Letter: Obama’s Expensive Vacation

To the Editor:

While the White House (the people’s house) is closed to American taxpayers in order to save money, President Obama is taking his family and friends to Africa at those same taxpayers’ expense. The estimated cost is $60 million to $100 million dollars, all to visit Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa — none of which seems particularly vital to current American interests.

With the Middle East blowing up, scandals raging at home and our national debt continuing to skyrocket, I guess the president just needs to get away.

Jeff Lehmann

Lyme Center

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To the Editor: Jeff Lehmann commented in the June 22 Forum about President Obama’s “expensive vacation” to Africa at an estimated cost of $60 million to $100 million. Is he aware that the estimate comes from the last presidential vacation to Africa — the one taken by George W. Bush? By the way, that was his second vacation to Africa. …