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wyldthings 12:44 PM on 06/15/2013
First I will feel this way no matter who's President Male, Female, Black, White, Asian, Muslin Christian or Atheist. It now cost way to much for Security for our leaders to the world. That means Senators and any Government officials. There of course are exceptions like the Secretary Of State. We now have all the technology to bring the world together electronically. Let's look at it this way? How many new  Read More...
10:24 PM on 06/24/2013
In the age of skype and the internet, there is no excuse for spending this kind of money. If Africa is that dangerous to require hundreds of secret service, then he should be skyping in. I don't care if you're republican or democrat (democrat here) this is a colossal waste of taxpayer money that could be spent much more efficiently somewhere else.
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05:12 PM on 07/02/2013
yes, he should have just skypped them.

*rme*
02:40 PM on 06/24/2013
Too many scandals to count, we're all still unemployed here in Florida, the White House is closed to tours (not enough money) and this family is taking a vacation costing us - the taxpayers $100 million!??!
That just about sums it up for this ENTITLED President. (Clinton and Bush weren't in sequestration when they traveled.)
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05:12 PM on 07/02/2013
this isn't a vacation.
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marluz
12:38 PM on 08/04/2013
This is not a vacation.
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Mama62
08:16 PM on 07/16/2013
Can't you people read? It is not a vacation. American Presidents have always visited Africa, most numerous times. This is his first trip to Africa and just because his family went along, that does not make it a vacation. So sad this country is filled with such narrow, tiny minds.
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butterfliesrfree101
09:57 AM on 06/24/2013
No spending $100 million when Americans are in a Sequester is not ok. Its called taking advantage of people. Any one thinks this ok is just does not care about our country. Nobody needs to spend $100 million on a vacation. That money could be spent on Food Banks,Homeless, Jobless. We are trillions in debt and 100 Million for a vacation. That is trully not caring about citizens of a country. You can email and tell me I'm racist. Only thing is its not about being racist. You know the truth. The Obamas are sinking this country.
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pickles n pops
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01:14 PM on 06/24/2013
It would be pretty funny if the IRS declared his Africa trip a family vacation, and billed the Obamas the taxes owed for the $100 million cost of the trip. (Some other gov't agency could bill the Obamas for the actual trip cost.)
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butterfliesrfree101
02:52 PM on 06/24/2013
What is outrageous is the cost of Obama's trip $100 million. Wow what that money could be used for. Next budget term Obama will raise the debt ceiling again. Most Americans are lucky if they get one vacation a year. Lately Staycation is a popular term for Americans. While the rest of Americans have been in a Sequester. While the President cut back on military meals,and "Meals on Wheels." Wow Some Seniors who are Veterans can't eat when their hungry. Yet Obama does not bat an eye at spending pathetic $100 million. While our country is in worst financial shape ever. Obama does not care too much about America. Its not as if the Obamas have not been no where. While they take a vacation every other week. Its ok the President is entitiled. Big Eyewink. Shame on people who think its ok.
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butterfliesrfree101
02:59 PM on 06/24/2013
What is outrageous is the amount of money $100 million. While the rest of America is in a Sequester. The President Obama has laid off people from work. The President
cut back on our militarys meals. The President cut out "Meals on Wheels"For Seniors.
Wow its amazing a totally lavish vacation. With a hefty price tag adding to America debt.
Now its not as if the 1st family has been stuck inside the Whitehouse. The Obama's go on a vacation every other week. While those Seniors who don't get "Meals on Wheels" are hungry. Wow what is pathetic is the Americans who just don't care
what is happening to their country. You won't think it so funny if we ever can't make
a payment to the Chinese. Raising the debt ceiling can only last for so long. Now a vacation does not cost $100 million. Even to gas up Air Force One,and Secret Service.
We Americans are being taken advantage of.
10:26 PM on 06/24/2013
This isn't a vacation, it's a diplomatic trip disguised as a vacation. There are plenty places in europe or the USA he could go to for far cheaper compared to Africa. He should be using teleconferencing, not hauling hundreds of SS and Seals around with him to God knows where.
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butterfliesrfree101
11:37 PM on 06/24/2013
Juan ITA. Good ideas. While the rest of America is in a SEQUESTER. And being laid off of work. It just seems like flaunting,and ha ha look what I can do. While Obama tells the rest of us Americans "Feel the PAIN." Here an idea. How about sending that 100 Million out as stimulas checks to Americans in need. Don't laugh too hard. I won't hold my breath.
12:15 PM on 06/22/2013
This trip is nothing but a waste of taxpayer's money. They need to stay at home!!!!
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butterfliesrfree101
09:50 AM on 06/24/2013
Lets see the President Obama Sequester every body else. Telling us to feel the pain. That is selfish,and greedy. Nobody needs $100 million for a vacation. Americans are being taken advantage of "Big Time."
09:36 AM on 06/22/2013
While we are worrying about another Obama vacation, we should ALL be worrying about the most horrific bill EVER in our history going through Congress right now!

