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Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:28 PM

Trump familys elaborate lifestyle is a logistical nightmare at taxpayer expense

Source: MSN/Washington Post

Barely a month into the Trump presidency, the unusually elaborate lifestyle of Americaís new first family is straining the Secret Service and security officials, stirring financial and logistical concerns in several local communities, and costing far beyond what has been typical for past presidents ó a price tag that, based on past assessments of presidential travel and security costs, could balloon into the hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of a four-year term.

Adding to the costs and complications is Trumpís inclination to conduct official business surrounded by crowds of people, such as his decision last weekend to host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a working dinner while Mar-a-Lago members dined nearby.

The handful of government agencies that bear the brunt of the expenses, including the Defense and Homeland Security departments, have not responded to Washington Post requests for data laying out the costs since Trump took office.

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Trumpís three Mar-a-Lago trips since the inauguration have likely cost the federal treasury roughly $10 million, based on figures used in an October government report analyzing White House travel, including money for Coast Guard units to patrol the exposed shoreline and other military, security and staffing expenses associated with moving the apparatus of the presidency.

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Reply Trump familys elaborate lifestyle is a logistical nightmare at taxpayer expense (Original post)
TomCADem Feb 16 OP
groundloop Feb 16 #1
Hulk Feb 16 #2
notdarkyet Feb 17 #3
progressoid Feb 17 #4
PdxSean Feb 17 #7
progressoid Feb 17 #9
mikelewis Feb 17 #13
treestar Feb 17 #20
Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 17 #21
Turbineguy Feb 17 #5
Doreen Feb 17 #6
Merlot Feb 17 #16
keithbvadu2 Feb 17 #8
2naSalit Feb 17 #10
rpannier Feb 17 #11
Ccarmona Feb 17 #12
TomCADem Feb 17 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 17 #14
BumRushDaShow Feb 17 #17
Mc Mike Feb 17 #18
Vinca Feb 17 #19

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:36 PM

1. OH but he's not taking a salary.... he's saving us money !!!

What a fucking load of shit, he grew up a spoiled brat and his entire family is no different.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:47 PM

2. Give him about six months...

...and many of his most ardent supporters are going to be calling for his head on a platter. Irresponsible, dumb-fook right wingers and butt-head gullible angry, frustrated blue collar buffoons.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:01 AM

3. Yeah, the boys are traveling

around the world, making rump deals with their security on taxpayers money. We deserve to know he cost.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:02 AM

4. I read somewhere that the cost of the Obama's vacations were between 85 and 100 million for 8 yrs.

At this rate Trump will reach that in the first year.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:22 AM

7. Interesting.

I read somewhere that (insert whatever).

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Response to progressoid (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:09 AM

13. That's awesome... I haven't even been to Disneyland... I should run for President... How hard...

... Fuck that.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:49 AM

20. Remember how they harped on that?

Bet they won't now.

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Response to treestar (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 05:09 PM

21. The RWers on Twitter are claiming Trump will pay for it himself!

Seriously. One said, in effect, "We don't know. The media is probably lying. We should just ask him before jumping to judgement." I'd link to the tweet but I blocked her after replying with something to the effect of, "Oh right. Just ask the Liar-in-Cheif! Lol."

Someone else's superior reply I wish I'd wrote: "You know you are now officially a member of a cult, right?"

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:06 AM

5. But what about the emails?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:15 AM

6. In other words Trump is the most expensive president in history.

Why do you think he is taking everything away from the people we have to pay for him somehow. This is what dictators do.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:34 AM

16. You think he's expensive now, wait until someone attacks a trumpt

building and trumpt sends the American Armed Forces to protect all his properties.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:32 AM

8. The cost of three vacations in less than a month?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:38 AM

10. I'm sure that

he saw this job as a way to live "the life" along with his overgrown teat-sucking offspring and make us all pay for it. His sense of entitlement is second to none.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:42 AM

11. So much for a favored meme of his most ardent supporters

that he gave up his billionaire lifestyle to save America
He gave up nothing and did it for himself

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:01 AM

12. In all Honesty

I could give two shits about this. It's just a distraction.
He's doing and capable of doing so much more damage to this Country, with the lives of us citizens.

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Response to Ccarmona (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:37 AM

15. I Think It Just Shows How Congressional Republicans Are Looking The Other Way...

...even as Trump turns an entire NY Building into a White House NY and an entire golf resort in Florida into White House FL. These are not even private residences, but public buildings for which Trump rents out space AND he is trying to charge the federal government rent to use these buildings. It is entirely corrupt.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:25 AM

14. Three weeks and $10 million. Obama's family cost that much in a year and Republicons howled.

Now: crickets.

17 x 3 = 51 weeks
17 x 10 = $170 million per year. Could easily be higher.

tRump has played golf something like 3 times in 3 weeks. Obama played his first game at 3 months. One (1) game. Republicons howled.

Now: crickets.

Cricket hypocrites.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:33 AM

17. +1

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:42 AM

18. I remember when the 'fiscally responsible' right wing bomb tossers

made up stories about how much Prez O's '10 trip to India was costing taxpayers. They sure got outraged about the 'huge' costs.

Of course, they lied about the costs. They're repugs, so noting they're liars seems a bit redundant.

I don't expect to hear any outrage from Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck, Drudge, and Bachmann about their 'emperor' costing us millions of dollars, just because he feels like it. They're repugs, so noting they're hypocrites seems a bit redundant.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/nov/04/michele-bachmann/rep-michele-bachmann-claims-obamas-trip-india-will/

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:46 AM

19. American taxpayers should not be footing the bill for the sons to travel the planet on business.

The Trump organization needs to start cutting checks to the treasury. It's bad enough these assholes don't pay taxes.

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