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Obamas partied like kings on Africa vacation
WND ^ | May 29 12014 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 05/29/2014 10:24:17 AM PDT by PoloSec

Records newly obtained by officials with Judicial Watch revealed on Thursday that lodging, security and “entertainment” for the Obamas’ entourage during their trip last year to Africa cost taxpayers nearly $2.2 million.

“The Obamas clearly either do not understand the value of a dollar – or understand it all too well when someone else is picking up the tab,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

“Keep in mind that this outrageously lavish excursion came at the very same time that the president was shutting down White House tours and blaming it on the sequester. As one congressional critic noted at the time, the White House could have 1,350 weeks of tours for the cost of the Obama family’s trip to Africa.”

Earlier documents obtained by Judicial Watch said the flight expenses for the family’s African outing totaled more than $8.1 million.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kingofthedeficit; noaccountability; nointegrity; queenofthedeficit

1 posted on 05/29/2014 10:24:17 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec
Trash will act like trash. Why the surprise?
2 posted on 05/29/2014 10:25:49 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: PoloSec
Sorry Democrat Black Folk!

The Obama's Have Spent Every Penny of Your Reparations!

...talk to them!

3 posted on 05/29/2014 10:26:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: PoloSec

If you THINK you are a king, you will party like one. Disgraceful to say the least.

Not mention how many OTHER vacations they have taken with OUT MONEY!


4 posted on 05/29/2014 10:27:04 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: TexasCajun

The headline should say “queens”


5 posted on 05/29/2014 10:27:31 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec
All presidents travel. All presidents take huge support staffs and multiple guests with them when they travel. Stories like this would be far more effective if we had something to compare it to. For example, George Bush did a multi-day swing through Africa late in his second term. How do the costs that his trip incurred compare to what Obama spent? If it comes out that Obama’s costs were 50% higher or 30% higher then it would prove that Obama did “party like a king”.
6 posted on 05/29/2014 10:28:37 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: PoloSec

While veterans are dying waiting for care.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 10:28:38 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: PoloSec

The Bammys sure have a large CO2 buttprint.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 10:32:23 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TexasCajun
Not to be off topic, but your post reminds me of how to deal with reparations to black people.

Offer them income tax free status for the next 75 years. They can work as much as they want. Earn as much as they want. Spend it all as they like, or save it all as they like. Send their kids to better schools. Send their kids to college.

White people enjoyed a tremendous period of being free of this burden of personal income taxes. They should enjoy the same.

Oh yeah..........That also means no state or federal welfare either. No free healthcare.

9 posted on 05/29/2014 10:32:30 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: DoodleDawg
Stories like this would be far more effective if we had something to compare it to.

I'm trying to remember Bush flying Laura "out to dinner" on AF-1 like Zip flew the Moose up to NYC. I'm trying to remember Bush flying AF-1 around ground zero scaring people also.

10 posted on 05/29/2014 10:38:44 AM 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: defconw
"Trash will act like trash. Why the surprise?"

Oh, get off your high horse.

I'm pretty damned sure that EVERY president has traveled in what would be considered luxury to the man on the street.

Would you really like to have seen Reagan holed up in an African version of Motel 6 in Soweto? Didn't think so.

11 posted on 05/29/2014 10:39:52 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: diogenes ghost

Are you a troll?


12 posted on 05/29/2014 10:43:04 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: DoodleDawg
Do you think George Bush would have done a lavish swing through Africa while this was occurring at home? Remember that we now know the obama regime KNEW this vet honor flight was planning to visit the WW2 memorial, this was no random closure.

Normandy was closed when I got there, too photo vetmemorial_zps37fc78f8.jpg

Also, fwiw compare the itineraries (and RESULTS) of the Bush trip to that of Obama and clan. Mooch went on safari, Laura and daughters went to hospitals, schools and factories to view malaria mosquito control, AIDS and literacy projects. Drives libs speechless as they fail to recognize the admiration and respect Africa holds for President Bush and his enormous boost in funding to AIDS treatment and research
13 posted on 05/29/2014 10:45:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: blackdog
In 1894, Congress passed the Wilson-Gorman tariff, which imposed the first peacetime income tax. The rate was 2% on income over $4000 ($109,030.77 in 2014 dollars), which meant fewer than 10% of households would pay any.

With the system the way it is now, it pays handsomely to be poor and not work!

