Front Page Mag: “President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won’t be cheap; it’s expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the Washington Post.
When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of emergency,” reports the Post.”
That gargantuan number represents the national debt, including unfunded liabilities. (unfunded liabilities are defined as potential or actual debts for which no current funding is available – translation, bankrupt).
National Review online (link below) reported that White House chief of staff Dennis McDonough, congressional liaison Rob Nabors, and other Obama officials came into initial meetings with Republican Ron Johnson and other Republicans to define how big the entitlement problem really is.
The White House officials reiterated the president’s position that $4 trillion in deficit reduction would basically solve the problem for now.
So go ahead, Mr. President. Senegal and Tanzania are that important.