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THE MOST EXPENSIVE PRESIDENTIAL TRIP IN HISTORY? OBAMA’S AFRICAN JUNKET HAS COST $100 MILLION...

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hile America struggles under the dead weight of a so-called recovery, while our national debt hovers near $17 trillion, increasing at $2.44 billion per day, while we are shutting down White House tours, national parks, swimming pools for our active military and federal fire-fighting budget, our President, the one that spoke of “shared sacrifice,” has taken a large entourage, including his entire family (and mother-in-law!) on a $100 million junket to Africa. That’s enough to pay the annual salary of 2,857 average Americans earning $35K. The trip lasted from June 26th to July 3rd. The costs included hundreds of Secret Service agents (and we know how those guys love to party...), fighter jets, a Navy ship with a complete trauma center, a fleet of military cargo plans hauling 56 vehicles - that include 14 limos and 3 trucks loaded with bullet-proof sheets to cover hotel windows. It was reported that the President and First Lady cancelled plans to go on safari during the trip due to the additional expense of sharp-shooters to protect against wild animal attacks. Wow. Thanks for watching those taxpayer dollars. “For the cost of this trip to Africa, you could have 1,350 weeks of White House tours,” Rep. George Holding, a North

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Carolina Republican, said last week. “It is no secret that we need to rein in government spending, and the Obama administration has regularly and repeatedly shown a lack of judgment for when and where to make cuts. … The American people have had enough of the frivolous and careless spending.” Or you could send 1 million impoverished kids to summer camp for one week, according to the NAACP website. Not every conservative is complaining. One blogger, Joseph Farah or creaters.com put it this way: “Think about it. Do you really want Obama in Washington concocting more ways to “stimulate” the economy? Do you really want Obama in Washington doing more of what he has done since Jan. 20, 2009? Do you really want Obama in Washington dreaming up new ways to curtail our freedoms and empower big government? You know what I mean?”

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