I see that Huffy Puffy is NOT covering this daily as it should, letting Americans know what the 535 Republicans & Democrats in Washington are conspiring to do to us for VOTES.... The only thing they care about is adding voters to their political power base (BOTH PARTIES).

Americans would be irate if 11Million jobs went overseas to foreign countries.

But their not irate about 11 million Foreigners coming to this country illegally, living off of American welfare, educating their children & training them (paid by American Taxpayers) to take American jobs as soon as this Immigration Reform BS is passed?

So, it's not OK to send jobs overseas.

But it is OK for Foreigners to illegally come here & TAKE American jobs.

Instead of sending jobs to 3rd World countries, 3rd World foreigners are coming here for jobs.

So you think they are only farm workers & housekeepers? Think again! And their children will be competing with your children for jobs, educated right here in America by American teachers - paid for by American Taxpayers.

Send an E-mail to your Congressman today & tell them "NO" to Immigration Reform.
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butterfliesrfree101
10:04 AM on 06/24/2013
1AAmerican, ITA with what you're saying. However spending 100 million when we are in a Sequester is just not right. Its called taking advantage of people going through a tough time.
Its called selling our FREEDOM further away from paying off a debt. President Obama is really doing no good here. Plus nobody needs 100 million for a vacation. Please people live on less then $20,000 a year. I think Obama in general does not care about Americans. He is
taking advantage of us big time. People who love Obama? Why don't you see what Obama
is doing to Americans? ITs a deception.
10:28 PM on 06/24/2013
It's short term pain to insure the dominance of the Democratic party, I'm all for it, as long as they shore up the border and require employers to make sure people are legal and registered workers. So funny to hear republicans in a panic over this, lol.
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YourMuslim Neighbors
10:24 AM on 06/21/2013
I'm sure the African Americans will be most happy to foot the bill from our portion of taxes for this trip to Africa.
10:29 PM on 06/24/2013
This is a very racist comment.
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YourMuslim Neighbors
07:11 AM on 06/26/2013
BLAH BLAH
08:34 PM on 06/20/2013
She should be taking those girls to Applachia for a Real American education not to Africa. Wake up America.
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09:50 PM on 06/19/2013
President's have to travel as part of the job. Laura Bush went to Africa 7 times on the taxpayers dime. I don't hear anyone complaining about that, but when Obama goes to Africa suddenly everyone is crying "How dare he spend taxpayer money on a trip to Africa?" It's really pathetic to see you scold the President like you just caught him buying steak with food stamps. Grow up.
07:49 AM on 06/20/2013
Dorie -

