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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Your tax dollars at work

President Obama is spending $200 million a day on his trip to India.  It's a four-day trip.  Over three-quarters of a BILLION DOLLARS for whatever diplomatic discussions which could probably have been accomplished just as efficiently via email.

"About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President," reports a Press Trust of India article.  He booked the whole damn palace for his entourage.

Meanwhile we peons at home are staggering under a massive tax burden and widespread unemployment.

And liberals question why we don't like this guy?


  1. Patrice,
    I read this same article and have had a pit in my stomach since. We have members in our family whose work has been scaled back and some on unemployment with no sign of a job in sight and yet our president and his family can go on these lavish trips at our expense. I don't know when this will stop. Who can tell this president...ENOUGH... You cannot do these things when the American people are hurting. Does this man or his family have no shame?

    What is so important in India? I surely will not shed a tear should he not come back. There is a lot of unrest in that area of the world.

  2. 4 out of the top 7 people in our government are going to be out of the DC area shortly.

    What gives?

  3. That's $200 million A DAY by the way, not for the entire trip.

    Can you say tone-deaf?

  4. Absolutely nonsense. I do not understand how "we the people" keep allowing this crap to continue. Ohhhh wait, I know the Gov. really does not care what we need.
    Just saying..

  5. As if the vileness of all this weren't enough, stop and think for a moment about the likelihood of what's to be done there...the money issue is bad enough, but it also serves as an effective smokescreen. What's going on behind the screen, there in that part of the door to the front yard of the country providing all the folks who so cheaply replace Americans in their jobs? I don't recall hearing about the agenda for the trip. Anyone?


  6. And it amazes me how ANY of the incumbents (with few exceptions) STILL got reelected yesterday!!!

    Please watch this video:

    And to get you prepared for 2012, please watch this:

  7. Obama ridicules rich Americans and then lives like a king. Can he spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e?
    He doesn't get it because he thinks he's the messiah. This man has an ego that won't quit.
    He has an attitude of superiority, except when he goes abroad to represent our country. Then he bows and scrapes and acts as if Americans are the root of all the world's evils.

    Why is he going to India? Perhaps to give them more of our jobs? Afterall, he wants Americans to be on the same level as the rest of the world - wealth redistribution, remember? Social justice, remember? He's got an agenda and despite what the American people tell him, he's going full-speed ahead with his agenda.

    Make no mistake, Obama and his lameduck Congress will do everything they can between now and January to destroy this country even more than they already have. They are not done yet, brace yourselves.

    Watch - be watchmen. Gird your loins. Prepare for the worst, but pray for the best.

    Anonymous Patriot

  8. It's a 4-day trip, so that will be $800 million total.

    Almost a billion dollars. Unbelievable.

  9. Rudy the anointed one isn't tone deaf. He well knows that he's more than likely a 'one-termer'. So, he's living as high as he can for as long as it might last.
    He'll probably steal more White House property than the Klintoons did when they left.

    Typical Chicago scumbaggery

  10. I also read somewhere that the entourage will be joined by about 200 top CEO's. Are we also paying for them? Gosh, I'd LOVE to see the Taj Mahal.

  11. Too bad more Americans are not aware of this...the only place you will read about this is in the Conservative blogosphere. If it was splashed on the alphabet networks maybe more of us "folks" (I hate when he calls us that) would be angry enough to put a stop to it all.

    Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle while America burns.

  12. Our founders would have tar and feathers waiting for him upon his return, as well as a rope and tall tree.

  13. Living like a royal deity is not easy you working slobs. Just cough up your money and ME and michelle will take it from here. Hah HA !

  14. Doesn't surprise me a bit. A professor from University of Illinois said Chicago was the most corrupt town in the most corrupt county in the most corrupt state. I try to stay away from the Independent Kingdom of Illinois when possible. The big city folks in St. Louis caused a little upset in our Missouri elections. I am thinking of giving a few eastern counties to Illinois!

  15. the arrogance is gonna catch up with them one day. and i cannot think right now of any country i would rather not visit than india..that is one dirty germy nasty place...hmmmm, maybe they will all catch some unpleasant virus that will make them think twice about the way they spend "our" taxdollars.

  16. It's clear to me that everything Obamaniac does is designed to destroy our economy... and in the end our nation. Anything and everything he and his pack of corrupt liars can do to put more and more of a burden on our economy WILL be done, count on it! Then ask yourself (and any liberal friends and neighbors you might have) WHO will pick up the pieces of what's left of our once mighty nation? Only ignorant fools think any government's wealth is never-ending. The goose that laid the gold eggs comes to mind. Remember what happened to that poor fowl! Our only recourse is to keep passing along as much info as we can. Expose all the liberal lies and underhanded dealings until everyone -- EVERYONE -- finally wakes up!

  17. Fair point Miles. Considering the amount of money that they've spent on vacations in two years, we shouldn't be surprised about this minor expenditure either. Urgh.

  18. This is simply nauseating and unconscionable. How does this man have a single vote of support remaining when this is how he conducts himself?

  19. Please call your (alleged) representatives in Washington and ask for an explanation of this extravagant trip at taxpayers expense.

    Please call and ask why. Let them know you are unhappy. While everyone else is tightening their belt 'O ' is frivolously partying away.

    Shame on 'O'.

  20. This president used the entire discretionary entertainment budget for one term in seven months.
    He has now spent more money on entertainment than any 2 term president that came before him.
    Hypocrite does not even start to define him.

  21. I'm fully expecting one or both of the Obamas to get caught uttering the phrase, "Let them eat cake."

    They're showing just about as much empathy as the French Monarchy did just before the French Revolution.


  22. I have a slightly different take on this, I think it's brilliant. 200 M per day is chicken feed to keep the President out of this country. Think of how much he costs us when he actually shows up to work.

    Mr. President - take the whole month, heck, the rest of the year. Just stay there. We'll manage quite fine without you.

    BTW - love the blog.

  23. This would be a great time for some kind of drastic thing to happen in America. Would it not? Our great messiah off younder dancing like a fool. The Fed doing things that are sure to be considered aggressive by countries holding our debt. 200M a day may be a bargain considering what we may be in for. What's going on here?

  24. Far be it for me to ran on your Obama hating parade but don't believe everything that the media says.

  25. This is a myth. The figure was mis-stated by the Indian media. They meant to say 200 million RUPEES per day, which is about 5 million dollars.

    I mean, think about it.
    Let's say 3000 people join him.
    Each one has a 1000 dollar hotel room.
    That's 3 million dollars so far.
    Each one eats 1000 dollars of food every day.
    That's 3 million more, for 6 million total so far.

    1000 dollar rooms and 1000 dollars food are ridiculous numbers, but they STILL leave 194 million dollars per day left to spend.

    5 million dollars per day, not 200 million dollars.

    I'm no great fan of our President, but this story
    is simply not true.