Obama Spends $100M On African Trip But Cancels Marines’ July 4th Fireworks

Fireworks SC Obama Spends $100M on African Trip But Cancels Marines July 4th Fireworks

WASHINGTON — The Fourth of July won’t have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also mean furloughed fireworks.

Independence Day celebrations have been canceled at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and at the Army’s Fort Bragg, both in North Carolina. The annual July Fourth celebration also has been scrapped at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga.

The reason is money — namely the lack of it.

The failure in Washington to follow up a 2011 budget pact with additional spending cuts meant $85 billion across-the-board cuts that began in March. Budgets tightened, the military took a major hit and many federal workers absorbed pay cuts through forced furloughs.

When the decision was made to forgo fireworks at Camp Lejeune, the commanding general, Brig. Gen. Thomas Gorry, said the cancellation would “ensure that we can mitigate the fiscal challenges we are currently facing.”

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Comments

  1. !!!!!BLOOD SUCKING PIECES OF PIG SHIT!!!!! But we the people just let him keep doing this stuff our government needs to be OVER THROWN like egypt just did

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    This jaboney doesn't care about anyone else but him and the niglets.He goes to Africa land of his ancestors and promises them billions and yet the black prick is screwing the military and public from tours of our white house.We have to have medical people furlough at Walter Reed so proper care isn't given to our wounded warriors.I wonder if he showed Grape Ape,Buckwheat and Wheezie how his relatives went from tree to tree.

  3. Dave Wollenberg says:

    MORE PROOF that Obama doesn't care about America!

    • jon graham says:

      he went there to see if anyone was left that knew of his birth., so they can come up missing

  4. how can congress let this illegal impostor that much of our money for nothing but a joy ride back to his country of birth but deny the people who defend our country and freedoms their independence day celebration when is this country going to grow a set of balls and stop this ignorant moron what do we all have to become Muslims
    before we can stop him ITS OUR TAX DOLLARS THIS NEEDS TO STOP NOW SIGN THE IMPEACHMENT PETITION STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND YOUR COUNTRY STOP THIS LYING IDIOT

  5. DUSTY I AGREE 100% SIGN THE PETITION

  6. Linda From NY says:

    I'll bet that many of our Military hates him as much as we do

  7. RacerJim says:

    TRAITOR

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