@DavidLimbaugh Obama Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million...just wait until the President reads about this, he'll be outraged!—
Fididymus (@fididymus) June 13, 2013
Remember when President Obama’s 20-day Hawaiian family vacation cost taxpayers an estimated $4 million? As it turns out, that was chicken feed.
The Washington Post is reporting that the First Family’s upcoming trip to Africa could cost the government — and ultimately us taxpayers — between $60 million and $100 million dollars.
Fiscally irresponsible? You bet. But before you get too upset, consider this: According to WaPo, the Obamas had originally planned to go on safari in Tanzania, but when the newspaper started asking questions about the cost, the White House put the kibosh on that. So, you see, the Obamas are making sacrifices, too! Well, sort of:
Update to our story on Potus Africa trip: WH says Obama will visit Robben Island near S. Africa, which is why safari in Tanzania is off.—
David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) June 13, 2013
If they admit they don’t “have a limitless supply of assets,” why do they jump at every opportunity to treat American citizens like the White House’s collective piggy bank? When it comes to sympathy, just like our bank accounts, we’re all tapped out — and really ticked off:
Since we r paying for Obama FAMILY trip to Africa can't we just ok a trip to Disneys Animal Kingdom instead?100M for a family trip?Really?—
MyMiamiGirl (@MyMiamiGirl) June 13, 2013
Your vacation this year will cost ? If you can afford to take a vacation! Obama & family will spend "60 to 100 MILLION" dollars on theirs !!—
LOVEINE JAMES (@LOVEINE) June 13, 2013
WHY is our govt paying $60-100M for an Obama family trip to Africa? There are people out of work & suffering here.—
Linda Kleinschmidt (@AdvocacyRocks) June 13, 2013
Im fine with Obama's trip to Africa costing 100million $ if its a one-way flight with no return (ever)—
steve olson (@SteveSteveolson) June 13, 2013
I think $100 mill to send Obama to Africa is tax payer money well spent.
If it's a one way trip.—
Captain Quasar (@CaptainQuasar) June 13, 2013
Obama needs money for his trip to Africa? I'll pitch in as long as the ticket on one-way!—
James Spillane (@JASpillane) June 13, 2013