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Old 28 Sep 17, 11:54
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Trump and team continue to waste taxpayer money...

From https://www.usnews.com/opinion/econo...oney-on-travel

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Price is not alone in this administration in his questionable use of travel. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and his wife famously took a military plane to a luncheon and tour of Fort Knox coincidentally on the same day and time of the totality of the solar eclipse. There are a half a dozen non-stop flights from Washington to Louisville every day. The secretary would have to be traveling with a 20-person entourage on commercial flights to even approach the $10,000-an-hour cost of a C-37 plane, which is a Gulfstream executive jet. Mnuchin also reportedly took a C-37 from New York to Washington this summer; there are quite literally flights every half hour from New York to D.C. The Treasury Department's inspector general is also investigating these and other travel costs. Finally, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is under investigation from that agency's inspector general for improper use of travel to spend time in his home state of Oklahoma; records show that in the 92 days of March, April and May, Pruitt spent 42 days in Oklahoma, almost all at the taxpayers' expense.
And of course the Chump itself is blowing through millions...

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-much-do...-pockets-73357

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All of this puts Trump on track to far surpass Obama's travel costs. According to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, taxpayers spent around $96 million on Obama's travel expenses over the course of eight years. If Trump continues at his current pace, then, he will rack up more travel costs in his first year than Obama did during his entire presidency.

Prior to becoming president, Trump frequently criticized Obama for his travel costs. "The habitual vacationer, @BarackObama, is now in Hawaii," Trump tweeted in 2011. "This vacation is costing taxpayers $4 milion [sic] +++ while there is 20% unemployment." In another tweet, he condemned the Obamas for going to Martha's Vinyard, claiming that they "love to extravagantly spend on the taxpayers' dime."
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Oh, how quickly you forget about one of your heros, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, who made taxpayer funded booze laden flights via private military jet to her California home every weekend. Even though such a flight became authorized after 9-11, She complained that the jet offered her was too small and demanded a bigger one that could fly non stop. She only had to pay when she lost her majority leadership when Republicans became the majority in 2010.

In short, the Gulfstream, that the Treasury Secretary was accused of abusing, wasn't good enough for her.

Forgotten is the fact that Price is no longer using that jet for his personal use.

Any travel by a President, either on vacation, or conducting the business of the country, is ungodly expensive. It has to do with all of the security that has become mandated, not just the cost of Air Force One.

Of course, "Your Savior and his Queen" was most abusive of that privilege as Michelle made numerous separate trips rarely flying with her hubby when traveling with him. They even had their dog flown on a separate jet on one such trip. And, Spring Break for the daughter was totally financed by the taxpayers.
http://www.investors.com/politics/an...avel-expenses/
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As a neutral Brit, I see Trump putting things right such as facing down madman Kim, standing up to Putin, draining the swamp, beefing up the military and making America great again after 8 years of Obama, yet some people are whingeing at little things like his travel costs..
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As a neutral Brit, I see Trump putting things right such as facing down madman Kim, standing up to Putin, draining the swamp, beefing up the military and making America great again after 8 years of Obama, yet some people are whingeing at little things like his travel costs..
Facing down Kim? Lots and lots of talk pushing toward a questionable war. A massive war only topped by WWI & WWII.

Standing up to Putin? What has he done different?

The head crock will not drain the swamp. He has only added more smelly water.

Military build up? Not until 2019

http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2...l-2019/138106/

MAGA???? We never stopped being Great.

Oh, just a little thing about travel cost. The same cost Trump bitched about when Obama was in office. Now you call it OK. How about calling it what it is...hypocritical.
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...As a neutral Brit, I see Trump putting things right such as facing down madman Kim, standing up to Putin, draining the swamp, beefing up the military and making America great again...
As an American, I do not see what you see.
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But, that was just a little "mistake..."

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30435336/n...r-was-mistake/

Obama apologized and it was all good again with the MSM.

https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2...ew-york-nerve/
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Lil' Kimmie's war would last less than twenty minutes. Let's assume for the sake of playing crazy that Kimmie launches a single missile at America, which America easily absorbs, and then our single missile arrives on Pyong-Yang, after which North Korea as a functional state entity no longer exists.

The only way NK can threaten America is by launching a missile, something the entire world including its own allies would immediately condemn and which would open the door for us to retaliate in kind. NK is not large enough geographically to survive a serious attack.
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Lil' Kimmie's war would last less than twenty minutes. Let's assume for the sake of playing crazy that Kimmie launches a single missile at America, which America easily absorbs, and then our single missile arrives on Pyong-Yang, after which North Korea as a functional state entity no longer exists.

The only way NK can threaten America is by launching a missile, something the entire world including its own allies would immediately condemn and which would open the door for us to retaliate in kind. NK is not large enough geographically to survive a serious attack.
Neither is South Korea!
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Neither is South Korea!
Which is irrelevant to the discussion.
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Hardly!!! How in H--- did you come up with such an opinion? South Korea has the MOST to loose.

That is RELEVANT!!! Very, very
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Maybe if that one NK missile landed in south central Colorado, he'd have a different opinion...
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Facing down Kim? Lots and lots of talk pushing toward a questionable war. A massive war only topped by WWI & WWII.

Standing up to Putin? What has he done different?

The head crock will not drain the swamp. He has only added more smelly water.

Military build up? Not until 2019

http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2...l-2019/138106/

MAGA???? We never stopped being Great.

Oh, just a little thing about travel cost. The same cost Trump bitched about when Obama was in office. Now you call it OK. How about calling it what it is...hypocritical.
What's this "we" stuff? You are about as American as Merkel. I could care less if you still have citizenship.
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Hardly!!! How in H--- did you come up with such an opinion? South Korea has the MOST to loose.

That is RELEVANT!!! Very, very
Relevant? It's our alliances in the region -- South Korea and Japan -- that make relations with North Korea relevant. Allowing RoK to be destroyed would render the US role in the region irrelevant. And our commitment to Japan was what got us on the Korean Peninsula on the first place.

Funny how on a history site the sheer ignorance of history is staggering.
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Facing down Kim? Lots and lots of talk pushing toward a questionable war. A massive war only topped by WWI & WWII.

Standing up to Putin? What has he done different?

The head crock will not drain the swamp. He has only added more smelly water.

Military build up? Not until 2019

http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2...l-2019/138106/

MAGA???? We never stopped being Great.

Oh, just a little thing about travel cost. The same cost Trump bitched about when Obama was in office. Now you call it OK. How about calling it what it is...hypocritical.
What's this "We" stuff you are talking about? Being stationed overseas is one thing. You aren't.
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My, my. Some here think it's up to them to decide what a "real American" is.
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