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What was that complaint about Bush?

Obama has spent more time abroad in his first two years than any other president at a staggering cost of $181,757 per HOUR just to operate air force one.

the trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan was by no means cheap. While a total by-the-day figure may be impossible to come by, Brady estimated that the 48 hours of flight time logged on the trip would cost at least $8.7 million for Air Force One alone. The president's latest visit to Lisbon, Portugal, for a NATO conference
would add another $2.7 million, he figured.

www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/24/military-pegs-hourly-air-force-cost-g-obama-sets-travel-record/#ixzz16IzVSkHT

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 9:42 AM on Nov. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • – collapse
    Ummm,its for work. They're not vacation trips.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 AM on Nov. 25, 2010 (hidden) + expand

  • Some of them are.


    I don't have such an issue with the cost of travel if we are actually accomplishing something. What has he accomplished abroad to mitigate the cost of travel?

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:55 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • Oh..is this why he is wanting to put a 3 year freeze on military pay? All makes sense now...
    Ctink8189

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 9:56 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • And the US has the worst public reactions in history. He is trying to repair the global views of the US, thus decrease attacks and increasing cooperation. And making it safer for all of us.
    DevilInPigtails

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 10:10 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • I personally, would not use fox news as a reliable resource of monetary spending information. As they have already been proved wrong. We complain about bush because he and his administration either looked the other way or passively tolerated the big banks running a poor gamble on our housing market to further their gain and greed, while he and his administration had been repeatedly warned that this would happen. a recession of this magnitude does not happen in two years time, and now people want to count every penny the president spends ? seriously ? Like that is going to solve our financial woes ?

    sulkygirl79

    Answer by sulkygirl79 at 10:20 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • y or passively tolerated the big banks running a poor gamble on our housing market to further their gain and greed, while he and his administration had been repeatedly warned that this would happen.

    Bush was one of the people to repeatedly warn. The likes of Chris Dodd and Barney Frank insisted it was fine and would take no action. Have you been living under a rock?

    http://www.taxpayertreasurehunt.com/index.php/Air_Force_One#Air_Force_One_Hourly_Costs
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 10:38 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • – collapse
    Fox News again......what can you expect?
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 10:56 AM on Nov. 25, 2010 (hidden) + expand

  • Those of you who are Fox haters, find facts and figures that prove them wrong if you can. I tried. There are few articles passed the reports of $200/day. Maybe, just maybe, Fox has contacts we don't. The Obama press won't release any figures that show him in a bad light. That isn't the way state run media works.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:05 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • Fox News again......what can you expect?

    And this is why you remain at a low IQ level.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 12:44 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • I rather be living under a rock than living with my head up the arse of that propaganda machine we all know as fox "News"  Yes, the bush administration saw it coming, but in my opinion they did not do nearly enough to stop it. As i said " looked the other way " They had the power and resources to put more effort into the needed investigations and reform. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/20/business/worldbusiness/20iht-prexy.4.16321064.html?_r=1


    It is more than a little embarrassing to have to point out that the source for these sadly misleading numbers came from a " Journalist" in India. All it takes is a little research to find out were the numbers came from ( And i mean a little). Lets not forget George bush spent thirty three percent of his presidency on personal vacation ( on our dime) maybe if he spent that time Working a little harder our country would not be in the dismal condition it is in.

    sulkygirl79

    Answer by sulkygirl79 at 2:44 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

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