ObamaChoppers to cost $20 billion

May 10, 2014 - By John Seiler

CHC_Helicopter_Scotia_Sikorsky_S-92AYou would think America didn’t have any economic troubles, and the government could waste whatever money it wanted to on anything.

President Obama’s has ordered a fleet of 23 presidential helicopters — ObamaChoppers — that will cost taxpayers an incredible $20 billion. That’s $20,000,000,000.00.

Although the program won’t deliver the ObamaChoppers until 2020 — typical military-industrial complex delays — they’re named after the president because he ordered them. It also was a no-bid contract.

How many of the poor people the president is always taking about could be given food stamps, or Section 8 housing, for that amount? How many schools could be built?

And why did he order 23 ObamaChoppers? That more than for a scene in “Apocalypse Now — Part Deux.”

Remember this the next time you look at your paycheck and half your money — which you earned with your hard labor — is gone.

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Comments(31)
  1. Donkey says:

    How many bridges could be repaired?
    How many desalination plants could be built for our never ending droughts brought on by the mythical climate monster?
    How many VA hospitals could be built or upgraded?
    How many more prison guards could be hired for the PIC?
    How many wind mills could the green Obama put up with that kind of money?
    The idiot we have as POTUS should be rolling around in a Chevy Volt! :)

  2. DB says:

    $ 20,000,000,000 (nine zeros)

    not

    $ 20,000,000,000,000.00.

    • John Seiler says:

      DB: Thanks. I corrected it in the text.

      • S Moderation Douglas says:

        You’re welcome. Now substitute “presidential helicopter fleet” for “ObamaChoppers”, and we’re one step closer to responsible journalism.

  3. S Moderation Douglas says:

    Okay, first, ” $20,000,000,000,000.00″ is twenty “trillion” dollars, not billion.
    …………….
    Second, before President Obama was even elected, there was a program to replace the existing fleet with 28 new helicopters, in 2009. That program was shelved.

    President Obama : ‘The helicopter I have seems perfectly adequate to me,’ he told lawmakers in the room.
    ……………
    Third, why 23? To replace the 19 now in use, which will be almost ten years older by the time they are replaced. Whenever he flies, there are a minimum of two decoy helicopters, and sometimes up to five. When he travels, spares are sent to his destination on cargo planes, fueled and ready to go when he lands.

    I am reasonably assured this protocol was in place before Barack Obama even thought of running for president. Or Michelle.
    …………………..
    Fourth, “ObamaChoppers?” were ordered BEFORE he was president, SHELVED during his administration, then ” The Department of Defense awarded a contract” for helicopters to be delivered long after he is gone. I doubt the contract required either his signature or approval.
    …………………..
    Fifth, ” How many of the poor people the president is always taking about could be given food stamps, or Section 8 housing, for that amount? How many schools could be built? ”

    Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has about 8,000 employees in Connecticut. These are technically “private sector jobs”, taxpayers, ” makers”. Makes you wonder how many other hardworking “private sector taxpayers” out there, unbeknownst to themselves, would be up the proverbial creek if one program or another were cut out or cut back……like Sacramento restaurants, car dealers, Realtors, during the furloughs.
    ………………………
    Sixth, My favorite Seilerism:

    ” Remember this the next time you look at your paycheck and half your money — which you earned with your hard labor — is gone.”

    Half? Not!

    • Donkey says:

      S&MD, so it was Bush’s fault!! Typical response for a boondoggle purchase, this just goes along with the trillions he has put upon the nation with his ignorant Obamacare plan. Google it up S&MD, the RAGWUS is evil!! :)

      • S Moderation Douglas says:

        I doubt President Bush had much input, either. Presidential helicopters have a long history. Like anything else, they have to be upgraded as the fleet ages, and better technology and and security develops. Particularly since 9/11.

        These were ordered by the DOD. Not by President Bush or President Obama. Neither of these presidents will benefit from them. With any luck, President Clinton will be able to consult on the color schemes and motif as the helicopters are being built. If they’re finished on schedule, she’ll be using them for six years….or more.

        • Donkey says:

          S&MD, the fact that you would want a piece of human garbage like H. Clinton as POTUS paints the picture of a RAGWUS feeding mooch. Can’t wait to watch the demise of the pension scam in full. :)

          • S Moderation Douglas says:

            Your chain is so easily pulled.

