posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 04:15 AM
Originally posted by smurfy
Originally posted by Daedalus
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by jhn7537
our President is considering a lavish trip to Africa......
It's more than 'considering'. It's on the schedule. So are the Germany and Ireland trips.
My question ... what is worth $100 million to us taxpayers for send the first family over there?
NOTHING is worth it....with things as they are now, all presidential vacations should be canceled...
if we can't take a tour of the white house, or see a blue angels show, then the the president and his family can't go on vacations....
seriously, there should be a special committee in place that answers to the american people, and is responsible for approving or denying any and all
presidential vacations, or recreational activities, that would burden the taxpayer with their cost.
going to camp david, or one of the other existing presidential retreats is one thing, because they're already there for the president and his family
to use...but if you wanna go to france, or africa, or throw a big-ass birthday party...well, you gotta ask the people for permission to spend their
money on that...and if you're doing a s**tty job, and they're not fond of you...well, just expect to not be taking any special trips...
As I understand it, the trip is official, if you don't want your president to do official trips, petition the White House.
Much of the cost is a paper exercise for budget purpose as far as those who are already employed anyway.
What you may need to question is if all the services are not in house, and if so, who or what are they?
WTF does that even MEAN?
Official waste of money?
This trip is COMPLETELY unnecessary, as the same meetings with foreign officials could be just as easily done, and at FAR less cost to the american
taxpayer, using something along the lines of Cisco Telepresence™
no need for the POTUS to travel, no need to drag his family along, no need to turn it into a vacation. if the american people can't afford a vacation,
then goddamnit, he doesn't get to use money the federal government stole from us to go on an excessively expensive vacation....
it ain't right.
and wow....petition the white house? are you bloody serious? you honestly believe that works?....that there's ANYONE there who gives a rat's ass what
we think anymore?
edit on 23-6-2013 by Daedalus because: (no reason given)