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Old 03-21-2012, 01:04 PM  
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Do We Pay for This?

I wonder if the taxpayers are paying for the U.S. Air Force is pulling nine cargo aircraft from military operations to support President Barack Obama?s stepped-up visits to campaign events? Yeah, I know other presidents may have done this, but multiple wrongs don't make a right.

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Five medium-capacity C-130s and four heavyweight C-17s will be used to ferry security vehicles, armored limousines and communications gear into cities ahead of Obama?s campaign appearances.

In the months before November, the president is expected to fly into multiple cities per week, and speak at multiple sites per day. On Mar. 8, for example, the president will fly to Richmond, and then drive over to a Rolls-Royce aircraft-parts factory. That evening, he?ll fly down to Houston, Texas.

His wife, Vice President Joe Biden and many of his cabinet secretaries are using the Air Force?s fleet of VIP aircraft to visit more states as the election season speeds up.

The nine cargo aircraft will begin operations in April, said Maj. Michelle Lai, communications officer for the Air Force?s 89th Airlift Wing. ?They?ll stand down in November 2012,? she said.

The Air Force allocated extra aircraft to support President George W. Bush when he was running for re-election in 2004, she added.

Currently, the aircraft ?already belong to other [Air Force] units,? said Lai. ?They?re continuing to fly troops or supplies into the [Middle East] theater or across the country.?

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/09/ob...#ixzz1pm8tMmVs
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:08 AM  
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I think any transportation by any campaign person should be paid by the campaign funds - president or not! You know though, we are paying for it.. no matter how they word it.
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Secret Service provides protection for all of the presidential candidates, and uses military assets for transportation.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:36 PM  
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Secret Service provides protection for all of the presidential candidates, and uses military assets for transportation.
So, we pay!
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:11 AM  
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I wonder if the taxpayers are paying for the U.S. Air Force is pulling nine cargo aircraft from military operations to support President Barack Obama?s stepped-up visits to campaign events? Yeah, I know other presidents may have done this, but multiple wrongs don't make a right.
but only when Obama does it do you care?
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:29 AM  
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but only when obama does it do you care?
dun dun dun.
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