Politifact has a nice piece out about this talking point that has been thrown around in conservative media circles that Obama’s trip to India will cost taxpayers two hundred million dollars a day. Problem with it? Its totally made up.
Turns out its just something that has gotten repeated over and over, and came from an anonymous tip to some newspaper in India. Last estimate for a trip like this was about ten years ago and was a quarter of that… for the whole trip.