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US to spend $ 200 m daily on Obama's visit
IBN live ^ | 11/02/2010 | Press Trust Of India

Posted on 11/03/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta

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

"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. frpa

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Somebody tell me that it really isn't $200 million a day. Please, for the love of all that is good, let this be wrong.
1 posted on 11/03/2010 6:32:21 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta

$200,000,000 a day.

And 200 US CEOs selling out American workers.

200 top American CEOs coming with Obama (on trip to India)
Economic Times India ^ | 11-03-2010 | Times India
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2620462/posts


2 posted on 11/03/2010 6:33:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: FreeAtlanta

OK - math isn’t my strong suit. But if it’s $200 million per day, and the trip is 10 days, isn’t that like $2 BILLION?


3 posted on 11/03/2010 6:35:08 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasi goreng)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Wait until the media discovers that we export many computer and call center jobs to India. Perhaps even the speech writing to Totus goes to India.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 6:35:23 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Obama’s narcissism and tone-deaf political smarts will be our ace(s)-in-the-hole come 2012. This guy just can’t get beyond himself.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 6:36:56 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Looks to me like we’re getting a discount compared to what Obama spends while hanging out in Washington.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 6:39:32 AM PDT by Wee-Weed Up
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To: FreeAtlanta

it’s right, 40 planes and 3000 people. ...and not a peep from the MSM 11 OR 13 DAYS.....2.2 BILLION DOLLARS....(hey, he gave up the weekly parties right?)


7 posted on 11/03/2010 6:39:32 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: FreeAtlanta

As one of ~300,000,000 Americans, I’m more than happy to spend $1/day for him to be out of the country. $365/yr sounds like a good deal.


8 posted on 11/03/2010 6:40:30 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Maceman

Why should he care? You and your progeny are paying for it, with interest.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 6:43:40 AM PDT by allmost
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To: FreeAtlanta

10 posted on 11/03/2010 6:43:45 AM 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: FreeAtlanta

Obama taking this trip says one thing. He doesn’t care a wit about us. He’s feeding his ego taking this trip. It is nothing but another expensive vacation.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 6:43:45 AM PDT by agincourt1415 (Republicans please don't mess up this chance! Elect REAL Conservatives 2010! PERFECT STORM!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

12 posted on 11/03/2010 6:45:17 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: FreeAtlanta

Spare no expense. Stunning hubris. The Spain vacation looks like a small operation trial run on how to waste the tax payers’ money.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 6:45:22 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Why are the CEO's not paying their own damn way? This is disgusting. I despise this president and everyone who surrounds him. I am getting close to feeling the same about those who voted for him.

This is sick and demented behavior on his part. Americans are struggling to make ends meet and he is wasting precious resources on having the time of his life. arrgh.

14 posted on 11/03/2010 6:46:27 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: Paladin2

There is no justification for his spending. Can congress defund his excursions?


15 posted on 11/03/2010 6:49:17 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Any list of these CEOs who are going on our dime?

This kind of crap, der Fuehrer’s statements, should be blasted by the GOP on a regular basis to the American public for the next two years. Rand Paul used BO’s coal industry killing statements in Kentucky very effectively. Winning the house is just the start. We need to hammer him and the democrats into the ground and keep kicking them after they are down.

FUBO & FAD


16 posted on 11/03/2010 6:50:11 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Can we just give him $1B and a plane and have him stay over there, forever?


17 posted on 11/03/2010 6:54:45 AM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: RJS1950

Here’s a partial list of those ceo’s going with him

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Top-American-CEOs-coming-with-Obama/articleshow/6839105.cms


18 posted on 11/03/2010 6:58:54 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Doogle
Good one !!!


19 posted on 11/03/2010 7:02:23 AM PDT by Beowulf
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To: FreeAtlanta
It is indeed 200 million dollars a day.

That's roughly the same per-diem as the War in Afghanistan. Obama's holiday in India is costing the same as invading India.

Another perspective: the total royalty receipts from oil companies to the US are 37 million dollars a day.

Obama will waste five times that on his ludicrous trip: his suite costs 10 Lakh/$20000 a night, there are 3000 similar (if cheaper) rooms for his entourage. Their liquid lunches will include 5 Lakh bottles of scotch from the Taj Mahal bar.

(1 Lakh of rupees = ~ 2220 dollars. 1 Crore of rupees = ~222,200 dollars. A bottle of scotch that costs 10,000 dollars. Think about that!)

20 posted on 11/03/2010 7:03:03 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Maceman

That is INSANE.


21 posted on 11/03/2010 7:05:35 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: FreeAtlanta

Just the security to protect the Messiah in India with the teaming masses of people. If I remember right. Pakistan is not friendly with India. So Obama is at risk for setting off a FIRE STORM of hate in the the Middle East or India. That is a potentially scary situation.

Maybe he is going to India to tell them
to surrender to the Pakistan Gov. Everybody knows he would sacrifice the folks in India for Pakistan.


22 posted on 11/03/2010 7:14:12 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Barry and Wookie are spending it, not the U.S. The U.S. is bankrolling it.


23 posted on 11/03/2010 7:16:01 AM PDT by crosshairs (Guns have two enemies: Rust and Politicians)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Are we nuts ?


24 posted on 11/03/2010 7:24:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: FreeAtlanta

By my count, that would be about $160 billion for him to stay for the rest of his term. For simplicity, I estimate there are 100 million taxpayers in the US. So, $1,600 each to be rid of him.

I’m in.


25 posted on 11/03/2010 7:52:53 AM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: FreeAtlanta

This is an absolute outrage!! Can this be stopped? Hell, use skype or something if you have to talk with these people.


26 posted on 11/03/2010 7:55:53 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
"Can congress defund his excursions?"

Yes they CAN. They won't though.

27 posted on 11/03/2010 8:23:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: FreeAtlanta

India is now an important customer of US made goods (mostly weapons) and a mjaor trading partner.

I’m not happy about the cost, but the visit is just fine - how many billions have we pi$$ed away on the Pakis??? And what do we have to show for it - even less.


28 posted on 11/03/2010 8:31:24 AM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: RJS1950
Any list of these CEOs who are going on our dime?

No doubt the ones who gave generously to the DNC.

29 posted on 11/03/2010 8:34:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: ASOC
They will buy our weapons without us doing this. All we are showing is how arrogant and wasteful we can be. It is funny that it is the left and Obama who always complain about America's arrogance, but they are the ones doing crap like this. I am sick of it.

Going forward, every little dollar in government spending has to be accounted for. Federal budgets have to be slashed and we should fire twice as many federal workers as England did. (they just fired 500,000)

30 posted on 11/03/2010 8:49:52 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Even given the love for showmanship as practiced by most (not all) in India - it is a bit over the top.

But then many will say Emperor Obama 'deservces' this - why, dunno, but some are cool with the ontentaious display. Not me

As for the Brits. Those layoffs will come over the next two years. It's a start.

As for 'firing all the damn Govt employees' meme - just remeber that next time you stand in line for 4 hours at the DMV.... cutting where needed and possible, yes - wholesale cuts, maybe not so much.

31 posted on 11/03/2010 9:29:58 AM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: ASOC

DMV is local government. Other than our military, we only need about 5,000 federal workers.... if that many.

Think of the federal cost savings!


32 posted on 11/03/2010 10:24:50 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

How much did it cost when Bush traveled?

On drudge, is says he’s taking 35 warships. Is this normal? I can’t imagine this being normal.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/34-warships-sent-from-us-for-obama-visit-64459


33 posted on 11/04/2010 11:23:01 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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