When President Obama recently announced his plan to close Gitmo, he said it would save between $65 and $85 million a year. This from a guy who, when leaving office next year, will have almost doubled our national debt to nearly $20 trillion dollars, and who will leave the next President 1/2 trillion dollars a year in continuing debt. So much debt, that for the the first time in our history, Moody's had to downgrade our nation's credit worthiness. So, saving a mere $85 million is laughable.
Saving any money by closing Gitmo is most likely a fallacy. Obama has a long history of getting things wrong whenever he and money are involved. Remember how ObamaCare was going to save the average American family $2500 a year for their health insurance? Still waiting on that one while premiums have nearly doubled that amount. Or, the stimulus plan that was supposed to keep unemployment under 8% and take it down to 5% by early 2013. Instead, it went to 10% and didn't hit 5% until late last year. This resulted in more than 1/2 trillion dollars being spent in extended unemployment benefits. Or, how about all those green energy projects where $2.2 billion was wasted by his Energy Department on failing startup companies. In fact, one solar project at Ivanpah was so badly designed that it now needs another $540 billion dollars for a bailout after Obama had already given that project a $1.6 billion loan. These dollars aren't even in the $2.2 billion previously mentioned because that tally was done before the Ivanpah project was finished in 2014.
Yes, Barack Obama is a real money saving machine. The reality is that saving $85 million is comparable to swatting a gnat on an elephant's behind.
Obama gives Congress plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obama-gitmo-20160223-story.html
History of the United States public debt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_public_debt
Historical Federal Receipt and Outlay [and Deficit] Summary: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=200
Obama Promised Healthcare Premiums Would Fall $2,500: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-25/obama-promised-healthcare-premiums-would-fall-2500-family-they-have-climbed-4865
Unemployment benefits cost: $520 billion: http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/29/news/economy/unemployment-benefits-cost/
Obama clean energy loans leave taxpayers in $2.2 billion hole: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/27/obama-backed-green-energy-failures-leave-taxpayers/?page=all
A renewable energy company touted publicly by President Barack Obama
which lists Google as an investor is requesting a $539 million federal
grant to help pay off part of a $1.6 billion federal loan it received to
build a solar plant in the Mojave desert: http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/09/google-owned-solar-company-requests-540-million-bailout-to-help-pay-1-6-billion-loan/