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Obamas partied like kings on Africa vacation Lavish excursion hits taxpayers for millions on
wnd ^ | 5/29/14 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 05/29/2014 5:15:50 PM PDT by Nachum

Newly obtained records released Thursday by Judicial Watch revealed 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.”

Documents previously obtained by Judicial Watch showed the flight expenses for the family’s African outing totaled more than $8.1 million.

The most recent documents revealed the lodging and entertainment costs. The paperwork from the Department of Homeland Security showed ranks of Secret Service officers on the sub-Saharan trip from June 27 to July 3, 2013, spent $2,189,727.60 in lodging, entertainment and security.

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KEYWORDS: africa; kings; obamas; partied
Obamas partied like kings on Africa vacation Lavish excursion hits taxpayers for millions on lodging, entertainment, security
1 posted on 05/29/2014 5:15:51 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 05/29/2014 5:16:18 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Ah, Nero and Caligula weren’t kings!


3 posted on 05/29/2014 5:20:55 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Nachum; JoeProBono

Hey....where’s JPB? He can likely find a pic of the 0’s partying like Kings in Africa....on our dime.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 5:24:46 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Nachum

The Obamas had a good time in Africa and
Moochie showed them what class is all about.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 5:26:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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6 posted on 05/29/2014 5:31:42 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jane Long; JoeProBono; Nachum

Joe hasn’t posted since May 17, highly out of character for him. I hope that he is all right.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 5:41:07 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Nachum

Bush did it, too! Plus, he lied about weapons of mass destruction! /s

or

He’s president. It’s a very stressful job. He needs his vacations.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 5:50:29 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Nachum

Shouldn’t this be considered taxable income?


9 posted on 05/29/2014 5:50:36 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Nachum

Secret service says the millions are secret, so they’re secret. Stupid taxpayer. SECRET!


10 posted on 05/29/2014 5:56:08 PM PDT by golux
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To: Nachum

The Obamas think they are the first royal couple of the USA. To me they’re royal pains in the ask...


11 posted on 05/29/2014 6:03:11 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: TheOldLady; JoeProBono

I noticed that, too.

Joe...we miss you!!! Check in!!


12 posted on 05/29/2014 6:03:31 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Nachum

13 posted on 05/29/2014 6:05:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Nachum

Imelda and her shoes didn’t cost as much as Moocher & Co. are costing the US taxpayer.


14 posted on 05/29/2014 6:17:00 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Nachum

15 posted on 05/29/2014 6:18:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Nachum

How do these trips get paid for? Does the House have to approve each expenditure? Is ALL presidential (and family, and “entourage”) travel simply a rubber stamp?


16 posted on 05/29/2014 6:24:44 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Iron Munro

Sweet feathery...please tell me she’s not “twerking.”


17 posted on 05/29/2014 6:43:25 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Are you serious (?) - Bush cannot enough touch what these two are spending. And stressful?
He is absent most of the time. Vacationer in chief is what he is with no clue what is going on unless the media tells him. Yea right.....


18 posted on 05/29/2014 6:56:03 PM PDT by dgkb
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To: Iron Munro

DISGUSTING!!!


19 posted on 05/29/2014 6:57:06 PM PDT by dgkb
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To: dgkb

Did you not see the /s? I posted what liberals’ responses would be.


20 posted on 05/29/2014 6:58:18 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Mastador1

Emperors?


21 posted on 05/29/2014 7:46:16 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Nachum

Wonder how much of that money he is stealing for himself?


22 posted on 05/29/2014 8:38:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bandleader

Yeah I see them thinking of themselves as Emperors, not lowly Kings.


23 posted on 05/29/2014 9:29:55 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dgkb

GHETTO!


24 posted on 05/30/2014 5:15:36 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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