奧巴馬全家非洲豪華之行或燒1億美元 (转帖)

作者:老阿姨  于 2013-7-2 17:55 发表于 最热闹的华人社交网络--贝壳村

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美國總統奧巴馬對塞內加爾、坦桑尼亞和南非进行為期一周的訪問。此前,奧巴馬只在2009年短暫訪問過加納。此次出訪為奧巴馬当選總統后第二次訪問撒哈拉以南的非洲國家。美國第一夫人米歇爾和他們的兩個女兒也隨同出訪。此次行程預計開支將達到1億美元。

臨行前,奧巴馬此行的豪華程度已引起輿論的熱議。据《華盛頓郵報》此前報道,奧巴馬此次出訪將有數百名特工被派到塞內加爾、坦桑尼亞和南非等地,預計開支將達到1億美元。奧巴馬訪非期間,美國在沿海地區部署配備有全套醫療設施的航空母艦,美國的軍用運輸機將運輸56台交通工具供其使用,其中包括14輛豪華轎車和3輛載有防彈玻璃的卡車。此外,在總統活動空間的上空將有戰斗機全天保駕護航。可謂是一次昂貴的外訪活動。

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1 回复 tsueict 2013-7-2 18:14
Compare to HST (may not be appropriate - one is in office and other was out, but ......):     ZT --

YOU WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE THIS AGAIN !
Thought you'd enjoy this!
It's one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read.
They won't believe this happened,
but it DID.
Harry & Bess
(This seems unreal.)
Harry Truman was a different kind of President.
He probably made as many,
or more important decisions
regarding our nation's history
as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him.
However, a measure of his greatness
may rest on what he did
after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died
was the house he lived in,
which was in Independence Missouri .
His wife had inherited the house
from her mother and father
and other than their years
in the White House,
they lived their entire lives there.
When he retired from office in 1952
his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been
$13,507.72 a year.
Congress, noting that he was paying
for his stamps and
personally licking them,
granted him an 'allowance' and,
later, a retroactive pension
of $25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated,
Harry and Bess drove home
to Missouri by themselves.
There was no Secret Service
following them.
When offered corporate positions
at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me.
You want the office of the President,
and that doesn't belong to me.
It belongs to the American people
and it's not for sale."
Even later, on May 6, 1971,
when Congress was preparing
to award him the Medal of Honor
on his 87th birthday,
he refused to accept it, writing,
I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason
for any award,
Congressional or otherwise."
As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found
a new level of success in cashing in
on the Presidency,
resulting in untold wealth.
Today, too many in Congress
also have found a way
to become quite wealthy
while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale
(ie. Illinois ).
Good old Harry Truman was correct
when he observed,
My choices in life were either
to be a piano player in a whore house
or a politician.
And to tell the truth,
there's hardly any difference!
We should have cloned him!               --  ZT
1 回复 老阿姨 2013-7-4 14:03
tsueict: Compare to HST (may not be appropriate - one is in office and other was out, but ......):     ZT --

YOU WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE THIS AGAIN !
Thought  ...
Thanks for sharing the difference between a statesman and a politician.

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