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US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit
NDTV ^ | November 2, 2010

Posted on 11/02/2010 8:55:54 AM PDT by maggief

Mumbai: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city.

"The huge amount of around $200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra Government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said.

About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments.

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/us-to-spend-200-mn-a-day-on-obama-s-mumbai-visit-64106?cp

(Excerpt) Read more at ndtv.com ...


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1 posted on 11/02/2010 8:55:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Compare that to Mahatma Gandhi who lived on $2/day.


2 posted on 11/02/2010 8:57:12 AM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Pure is the enemy of good.)
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To: maggief

What would it cost to keep him there longer?


3 posted on 11/02/2010 8:57:33 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: maggief

Michael Jackson managed money more intelligently.


4 posted on 11/02/2010 8:57:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: maggief

OMG.

This should bring impachment alone.

ridiculous.


5 posted on 11/02/2010 8:58:01 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: maggief

What a waste. How many friends and buddies will Moochelle be taking along to cheer up this time?

I wish they wouldn’t come back.


6 posted on 11/02/2010 8:58:13 AM PDT by dforest
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To: maggief

How much does an F-22 cost again?


7 posted on 11/02/2010 8:59:06 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: maggief

Why is he going there?????


8 posted on 11/02/2010 8:59:27 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: maggief

40 planes, 3000 people, backup teleprompters, many, many hotel rooms. Barry is getting out of town after the drubbing he will take today in the midterms.


11 posted on 11/02/2010 9:00:54 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: maggief

How he can do this when so many people are wondering where their next paycheck will come from is breathtaking.


12 posted on 11/02/2010 9:01:33 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: maggief

3000??? THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE??/??//? OMG!


13 posted on 11/02/2010 9:02:59 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TopGun25

Why is he taking 3000 people?????

WTH???


14 posted on 11/02/2010 9:03:24 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody

I want to know as well - it better be some really great reason. My guess is that he wants to be as far from Washington as possible while his party is going down in flames.


15 posted on 11/02/2010 9:03:24 AM PDT by MissH
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To: maggief
The issue isn't just the cost. What percent of our US Air Force airlift capacity is represented by these forty aircraft? What are those aircraft and crews NOT doing because they are lifting O's entourage to and from Mumbai? What is the strategic risk to our airlift capacity by having those forty aircraft in the same proximity without US Forces to protect them on the ground?

Somehow, I think the answers to those questions are pretty damning to "The One".

Regards,

TS

16 posted on 11/02/2010 9:03:33 AM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: circlecity

OMG..is this number right??? Isn’t he going to be gone for 10 days. 2 billion dollars???????????????


17 posted on 11/02/2010 9:03:39 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: VeniVidiVici

The one in the red thinig could be a dead rigner for Michele. She could get back to her “roots”.


18 posted on 11/02/2010 9:03:44 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: mom4melody; penelopesire; onyx; STARWISE; SE Mom; hoosiermama; Liz

Hmmm ....

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_obama-to-deliver-speech-against-terror-at-taj-hotel-in-mumbai_1461337

US President Barack Obama will deliver a speech against terrorism at Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, one of the targets of 26/11 attack, during his visit to India beginning November 6.


19 posted on 11/02/2010 9:03:48 AM PDT by maggief
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To: GeronL
I want to use this as an opportunity to apologize for suggesting yesterday on another thread that the GOP should cut the WH’s budget by 90%.
They should cut it by 99% first thing, first day.
20 posted on 11/02/2010 9:03:53 AM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: kevinm13
many, many hotel rooms.

The entire hotel. Seriously!

21 posted on 11/02/2010 9:03:53 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Undocumented_capitalist

If thisis true, then this sickens and upsets me.

Is there anyone....ANYONE in this government of ours who is the least bit concerned about this? $200 million per day... This represents the annual gross revenues of many fortune 500 companies.

This is so wasteful... I am outraged more and more every and this vanity master in the WH.

I can’t believe that any other president has lived this high on the hog.... What did it cost when Bush traveled?

Why must this man completely take over then entire hotel? 200 rooms? Have we gone crazy?


22 posted on 11/02/2010 9:04:17 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying for the big -20 today all the way to Nov 2nd)
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To: maggief

$1 Billion Deniros?

And the purpose of this trip?

1st thing Congress can do is cut back, drastically, appropriations for the White Hut.


23 posted on 11/02/2010 9:04:31 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: maggief

Way to go, Obama!....STAY THERE, ASSCLOWN!


24 posted on 11/02/2010 9:04:42 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RummyChick

Couldn’t he just STAY THERE?

Why come back?


25 posted on 11/02/2010 9:04:46 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: mom4melody

To get jobs for the people of India... via moving our companies and technology there.....spreading the wealth around.


26 posted on 11/02/2010 9:05:42 AM PDT by caww
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To: maggief
$200 million per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city . . . about 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President

That is $66,000 per day for each person attending!

Spitzer would have trouble spending that much a day on . . . entertainment . . . and Marie Antoinette would would have the same problem for elaborate clothes and other luxuries.

Ignoring the detail that the press are probably not spending that mush, so it's more than $66k a day for the Obama Regime, I have to wonder just how far over the top today's ruling class has gone.

27 posted on 11/02/2010 9:05:45 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Undocumented_capitalist

Barry will be gone for 10 days, at 200 million per day ,

that’s a trillion gazillion bucks, plus he’ll be going to

Hawaii in December for another vacation .

Today America will tell him what we think of him.


28 posted on 11/02/2010 9:06:02 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: maggief

They should try ‘GO TO MEETING’!

$468/yr


29 posted on 11/02/2010 9:06:34 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: jazminerose

LOL!


