Um, why is Obama spending $1.6 million of taxpayer dough for Vegas amnesty speech?

As Twitchy told you earlier tonight, a phalanx of Big Labor leaders will fly in to Las Vegas tomorrow to rally for illegal alien amnesty with President Obama.

Here’s the schedule via Keith Koffler:

9:20 am || Departs White House
11:25 am PT || Arrives Las Vegas
11:55 am PT || Delivers remarks on immigration; Del Sol High School
2:00 pm PT || Departs Las Vegas
9:20 pm || Arrives White House

The cost to taxpayers? Over $1.6 million:

Many Americans are scratching and shaking their heads:

Just wait ’til the costs of all these amnesty plans starts getting out!

https://twitter.com/RMConservative/status/296087134480261120

  • Assassino

    Didn’t CEO’s get lambasted for taking corporate jets during the bailout? Gettin tired of this elitist bullsh*t…..

    • BlueGood

      Isn’t Bizzaro Barry really just going to Vegas to see Shania Twain???

    • Michael Johnson

      I guess he should just do what Bush did, right? Stay in D.C. for his entire term? This is dumb even for twitchy.

    • lainer51

      Toyota execs got harrassed for not driving to the hearings in a smart car instead of flying…. Oh wait a minute – Toyota is non-union… silly me.

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    Mr heavy weapons guy, what is your opinion on this event?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S1viy1Wqp0

  • JeannieJ

    Oh. Lucky us.

  • Steven Wroblewski

    Your ancesters immigrated here too!

    • Assassino

      You’re right, they did……legally! They were a proud people that would never dream of accepting a handout or expect one! They earned their money and reinvested it back into America. They didn’t send it back to their country further weakening OUR economy. They didn’t use the hospitals as their healthcare provider. They paid taxes and SS, and learned the English language. They would feel dishonored to be considered a burden to the country. They came here to pursue the American dream, not sponge off of it. Sadly, that is a fading memory.

      • nc

        +100!

    • $129448

      yup but they did it the legal way and worked their asses off, they never lived of the taxpayers.

    • ceyanne

      One side of the family did. LEGALLY. The other side is Hawaiian. The whites INVADED them. So STFU.

    • William J. Miller

      I don’t have “ancesters”. I have ancestors, and they did immigrate here. Legally.

    • tredglx

      My ancestors are Cherokee and English. I can trace the English settlers back – on North American soil which became the United States – to 1745.
      Can you say the same, Stevie? STFU, libbie.

    • lainer51

      not sure what an “ancester” is, but, yes, my ancestors did immigrate here, then learned the language, became a citizen, got a job, acquired their own health care, paid for their own food, paid taxes, didn’t send money back to their native country, didn’t vote illegally, didn’t get on the government dole. Our country was built on the backs of immigrants, you don’t need to school me on our history.

    • lainer51

      not sure what an “ancester” is, but, yes, my ancestors did immigrate here, then learned the language, became a citizen, got a job, acquired their own health care, paid for their own food, paid taxes, didn’t send money back to their native country, didn’t vote illegally, didn’t get on the government dole. Our country was built on the backs of immigrants, you don’t need to school me on our history.

    • Joe W.

      And they went through Ellis Island like everyone else in their day did, Sparky. LEGALLY.

    • Joe W.

      And they went through Ellis Island like everyone else in their day did, Sparky. LEGALLY.

    • JINNASH

      And at a time when WORK was respected and deadbeats were pubically SHAMED. As opposed to now with the welfare state and certain politicians buying votes with our tax dollars.
      Its time for the left to grow up. What really divides the nation is the selfishness of the deadbeats and enabling politicans!

    • JINNASH

      And at a time when WORK was respected and deadbeats were pubically SHAMED. As opposed to now with the welfare state and certain politicians buying votes with our tax dollars.
      Its time for the left to grow up. What really divides the nation is the selfishness of the deadbeats and enabling politicans!

    • MJ Pauls

      Yes, they did. They came here legally, paid taxes, helped build this country, and fought in the Revolutionary War (even though they were Quakers) for the freedom you now have. Not at all the same thing as people who broke our laws to get here.

    • MJ Pauls

      Yes, they did. They came here legally, paid taxes, helped build this country, and fought in the Revolutionary War (even though they were Quakers) for the freedom you now have. Not at all the same thing as people who broke our laws to get here.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      What’s your point?

