reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Granted they could sit in the white house and save 10's of thousands of dollars. Which will be spent not on protecting dear dictator, but his kids
and the other one. They don't need to go on vacation with all the guards they could wait for the prez to be ready to take his vacation too then go.
Look at it this way.
10 body guards @$500 a day= 5,000$/day
Airforce one or a rented plane to get them there = $20,000 for 2 ways
Other expenses to get them to the vineyard and what have you = 10,000$
Now prez is still at white house during this time, so that's another 10 body guards.
Oh now he choses to leave a week later, and his guards have to go with him. So for that week 350,000$ for the guards on the prez.
So now air force one flies him there another $20,000
His items to get ready, such as his aides packing his bags and such, 10,000$
So instead of having them all go on vacation at the same time, they take basically separate vacations
Price total for 2 vacations. of 3 weeks, (prez gets 2 weeks of vacation and the others get 3) 1,050,000$ for 10 guards, plus the 350,00$ for the extra
10 guarding the prez while his family has 10= 1,400,000$
Now instead of one plane ride, its 2, but well give them 10k discount since they will all come home together.
30,000$ on plane rides.
Now all the necessities and items for both of them, 10,000 each so 20,000$ and we haven't included their paying for the vacation in there either.
Grand total of 2 vacations, 1,450,000$ on them going separately
Going together save us 10 extra guards for a week, the extra items is cut in half, and the plane ride is also cut in half.
So 1,050,000 for the 10 guards.
20,000$ on plane rides
10,000$ on other items (ie. aides packing suitcases or calling to plan routes)
1,080,000. almost 400,000$ of savings.That does not include the money they have to pay out for their vacation.
Now maybe they got tired of playing bowling or hunting in the back yard of the white house. Who knows, but ok they need to vacation elsewhere. Why
should we pay out extra money for them to do it?
Granted i don't know the actual price of the guards. But the fuel and pilots and other support staff for air force one, costs about 20k. Other items
include limo service to and from airport, aides calling places and taking the time to deal with the special things required, making plane arrangements
or calling in available guards to watch the prez. Things like that pile up quickly. Support staff are also included in that 10k special items. Such as
maid service, chef, butlers, etc.
This is just for 2 weeks, So if they go for a month or more a lot of stuff on this list could double. Special items, since support staff is included
in there, the guard pay will be more for sure. Ok so the plane doesn't change.still almost 2 million for a month long family vacation. Just rent out
disneyland for a week and save us some money.
Maybe seeing it in numbers will be easier for some people.