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Posco July 1st, 2013 12:15am

It is reported that Obama's upcoming trip to Africa will cost 60-100 million dollars. The goal of the trip is to build partnerships with the emerging democracies. Is the price tag worth it?

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/01/13 6:07 pm

Any emerging free state would happily build their own relationship with us.

14573 Scary Numbers
06/30/13 7:03 pm

Seeing how most things the White House cost billions and this could lead to a friendship well worth the money, I'm all for it.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
06/30/13 5:57 pm

I think it's worth while. And it's a actually not "up coming" - he's there now. The African continent has never gotten a lot of attention from the US

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
06/30/13 6:19 pm

Sorry I didn't know he was already there. But I agree with you. Africa has some of the most rapidly growing economies in the world with too many resources to know what to do with. I think this is a great opportunity to form bonds for future trade.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
06/30/13 6:22 pm

Oh that's okay - about the timing - you might want to search YouTube - he's given some awesome speeches - and he has pledged - I want to say 6 billion to helping expand electricity in the continent - some of it is private $$$ I think

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
06/30/13 6:26 pm

Nice, ill have to look them up!

susanr Colorado
06/30/13 7:57 pm

Is this the "vacation" that some people were making a big fuss about a week or so ago, complaining that he's always on vacation & we're paying through the nose for it?


Posco BBQ Enthusiast
06/30/13 8:03 pm

@susanr that would be the one. Sadly I'm behind the times so I didn't find out about it until today. I still think it is a smart "vacation".