“I think it’s clear that the voters sent a message, which is they want us to focus on the economy and jobs, and moving this country forward,” he said with his Cabinet around him. “They’re concerned about making sure that taxpayer money is not wasted.” — Barack Obama
Of course, we’ll worry about that right after the trip to India.
The hype about the trip to India is growing….and growing.
From the Daily Mail at the end of October:
The entourage will be the biggest ever in terms of logistics and manpower for any US president.
Air Force One plus 40 aircraft, 6 armored cars, over 3,000 people.
Renting the entire Taj Mahal plus other hotels.
I’m not sure if this picture of the Taj Mahal Hotel is before or after the terrorist attack, http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_taj-mahal-hotel-fully-reopens-heritage-wing-receives-first-guests-after-26-11_1423778
Trip will cost $200 million dollars a day – this is all over the internet – pages of links.
Removing the coconuts from the trees so they won’t fall on his head.
Somewhere I read they are building a tunnel under a road for him.
Now I see on Drudge headlines: 34 Warships to India
I am laughing out loud. Can this be possible? Any aircraft carriers? Submarines?
All I can say is, the media has so little credibility you can either believe everything you read or nothing. I tend towards nothing. How in God’s name is a person supposed to know what is true. To be honest, this sounds like a huge joke to me. But then again, most of real life these days sounds like a huge joke.
What with reports of millions and billions and trillions of dollars being thrown about, it has almost lost all meaning. One does not even stop to think, now really, how much is $200 million dollars a day? Sounds small compared to the $6 billion lost by Fannie Mae in the last quarter or the Fed’s plan for another stimulus of $600 billion.
In the midst of all the links on the cost of the trip, there was one link to Media Matters, saying something to the effect it was wildly over-exaggerated. Well, I don’t mind telling you, it will be a cold day in hell when I go to Media Matters to determine the truth of anything.
So whatever – it’s costing a hell of a lot of money to send the Obamas to India. Of that, I don’t think there’s any doubt. And once again, the focus on jobs and the economy is put off for a few more weeks.
So, Barack, don’t give us any of this crap about worrying about the American people worrying about “wasting money.” Don’t bother to tell us you are going to focus on jobs. Please. Spare us.
Posted: 11.04.10 Updated: 11.05.10