30 posted on 11/02/2010 9:07:14 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: maggief

I think Baraq and MooseChelle have an inkling the party may well be over in 26 months.

So they are going to milk the system to the max until then.

They will be rich all their lives, but can only live as royalty until Jan 013.


32 posted on 11/02/2010 9:07:29 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: maggief
I have a story which I believe about President Reagan's travels which I wont post only because I could never verify it but it only makes Dem Presidents look worse in comparison.
33 posted on 11/02/2010 9:08:22 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: nikos1121

We’d all do better if that money was handed out to every American.....rather than his handing India jobs and industry to their country...I’m sure the unemployed here could use it.


34 posted on 11/02/2010 9:08:44 AM PDT by caww
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To: nikos1121

Hmmm. Maybe he knows something we don’t about his security situation. Theyr’e buying out all the rooms at the Taj Mahal, too, for his India visit.


35 posted on 11/02/2010 9:09:06 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: maggief

“Crack baby children of SEIU women starving with no relief in sight” because money was spent on Mumbai room service


36 posted on 11/02/2010 9:09:19 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: maggief
A bargain to get him out of the country, I hope he stays there for a couple of years :D
37 posted on 11/02/2010 9:09:31 AM PDT by Daryl L.Hunter
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To: maggief
We could have easily purchased the Millenium Falcon for the Wookiiee for that amount.
38 posted on 11/02/2010 9:09:44 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: ClearCase_guy

Every once in a while a post such as yours will make me actually laugh out loud. And so,... LOL!


39 posted on 11/02/2010 9:10:26 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: maggief
200 million a day?

200 million a day???

That's approximately the same per-day cost as the Afghanistan war. That cannot be correct. But my heart tells me it's all too true.

40 posted on 11/02/2010 9:11:28 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: maggief

He loves Pah-kee-stahn. Maybe we could make a deal with them to keep him for a few mil a month. We’d be saving big bucks with him and MO out of the White Hut.


41 posted on 11/02/2010 9:11:52 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Ann Archy; All

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/obama-visit-maurya-hotels-virtual-tour-disabled-64070

Obama visit: Maurya Hotel’s ‘virtual tour’ disabled

EXCERPT

The Maurya Sheraton on Sardar Patel Marg has already been turned into a virtual fortress with multiple rings of security. The hotel will be out of bounds for public during his stay there.

Around 2,000 police and paramilitary personnel will be deployed in and around the hotel which had earlier hosted US Presidents Bill Clinton in 2000 and George W Bush in 2006 besides US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last year.

Proximity security to Obama will be given by his guards while the other cordons will be manned by personnel from Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel.

Sharp shooters are being deployed on high-rises on the routes which Obama takes to reach his destinations, the official said.

Security agencies are also ensuring fool-proof security for US First Lady Michelle Obama as she is expected to have her own programme during the visit.

She is expected to visit some places and attend programmes in the city.

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http://www.hindustantimes.com/Obama-visit-Ferry-service-to-temporarily-go-off-at-Gateway/Article1-621216.aspx

Obama visit: Ferry service to temporarily go off at Gateway

As part of security measures ahead of the US President’s visit in Mumbai, police have issued notices to boat operators asking them not to ferry vessels from the Gateway of India for three days beginning November 5. “No boat would ferry from the four jetties at the Gateway of India from November 5
for three days, owing to police orders. We were issued notices in this regard and were given security reasons for suspension of our boat services,” Iqbal Mukadam, General Secretary, Gateway Elephanta Jal-Vahatuk Sahakari Sanstha Maryadit said.

The orders have, however, upset boat operators as US President Barack Obama’s visit is coinciding with the most important business weekend.

(snip)


42 posted on 11/02/2010 9:12:25 AM PDT by maggief
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To: SeaDragon

3000 people? WTH?


43 posted on 11/02/2010 9:12:48 AM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: nikos1121

His travel comes out of the military budget, I believe!


44 posted on 11/02/2010 9:12:52 AM PDT by notaliberal
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To: nascarnation

Up on Drudge in red. Maybe this will get some circulation before people vote.


45 posted on 11/02/2010 9:12:57 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: maggief

What goes around, comes around. We will be sending him a bill for all his travels, anything he makes from now on and after he leaves office should be garnished.
When millions of Americans lose access to further UI benefits we can only look at the lavish trips that Obama is taking, that we are all paying for.
A truly caring patriotic leader would be considerate for the people and would see this.
Of course this individual has to wake up every day, looks into a mirror and plans about how many ways he can rub our noses in the dirt while he is King of America.
46 posted on 11/02/2010 9:13:43 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: mom4melody

His ability to redistribute the fruits of the labor of his “enemies” to his friends will be severely restricted shortly.

He’s rewarding while he can.


47 posted on 11/02/2010 9:14:11 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: GeronL

He tells us to tighten our belts.

Does anyone know the purpose of this trip? And how long it’s going to be?


48 posted on 11/02/2010 9:14:16 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: maggief

In Zero’s eyes, it’s just money - the government’s money (never mind where it came from.) A pittance compared to what he’s blown so far on his ill-conceived socialist experiments.


49 posted on 11/02/2010 9:14:32 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The Coyote is very Wile E.)
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To: EdReform

My bet is he is taking the journalistas there as a thank you for protecting him all these years.

Sandy: I want you to kill every gophers on the golf course!

Carl Spackler: Correct me if I’m wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they’re gonna lock me up and throw away the key...

Sandy: Not golfers, you great fool! Gophers! The *little* *brown*, *furry* *rodents* -!

Carl Spackler: We can do that; we don’t even have to have a reason. All right, let’s do the same thing, but with gophers -!


50 posted on 11/02/2010 9:14:50 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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