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Obama to Fly Over 9 Hours Just for Speech on Immigration. Cost taxpayers over $1.6 million.
.weeklystandard. ^ | JAN 28, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 01/28/2013 10:05:46 PM PST by dennisw

President Barack Obama will fly over 9 hours tomorrow, round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, just to deliver a speech on immigration, according to the president's White House schedule. With Air Force One estimated to cost $182,000 per hour in flight, Obama's trip--that is, only his travel to and from Vegas--will cost taxpayers over $1.6 million.

Obama has no other public events scheduled in Las Vegas but his immigration speech.

"In the morning, the President will depart the White House en route Las Vegas, Nevada. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at McCarran International Airport are open press," the president's schedule reads.

"While in Las Vegas, the President will deliver remarks on the need to fix the broken immigration system so that it is fairer for and helps grow the middle class by ensuring everyone plays by the same rules. The President's remarks at Del Sol High School are open to pre-credentialed media.

"In the evening, the President will depart Las Vegas, Nevada en route Washington, DC. The departure from McCarran International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 01/28/2013 10:05:52 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

what a colossal carbon footprint!!! Just goes to show what a fraud this dingbat Kenyan is when he bloviates over global warming

Isn’t it vacation time for Moochelle by now? She should be ashamed she is not squandering more taxpayers money flying off hither and yon with her low rent entourage


2 posted on 01/28/2013 10:10:48 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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he is going there for more than to give a speech and get his picture taken—there is something fishy about it in my opinion. Maybe he’s meeting with someone big? maybe its a set up of some sort? Hard to say—what do you think?


3 posted on 01/28/2013 10:40:11 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: dennisw

It’s for the potential votes. It’s a campaign trip.


4 posted on 01/28/2013 11:57:23 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Swede Girl

They are ALL campaign trips. He does nothing but campaign.


5 posted on 01/29/2013 12:08:47 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: dennisw

It’s expensive overthrowing a country.


6 posted on 01/29/2013 12:18:29 AM PST by albie
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To: dennisw

I wish G-d would do us a favor and pluck AF1 right out of the sky.


7 posted on 01/29/2013 12:57:45 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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I remember the last time he flew in/out of McCarran. He stalled air traffic over the Western half of the US. He delayed arrivals and departures for citizens traveling through Las Vegas. It is almost intentional that he chooses to ignore Nellis AFB. But, maybe Nellis is a gun free zone! /s

Gwjack


8 posted on 01/29/2013 1:17:17 AM PST by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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Nellis is too top secret. At McCarren airport Obama will be glad handing a multitude of Democrat hacks and solar energy rip-off artists. Meet and greet. Obungo cannot do this at Nellis


9 posted on 01/29/2013 5:55:30 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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Hi dennisw, thanks for your special sense of humor. I was in McCarran when Zero landed, and taxied, before deplaning. It froze all traffic in the air and on the ground at McCarran. He was not the most popular person in the world at that time.

Gwjack


10 posted on 01/29/2013 6:45:31 AM PST by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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