    • TocksNedlog

      And, therefore, anyone that wants to come here can just show up, undocumented? Sorry, Charlie.

  • Sons Thunder

    It’s a scandal that the president of the United States would fly somewhere and make a speech!

    • $129448

      It is when he is wasting taxpayer money…duh

    • journogal

      Do you not recall when he blasted businesses for taking trip to Vegas and basically killed Vegas’ convention side for a while? Do you not recall how he also blasted CEOs for using/taking private jets? Do you also realize this is our money, well taxpayers because I have a feeling you don’t pay any, to fund this. Why can’t he give the speech from the Rose Garden? Just as effective, probably even more so.

    • lainer51

      not at all, as long as I am not paying for it.

    • lainer51

      not at all, as long as I am not paying for it.

    • Joe W.

      $1.6 million???? Are you that dense, pal??? We have NO MONEY!!! NONE!!! Get that through your stupid, liberal head. One in five Americans cannot find work, and record numbers are living off of government money, and this ass clown flies to Vegas to speak??? If Bush had done this, you would STILL be bitching about it. And you tried to tell me last night that you were not a liberal. Lying crap weasel.

      • Rabid

        Hell, they’re still whining about what Bush did…

    • Joe W.

      $1.6 million???? Are you that dense, pal??? We have NO MONEY!!! NONE!!! Get that through your stupid, liberal head. One in five Americans cannot find work, and record numbers are living off of government money, and this ass clown flies to Vegas to speak??? If Bush had done this, you would STILL be bitching about it. And you tried to tell me last night that you were not a liberal. Lying crap weasel.

    • TocksNedlog

      Everything he does IS great, isn’t it.

    • http://resministries.org/ Arthur E Jackson

      You pay for it then

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      Thunder?
      Too much cabbage, or too many bean dishes?

      • Sons Thunder

        Biblical reference

        • Grumpa Grumpus

          I know, it’s NT, but couldn’t resist…
          Besides, shouldn’t there be two of you?

        • Grumpa Grumpus

          I know, it’s NT, but couldn’t resist…
          Besides, shouldn’t there be two of you?

      • Sons Thunder

        Biblical reference

  • bidentime

    The motorcade drives by just one golf course and the itinerary will change.

  • Guest

    OPM (Other People’s Money) suckas…
    wait ’til you see Moochelle’s vacay itinerary,
    “cha-ching”

  • $129448

    Welcome to Hell

  • $129448

    Liberals are so DUMB

    • JINNASH

      Close. Liberal supporters are willfully ignorant; they believe what they are told. Liberal leaders are smart enough to swindle their own followers year after year.

    • JINNASH

      Close. Liberal supporters are willfully ignorant; they believe what they are told. Liberal leaders are smart enough to swindle their own followers year after year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    why? because he can.

    he’s the one, ya know.

    by the way, you’re racist for asking.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Oops. Said the same “because he can.” Unintentional copy, sorry.

  • michael s

    When did presidential perks become a problem? When did all of you become cpa’s?

    • lainer51

      they have ALWAYS been a problem… even when paying for Bubba’s “cigars”, and, BTW, it’s CPA.

      • michael s

        Actually its CPAS’.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          No, it would be CPAs. The apostrophe is unnecessary and considered an affectation at best, or just plain incorrect, and the “s” does not need to be capitalized.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            But as for the question itself? When we saw the number 16 trillion for the first time.

            PS — It’s OUR MONEY, and we aint got no more!

      • michael s

        Actually its CPAS’.

    • lainer51

      they have ALWAYS been a problem… even when paying for Bubba’s “cigars”, and, BTW, it’s CPA.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      LOL, what an insufferable little tool.

    • TocksNedlog

      Wasting $1.6 million in one day is a “perk”?
      Yeah sure, you’re serious about fiscal responsibility.

    • Thevelvetkitten

      Oh to hell with fair share……. How many hungry children could that money have fed ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mkystlvsit Michael Laird

    GOD BLESS AMERICA !! Thanks Obamabotts !! Your “Messiah” !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mkystlvsit Michael Laird

    GOD BLESS AMERICA !! Thanks Obamabotts !! Your “Messiah” !!

  • BeeKaaay

    Harry Reid’s cronies got paid back with some business.

  • BeeKaaay

    Harry Reid’s cronies got paid back with some business.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Amnesty now = Democrats forever = End of USA. Well played, Barry, well played.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Amnesty now = Democrats forever = End of USA. Well played, Barry, well played.

