Skip to comments.US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit
Posted on 11/02/2010 8:55:54 AM PDT by maggief
Mumbai: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city.
"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.
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Has any other President had the switch for the nukes in his vehicle?
It’s absolutely vulgar. He’s power drunk.
I wonder if the White House will be leaving any bed bugs behind?
Is this standard procedure?
All roads close to the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel, where US President Barack Obama will be staying during his visit to the financial capital, will remain closed for public for two days.
“Obama will be in the city on November 6 and 7. We have made adequate security arrangements for Obama, a world leader who has a high threat perception,” Joint Police Commissioner (Law & Order) Rajnish Seth said.
The roads connecting the Taj Hotel, booked entirely for the US President, will be closed for two days, he said.
“We have made appropriate arrangements to ensure minimal inconvenience to the people living in residential buildings very close to Taj area. Passes have been issued to car owners. Over 500 passes have been issued so far,” he said.
Mumbai: No ferry boats will be sailing off the Gateway of India for three days: November 5, 6 and 7. Given the vulnerability of the coastline, security agencies are taking all possible measures during the Obama visit.
Operations of private ferry boats and cruise boats going to Alibaug, Mandwa, Elephanta Island and Rewas have been asked to stay closed for three days.
I don’t know... I don’t suppose it’s the kind of thing that a normal POTUS would advertise. This guy, though, is crazy. He’s probably spilled ice cream all over it.
I thought he was leaving Thursday, Nov 4. Is he spending a day with aliens?
maybe Aunt Zanuti is going, too?
I have a better comparison!
That much money could provide a check for the 20,000,000 working Americans who are currently unemployed ---- each for $100. Not quite a month's mortgage payment but enough to feed a family for a week.
“Look on the bright side, 3,000 people/200 rooms is 15 per room. The Zero is trying to save us poor tax payers a few bucks.”
700 rooms, not 200.
Is there no way we can stop this madness?
Actually, more like ghetto trash unable to resist the temptation to live, albeit briefly, beyond his fellow ghettoers wildest dreams ---- on whitey's nickle.
They're leeching off other peoples pay checks. That's how the Obomas have always lived. They've always been low life scrounges. This time, there is no limit on how much they can steal, and they're taking full advantage of it while they can. They only have two years left to savor their free, taxpayer paid caviar, so they're going to eat like pigs while they still can.
How much for a ONE WAY ticket???
Totally disgusting. Arrogant bastards.
This is sooooooooo ming boggling! Why would the POTUS need 3000 people around him on a state visit?? What’s so important in India that he has to go there and have that much people/security with him.
Chris Mattews is right — he’s such an elitist.
US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama’s Mumbai visit/bookmarked
” This is sooooooooo ming boggling! Why would the POTUS need 3000 people around him on a state visit?? Whats so important in India that he has to go there and have that much people/security with him. “
This is just Obama giving us the middle finger to the tune of 1 billion dollars. Nothing more, nothing less.
As an American, I am embarrassed and I apologize to the Indian People for us sending such an arrogant b@stard and his huge royal retinue of 3,000 to your country.
Man, Congress needs to pass some new laws to avoid this from
ever happening again, ever, on the taxpayers dime. This SOB
is going to break the bank one way or another. Any amount over a set figure should have to be paid out of their own pockets. This has to stop. Another thing that needs to be stopped is flying air force one around the country to to campaign for either party. Imagine the cost to the taxpayers
for these purposes, also, Nancy Pelosi should never have been permitted to have a 747 for her personal use nor should any
house speaker in the future be permitted such waste of tax dollars.
Up until relatively recently, black Cadillacs in metropolitan areas were known as "Pimpmobiles!"
America is broke. She can't afford a return trip for the messiah and entourage.
Since The One squatter will be out of the white hut, could we sneak in Sarah into the White House? She has more right to be a squatter there.
Remember the "Ugly American" of the 50s?
Whatever remaining doubts the rest of the world may have had about whether this is still true have been eliminated by the "Great Uniter,"First Criminal" and the "First Black President" and his Wookie.
Arrogance, decadence and cluelessness for the ages...
An estimated 760 rooms have been booked by the President’s contingent and Indian authorities receiving him in Maurya, Taj, The Ashok and Intercontinental hotels.
Official estimates suggest during Obama’s maiden visit to the capital, the combined cost of Indian and White House officials will be about Rs 15 lakh per hour.
Just his two-day stay at Maurya will cost anywhere between Rs 1.2 crore and Rs 1.8 crore per day.
