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Obama Trip Cost Dwarfed by the Bush Africa Spending Spree

As conservatives rage about the cost of Obama’s Africa trip, it is important to remember that George and Laura Bush made a combined 7 trips to Africa all on the taxpayers’ dime.

We’ve played this game before, but anytime the nation’s first black president spends more than a dollar, the right wing freaks out about Barack Obama “wasting taxpayer dollars.” Back in 2011, the right claimed that First Lady Obama’s Africa trip would cost taxpayers millions, but even if you use numbers that the White House disagrees with ($424,000), they weren’t even close.

This time the right has whipped up the fake outrage over a leaked document showing that President Obama’s upcoming Africa trip could cos


Added: Jun-15-2013 Occurred On: Jun-15-2013
By: echo4250
Tags: Africa, Obama, Bush, trips
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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