  • Guest

    yeah, they were brought before a panel of elitist thugs and told, “you still don’t get it, do you?” i would say the same to them, if i thought they were shamable, but, alas…

  • Guest

    yeah, they were brought before a panel of elitist thugs and told, “you still don’t get it, do you?” i would say the same to them, if i thought they were shamable, but, alas…

  • Jack_H

    Aww, give Obama a break. The ONLY thing he knows how to do is SPEND money. He’s certainly incompetent when it comes to saving a buck.

    • Junie3

      He acts like a ghetto clown that won the $1000.00 lottery.

    • Michael Johnson

      I guess you haven’t heard. The only president to spend less than Obama in the last 30 years was Clinton. Ooops.

      http://wp.me/p2ahDb-8u

  • Jack_H

    Aww, give Obama a break. The ONLY thing he knows how to do is SPEND money. He’s certainly incompetent when it comes to saving a buck.

  • Gary DeBates

    pres. obama more important things are going on. STAY HOME

  • Gary DeBates

    pres. obama more important things are going on. STAY HOME

  • Shawn

    Yeah what I need here in Vegas, more workers that are unemployed

  • Jim Denney

    Why Vegas? Party hearty with his choom gang of union bosses with suitcases full of freshly laundered casino cash, that’s why.

  • Jim Denney

    Why Vegas? Party hearty with his choom gang of union bosses with suitcases full of freshly laundered casino cash, that’s why.

  • gracepmc

    Come on libs — this cannot be ok. That is $1.6 million that could have gone into the foodstamp program that illegals supposedly cannot but do use.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Bravo!

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Why? BECAUSE HE CAN!

  • Lady 12

    When will Americans decide that enough is enough?!

  • Guest

    The country is almost bankrupt,
    Obama did not get the memo
    or his wife Imelda wanted to go shopping for shoes.

  • walterc

    Didn’t Barry say you can’t just take a trip to Vegas on the taxpayers dime? Why doesn’t he just fly to Camp David, make his little amnesty speech and shoot some skeet for dinner?

  • Junie3

    What this narcissist won’t do for a some cheering and clapping. I do believe he lives for it. He thinks he just all that. The man is ugly, he stutters in every sentence and gives stupid, lying speeches. Dear Lord, wake this nation up.

  • http://twitter.com/ObamaLies2Much Obama Lies

    He had to go there to thank all the folks that voted for him last November (with union help), and to let them know that they should be getting their citizenship really soon as a reward for all their hard work.

  • http://twitter.com/ObamaLies2Much Obama Lies

    Not to mention that this trip was planned back before they cancelled that trillion dollar coin idea.

    He was going to balance the budget at a no-limit roulette table by betting it on black.

  • BeeKaaay

    He’s spending it because he’s a narcissist.

    He hates taxpayers.

  • b_truit

    Racist? I’m white like you. I’d send you out of here as well.

  • nc

    SW, I’d say not be able to criticize or disagree with a President who happens to be black, without being called racist, IS racist. So that makes YOU the racist.

  • $129448

    It is a waste of money, you cant figure that out. It is our money they are wasting not theirs you idiot

  • journogal

    Please point out any bigotry and racism. This country is broke, and the private sector is getting smaller. We do not have any money. Do you not understand this? Where do you think this money comes from, Obama’s stash? No, it comes from the ever shrinking employment force in this country. Must be nice to sit around, draw a government check (you are welcome by the way, because that’s my money as well as others on the board that was taken out of our paychecks so you can sit at home and sneer at us) and call us names. Why? Because we dare to disagree with your savior, the man who is going to give you everything, Obama the Great.
    Explain why he couldn’t give this speech from the Rose Garden, or via Skype; or anything other cost saving measures?

  • Dwayne Jackson

    And why are they bigots and racists?

  • tredglx

    “The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend
    to be something they’re not.”

    “I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

    -Hillary Clinton.

  • William J. Miller

    “Racists!” Drink!

  • lainer51

    uh – is eachother a word?

  • lainer51

    uh – is eachother a word?

  • Dwayne Jackson

    When Libtards have no argument they immediately accuse those who disagree has bigots and racists.

  • journogal

    If we turn that into a drinking game, we will be passed out before noon.

  • journogal

    If we turn that into a drinking game, we will be passed out before noon.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    You say that like it’s a bad thing . . .

  • journogal

    Perhaps I should said, we would all suffer from alcohol poisoning.