            No wonder the CEO Steele System likes this board so much.

          • S Moderation Douglas says:

            Ted O’Steele, CEO says:

            “Post briefer and try to be less ignorant.”

          • Donkey says:

            The only chain being pulled is the one TCS has around your neck S$MD!! :)

    • Ricky65 says:

      I just have to wonder how anyone can seriously defend spending this ridiculous amount of money for a totally unneeded, unecessary fleet of White house helicopters?
      Is there no depth too low, no task too slavish, no job too degrading that you will not do stoop to do in order to lick the boots of the dear leader?

  4. S Moderation Douglas says:

    Seven? “the poor people the president is always taking about”

    I assume you meant “talking”, or that was some kind of Freudian slip.

    If you don’t have an editor or fact checker, you should at least get a proofreader.

  5. Ted O'Steele, CEO says:

    LOL– I love how CWD skews this non story– the real story is that Pres Obama saved us a ton by canceling and using the old fleet a while longer and is now looking at building future President’s whirlybirds.

    LOL but please don’t stop the silly fun! They love picking on the black guy!

    • Ricky65 says:

      There it is !! ……The race card is on the table at last!
      Knew you’d get around to that one. If you have no argument or no defense then go up the sleeve for the trump card.

      • Ted O'Steele, CEO says:

        It’s easy to play it Ricky65—- VERY easy—– Only one President is black. Only one President is treated like an American hating second class not born here “other”. Think it’s a coincidence? Republiclowns are against EVERY single initiative this guy is involved in bar none.

        VERY easy to play it—- know why little buddy?

        Cause it’s true.

        • Donkey says:

          It’s easy for a GED clown like you TCS to play the race baiter based on your love of critical race theory. What a tool you are my little parrot. :)

          • Rex the Wonder Dog! says:

            It’s easy for a GED clown like you TCS to play the race baiter based on your love of critical race theory. What a tool you are my little parrot :)

            LOL…poor Teddy was just laid out into the next week with that haymaker by Donk.

        • Donkey says:

          Another ignorant/lying post by a RAGWUS feeding troll: “Republiclowns are against EVERY single initiative this guy is involved in bar none.”

          Yet your Obamaclown has been able to spend trillions of dollars on his agenda with a republican house. Are you on drugs or is this similar to how an al gore ecko-freak, or a westboro-zealot , or code-pink nut job behaves in public, I believe it is TCS!! :)

          • Ted O'Steele, CEO says:

            Ouch– too long of a RURG rant to be read by the Steele System(tm)

            Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn!

          • Donkey says:

            Stringing together two syllables is too much for you my GED RAGWUS feeding parrot. :)

          • Ted O'Steele, CEO says:

            It’s not that little buddy, it’s just that your posts say little and one has to wade through the ignorant melodrama for far too long to read— sorry!

            My advice?

            Post briefer and try to be less ignorant.

  6. Queeg says:

    This is the typical inflammatory article to work up piker doomers already stressed by the rigors of reading the news…will their bros….slaver globalists be forced to pay a moral and decent minimum wage.

  7. Queeg says:

    Here we go….now a run of doomer KKK stuff…..pitiful!

    • Donkey says:

      Are the demonrats posting Queeg? They started the KKK!! :)

      • Ted O'Steele, CEO says:

        LOL– true but back when southern dems were famously conservative—- nice try

        thanks for playing!

        Conservatives started the Knights of the KKK

        HURRY– post right away!!!

      • Donkey says:

        Ignorance is the trademark of TCS, Sure the Demonrats started the KKK, and the Demonrats now hold down their new slaves by giving them crumbs, while the RAGWUS feeders the buy the DNC steal the real high pay welfare from the taxpayers.

        The eco-climate-freaks say “don’t feed the animals because they will lose their ability to take care of themselves,” but the demonrats use the opposite logic on human chattel, “make them dependent on the RAGWUS for crumbs, hold them in poverty, while the RAGWUS feeders steal all they can.” You don’t care about the KKK, you use it for votes only, you are behind the PIC, which causes much more harm to the poor than the KKK ever did. :)

  8. Ted O'Steele, CEO says:

    Poor Duncey– waaaaaaaaaaaaay to long of a RURG to read–sorry— man it is EASY to spin you up little buddy!

  9. Donkey says:

    Your KKK ties are showing little parrot! :)

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