Skip to comments.US to spend $ 200 m daily on Obama's visit
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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$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
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?
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.
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.
Looks to me like we’re getting a discount compared to what Obama spends while hanging out in Washington.
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?)
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.
Why should he care? You and your progeny are paying for it, with interest.
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.
Spare no expense. Stunning hubris. The Spain vacation looks like a small operation trial run on how to waste the tax payers’ money.
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.
There is no justification for his spending. Can congress defund his excursions?
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
Can we just give him $1B and a plane and have him stay over there, forever?
Here’s a partial list of those ceo’s going with him
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!)
That is INSANE.
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.
Barry and Wookie are spending it, not the U.S. The U.S. is bankrolling it.
Are we nuts ?
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.
This is an absolute outrage!! Can this be stopped? Hell, use skype or something if you have to talk with these people.
Yes they CAN. They won't though.
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.
No doubt the ones who gave generously to the DNC.
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)
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.
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!
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.