Greyhound One

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Secret Service Buys Two New $1.1 Million Buses for a Three-Day Presidential Campaign Trip while Obama flies ahead of the buses.

U.S. President Obama walks to Obama’s bus once he arrives in Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport , Minnesota , August 15, 2011, where Obama is to begin Obama’s three-day “bus” tour in the Midwest centering on the economy.

Obama FLIES into an airport somewhere in the Midwest, hops into one of two brand new $1.1 Million buses, paid for by you and me, for a “bus” tour around the Midwest’ and, after an hour or so, gets driven back to the airport for ANOTHER FLIGHT, lands at another airport, where another $1.1 Million brand new black Canadian bus is waiting for Obama – and then, repeats all that until Obama’s Midwest “bus” tour is done!! [These buses are Canadian-built, by the way, because Obama is SO CONCERNED about American manufacturing, creating American jobs and supporting American productivity.]

Oh yes… and THEN, Obama leaves on a 10 day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard …

To REST UP from this grueling campaign “bus” tour!

And don’t forget… those brand new shiny black Canadian buses AREN’T DRIVEN to the location where they meet Obama. Oh, no…They are loaded up on one or more C-17s so they can be flown to the destination ahead of Obama who is flying in Air Force One

AND!.. Believe it or not…this process is REPEATED FOR EVERY CAMPAIGN STOP.

During this “bus” tour, Obama will lecture the ‘little people’ on how they need to live within their means while hinting of possible future government cut-backs and a need to raise revenues (aka: taxes)!

Remember, too, Obama’s “sage advice” to a family man to ‘GO BUY A HYBRID VAN’ when the man said he couldn’t afford to fill up his truck’!!!!!!

Obama’s personal ‘carbon footprint’ must be as large as most cities by now.

Unbelievably, ALL of this is on the taxpayers’ dime!

But remember, this is NOT a campaign trip – It is a “Meet With the People” trip only!

Consequently, the Democrat National Committee does NOT have to pay a cent for all of this extravagant ‘campaign’ spending.

Please forward this on to all of your taxpaying and voting friends so that they, too, can see just why the federal government needs more of our taxes for revenue!

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This from my research:

The Federal Government acquired two new buses that cost $1.1 Million each. The basic touring coaches were built in Canada but they were purchased from a dealer in Tennessee who specially modified them to accommodate the President or candidates under the protection of the Secret Service.

According to an August  17, 2011 article by the New York Post, President Obama is travelling in one of two Prevos VIP H3-45  buses that have been specially equipped by the U.S. Secret Service.   This is the top of the line model by the Quebec based Canadian manufacturer and with the added dealer prep comes with a price tag of just cost over one million dollars each. The article said that although the basic buses were made in Canada, they were purchased from Hemphill Brothers Coach in Tennessee where custom upgrades and modifications were added to them for the President, “which accounted for about half the cost.”

The bus has been dubbed “Greyhound One” is equipped with couches and big screen televisions, high tech electronics for world wide teleconferences and communications.  It is also “equipped to carry all the baggage a president needs — including the “football” that allows him to remotely control US nuclear weapons.”

The Secret Service told the NY Post that “the buses will be available to other protectees who travel by bus, which could include the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.”

 

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