A suggestion as to who should pay for Obama’s security during a weekend of golf

Obama plays golf in North Las Vegas. (AP photo)

I think Brian Greenspun should pick up the tab, don’t you?

It turns out President Obama’s weekend trip to Henderson in November to putatively sign off on an amnesty plan for millions of illegal immigrants but really to play golf all weekend with the Sun newspaper owner and various celebrities is costing state and Henderson police $170,000, according to the Review-Journal newspaper.

Though officials plan to bill the Democratic Party no one really expects to be paid. It took the school district four years to get paid by the Obama campaign for a 2008 political visit.

Since the Greenspun family made its fortune off the city of Henderson with a shady land deal so the family could build Green Valley, it is only fair that Greenspun pay the security costs of his golfing partner, right?

According to an R-J report by A.D. Hopkins, in 1971 the city sold 4,720 acres to Hank Greenspun, Brian’s father, for about $280 an acre. “They did so largely because he promised to include it in his proposed Green Valley development, increasing the city’s tax base and establishing nearby residential areas and amenities, which would attract further development in the stagnating small town,” the story says. “Instead, Greenspun sold much of that land at $3,000 to $5,000 an acre” — around $15 million at the low end.

The city also gave Greenspun a deadline to build and called for a $1.7 million penalty if he did not comply. He did not and the city never enforced the penalty. How much would that be in 2014 dollars with interest?

Henderson should send Brian Greenspun a bill.


7 comments on “A suggestion as to who should pay for Obama’s security during a weekend of golf

  1. Steve says:

    That bill would never get paid either!

  2. Put a lien on the Sun. Oh yeah, it’s not worth anything.

  3. Steve says:

    And it would take a levy to get the money anyway.

    Liens are negotiable!

  4. Nyp says:

    How dare the President of the United States play golf on the weekend!

  5. Athos says:

    “How dare the President of the United States play golf on the weekend!” You forgot to include the words, ” On Our Dime”, petey.

    Well, not your dime, but us taxpayers’ dime.

  6. Steve says:

    Who payed the greens fees???!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Two limos for two days a cool million dollars?

    Hey, nothing’s too good for the Dotard right? I mean, as along as we’re paying right? Heck, he might as well charge a few rounds of golf and some rooms at $18,000 a night to go along with it..

    Oh never mind, he already did.

    I can’t wait for the article chastising him for what certainly is some abhorrent behavior. Right Altholes?


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