Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Donald Trump is costing New York taxpayers one million dollars a day for security. And THEY didn't even vote for him.

Hah! You elected me, and now it's gonna cost ya!
Courtesy of CNN Money: 

Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family is costing New York City more than $1 million a day, according to three city officials. 

And those costs won't necessarily drop significantly once he moves to the White House. 

That's because Melania Trump and their 10-year old son Barron expect to stay at their home at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, at least until the end of the school year. And Donald Trump has indicated he plans to return home regularly, especially while they're still here. 

Adding to the expense is the cost of police assigned to Trump's adult children and his grandchildren, who are also receiving Secret Service protection, John Miller, NYPD's deputy commissioner of intelligence & counterterrorism, told WCBS Monday. All of them live in the city, and all are entitled to receive Secret Service protection.

This has to be doubly frustrating for resident of New York  since the state went for Hillary in a big way.

And here they are stuck with protecting a man that most of them would probably like to choke to death personally.

But just you wait America, if you think this is bad it will pale in comparison to what he is going to cost the rest of us.


  1. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Waiting to hear from repugs that so vociferously complained of the cost to taxpayers for the Obamas' yearly Christmas trip to Hawaii security detail.
    Waiting.......still waiting..........

    1. Anonymous3:16 PM


    2. Anonymous3:55 PM

      Trump is going to cost the taxpayer's far more money than President Obama EVER did!

      Republicans suck big time. Anyone that voted for one (on the national, state or town levels) is an idiot! And, they are soon going to realize it!

    3. Anonymous9:54 PM

      The Republicans will never admit wrong thinking even as they are drowning drowning under water this coming Spring and Summer. They are thick headed, and driving our country down the drain. But it's all good. I think having Donnie Boy show his true colors whatever that is for the day is good. Tomorrow he'll build a wall, the next, eh, maybe not. My bet is after Jan. 20 he tries to further channel Hitler with Bannon whispering instructions in his ear. Let's see how that goes. Scary times.

  2. Anonymous2:26 PM

    “They now have a seat at the table, and he wouldn't be there without them, so they must get him to deliver the way George W. Bush never did,”
    "“Once the President Trump — versus President-elect Trump — and the Congress is working and he’s in administrative mode, I think the people, his base, others, they will find ways to remind him of ‘hey, this was a promise, we expect you to deliver,’” . I think most of us know this country needs to be turned around, and we’re hoping and PRAYING that he can deliver on turning this country around.”

    1. Anonymous3:36 PM

      "Pinchuk’s donation to the Trump Foundation appears to be MORE of a direct quid-pro-quo. "

    2. Anonymous3:20 AM

      I don't think that most of Trump's supporters are bright enough to follow the news. Remember they've limited themselves over the decades to Fox News which isn't even news.

  3. Anonymous2:28 PM

    OT Sawah is beggining to feel buyer's remorse lol. Also c4p is fun to read again!

    1. Lindsay2:55 PM

      I read today that she wasn't going to be offered a cabinet position. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    2. Anonymous3:19 PM

      I've said all along she won't be. Trump had the absolute dregs at his convention but once again Sarah Palin was not invited. He must know she's an idiot quitter with zero to offer. And hey she lives too far away "up there".

      I sincerely hope all the peeponders donated their grocery money to Trump, I hope they gave till it hurt.

    3. Anonymous3:32 PM

      They were crying about how she always gets thrown under the bus. The reason drumpf is not hiring her is because even he can see how stupid she is.

    4. Anonymous3:53 PM

      I NEVER thought Trump would offer her a damn thing! He knows ALL her baggage and that she isn't the brightest lightbulb in the country, let alone the State of Alaska!

      Sarah honey - you mean nothing to anyone - time for you to accept it and find a job where you are made to actually earn your keep. Your money is running out!

    5. Anonymous4:07 PM

      Swamp witch was overlooked. yup.

    6. Anonymous4:29 PM

      All he wanted was her base.
      Can you say, "punk'd," $arah?
      She never wanted it in the first place.
      "I can cause holy hell from anywhere."

  4. Anonymous2:30 PM

    OT$>For Georgia Peach>

  5. Anonymous2:31 PM

    Sickening. Selfish freaking family.

