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Obama’s speech at Mandela memorial cost taxpayers $5 million

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Neil Munro
Daily Caller [1]
December 10, 2013

President Barack Obama’s 19 minute speech at Nelson Mandela’s memorial cost taxpayers at least $5 million.

That’s not counting any cakes and coffee he and his inner circle consume aboard Air Force One [2] during the 18,000-mile round trip to Johannesburg, via Dakar, in Senegal.

The 28-hour two-way flight to the memorial will cost $5 million because the four-engined Boeing 747 costs roughly $180,000 an hour to operate, according to a May 2012 report [3] by the Congressional Research Service.

The cost includes jet fuel and subsequent maintenance of the aircraft’s engines, electronics and hotel-class facilities.

 

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/10/obamas-speech-at-mandela-memorial-will-cost-taxpayers-500000-per-minute/

[2] Air Force One: http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/10/obamas-speech-at-mandela-memorial-will-cost-taxpayers-500000-per-minute/#

[3] May 2012 report: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21835.pdf

[4] Michelle Obama’s ‘goodwill tour’ of Africa cost U.S. taxpayers AT LEAST $425,000, watchdog group says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michelle-obama%e2%80%99s-goodwill-tour-of-africa-cost-u-s-taxpayers-at-least-425000-watchdog-group-says.html

[5] Unconstitutional Libya Intervention Cost US Taxpayers $896 Million; Pentagon Sends A Further $25 Million to Al-Qaeda Rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/unconstitutional-libya-intervention-cost-us-taxpayers-896-million-pentagon-sends-a-further-25-million-to-al-qaeda-rebels.html

[6] Report: Glitchy Healthcare.gov cost taxpayers more than $634 million to build: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-glitchy-healthcare-gov-cost-taxpayers-more-than-634-million-to-build.html

[7] Obama Family and Staff Cost Taxpayers $1.4 Billion in 2011: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-family-and-staff-cost-taxpayers-1-4-billion-in-2011.html

[8] Obama Ohio trip cost ‘between $500K and $1 million’; Spoke for 10 minutes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-ohio-trip-cost-between-500k-and-1-million-spoke-for-10-minutes.html

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