The Fourth of July won't have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also mean furloughed fireworks, according to The Associated Press. Independence Day celebrations have been canceled at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and at the Army's Fort Bragg, both in North Carolina. The annual July Fourth celebration also has been scrapped at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga. The reason is money — namely the lack of it.
Obama had no qualms about spending $100 million on his trip to Africa with his family, friends and other cohorts but he and his administration would rather cancel 4th of July celebration for our troops. What sense does it make for a President to be so self-absorbed about his own whims and fancies?
Africa trip was not necessary at this time. No major policy decisions had to be made. Then why burden the country with additional debt? Obama's innumerable personal and official trips are a colossal waste of taxpayers money and frivolous trips of this kind for presidents and politicians are a slap in the face of taxpayers. Obama needs to stay home and take care of business first. He still has to come clean on Benghazi, IRS, AP media snooping and NSA scandals. That's a lot of work and would require Obama to be present instead of running around the world and treating his entire presidency like one big vacation!
Earlier, Obama had cancelled White House tours giving reasons of sequester cuts. In case, people forgot, sequester was Obama's idea! Despite that no cuts of any kind were made by him or his administration for themselves; in fact they have been on a spending spree! Shamefully enough, IRS tax exempt chief, the lying Lois Lerner is getting full pay even though she is one of many responsible for IRS scandal of targeting conservative groups, most likely at the behest of the Obama adminstration. Just suspending Lois Lerner without pay would have paid for the suspended fireworks for troops!
Bloomberg News reported: To add to the nation's deficit, Obama unveiled billions more in handouts - $7 Billion were promised in his Power Africa initiative at the University of Cape Town speech billed as the centerpiece of his three-country tour through Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. With record American poverty, unemployment and food stamps, Comrade Obama handed out billions of tax dollars to corrupt African regimes while cancelling patriotic fireworks displays back home.
The nation's freedoms depend on our brave men and women who serve in its armed forces. It's not as if military life is a cushiony one. Added to this is the fact that armed forces' work is the most stressful from all jobs. Is a little celebration and some fireworks on this special day - too much for the Obama administration? Obama has forgotten the sacrifices the country has made so that people like him could be where he is.