...so I don't know if your idea would motive those satisfied with the 'reparations' they are currently receiving?

14 posted on 05/29/2014 10:45:35 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DoodleDawg
Stories like this would be far more effective if we had something to compare it to. For example, George Bush did a multi-day swing through Africa late in his second term.

Agreed. You cannot say "partied like kings" without a frame of reference.

But WND is well known for skimping on facts and throwing red meat to the wolves in hopes of eliciting a few racist responses....like we see here in this thread.

There are agent provocateurs among us.

15 posted on 05/29/2014 10:47:49 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: PoloSec

The Obama’s make King Louis and Marie Antoinette look like amateurs in spending the people’s money. I’m surprised that the Obama’s haven’t built their own Versailles. However, remember history... King Louis and Marie Antoinette pushed the people too far and started a revolution that sent both of them to the guillotine.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 10:50:55 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: defconw
Are you a troll?

You are shooting your mouth off without facts.

17 posted on 05/29/2014 10:51:40 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Moonman62

18 posted on 05/29/2014 10:52:30 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: PoloSec

But, But, But , Bush took vacations too! Si Paco, to his ranch in Texas and he didn’t take a bunch of his minions along as guests of the taxpayer. Thank goodness that the Zero misadministration has made it possible for so many Americans to be relieved of job lock so that they too can enjoy exorbitant vacati............................never mind!


19 posted on 05/29/2014 10:54:45 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Well hey if you support Obama I guess that's OK, but you're probably on the wrong site.
20 posted on 05/29/2014 10:56:51 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: PoloSec
We seem to be overrun by Obama supporters here.
21 posted on 05/29/2014 10:58:18 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: defconw
Well hey if you support Obama I guess that's OK, but you're probably on the wrong site.

So, how much did Bush spend on his Africa trips?

Let's see if you have facts or just ejaculate from your mouth like a fool.

22 posted on 05/29/2014 11:01:12 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

Seriously? Do you think you can find the real numbers from the media? Wow. Really you are on the wrong site. Good day to you.


23 posted on 05/29/2014 11:02:45 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: silverleaf

Yes, it’s the crap they were pulling with the sequester, deliberately hurting ordinary Americans for political purposes while at the same time taking an overseas vacation that makes this outrageous.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 11:07:30 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: TexasCajun

You must be familiar with the St Louis Federal Reserve Web-site.

They have an inflation calculator—just type in the amount and the date and you get equivalent current dollar cost.

Not that most people could care less. 10.00 an hour in 1975 was 43.20 an hour two years ago.


25 posted on 05/29/2014 11:09:47 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: defconw
Seriously? Do you think you can find the real numbers from the media? Wow. Really you are on the wrong site. Good day to you.

As I expected.....you have feces from mouth disorder.

26 posted on 05/29/2014 11:12:10 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: defconw
"Are you a troll?"

Yup. I live under the bridge between the clamorous mobs and reasoned conservatism. It's my job to keep idiots from passing over the bridge. Neither you or those skinny billy goats with you shall pass.

27 posted on 05/29/2014 11:12:15 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Erik Latranyi
Try to find it yourself. I did. No source I can trust. Why are you so vitriolic in defense of Obama? Really?
28 posted on 05/29/2014 11:16:53 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: DoodleDawg

BUSH DID NOT SHUT DOWN VETERANS MEMORIALS, WHITE HOUSE TOURS, ect., ect.,!!!! George and Laura NEVER took separate
vacations and MOST of their vacations WERE at their ranch!!!!!


29 posted on 05/29/2014 11:17:26 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: diogenes ghost

:)


30 posted on 05/29/2014 11:17:41 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: PoloSec

Hope they enjoyed it. Eternity will be less pleasant for them.


31 posted on 05/29/2014 11:44:08 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: PoloSec

Obama was told going in that if he would take their offer and become a puppet president that he would live like a king now and forevermore. All he had to do is to do what he was told, say what he was told to say and stay out of bathhouses. He was the perfect candidate, no background, no smarmy accomplishments, no moral fiber and a dedicated somewhat blackish Marxist/Muslim to boot. His actions unexpected? Not!


32 posted on 05/29/2014 11:44:31 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: silverleaf

Furthermore, look at that PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED sign. Those take a few weeks to procure. . .so it was likely ordered in early September, long before the Shutdown. .


