Folks, this President is having a ball. I know, he tells us every chance that he gets how much he understands the suffering that Americans are going through. He's so convincing, too! He constantly holds that economic recovery "carrot" in front of your nose, promising better days ahead, and then shoves your nose in a big pile a dog crap as he goes off on another weekend golf trip, sends Michelle and the kids off alone to Paris, Aspen, the Bahamas, or Mexico, or takes the whole family to Martha's Vineyard, India, or some other exotic location for vacation. AND, he's doing it on your dime!
Yet over 50% of you, like battered mistresses, continue to defend this mentally abusive megalomaniac, voting for him a second time. You just know that this time will be different! He loves you. You remember he said, "We are the ones we've been waiting on". So Messianic! So Big Brother-like!
Meanwhile, he laughs at you, holding you in contempt for your stupidity and weak-mindedness, rifling through you wallet and bank accounts to jet off with his real family for the vacation he promises you, but which you never take.
But don't worry! He'll make it up to you. Next time.
The Obama Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million
2:12 PM, JUN 13, 2013 • BY DANIEL HALPER
President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won't be cheap; it's expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the Washington Post.
"When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of emergency," reports the Post.
"Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet-proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.
"The extraordinary security provisions — which will cost the government tens of millions of dollars — are outlined in a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post. While the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past, the document offers an unusual glimpse into the colossal efforts to protect the U.S. commander-in-chief on trips abroad."