  6. Anonymous2:41 PM

    Donnie Don't Care. He doesn't give two sh*ts about costing the taxpayers. He doesn't give a flying fig about keeping all his wild and crazy promises he made while out campaigning. He doesn't care one teensy tiny bit about the law or the Constitution because he's gonna Nixon-it as in if the president does it, it's law. Where you see conflict of interest, he sees profit. Four years. Holy crap.

  7. Anonymous2:47 PM

    This is ridiculous that security has to be at the Trump Plaza or whatever the Hell his building(s) are called! If he's not in them - don't put security there!

    Look at the number of security agents around Trump whenever he is out and about. It's way more than President Obama had and has and there were suppose to be uumpteen threats on President Obama's life!

    Personally, I could care less if Trump is protected - let him pay for his own security! I don't want him covered by taxpayer's money! He is not my potus and will never be!

    1. Anonymous3:15 PM

      It's not even his building,it just has his name on it and he owns a huge apartment in it.

    2. Anonymous3:50 PM

      If Trump is not interested in following the rules (he doesn't think there's any problem with his continuing to run his business, for example), he should foot the bill. If he doesn't want the security that "we the people" provide, let him pay for his own or tough it out.

  8. Anonymous2:59 PM

    OT Stand with Standing Rock


  9. Anonymous3:01 PM

    The irony is trump doesn't pay federal taxes and I seriously doubt he pays state, city or property taxes.

    It is OK for the rest of us to pay for his security because he doesn't want to move his is bed to Washington, but he doesn't contribute anything himself.

    O/T Voting Rights Activists Urge Clinton To Challenge PA, MI And WI Vote Counts


    1. Anonymous3:59 PM

      Well, he hasn't paid taxes for a couple of decades, and just got another extension by paying those $25Million for the tRump 'University' scam, because he can deduct those from his taxes!

  10. Anonymous3:08 PM

    I see Trudeau is showing his party's allegiance to China, which is why intelligent Canadians hate him.

    HE attended cash for access fundraiser with Chinese billionaires.

    1. Anonymous3:48 PM

      Let's leave the Canadians alone. They did not elect DJT.

  11. Anonymous3:15 PM

    Take that sucka!

  12. Anonymous3:28 PM

    and now he's going on a victory lap tour
    disgusting !!!!!
    that has to cost millions and millions
    why are his followers eating this up with a spoon ! where is the outrage over the waste and not doing his job
    (I know - he's white and hateful just like them so everything he does is just fine)

  13. Anonymous3:30 PM

    Hasn't anyone ever heard of a budget? They scream and holler about deficits, but now there is no "security budget" for him? One that he would need to live within? If it doesn't cover the cost for protection at all places he feels like going, and his family at other places, then -- guess what, he has to consolidate the family or cover costs himself?? Right? why not? Can't the office of Budget tell him that? I know, this is cost to NYC and the budget office is DC, but come on, this is lousy.

    In addition he will cost the businesses in the area of his building a bloody fortune in lost sales everytime the security is amped up to protect him. He owns houses all over the country, so it would seem to me one of them could be used instead of his NYC apt.

    1. Anonymous4:39 PM

      There is a limit to this protection stuff for the asshole who many of us will not ever recognize as potus. All of his family members should not be covered - too many of them.

      I suggest someone in the U.S. Congress come out with something as to dollar limits as to security and what security will actually cover. It needs to be outlined and a specific law!

      Trump should not be covered by security as far as I'm concerned. There are too many agents that are always around him - more than we ever saw protecting our wonderful President Obama! Let him pay for the security as he can well afford it!

      I don't like paying my tax dollars for Trump and his family!

      We are in for a mess once the asshole has taken his oath. Be ready America to fight him every step of the way - especially when he goes against minorities and Muslims - all that are Americans just like the rest of us!

    2. Anonymous1:13 AM

      After one of his bankruptcies the banks involved put him on a monthly budget that almost broke his heart,400k per month.

  14. Anonymous3:56 PM

    Perhaps trump was right - the election may have been rigged


    1. Anonymous4:06 PM

      We know the DNC was rigged and multiple people were killed when they tried to investigate. This is fact.

    2. That's what's known as a "Facebook fact" not a fact fact.

      Congratulations, you just outed yourself as one or those easily manipulated by hoaxes and fake news stories.

    3. Anonymous6:33 AM

      4:06 PM Insanity is your best trait.

