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Old 06-07-2016, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Apologized or not apologized.

That $313 ,804 is waste of money.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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I'm curious as to whether or not the op ever cared about the cost of various trips, appearances or speeches made abroad by President Bush during his administration or is he guilty of using a double standard?
By the way, the "apology tour" thing is a tired old knee jerk right wing talking point propagated & propelled forward by the gigantic rw media empire, by the way.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Florida
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There was no apology, and there will always be costs when presidents travel, and they WILL travel. Travelling is one of the obligation which come with the job.

It is petty to complain about the travel costs of a president.

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Old 06-07-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Inland Northwest
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Good grief! This is what we're talking about? Starting a thread about this? He's the goddamn President of the effing country. He goes places, we pay for it. Period.


Good lord what a bunch of children.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Good grief! This is what we're talking about? Starting a thread about this? He's the goddamn President of the effing country. He goes places, we pay for it. Period.


Good lord what a bunch of children.
Oh come on. Obama should have been innovated and abolished presidential travel and did everything via FaceTime or Google Hangouts. Who does he think he is going on presidential trips?
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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Apologized or not apologized.

That $313 ,804 is waste of money.
FWIW, this was for a diplomatic event - the G7 summit of which the US is a part of every year basically since its inception over 40 years ago.

IMO that cost is actually pretty cheap considering the security, chartered flight, and accommodations needed for an executive. The president is an executive and so the expense is warranted for his protection and adequate accommodations.

I think people look at a total amount and don't realize that these are actually necessary expenses in the running of a country. As much as many don't like it we actually are considered a world leader and cannot be isolationists in regards to this sort of convention in particular where global issues are discussed/debated.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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we killed 140k innocent civilians,and after 70 years we give then an apology.gee aint we generous??!!!
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:11 AM
 
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we killed 140k innocent civilians,and after 70 years we give then an apology.gee aint we generous??!!!
He didn't apologize. He acknowledged the terrible carnage that a nuclear bomb can wreak upon a city and a people, and expressed the hope that we can move forward without ever using one again.

Oh, the horror!
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:36 PM
 
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Good grief! This is what we're talking about? Starting a thread about this? He's the goddamn President of the effing country. He goes places, we pay for it. Period.


Good lord what a bunch of children.
I have suggested, repeatedly, that if the right wing objects to the travel and vacations of the POTUS, they should take it up with the Congress and the supremes. Every organization has rules for travel and benefits.But, that would give them one less thing to pizz and moan about.

IMO! the POTUS is always on the clock.

Let's see how bothered they get when their savior Donald is POTUS.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:39 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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As a final insult to all Americans who fought and/or lost loved ones in WWII, Obama's 4 hour apology speech cost the American taxpayers $313,804.

Taxpayers Billed $300K for Obama Hiroshima Speech
And how much did the Benghazi investigation cost? Seems like Obama can give a few more speeches if that's your criteria.... lolololololol
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