Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hey There Big Spender

I am simply amazed at how much Trump has promised to spend going forward... Are you sure he isn't a Democrat? Now with the GOP in charge of the money, how is he going to accomplish this?

And if he does not achieve these spending goals will he accept responsibility for failing? Or will he blame his failure on someone else? Will the buck EVER stop at his desk? I am guessing not since I know people who are very much like him.

FOX Expand the Military
TP Keep SS & Medicare
CNBC $1 Trillion Infrastructure
CNN Healthcare for All
CNN Wall on Southern Border
Politifact Trump Promise Tracker (rated)
Politifact Trump Promise Tracker (not rated yet)

Then there are the costs that he is incurring just through his personal choices and behaviors. From what I read here it seems he has spent ~11 of his first ~33 days in Florida. Plus we are paying for Melania's security at Trump Tower... Did the Trump voters sign up for his maintaining 3 homes, visiting them often and spending literally $10 million /month? What happened to the first family moving to the White House ASAP and focusing on the country?

NPR Frequent Visits Disrupt Life and Cost Businesses
WLOS Trump Visits Expensive: Want Reimbursement
CBS Trump Trips $10 Mil so far
Independent Trump Family More In One Month
Natl Memo 100's of Millions more than Obama
CNN Aides Hesitant to Say Trump is Playing Golf
Guardian Cost Vex NY and Florida Officials

I love this one...  
"President Donald Trump has made visiting his Florida golf courses a near every-weekend habit in the first month of his administration, and his aides are trying to obscure whether Trump is actually golfing during the visits. One possible reason: Trump was a frequent and vocal critic of President Barack Obama's golf habit, regularly slamming the former president for playing golf with many pressing issues before the country. Trump even suggested during a 2016 event in Virginia, in a knock on Obama, that if elected he was "not going to have time to go play golf." "I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to go play golf," Trump said at the time. Trump has visited his two golf courses near his Mar-a-Lago estate -- Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Course in Jupiter -- six times in his first month in office.


Anonymous said...

I remember when President Obama was criticized for all the costs involved in going out for dinner in New York. Republicans seem to have lost interest in that particular line of attack on our presidents, and I don't have a problem with that. It's perfectly proper for taxpayers to pick up the tab for the security costs of our president. What I do note is that President Obama was a federal income taxpayer, and President Trump is not. As in his business career, and now as president, Mr. Trump is a freeloader.


John said...

Here is another promise that seems related.

"If I'm elected president, I'm accepting no salary."

Of course compared to his travel and living costs, the salary is looking pretty cheap right now.

Mr. President... Please keep your salary, stay in the White House, get to work and earn it...

Anonymous said...

In my experience, and this is most emphatically Donald Trump's experience, Republicans don't mind spending money, it's paying the bills they have objections to.

""If I'm elected president, I'm accepting no salary."

I don't know about you, but in my life some of the most expensive things I have ever encountered, were free. As you suggest, foregoing the four hundred thousand dollars a year in wages doesn't seem that significant when the federal government pays that much in security costs when President Trump lunches at McDonald's.


John said...

I find it interesting that our resident Conservative is avoiding this post... :-)