India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan,
Support for Obama is not nearly as strong in Japan, China and South Korea as it is in some other parts of the world. Just 29% of the Japanese, 13% of the Chinese and 9% of South Koreans express a lot of confidence in Obama. By comparison, majorities in Kenya (78%), Germany (56%) and Nigeria (55%), as well as nearly half in Canada (47%) and 43% in Britain, say the American president inspires a lot of confidence in them.
Among others in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Akihiro Takahashi, 79, former curator of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum who once wrote to Obama urging him to visit Hiroshima, said “I have been so let down, and now I would like to tell Obama not to come.”
Some officials within US government circles have viewed that such a visit would benefit Obama’s agenda of ridding the world of nuclear arms and prevent nuclear proliferation. But others believe the visit would entail political risk, as there is widespread perception among the US general public that it would be tantamount to an apology.
Considering these factors, some officials view there would not be much to gain for Obama spending time and effort visiting Hiroshima or Nagasaki at this point, as he has already declared his intention to seek a world without nuclear weapons.
It is likely to be a good time to get out of Dodge some conservative critics have even portrayed the trip as a flight to avoid awkward questions about Democratic election losses.
Just days after the midterm elections, President Barack Obama will fly to Asia for a four-country diplomatic tour, which is bound to be a relief in some ways.
The president will leave behind the bruising partisan politics of the domestic arena for the friendly turf of India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. It is also a very good time for a president of the United States to reassure allies and friends, given some of the actions and anxiety and concern about Chinese behavior this last year, he said. Vice President Al Gore stood in for Clinton in 1995 and 1998.
Obama also will visit Pakistan in 2011, the White House announced when it said Obama would not stop there this trip, as some commentators had speculated.
Why not go this time? Hes already over there. Oh, silly me, an excuse for another trip on tax payer dollars next year. Or maybe the big Moose didnt want to go to Pakistan. Too icky for her.
The president thinks he is an emperor, and entitled to take whatever he wants from the people who he hates.
I want to know why the hell does it require 3000 people for him to go to Mumbai. If they’d all stay forever, it might be worth it, but this is crap.
Wake up people! He will be in India for TWO not 10 days. All this for TWO DAYS at a cost of $400 million.
Where did we get or did I miss the 10 day number??
I honestly don’t get these people. This is an order of magnitude worse than the FLOTUS trip to Spain. Are they that tone deaf or is he just such a narcissist he can’t help himself? This also sounds like someone who is extremely paranoid, almost like Howard Hughes later on in his life. Either way it’s a very unhealthy sign and indicates this guy has some serious emotional or mental issues.
The pubbies need to hammer this relentlessly and show just how out of touch and I think even dangerous he is. Americans simply can’t realate to this.
10 day trip..if 200 million in India...not much of a stretch to imagine what is being spent elsewhere.
Twenty planes to carry his ego alone.
strong presentation of this on AntiMullah
He should be IMPEACHED for this alone.
A cool billion. I take it the Panthers and NOI get their own plane & hotel.
Is the SUV w/minigun toy going, ya think?
“Presidential Gatling Gun-Equipped Suburban Badder Than New Cadillac Limo”
By Andrew Didorosi
So ? the over all cost of his trip will be around $ 2 Billion ?
“...Since Obama will stay in a hotel that is on sea front, elaborate coastal security arrangements have been made by the US Navy in consonance with the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. There will be US naval ships, along with Indian vessels , patrolling the sea till about 330-km from the shore. This is to negate the possibility of a missile being fired from a distance, the officer said.”
Is all the airspace around Mumbai shut down too?
Unbelievable. Will the MSM be able to keep this quiet?
“Let them eat cake.”
Oh, let’s not be cheap. Let them eat gold flakes.
A few white truffles: http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/fsb/0807/gallery.most_expensive_foods.fsb/2.html
Sounds like a plan.
Did I forget to mention that those food prices are FROM JULY of 2008? (Please see prior post)
How droll. Absolutely plebian and devil-may-care of me. Who keeps the budget? The private, 0bama-chef?
My deepest, most humble apologies to the forum. I really should price my commodities better. I obsequiously seek mercy from my fellow FReepers.
Tut, tut, maggie.
A little business here, a little there. One can certainly close for a half a week’s business for the good of the Imam 0bama. So what if a family eats a little less or a small business foregoes some sales. They simply MUST get with the program. Snap, snap, snap of the fingers.
And smile. A great BIG smile. You’ll LIKE it. Ya follow?
So for like 150 Billion we can keep there until 2012? I’ll take it!
This is obscene.
Surely not 3000!