The 100 million dollar family vacation.

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    Good thing we have an economy that can take this kind of hit.

    The Obamas Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million | The Weekly Standard

    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.

    Sadly for the gadabouts they won't be able to enjoy safari as they wished.


    After the paper questioned the costs of a planned family safari, the White House nixed the plan. "The president and first lady had also planned to take a Tanzanian safari as part of the trip, which would have required the president’s special counter-assault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat, according to the planning document. But the White House canceled the safari on Wednesday following inquiries from The Washington Post about the trip’s purpose and expense, according to a person familiar with the decision."

    They didn't want to answer any pesky questions about the cost of the trip and what national interest it served.

    obama's gonna have a big pout over this. Someone's going to be punished.
     
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    I received a brochure in the mail yesterday from a private jet company. They are arranging an around the world tour of Marrakech, Istanbul, Taj Mahal & Jaipur, Yagon & Bagan, Sydney, Bora Bora, Easter Island, and Rio de Janeiro (from and to Fort Lauderdale).

    The trip is from September 8 - October 2, and the price is ONLY $100,000 per person.

    Perhaps they should solicit the Obamanoids.
     
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    Does it include a safari?
     
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    Okay not really a wolf, but close enough......
     
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    Man I would kill for a $20,000 trip to Puerto Rico. :(
     
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    No, apparently not. mr. boe and I nixed it given the lack of opportunity to bag some big game.

    *snicker*

    Actually, we got a big giggle out of it last night. The sender clearly doesn't grok our lifestyle and goals.
     
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    Didn't W go to Africa?
     
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    Too funny.
     
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    Actually it was $200 million a day.
     

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