I'll admit when it comes to politics, I don't know all the processes. So, can you guys answer some concerns of mine on fundraisers (FRs)?
My research is admittedly lacking but, as of 6/12/2012 he had accumulated 160 fundraisers* and, since the beginning of his second term until 3/16/2014 had 45 more. So, close to or over 200 total. I also read that the average time he spends speaking and such is @ 2 hours. That adds up to over 16 days of being "out-of-office".
*He opted out of the public election fund but, doubt if that applies to FRs since sworn in in 2008.
I assume each fundraiser our Muslim in Chief (and other presidents) goes on, we foot the bill.
#1 question is why? If I am not associated with that party, why should I foot the bill?
#2 question is, are there limits to the number and frequency?
It seems to me the cost of security, Air Force One and, all that goes along with a presidential public appearances on that many fundraisers is quite excessive and, obviously, one sided. The link below discusses his various trips abroad. The report states that according to the Freedom of Information Act, Air Force One, all by itself, costs $228,000 per hour. I think it is safe to say he is not trying to save us any money.
Lets say he flies from D.C. to California, a round trip of 10 hours. $228,000 X 10 = $ 2,228,000 just for airfair!!!!! What are the odds his fundraising exceeds the cost of the trip getting there? Even on a short trip?
If he truly had fiscal responsibility in mind, he would fundraise via video conference.