Let’s stop wasting money – right after the trip to India

Post Election:

“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.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1325075/Obama-India-visit-Biggest-US-President-40-planes-6-armoured-cars.html#ixzz14KrZi4S5

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


Filed under Barack Obama, Human Interest, Pets, President Barack Obama

3 responses to “Let’s stop wasting money – right after the trip to India

  1. i agree totally with u!
    as an indian and with a person who has been following up his visit this one seems to be blown outta proportion by the media…and fr no reason as after the drubbing obama recieved yestrday he wudnt take ne hasty decisions for strengthening ties btw the 2 countries…


  2. Ruth


    Here are some Bible verses that Pres. Obama avoids:
    Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): “It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury – how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!”
    Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under “a servant who becomes king.”
    And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: “let thy words be few…a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.”
    Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he’s destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
    Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!
    For more on the Obamas, Google “Michelle Obama’s Allah-day” and “Obama Supports Public Depravity.”


  3. bellalu0

    Hahaha – Rest easy – CNN is on it!!! Massive investigation into the truth of the cost of the trip. Go Anderson – please for god’s sake keep ’em honest.

    Probably the first investigative reporting they have done in ten years. What a bunch of tools. The one and only reason they are bothering with the story is because they are trying to sandbag Michele Bachmann. So transparent. Do they care that the Obama administration is wasting millions of dollars on this trip? Even if it’s one million a day, five million a day, twenty million a day, it’s too much.

    Why didn’t CNN delve into the trip and inform the viewers on this really major story of gigantic expense that our president is taking? If they had done that we wouldn’t have to rely on some foreign news report of it – in fact, the only report done on it that I know of.

    Then he says it’s not their job to defend the president……and then proceeds to do just that.

    I loved one clip I saw where they are flogging the thing to death. I believe it was Andy Card who was being questioned. Anderson says, Bachmann “wasted” OUR airtime blah, blah, blah. Card said, first of all it’s not YOUR airtime. And you INVITED her on. All republicans should absolutely refuse to go on any of these networks whose sole goal is to badger and embarrass them. Let them sit there in their little echo chamber and stew in their own juice.

    So let’s be real. CNN does not care that tax payer money is being wasted. No. Not at all. They are not trying to inform the public about the trip, how much it costs, what its purpose is. Actually give us some facts about it. They are simply trying to use OUR airwaves for their own political agenda – that being democrat/progressive. Easy to see through it. Easy.

    More shameful failure of the American media.


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