Correction: How Much Is Obama’s Trip to India Costing?

Despite our earlier post, we don’t know. Nor does anyone else it seems. Here is David Friedman on the subject:

I note the recent widely circulated claim that Barack Obama’s visit to India is costing $200 million a day. It’s a good story, and obviously fits well with the view of Obama as fiscally profligate. But its sole basis seems to be a single news story from India, sourced to an anonymous “top official of the Maharashtra Government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit.” Which did not prevent it from being widely published as fact in online (and, I presume, print) sources in the U.S.

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  1. Bruce says:

    Retraction? It’s the manly thing to do.

  2. Vicki says:

    However many millions the trip is costing it is too many millions.

  3. Neil H. says:

    It’s the let-them-eat-cake junket.

  4. Brian Williams. says:

    I find myself agreeing with Dr. Krauthammer:

    “Why do you think we built that 747 flying palace emblazoned with the presidential insignia – if not to land to awestruck crowds wherever it goes?”