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US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Postby doggyfront on Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:17 pm

This socialist is out of touch! Anyone want to puke now????? The people in our country are in dire straights and our President wants to spend this money on a trip?? Who is more important? Not us for sure!!!!! :evil:
 
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Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Postby Grandma Lynn on Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:30 pm

Oh, but it's for the good of the people!
We need him to spread our charm.
We will work and scrimp and save,
so he can spend, spend and spend.

All he has to do is have the Fed's
make more money, so he can spend it.
 
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Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Postby And-Still-PPS on Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:35 pm

Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit


PROVE IT.
 
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Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Postby Propofol on Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:40 pm

And-Still-PPS wrote:
Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit


PROVE IT.


Done.

Mumbai: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city.
"The huge amount of around $200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra Government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/us-to ... t-64106?cp
 
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Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Postby doggyfront on Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:48 am

200000000 a day, what a scumbag :lol:
 
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Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Postby beenthereanddonethat on Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:54 am

Why don't you nutjobs count the cost of all the trips Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush and Bush took. Then complain some more!
 
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Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Postby earlgreyeveryday on Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:09 am

This story is already being widely debunked as a rumor.
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/anderson-cooper-mythbuster-cnn-debunks-alleged-cost-of-obamas-india-trip/
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/india-on-200-million-a-day-no/
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/nov/04/michele-bachmann/rep-michele-bachmann-claims-obamas-trip-india-will/

James Gerstenzang, a former reporter who covered numerous foreign trips by presidents for the Los Angeles Times, laughed at the $200 million a day figure, which he guessed was probably "inflated by a factor of 10." And the claim about the entourage of 3,000 also seems grossly inflated, he said. He noted that any members of the press traveling with the president pay their own way, so that's not a cost borne by taxpayers.

"It really bothers me when numbers like that get thrown around by both sides for political reasons, without it being backed up," Gerstenzang said.

Veteran reporter David Jackson, who has traveled on a number of foreign trips by presidents, wrote for the USA Today, "No, President Obama's trip is not going to cost $200 million a day."

"That figure -- first thrown out by a single Indian media outlet and now viral on conservative talk radio -- is wildly, wildly off the mark."

And basing the claim on an estimate from an anonymous state government official in India is dubious at best.

"I think you have to ask, 'How would they know how much any of this costs?'" said Gannon, the advance press director under George W. Bush "We don't share that with officials from foreign governments. I'd question where they got that number from. That does sound very inflated."


Honestly, this is one where a little common sense is called for. Anyone can see that those numbers are ridiculous. And why aren't conservatives outraged that their pundits and representatives are spreading lies and misinformation?
 
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Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Postby doggyfront on Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:05 pm

34 warships, 40 private plaines, out of touch :lol:
 
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Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Postby Grandma Lynn on Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:12 pm

beenthereanddonethat wrote:Why don't you nutjobs count the cost of all the trips Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush and Bush took. Then complain some more!


Wish I could. Bet altogether wouldn't even
come close to what Obama has spent, and
he's not thru yet!!!
 
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Re: US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Postby Lil Iodine on Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:32 pm

Obama probably is going so he can sell more of our businesses. When ever he takes off to differant places, I hold onto my wallet. I don't trust him at all. Glad all those new elected republicans will be there to keep him in check the best they can....
 
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