33 posted on 05/29/2014 11:55:21 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: PoloSec

Judicial Watch noted: “According to numerous press accounts, the total cost of the Obama family trip was estimated to have cost between $60 million and $100 million.”

Earlier this month, the Washington Examiner reported two golf outings for Obama – to Key Largo, Fla., and to Palm Springs, Calif. – cost a total of $2.9 million.

There also was a recent report that the White House incurred taxpayer expenses of $7.9 million to fly the Obamas to Northern Ireland for a summit that included an extra $251,000 for Michelle Obama and their two daughters to go sightseeing in Dublin.

http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/obamas-partied-like-kings-on-africa-vacation/#ioGZkup4j354Bv5D.99


34 posted on 05/29/2014 11:59:04 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: PoloSec

The 2012-2013 Christmas vacation cost taxpayers – for travel alone – nearly $4.1 million. The expenses for Obama’s trip to be on the Leno show were $2.1 million, and the Martha’s Vineyard trip cost $1.1 million.

http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/obamas-partied-like-kings-on-africa-vacation/#ioGZkup4j354Bv5D.99

The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom has highlighted “$10 million” in public money Michelle Obama has spent on her “vacations.”

Sasha and Malia Obama even have been listed as “Senior Staff” when they travel at taxpayer expense.


35 posted on 05/29/2014 12:03:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: PoloSec
The Clinton's pulled off a similar stunt back in their day. Hugh entourage of camp followers requiring several aircraft in addition to AF1 and the normal support aircraft. The democ’Rats are big into entitlement at the expense of US taxpayers. It's the ‘you owe us’ syndrome.
36 posted on 05/29/2014 12:03:51 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: PoloSec
For me the USA died when Obama was reelected.

I could excuse his 2008 election as just another stupid mistake Americans sometimes commit, but then correct (like Jimmy Carter).

But the reelection, that demonstrated that basic American values were now alien to a majority of the U.S. electorate.

37 posted on 05/29/2014 12:09:54 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Don Corleone

“Obama was told going in that if he would take their offer and become a puppet president that he would live like a king now and forevermore. All he had to do is to do what he was told, say what he was told to say and stay out of bathhouses.”

Plus, if he behaved himself and did their bidding, his gang could take the last 1000 days to push their own black nationalist agenda. We’re in that period now.


38 posted on 05/29/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: RaveOn

Does no one remember his fat lip over Christmas a few years ago?


39 posted on 05/29/2014 12:27:06 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots

2010:

http://www.npr.org/2010/11/27/131625144/a-fat-lip-might-give-obama-street-cred


40 posted on 05/29/2014 12:28:22 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: PoloSec

As long as they are enslaving blacks (on the welfare state) they might as well act like African kings, and contiune to sell their people down the river.


41 posted on 05/29/2014 12:49:58 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: DoodleDawg
Bill O'Reilly, is that you?

Leni

42 posted on 05/29/2014 12:52:31 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: defconw

I can see that in post 15.

Racist remarks?

PC police?


43 posted on 05/29/2014 12:55:36 PM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: PoloSec

Yeah, but you see, the trip cost was in the budget....


44 posted on 05/29/2014 1:25:03 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: defconw
Try to find it yourself. I did. No source I can trust. Why are you so vitriolic in defense of Obama? Really?

You still don't get it.

If you don't have FACTS, you cannot conclusively say Obama's spending was excessive.

Frankly, if this exact story was ran by MSNBC about Bush, we would be saying it is bull-feces without a comparison in numbers.

Fair is fair.

Frankly, the WND story is a junk piece of journalism and we should not be warmly accepting it.

45 posted on 05/29/2014 1:27:30 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

Look it up yourself troll.


46 posted on 05/29/2014 1:27:52 PM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: subterfuge
Look it up yourself troll.

Big words from a small mind.

The article is JUNK news with nothing to support the headline.

But you are proof that mindless idiots exist on the left and right.

47 posted on 05/29/2014 2:40:03 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: diogenes ghost
I live under the bridge between the clamorous mobs and reasoned conservatism. It's my job to keep idiots from passing over the bridge. Neither you or those skinny billy goats with you shall pass.

Thank you for bringing some SANITY to this thread!

48 posted on 05/29/2014 2:41:58 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: PoloSec

King Farouk of Egypt myst have been a primary obama role model. BO’s about as unlike George Washington as any creature could possibly be.


49 posted on 05/29/2014 11:28:01 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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