Tuesday, July 2, 2013

President Obama Cancels 4th of July

Pretty much.

OK he cancelled 4th of July celebrations for the military and has blamed the sequester. 

However, there was PLENTY of money for his junket to Africa.

"Don’t forget that The Washington Post recently reported that the Obamas’ trip to Africa in the week just before July 4 could cost what they called a “kingly sum,” anywhere from $60 million to $100 million."

“Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay,” the Post reported. “Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.”

"Those funds would have covered every federal Fourth of July event nationwide with plenty left over for a president’s vacation."