/2010 4:05:43 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^))...../When Obama fails America Wins!)
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To: klb99

VOTE DGNOME 2012

7 posted on 10/22/2010 4:08:46 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: klb99

Think of all the extra fuel needed if Moochelle rides along.


8 posted on 10/22/2010 4:09:03 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: ColdOne

And the people who missed getting to work because the freeways of LA were jammed? Or reimburses them on their loss, and airlines who had to re route passengers.


9 posted on 10/22/2010 4:09:37 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: klb99

And where are all the envirowackos protesting all the greenhouse gasses that AF 1, Marine 1 and all the backup aircraft and vehicles pump into the atmosphere?


10 posted on 10/22/2010 4:11:16 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: klb99
I think Rush has it right by charging that it's the Chinese Commonists who loan our government so much money that now it's just about impossible to distinguish if it's going for governmental purposes, or political purposes!!!

He said this in response to the President charging that the Chamber of Commerce was using foreign money to finance Republican's, Conservative's and Tea Partier's campaigns. Since they can assert anything they want, Rush figures he can assert anything he wants... and so it goes!!!

11 posted on 10/22/2010 4:14:22 PM PDT by SierraWasp (May all your parties be TEA TOTALER parties!!! Elect 'em, then help 'em govern correctly!!!)
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To: lacrew
Think of all the extra fuel needed if Moochelle rides along.

And stress from wing loading on the airframe.

12 posted on 10/22/2010 4:19:49 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: klb99

13 posted on 10/22/2010 4:27:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: nomad

I just wish someone in the GOP would seriously and publicly challenge this guy on something! He’s doing so much that is unconstitutional and nobody ever calls him on it. Can’t investigations/hearings/meetings be held to publicize his illegal activities? He’s kept so well insulated with only Gibbs and his other mouthpieces doing his talking that he never has to face anyone himself.


14 posted on 10/22/2010 4:30:38 PM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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To: klb99

What they normally do is to schedule some brief ‘official activity’ on the trip, so the taxpayer picks up most of the cost. They schedule the political activity as ‘side trips’, and the DNC has to pick up some of the costs. Presidential security, of course, is on the taxpayers. This is all figured out by a bunch of smart accountants and lawyers.


15 posted on 10/22/2010 4:33:02 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: SandRat

I have been wondering the same thing myself and also why hasn’t this been addressed on talk radio or FOX. Bush would have been hammered for doing this for Republicans.


16 posted on 10/22/2010 4:33:43 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: klb99

To have hearings you must first control the house, 12 days left......tick, tock.


17 posted on 10/22/2010 4:50:46 PM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: klb99

Awwwww, you know ol’ barry...he’s probably using his Nobel Prize money for all this...what a trooper..../sarcasm.


18 posted on 10/22/2010 4:56:30 PM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: klb99

19 posted on 10/22/2010 5:05:48 PM PDT by mirkwood (Paul LePage for governor)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Sulla,
Right you are.

BTW, haven’t seen many comments from you lately...they’re always good, so maybe I have just missed them.


20 posted on 10/22/2010 5:11:26 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (All sweat, no equity)
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To: All

I am telling everyone I know notr to vote for ANY of the SOB’s that are in office now.

I had all this info BEFORE the election, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9evCOUZnTVY and I know damn good and well they did too, and more.

NONE of them acted on it, none called him out on it, that makes them ALL just as quilty as him


21 posted on 10/22/2010 5:24:27 PM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: klb99

The DNC will reimburse the treasury the cost of a economy fair plane ticket, or something like that.


22 posted on 10/22/2010 6:00:17 PM PDT by Minn
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To: klb99

Taxpayers always pay for the travel of the President — no matter who is in office.


23 posted on 10/22/2010 6:08:04 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: klb99

Taxpayers always pay for the travel of the President — no matter who is in office.


24 posted on 10/22/2010 6:08:16 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: klb99

He uses AF2 to fly the media and his dog, another to fly commo gear and the rest of the SS contingent. This time he took another in addition to fold up Marine1 helicopter to use in Ca.


25 posted on 10/22/2010 6:27:45 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ColdOne

I had a friend who was temporarily assigned to the State Department and rode on Air Force from time to time, and he told me that for political events, the Air Force will bill the Democratic party.


26 posted on 10/22/2010 6:42:06 PM PDT by cgchief
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To: ColdOne

I had a friend who was temporarily assigned to the State Department and rode on Air Force from time to time, and he told me that for political events, the Air Force will bill the Democratic party.


27 posted on 10/22/2010 6:42:13 PM PDT by cgchief
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To: klb99

Who do you think? Like everything else the Clowns in Washington do it’s the taxpayer that pays in the end......


28 posted on 10/22/2010 7:12:23 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Definitely “in the end”.


29 posted on 10/23/2010 8:12:50 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: klb99
*** Can’t investigations/hearings/meetings be held to publicize his illegal activities? ***

Sure they can.

But in order to do that you have to have Majority in that house of Congress. Then you control all the Committee Chairs and decide what gets looked at, or what gets overlooked.

In a few days 'we' will have the House, that's a given. And that's good as that's where the purse strings are controlled and Barry's illegal projects will get zero funding.

BUT with a majority in the Senate that's also HUGH as THEY control what Federal Judge gets buried (no hearing). Which Judge will get a hearing - and then Voted down and then 'he's' gone too. Or, which one gets out of Committee for a Floor Vote. And that's the only redeeming factor in having 'republican' senators like Snowe and Collins -- and soon to be senator, Mark Kirk (RINO-IL). That 'R' counts for control of the senate and all the Committees.

IMHO being Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is the most powerful position next to being the POTUS (Even more than being Speaker of The House.).

30 posted on 10/24/2010 8:34:45 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: klb99
Just wait till we get the bill for Obama's Grand Tour of India. A whole hotel of rooms, the tremendous costs of Air Force Zero and other jets to get there and back, security, hundreds of aides, friends, relatives, hangers-on, cronies, his valet.......

The lavish entourages and accouterments of any oriental potentate of the past travelling throughout his realm could ever measure up to what this junket of our Maharajah of Kashsmear will cost the taxpayers.

And to what end....he will address the Indian Parliament, and they will laugh at him behind his back.

Leni

31 posted on 10/24/2010 9:03:41 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Are any Americans better off than they were 13 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: MinuteGal
“And to what end....he will address the Indian Parliament, and they will laugh at him behind his back.”

After he apologizes for Americas evilness, and bows to them.

32 posted on 10/24/2010 9:10:35 AM PDT by FreedomGuru
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To: klb99

Sheik Obama (peas be upon him) answered an email he got from somewhere in Africa, and he received many millions of dollars helping one of his black brothers move his fortune out of the hands of the brutal dictatorship running that country. Now, Sheik Obama (pees be upon him) is using that money to help worthy candidates with their elections, at NO COST whatsoever to the taxpayer.


33 posted on 10/24/2010 9:20:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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