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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.

 

Full article here [1]


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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

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