Very clever...using Politicususa (Real Liberal Politics). I noticed how they distorted everything for Obama's benefit. Nice try, though.
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marluz
12:42 PM on 08/04/2013
Thanks for the link I was going to post it. F&F!
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lgregory
03:59 PM on 06/21/2013
they won't grow up because they are 13 years old mentally
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01:41 PM on 06/19/2013
Piggy over the top behavior. No need for this, while children look forward to touring the WH every Summer and have been turned away, this family is indulging in absolutely gluttonous behavior. Not good for the country's morale at such troubling times.
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bridgettedawn
11:21 PM on 06/19/2013
The Pres, and his wife could care less............ They are shameless .....
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11:47 AM on 06/20/2013
You are right.  They have absolutely no shame.  
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Queen Black
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01:10 AM on 06/21/2013
Heee hehehe!! You are 2 funny!!
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lgregory
04:00 PM on 06/21/2013
you must be rednecks , luquillo and bridgette , airhead redneck women
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Charn Robinson
01:40 PM on 06/19/2013
I say good for you Mr President! You deserve a vacation. Afterall, George Bush Jr spent more time on vacation than any other US President and the Pubs loved him!
07:53 AM on 06/20/2013
Prove it!

I love the way Dems try to say George Bush "spent more time on vacation", when in fact he was working most of the time while in Texas at his home instead of in Washington.
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Queen Black
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01:13 AM on 06/21/2013
OHweeeee! Heheheheeee!!! Hahahaaa!!! Oh Lawd!! Just what I needed!...A good ole belly laugh!!!
08:59 AM on 06/22/2013
Oh my word! Do the MATH!!
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marluz
12:43 PM on 08/04/2013
President Bush spent 1/3 of his time away from the White House.
11:00 PM on 06/18/2013
Amazing audacity of this man. To cut off something as simple as the White House tours at the same time taking this ridiculous trip is over the top. There is no excuse...
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OCCUPYHERALD
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01:48 AM on 06/24/2013
president Obama said donate a million dollars to the white house and the tours are back on, for a month!

republiCANT already get far too many freeebeies
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janetislight
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10:59 PM on 06/18/2013
Yeah, Obama goes once, and Bush while robbing us blind goes twice. The Obama's are paying for the time that they are not at meetings themselves. Would GW do that?
02:38 AM on 06/19/2013
It's not about how much he's spending or how much Bush spent. The issue is the massive hypocrisy of Obama telling everyone that natural disasters are happening because of the Sequester (which HE created) and how we can't have tours of the White House because of the Sequester and how federal inmates will have to be released (a proven lie), or how Meals on Wheels will serve millions of fewer meals to seniors (a proven lie), or how "teachers will get the pink slip" (a proven lie), or even how the janitors in the Capital building were going to get pay cuts...all lies. So while he's out there saying the world is coming to an end for week after week after week because of $85 billion in needed budget cuts he goes out and spends like there is no tomorrow. If he needs to take a trip to Africa, so be it, but being a massive, lying hypocrite about it is nothing short of pathetic.
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janetislight
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02:21 PM on 06/19/2013
None of what you said are lies.  These were accross the board cuts.  Only Congress can change who gets what money.  These cuts were not needed and fly in the face of proven economic theory.  The austerity approach has been completely debunked and the authors of that research condemned by their peers.
09:03 AM on 06/22/2013
teachers getting pink slips a proven lie? uh, it's not a lie and it's happening. AND the sequester was NOT his fault. It's the "others" that are "proving their point" and their pretend power.
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bridgettedawn
11:29 PM on 06/19/2013
Who told you that? Or did you read that on the internet ?
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janetislight
Liberal/Progressive/Socialist. Deal with it.
11:13 AM on 06/20/2013
I read it on the the internet sourced by the OMB.
07:56 PM on 06/18/2013
Ever hear of Skype Barrack Hussein?
07:55 PM on 06/18/2013
Thank goodness they stopped those White House tours to save money. Screwing the American taxpayer one vacation at a time.
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bridgettedawn
11:31 PM on 06/19/2013
I am so glad that he can only have two terms . THERE REALLY IS A GOD .
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OCCUPYHERALD
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01:54 AM on 06/24/2013
visit the grand canyon, remind your kids what life was like on day one!
02:46 PM on 06/18/2013
Isn't there a sequestration going on now?

I guess as long as Obama gets to vacation who cares about the government employees and others that have to struggle to get by.

$100M to go to Africa. What happened to the sequester, I thought we were trying to save money? Why doesn't he go to Africa after his term is over so it won't cost as much money?