President Obama’s African trip emphasizes economic partnership over aid

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  • tenx Santa Clara, UT
    July 3, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    If I pay $10,000 per year in taxes, how long will it take me to pay for BO's vacation?
    A- 100 years
    B- 1,000 years
    C- 10,000 years.

    I hope I can live that long.

  • CB Salt Lake City, UT
    July 3, 2013 12:16 p.m.

    Maybe we can get the President to 'fly over' on his way home, or while on a campaign trip on the fourth, since the Air Force will not be permitted to do so because of 'budget cuts'.

  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    July 3, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    Apparently the big reaction this generated is because the big scary black President went to Africa, where there are other big scary black men as well. We don't see this sort of reaction if a white President goes to Europe and meets with other white men. And those who pull a huge dollar cost for the trip out of the air (the idea that the trip cost taxpayers $100,000,000.00 is blatant nonsense) never flinched when either of the Bushes traveled abroad on government business. The costs of presidential travel is roughly the same regardless of whether the President is Republican or Democrat, and regardless of whether he is black or white.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    July 3, 2013 8:53 a.m.

    How much to the debt did this add? Obviously Democrats can't count or don't care about wasted money, as long as it is wasted by Democrats.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    July 3, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    I thought traveling to foreign countries to meet with world leaders was a job requirement of the POTUS.

    I guess it only a job requirement for a Republican president....

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    July 2, 2013 10:49 p.m.

    Republicans..... Sour grapes that the POTUS traveled to another country. Oh my goodness.. Never before in history...

  • freedom in 2017 paradise, UT
    July 2, 2013 7:30 p.m.

    this field trip/family vacation was well worth the $100 mm taxpayers' dollars.