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."