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.
Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/us-to-spend-200-mn-a-day-on-obama-s-mumbai-visit-64106?cp
(Excerpt) Read more at ndtv.com ...
“...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!
Probably taking over the complete 5-star Hotel with security as an excuse.
I am more angry because the country is drowning in debt already. If we had a huge budget surplus, I would still be angry for $200 million/day splurge.
This is simply incredulous.
“WHERE THE HELL IS THE APPROPRIATION FOR THAT??? SERIOUSLY, WHERE IS THIS BURIED IN THE BUDGET? HOW IS IT COVERED UNDER THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION? YOU ARE DAMNED RIGHT I AM SHOUTING.”
From the $20 Billion BP slush fund. Didn’t you ever wonder where exactly that money went?
Simple, he hates American, its people and everything we stand for.
And no cost of living raise in SS for the elderly.
H*ll, he’s got to pay for his trips and vacations and shelling out billions to Muslim countries some how!
I’m sure someone already posted this, but just in case they didn’t:
The headline reads:
“Lameduck President’s Continuing Globetrotting Forays
Latest Trip Pegged at $50 Million —
Most Expensive Presidential Trip Ever”
That’s 1/4 of a day of what this db is spending. ABSOLUTELY DISGRACEFUL!!! I hope the news got out early enough to affect today’s voting...
He really is the Khalif of Corruption..
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