Democrat John Barrow HAMMERS OBAMA For His 100 Million Dollar African Vacation

Democrat John Barrow HAMMERS OBAMA For His 100 Million Dollar African Vacation

So wait, does this mean John Barrow is a racist now or that only applies to Republicans who criticize Obama?

John Barrow

Georgia Democrat John Barrow took to the floor of the House of Representatives on Friday afternoon to critique the price of President Obama’s forthcoming trip to Africa, as its putative price tag is roughly the equivalent of the sequester-induced spending cuts in the state of Georgia.

“Very soon thousands of folks in my district in Georgia, and even more across the state, will be furloughed as a result of the budget sequester,” Barrow said. “Studies have shown that the sequester will cost the Georgia economy approximately $107 million. Meanwhile, reports circulated this week that President Obama’s upcoming trip to Africa will cost the taxpayers nearly $100 million.” (Note: this is actually the highest end of the estimate, which projected a cost ranging from $60-$100 million.)

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“Mr. Speaker, no one here questions the need for security for our Commander-in-Chief,” Barrow continued. “But we do question the need for such expensive trips when so many folks across the country are being forced to cut back because Congress can’t get its act together.”

“A trip of this magnitude isn’t unusual, but these are hard times,” Barrow said. “One hundred million dollars could be better used to keep folks on the job. I urge the President, and everyone at the federal level, to lead by example, and not take the fact that Congress can’t get its act together and rub that in the faces of hard working Americans.”

The economy stinks, Americans are out of work, Obama’s claiming there’s no money in the budget for the White House Easter Egg rolls and yet, he regularly goes on vacations that are so opulent they’d embarrass a 16th century European monarch. By the time all is said and done, the American people will end up cracking the billion dollar mark to pay for Obama’s vacations.

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