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UPDATED: Trump's military parade could cost as much as $30 million, Mulvaney says

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Source: MarketWatch



By Robert Schroeder
Published: Feb 14, 2018 10:40 a.m. ET

The military parade proposed by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million, depending on the length, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee on Wednesday. Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Pentagon was "putting together some options" on the parade. Democrats have criticized the idea.

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UPDATE


‘A disgrace’: Dem rips Mulvaney over $30 million Trump parade that would fund food stamps for 20,000


Budget Director Mick Mulvaney revealed on Wednesday that a military parade requested by President Donald Trump could cost as much as $30 million — enough to fund food stamps for over 20,000 people each year.

At a House budget hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) noted that Trump’s proposed budget cuts funds for some of the most vulnerable Americans.

“This budget is really shameful,” Lee explained. “It dismantles our basic living standards that Americans have turned to for decades and pushes millions of people into poverty. It will destroy people’s lives.”

Lee reminded Mulvaney that his budget cuts $213 billion from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. In addition, the budget slashes billions from disability, rental assistance, adult employment and training programs, education, Medicaid, and the minority AIDS program.

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https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/disgrace-dem-rips-mulvaney-30-million-trump-parade-fund-food-stamps-20000/

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Reply UPDATED: Trump's military parade could cost as much as $30 million, Mulvaney says (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 14 OP
IronLionZion Feb 14 #1
Cryptoad Feb 14 #14
avebury Feb 14 #2
PatSeg Feb 14 #7
Cryptoad Feb 14 #15
PatSeg Feb 14 #21
Zoonart Feb 14 #3
SamKnause Feb 14 #4
Liberalagogo Feb 14 #5
ExciteBike66 Feb 14 #6
Marthe48 Feb 14 #17
bucolic_frolic Feb 14 #8
getagrip_already Feb 14 #10
IronLionZion Feb 14 #19
Docreed2003 Feb 14 #9
dalton99a Feb 14 #11
Sneederbunk Feb 14 #12
Cryptoad Feb 14 #13
jmowreader Feb 14 #20
ploppy Feb 14 #16
Marthe48 Feb 14 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:15 AM

1. Maybe they'll cut veterans benefits to compensate

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:32 PM

14. sounds like u know how these Shitholes work!!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:19 AM

2. Trump should be required to pony up the uber surplus money

raised but not spent for the 2017 Inauguration.

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Response to avebury (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:38 AM

7. That was my first thought

I wonder if we'll ever find out what happened to that money.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:35 PM

15. I bet it is in that 666fund that will be used to ,,,,,

pay Jared's 1.5 Billion$ loan that is due by the end of the year, heh?

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:56 PM

21. Could be!

Or the family's lawyer fees. Its amazing the crap these grifters get away with.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:19 AM

3. Yeah... but don't worry...

we call can watch chowinng down on our canned cancer, sent by our benevolent Dear Leader.

WTF is happening?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:19 AM

4. Let the bloated, orange, lying mother fucker pay for it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:25 AM

5. Or...

we can take the money and flush it down the toilet.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:30 AM

6. I like how it says "depending on the length",

as if our insecure little president could be satisfied with a short parade....

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Response to ExciteBike66 (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:57 PM

17. He and his wives have all been satisfied with a short parade

n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:51 AM

8. They say

the tanks would destroy the pavement which would require resurfacing

I see no sense to this at all

Isn't an Air Force flyover good enough for the combover?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:57 AM

10. the tanks are transported on flatbeds...

why not just drive the flatbeds with the tanks on them by? Much easier on both the roads and the tanks.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:23 PM

19. He's creating infrastructure jobs

for road builders

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:57 AM

9. Twenty veterans a day commit suicide in this country

That’s one suicide every 65 mins. But let’s waste 30 million dollar on a fucking parade.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:10 PM

11. Betcha it's a bullshit estimate

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:17 PM

12. Make Mexico pay for it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:31 PM

13. U can help a lot of Homeless Vets with $30million$

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:23 PM

20. You can do a lot of good for $30 million

Or you can shit on a couple hundred thousand GIs for the same money.

Trump has chosen the latter.

BTW, as a Berlin veteran and quite knowledgeable of the realities of parading tracked vehicles, I suggest they add another $10 million for new track pads and $5 million for baby oil to their shopping list. Trump is going to want nice shiny tanks; they’re painted in flat paint so you have to rub baby oil into the paint and it takes about five gallons to do a tank the first time. And asphalt just chews the shit out of the rubber pads on armored vehicle tracks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:43 PM

16. Idi Amin Dada needs his parade

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:58 PM

18. Are they using golf carts?

That would explain the cost and who gets the money.

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