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Exactly why is Obama going jet setting again?

200 million a day, hundreds of people, planes, helicopters and armored vehicles. President Obama will begin a four-nation trip, starting in India, promoting American export opportunities and jobs.

Why is Obama going overseas to talk about American jobs? Will he beg them to not accept Americans or companies from America all while begging them to export their wares to the US?

Sounds like a vacation with a few speeches thrown in so he can say he is working.

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2010/10/28/obamas-india-trip-schedule/

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 11:19 AM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Should he never leave the WH?


    Why don;t you look into WHY he is going?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:20 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • promoting American export opportunities and jobs


    O, its right there in your OP

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:21 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • A 10 day trip at a cost of 200 million a day to the taxpayers and ppl wonder why dems got a thumping last night? He thinks he's earned it I suppose....
    BobbieB

    Answer by BobbieB at 11:21 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will stay focused on expanding American export opportunities and creating jobs at home during his four-nation trip starting with India this weekend


    the President would pursue his goal of greater economic engagement with the world, particularly Asia, irrespective of the election results, although they framed it in the context of pushing the American agenda of increasing exports and creating jobs in the US rather emphasizing free and fair trade, terms which are now anathema to the public and have come to represent flight of jobs from the US.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:24 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Indian officials say although the visit is heavily weighted towards promoting economic, business, and scientific relationships, they are inseparable from strategic ties.

    ‘US eyes 400% hike in exports to India’


    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama comes calling this week with full force of corporate America in tow, obviously with big business deals on mind. But even before he touches down on India , some of his men are already here to do the ground work.

    One of them is Suresh Kumar, an Indian-American , who is currently designated as the head of the US and Foreign Commercial Service of the US Department of Commerce, the trade promotion arm of the American government .

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:25 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • $200 million a day?!? That's utterly insane. Where is this transparency we were promised? I want to see the itemized expense reports for this and all his other 'business' trips. I'm sure I could cut costs without jeopardizing his security.

    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 11:27 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • – collapse
    probally to get more of them to take american's jobs, that and he's lazy and likes to blow money...typical "black" man
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 AM on Nov. 3, 2010 (hidden) + expand

  • that's just ugly, anon.


    bad

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:32 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • On to the business summit that the U.S.-India Business Council is putting together. Mr. Obama will participate in three events: a roundtable with entrepreneurs; a roundtable with some U.S. CEOs where they’ll be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities around doing business in India (Please Mr. President, ask them to grant us 100% FDI in retail); and a speech.


     

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:32 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Wreath-laying at Mahatma Gandhi’s grave. Bilateral meeting with Mr. Singh followed by a press conference. Meetings with Indian officials (Sonia Gandhi is in here somewhere, we assume) then an address to Parliament. This likely will be the showcase speech of the visit, addressing the “broad range of issues on which the U.S. and India cooperate — political, security and economic — and the alignment we have with the Indians on a number of issues,” according to Mr. Rhodes.

    Then a chat with India’s president. At night, a state dinner.

    Its called WORK people
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:32 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

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