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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Compare that to Mahatma Gandhi who lived on $2/day.
What would it cost to keep him there longer?
Michael Jackson managed money more intelligently.
This should bring impachment alone.
What a waste. How many friends and buddies will Moochelle be taking along to cheer up this time?
I wish they wouldn’t come back.
How much does an F-22 cost again?
Why is he going there?????
40 planes, 3000 people, backup teleprompters, many, many hotel rooms. Barry is getting out of town after the drubbing he will take today in the midterms.
How he can do this when so many people are wondering where their next paycheck will come from is breathtaking.
3000??? THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE??/??//? OMG!
Why is he taking 3000 people?????
I want to know as well - it better be some really great reason. My guess is that he wants to be as far from Washington as possible while his party is going down in flames.
Somehow, I think the answers to those questions are pretty damning to "The One".
OMG..is this number right??? Isn’t he going to be gone for 10 days. 2 billion dollars???????????????
The one in the red thinig could be a dead rigner for Michele. She could get back to her “roots”.
US President Barack Obama will deliver a speech against terrorism at Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, one of the targets of 26/11 attack, during his visit to India beginning November 6.
The entire hotel. Seriously!
If thisis true, then this sickens and upsets me.
Is there anyone....ANYONE in this government of ours who is the least bit concerned about this? $200 million per day... This represents the annual gross revenues of many fortune 500 companies.
This is so wasteful... I am outraged more and more every and this vanity master in the WH.
I can’t believe that any other president has lived this high on the hog.... What did it cost when Bush traveled?
Why must this man completely take over then entire hotel? 200 rooms? Have we gone crazy?
$1 Billion Deniros?
And the purpose of this trip?
1st thing Congress can do is cut back, drastically, appropriations for the White Hut.
Way to go, Obama!....STAY THERE, ASSCLOWN!
Couldn’t he just STAY THERE?
Why come back?
To get jobs for the people of India... via moving our companies and technology there.....spreading the wealth around.
That is $66,000 per day for each person attending!
Spitzer would have trouble spending that much a day on . . . entertainment . . . and Marie Antoinette would would have the same problem for elaborate clothes and other luxuries.
Ignoring the detail that the press are probably not spending that mush, so it's more than $66k a day for the Obama Regime, I have to wonder just how far over the top today's ruling class has gone.
Barry will be gone for 10 days, at 200 million per day ,
that’s a trillion gazillion bucks, plus he’ll be going to
Hawaii in December for another vacation .
Today America will tell him what we think of him.
They should try ‘GO TO MEETING’!
I think Baraq and MooseChelle have an inkling the party may well be over in 26 months.
So they are going to milk the system to the max until then.
They will be rich all their lives, but can only live as royalty until Jan 013.
We’d all do better if that money was handed out to every American.....rather than his handing India jobs and industry to their country...I’m sure the unemployed here could use it.
Hmmm. Maybe he knows something we don’t about his security situation. Theyr’e buying out all the rooms at the Taj Mahal, too, for his India visit.
“Crack baby children of SEIU women starving with no relief in sight” because money was spent on Mumbai room service
Every once in a while a post such as yours will make me actually laugh out loud. And so,... LOL!
200 million a day???
That's approximately the same per-day cost as the Afghanistan war. That cannot be correct. But my heart tells me it's all too true.
He loves Pah-kee-stahn. Maybe we could make a deal with them to keep him for a few mil a month. We’d be saving big bucks with him and MO out of the White Hut.
Obama visit: Maurya Hotels virtual tour disabled
The Maurya Sheraton on Sardar Patel Marg has already been turned into a virtual fortress with multiple rings of security. The hotel will be out of bounds for public during his stay there.
Around 2,000 police and paramilitary personnel will be deployed in and around the hotel which had earlier hosted US Presidents Bill Clinton in 2000 and George W Bush in 2006 besides US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last year.
Proximity security to Obama will be given by his guards while the other cordons will be manned by personnel from Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel.
Sharp shooters are being deployed on high-rises on the routes which Obama takes to reach his destinations, the official said.
Security agencies are also ensuring fool-proof security for US First Lady Michelle Obama as she is expected to have her own programme during the visit.
She is expected to visit some places and attend programmes in the city.
Obama visit: Ferry service to temporarily go off at Gateway
As part of security measures ahead of the US Presidents visit in Mumbai, police have issued notices to boat operators asking them not to ferry vessels from the Gateway of India for three days beginning November 5. No boat would ferry from the four jetties at the Gateway of India from November 5
for three days, owing to police orders. We were issued notices in this regard and were given security reasons for suspension of our boat services, Iqbal Mukadam, General Secretary, Gateway Elephanta Jal-Vahatuk Sahakari Sanstha Maryadit said.
The orders have, however, upset boat operators as US President Barack Obamas visit is coinciding with the most important business weekend.
3000 people? WTH?
His travel comes out of the military budget, I believe!
Up on Drudge in red. Maybe this will get some circulation before people vote.
His ability to redistribute the fruits of the labor of his “enemies” to his friends will be severely restricted shortly.
He’s rewarding while he can.
He tells us to tighten our belts.
Does anyone know the purpose of this trip? And how long it’s going to be?
In Zero’s eyes, it’s just money - the government’s money (never mind where it came from.) A pittance compared to what he’s blown so far on his ill-conceived socialist experiments.
My bet is he is taking the journalistas there as a thank you for protecting him all these years.
Sandy: I want you to kill every gophers on the golf course!
Carl Spackler: Correct me if I’m wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they’re gonna lock me up and throw away the key...
Sandy: Not golfers, you great fool! Gophers! The *little* *brown*, *furry* *rodents* -!
Carl Spackler: We can do that; we don’t even have to have a reason. All right, let’s do the same thing, but with gophers -!