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10 minute speech = $500k to $1 Million Expense

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 04:24 PM
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I am curious why when we are $13 Trillion in debt as a nation, are our leaders spending upwards of one million dollars of tax payers monies for a 10 minute speech? On top of the cost, what about the carbon foot print of the 10 minute speech when you consider the planes, limos, ect? Is it the goal to spend us into total bankrupt status? Can they really not realize what they are doing to this country? Who is going to pay for our governments decisions? Surely not they, but fall on the backs of the poor.




Mr. Obama spoke for just ten minutes and was on the ground in Ohio for just over an hour. And though his appearance was billed as official and not political, he did use his remarks to deliver attaboys to some of the Democratic politicians here including the Governor, who is up for re-election. "You also got one of the best governors in the country in Ted Strickland," the president said at the start of his remarks. Strickland faces a challenge for his job in November from former GOP Congressman John Kasich, who was not at the Recovery Act event. Neither was Boehner. The trip Columbus probably cost taxpayers between $500,000 and $1 million. Air Force One alone bills out at $100,000 per hour, and the round trip is nearly two hours. Adding to the cost are military aircraft to carry limos and secret service vehicles, Marine One on standby, Secret Service, local police and other factors.


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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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The president shouldn't have a security detail paid for at public expense.

If he wants security, he should pay for it himself.

If you think about the underlying reasons for my logic for more than a few seconds, you'll come to realize why this small change is so brilliant and just how it would work to eliminate the power of government rapidly (no, not by assassination idiots)

Few will understand the logic.

Those who do will almost fall out of their chair from the brilliance of it.



 
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