How many taxpayer dollars did Obama burn in losing the 2016 Olympics?

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    If we consider all of the international airline trips, housing, parties, government employees time, etc that went into Obama's attempt to win the 2016 Olympic games for his fellow Chicago cronies.... I can't help but wonder how many tens of millions of US taxpayer dollars he burned in the process. I wonder if he and Michelle will need to go on another taxpayer funded date to raise their spirits over this terrible failure?

    Anybody care to guess how much taxpayer money he blew?
     
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    so now we have someone who bitching because he lost it. :lol:
     
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    Mayor Daley of Chicago led the attempt to bring the Olympics to Chicago NOT Barrack Obama. Daley personally called Obama who flew on an 18 hour trip there and back to try to sway the Olympic committee. Unlike George Bush who went to China and sat on his ass for four days while American soldiers died because this country was involved in two wars. The cost of Bush's security was in the millions.

    Talk about a "terrible failure"? Talk about what Republicans did to this country for the last 8 years.

    Don't you guys ever give up? You're so pathetic. Pathetic, desperate and tragic. It's quite sad.
     
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    we lost lots and lots and lots.
     
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    I didn't expect any different. Does anyone honestly believe that the world wants to submit to the TSA bullshit just so that they can watch the Olympics?
     
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    That may bet the best way to quantify the tax dollars lost. It will be a HUGE task to try and document all of the travel, government employee pay, etc. Maybe I should just settle for "lots and lots and lots". :lol:
     
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    So your answer is BUT BUT BUT BOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the predictable laugh. :lol:
     
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    I thought he saved taxpayer dollars in losing the olympics?
     
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    Yawn. You don't mean that our President actually attended the real Olympics??? Really? HOW UNAMERICAN!!!

    Tell me, how many soldiers are in harms way now in Iraq and Afghanistan while BO is flying back from this disaster of a trip? Hmmm?? Yeah, Bush went to the Olympics to support our athletes, but he didn't take Oprah and all her "people". He didn't fly on 4 seperate planes sending his wife and entourage ahead for a little face time with the people. He didn't go to China with the express intent of trying to bilk dollars from the IOC into a failing Illinois economy.

    Don't you guys ever wake up???? Talk about pathetic, desperate and tragic? Imagine what it must be like on that plane right now....how sad.
     
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    Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
     

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