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Yes, per day. Seems like spending that on the poor would be more effective..

US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

Mumbai: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city.

"The huge amount of around $200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra Government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said.

About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments.

"Except for personnel providing immediate security to the President, the US officials may not be allowed to carry weapons. The state police is competent to take care of the security measures and they would be piloting the Presidential convoy," the official said on condition of anonymity.

Navy and Air Force has been asked by the state government to intensify patrolling along the Mumbai coastline and its airspace during Obama's stay. The city's airspace will be closed half-an-hour before the President's arrival for all aircraft barring those carrying the US delegation.

The personnel from SRPF, Force One, besides the NSG contingent stationed here would be roped in for the President's security, the official said.

The area from Hotel Taj, where Obama and his wife Michelle would stay, to Shikra helipad in Colaba would be cordoned off completely during the movement of the President.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/us-to-spend-200-mn-a-day-on-obama-s-mumbai-visit-64106
 

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But....do you realize how little 200 million is when compared to the big scheme? My son asked me the difference between a million, a billion and a trillion. I was working on my car and I had a micrometer handy. I measured a dollar bill. It was about 3 1/2 thousandths thick. A little math and I discovered that:

A million, one dollar bills is about 300 feet. Maybe a short city block.

A billion is about 55 miles, or about a trip from Canton, TX to Mesquite, TX and

A trillion is 55000 miles. or about twice around the Earth at the equator.

We're 11 trillion in debt. A little over 600,000 miles of 1 dollar bills. That's more than the distance to the moon and back.

So really 200 million is just a drop in the proverbial bucket. 200 million is jsut eleven miles worth of dollar bills. Nothing really, compared to the trip to the moon and back that we are in debt. We are so far in debt that it doesn't matter any more. 200 million just to get him out of the country for a few days seems like a bargain. At least he can't spend any more while he's there. It may be a savings.
 

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Well when you don't have to earn it

And it's other's peoples money

WHO CARE'S :laughing:

Obama's solution to the Economic Depression :laughing:

Record un-emplyment

What an ASS "O"
 

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I have no issues spending whatever it takes to protect the President.
 

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But....do you realize how little 200 million is when compared to the big scheme? My son asked me the difference between a million, a billion and a trillion. I was working on my car and I had a micrometer handy. I measured a dollar bill. It was about 3 1/2 thousandths thick. A little math and I discovered that:

A million, one dollar bills is about 300 feet. Maybe a short city block.

A billion is about 55 miles, or about a trip from Canton, TX to Mesquite, TX and

A trillion is 55000 miles. or about twice around the Earth at the equator.

We're 11 trillion in debt. A little over 600,000 miles of 1 dollar bills. That's more than the distance to the moon and back.

So really 200 million is just a drop in the proverbial bucket. 200 million is jsut eleven miles worth of dollar bills. Nothing really, compared to the trip to the moon and back that we are in debt. We are so far in debt that it doesn't matter any more. 200 million just to get him out of the country for a few days seems like a bargain. At least he can't spend any more while he's there. It may be a savings.
Well, we are an admitted $14 trillion in debt, and have about $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities.. that $200 million per day drop in the bucket would sure go a long way to helping all those poor people we always get soaked for.. :laughing:

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I have no issues spending whatever it takes to protect the President.
Me neither.. within reason. This, IMO is not within reason. Especially not in the worst economic crisis since the great depression.. it's arrogance and elitist.
 

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Me neither.. within reason. This, IMO is not within reason. Especially not in the worst economic crisis since the great depression.. it's arrogance and elitist.
Take into consideration the instability in the region he will be visiting. There can be no shortage in security. The logisitics required for planning Presidential security halfway around the world, in that region is immense. The protectee is not the one deciding the extent of the security detail in place....he's actually got no say in it. The Secret Service is the sole decider when it comes to protection, I have no issue with spending the necessary money to protect the President.
 

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we went thru this before with Obo's wifes spain vacation expense numbers.

They were way off.
 

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that $200 million per day drop in the bucket would sure go a long way to helping all those poor people we always get soaked for..
Poppycock, that's only about $7.00 for each of the 35,000,000 poor folk in this country. They're already getting my Social Security money instead of getting a job and now you want to buy them a 12 pack of Natural Light. Hell.....let's buy them a carton of cigarette's and see if we can run up their medical bills whilst we're at it.
 

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Poppycock, that's only about $7.00 for each of the 35,000,000 poor folk in this country. They're already getting my Social Security money instead of getting a job and now you want to buy them a 12 pack of Natural Light. Hell.....let's buy them a carton of cigarette's and see if we can run up their medical bills whilst we're at it.
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My post was sarcasm.. :cheers:
 

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:laughing: Gonna have to refresh our memories, your the only one who remembers them being "way off". Link?
I dont have links for that..... "NOW".....:laughing:

It mostly had to do with money numbers normally spent if he stayed in washington.

Everybody went for the total bill and did not account for what was spent normally.

For instance.....staff and protection that traveled that were normally on the tab at home....ect...
 

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I dont have links for that..... "NOW".....:laughing:

It mostly had to do with money numbers normally spent if he stayed in washington.

Everybody went for the total bill and did not account for what was spent normally.

For instance.....staff and protection that traveled that were normally on the tab at home....ect...
:huh: I thought she went alone...... and your always short on facts.. :nuts:
 

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I have no issues spending whatever it takes to protect the President.
how about a bit of sanity and not putting the president (who ever it may be) at a risk level that REQUIRES spending $2 million dollars a day for NO POSSIBLE POSITIVE RESULTS, BENEFITING THE U.S.A. that could not be done at FAR LOWER COST sending the SECRETARY OF STATE
 

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how about a bit of sanity and not putting the president (who ever it may be) at a risk level that REQUIRES spending $200 million dollars a day for NO POSSIBLE POSITIVE RESULTS, BENEFITING THE U.S.A. that could not be done at FAR LOWER COST sending the SECRETARY OF STATE
Corrected...

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I'm wondering...for $100 million more a day, $300 million, can't we get him stay?
 

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He could try this thing called net meeting. Why would he risk his ass regardless of the level of security when everybody could stay home be safe and not spend a ton of cash? I realize international politics is a face to face business but sometimes things just need to evolve to become more efficient.
 
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