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Nice try Barack! U.S. President Obama says he's going to review a multibillion dollar contract to buy new presidential helicopters, calling the plan an "example of the procurement process gone amok." He loses originality points, of course, because Ghana's president, John Atta Mills, last week said he's going to review the prior administration's purchase of two executive presidential aircrafts.
Atta Mills, in his State of the Nation address, said: "Ghana simply cannot afford the expenditure at this time and we certainly do not need two presidential jets." All sensible nations are looking for ways to cut costs amid the ongoing global financial crisis. Atta Mills, who took office Jan. 7, also plans to reduce his foreign travel budget and overall "impose austerity measures throughout the government machinery."