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OBAMA: Questions about trip to Africa

Letter by Barbara K. Leingang and Clarence W. Leingang, Tacoma on June 24, 2013 at 3:56 pm with No Comments »
June 24, 2013 3:58 pm

We want to thank The News Tribune for keeping us updated on the extended sub-Saharan African trip President Obama is taking (TNT 6-17). It is reassuring that his 24-hour safety will be maintained by the U.S. government for a mere “tens of millions of dollars.”

Is this extraordinary security because of terrorist groups or to keep taxpayer knowledge at bay? The big question, however, is why would a father willingly take his family into the jaws of danger? Maybe this is another one of the first family’s vacations on the taxpayers’ dime.

All the furloughed federal employees are most assuredly clapping for joy as they reflect on their unpaid vacation time.

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