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Wed Aug 7, 2019, 09:02 AM

A question from a Town Administrator: I'm wondering how the City of El Paso

can afford another visit from the Supremacist-in-Chief. He already owes the City a substantial amount of money for his last visit and the city has expended hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last few days responding to the terrorist attack. All of the police, fire and emergency personnel who have probably been working 24/7 will have to be on duty again today so that this asshole can strut his stuff.

Cities and towns usually have reserve accounts for emergencies but I bet El Paso's is depleted. The money will have to come from somewhere...and it will likely come from the residents (taxpayers) of El Paso adding insult to injury.

Oh, and BTW, you ask any administrator of a city or town in this country that has a Walmart and they will tell you that that store is one of the biggest drains on municipal public safety resources and that's under normal circumstances.

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Reply A question from a Town Administrator: I'm wondering how the City of El Paso (Original post)
Raven Aug 2019 OP
Pacifist Patriot Aug 2019 #1
Raven Aug 2019 #2
pangaia Aug 2019 #3
Corgigal Aug 2019 #4
pangaia Aug 2019 #6
Whiskeytide Aug 2019 #9
NewJeffCT Aug 2019 #5
Bayard Aug 2019 #7
dalton99a Aug 2019 #8
Bayard Aug 2019 #10

Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 09:31 AM

1. I wondered the same thing.

To your last point, a friend of mine is a town manager for one of the few municipalities in our county that does not have a Walmart. She has expressed relief at that more than once. Once quipped she'd rather a strip joint one town over move into her town than get a Walmart.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 09:38 AM

2. Yup. The other thing is that

Walmart brings in very little tax revenue. The Walmark building is little more than a Quonset Hut and it's literally impossible to get reliable income figures from them.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 09:39 AM

3. tell trump he can not come until he pays his last bill.

get the guys and gals in the tower to never say '

'cleared to land. runway 4'
OR
'cleared to land. runway 22'
OR
'cleared to land. runway 8 right'
OR
'cleared to land. runway 26 left'

Of course there is always Fort Bliss.. humm...



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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 09:40 AM

4. Can they

put those tire locks on Air Force 1? I don't know the official name, but until he pays his bill, then El Paso owns a plane.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 09:51 AM

6. The BOOT !



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Response to Corgigal (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 11:04 AM

9. That wins the thread. Well done. n/t

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 09:43 AM

5. I'm wondering if El Paso and the sites of future hatefests

can make Trump put up a surety bond before the rally so the town/city can tap into it when Trump stiffs them.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 10:35 AM

7. Why can't they just refuse to get involved with this visit?

They don't want him there, so why be forced to pay for it? Definitely not when they were left holding the bag last time.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 10:59 AM

8. Presidential visits are a bit different

For a campaign event, a municipality or state could:

- Decline to rent out any of their facilities to the event

- Decline to provide (or ask an extortionate price for) the necessary additional security.

The former issue could be evaded by holding the event on a friendly piece of private property. The latter issue I am less clear on - the Secret Service handles the actual security for the President, and probably would do so for the immediate venue, so the local government refusing to help would probably wind up just creating a situation where nobody is directing traffic or keeping protests under control outside the event - i.e., cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 03:39 PM

10. I don't see out of control protests

As a bad thing at this point.

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