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Viewpoint - April 27, 2011

Letter: Why doesn't Obama save money like the rest of us

It's an interesting conjecture as to just how much President Obama's campaign appearance that turned Palo Alto into an auxiliary war zone is costing the taxpayers.

With Air Force One flying across the country, at least four very large helicopters and a couple of smaller ones to haul all the acolytes, and zillions of extra police around, I doubt that anyone in the administration will own up to the cost of the trip that, of course, is not billed as a campaign stop.

Why can't he link into the conference via video conferencing just as the rest of the high-tech world now does instead of squandering our money? When we can't afford money to pave our roads and we're looting Medicare to pay for all the votes Obamacare can buy, it's time to rethink whether we can afford an ultra-liberal as president.

Stan Gage, Old Spanish Trail, Portola Valley

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