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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Taxpayer Footing the Bill for Obama Bus Tour



According to CNS News:

"President Barack Obama’s upcoming bus tour through the Midwest states typically viewed as swing states during presidential election years will be paid for by the taxpayers, the White House says."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have no idea what the cost, in dollars, fuel, and inconvenience this will be.

The cost will be borne by the taxpayers at the Federal, State, County, and local level.

The Secret Service will utilize local law enforcement who will close highways and by-ways for hours, use state and local law enforcement helicopters to lead and shadow the buses (plural), close overpasses and underpasses, tow cars, and shut side streets and intersecting highways.

Thousands will be used in this effort, and many will be on overtime, plus special transportation, lodging, and per diem for the Secret Service agents who will be out in the hundreds for weeks ahead of the trip, planning the routes, plus those hundreds more that will be required at stops along the way. It will be a boondoggle rivaling Barak's foreign trips with his bloated personal entourage.