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shit out of us while the lazy middle class and the poor contribute almost
zero to making America great again.
Who do you think that Trump communes with during his big parties at Mar-A-
Lago or the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster New Jersey? Scumbag
low life mid income earners who can't scrape a dime together for a good
doctor? Or high income old money old white men who are making this
country great again?
They wouldn't let middle income scumbags near those places because they're
probably carrying guns.
Luckily he'll probably pardon himself so he won't go to prison and need
extra protection from being butt raped by hispanics or negroes. That's
why he pardoned "Beaner Joe" Arpaio. It wouldn't be the first time that
a feeble old white man wearing a wig has been butt raped in prison by a
Trumps Secret Service Spending Spree Might Be Illegal
The Secret Service is almost broke. Come the end of September, it will be
out of money. Will Congress legislate to the rescue? Its unclear, given
the incredibly divisive relationship between the two ends of Pennsylvania
Presidents, their families, and their staffs indeed do need protection.
But President Donald Trump has stretched the limit of propriety when it
comes to security spending, as hes stretched so many other limits.
His administration has ordered the Secret Service to protect 35% more
people than his predecessors did. This includes overseeing the security
of his sons as they make business trips all over the globe to improve the
Trump familys bottom line. One example is Eric Trumps trip in January to
Uruguay to promote the Punta del Esta Trump property. The taxpayers tab
was over $100,000. Another example is Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trumps
recent skiing trip.
As for the president himself, he spent over $20 million of our money on
his trips to Mar-a-Lago between January and April alone. Former President
Barack Obamas security costs over eight years totaled less than $100
million. Why not go to Camp David, the presidential retreat, which is far
less expensive? It is, apparently, not good enough for this president.
Here are his words on the subject: "Yea, Camp David is very rustic, it's
nice, you'd like it. You know how long you'd like it? For about 30
Usually presidents reside at the White House and recreate primarily at
Camp David, which limits the number of locations the Secret Service has to
watch and protect. Trump, in contrast, flips between two Trump resorts,
the White House, and Trump Tower in New York. The security costs for Trump
Tower alone exceed $127,000 or roughly $50 million per year.
No one, to my knowledge, has put together a formal estimate of the extra
federal, state, and local security costs of this president. But I wouldnt
be surprised if it totaled a quarter billion dollars per year. Thats
enough money to properly feed our 13 million children who are living in
hunger every day.
To resolve this problem, Congress should pass a bill in September that
entails dollar-for-dollar cost-sharing once the presidents security
budget exceeds the annual amount dictated by historical norms. This is not
only a question of costs. The president and his family are clearly mixing
the nations business with their own. Whether this rises to the level of
corrupt practices is something for investigative bodies to decide. If
Congress authorizes an increase in the Secret Services budget without
considering the Trump familys clear conflict of interest, it will,
potentially, be aiding and abetting corrupt practices and, potentially, be
breaking the law. For example, Trumps decision to charge the Secret
Service $60,000 for the use of Mar-a-Lago golf carts over the past nine
months is a direct transfer of money from the public to the Trumps
The Trump presidencys flagrant and excessive misuse of taxpayers money
for the presidents security would be a small cost were the countrys
fiscal finances in decent shape. But that isnt the case. The president is
wasting the taxpayers money at a time when the country is too broke to
properly fix health care, repair infrastructure, reform the tax system,
adequately educate children, appropriately fund research, and, yes, even
build Trumps wall.
Trump didnt put us into our truly terrible fiscal strait. Six decades of
deceitful accounting by both parties are to blame. But this is certainly
no time for him and his children to be wasting taxpayer money on fancy
vacations and business trips to pad their pockets. Its time for Congress
to tell this set of freeloaders: The partys over.