  15. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Here’s what Trump has said about the overtime rule:

    “We have to address the issues of over-taxation and over-regulation and the lack of access to credit markets to get our small business owners thriving again," Trump said. “Rolling back the overtime regulation is just one example of the many regulations that need to be addressed to do that. We would love to see a delay or a carve-out of sorts for our small business owners."

    But what does he mean by “small business”? There are so many corporations that claim to be small businesses. I remember hearing a list of examples on MSNBC a few years ago, I think on Ed Schultz’s show. Many names were recognizable as big companies that we all buy product s from. It was sickening that they were able to get away with being a “small business” and not pay corporate income taxes.

    1. Anonymous8:37 PM

      Remember, even tRump claimed to be a 'small business' after 9/11, and he got some undeserved tax breaks and subsidies for that!

    2. Anonymous3:17 AM

      So how is this supposed to help lower income folks get rich??? That's why they voted for Trump.

  16. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Trump's a genius because he perfectly mirrors the inflammatory media and they're too stupid to realize it.

    1. Anonymous4:34 PM

      4:05 PM - the one thing $arah got right. Lamestream. After all, they promoted HER and now we have THIS. Disgusted beyond belief of what has happened to this country.

  17. Anonymous4:28 PM

    The Trump Foundation admitted in its 2015 tax filings that it violated US law by transferring funds to a "disqualified person" — a practice known as "self-dealing." [Washington Post / David Fahrenthold]
    Literally, it just straight-up admitted to illegal behavior. The tax form asked if the foundation had transferred assets to a "disqualified person," and the foundation's tax preparer checked "Yes."
    Who the "disqualified person" was, and what the funds were used for, aren't clear from the IRS filing. But thanks to previous reporting from the Washington Post's David Fahrenthold, we know that the Trump Foundation paid legal fees for some lawsuits against Trump and his holdings — so it could be something like that. [Washington Post / David Fahrenthold]
    Tax experts say the self-dealing prohibition is incredibly easy to follow. "It’s as if," one former IRS official told Forbes, "no one ever bothered to learn what the rule was." [Forbes / Ashlea Ebeling]
    It is also, for the record, literally what Donald Trump spent the campaign accusing Hillary Clinton of doing with the Clinton Foundation
    (despite there being NO evidence of that whatsoever). http://www.vox.com/2016/11/22/13720852/vox-sentences-irs-trump-foundation-self-dealing

  18. Anonymous4:29 PM

    Anyone seen this from Gov. Executive site? A comparison of the first week post election, Obama vs Trump. Most interesting to me is Trump's use of an unsecured line, whereas Obama went to an FBI unit.

    Election Day +1

    2008: The day after the election, the Obama-Biden transition project announce their entire team, including three co-chairs, a twelve-member advisory board, and thirteen staffers, largely drawn from long-time congressional and executive branch Democratic staffers and government officials. The team notes that anyone who lobbied on an issue in the past 12 months could not work on it. They begin vetting potential appointees to office.

    2016: Trump does not make any official announcement.

    Election Day +2

    2008: Obama meets with his economic advisory team and announces his White House chief of staff would be Rep. Rahm Emmanuel.

    2016: Trump goes to Washington, where he meets with Obama in the Oval office to discuss the transition.

    Election Day +3

    2008: Obama holds his first post-election press conference; these were more innocent times, when an unfortunate joke about Nancy Reagan holding seances in the White House required an apology from the president-elect.

    2016: Trump has yet to hold a single press conference with reporters since his election. But there’s action today: Scandal-tainted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is ousted from his job leading the transition, and the duties are handed over to Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Trump also announces his transition advisory board, which includes three of his children and his son-in-law, and an eight-person staff.

    (Pence reportedly wanted to clean up the team, which was largely populated with lobbyists. Yesterday, Nov. 16, one lobbyist told Quartz he was still part of the transition process; the transition has not yet announced who is leading agency review teams.)

    Election Day +4

    2008: Obama makes no major announcements. (It’s Saturday.)

    2016: Trump makes no major announcements. (It’s also Saturday.)

    Election Day +5

    2008: Obama makes no major announcements. (It’s Sunday.)

    2016: Trump spends Sunday tweeting, then announces Stephen Bannon, the former publisher of the right-wing website Breitbart, and Reince Priebus, current chairman of the Republican party, will be his top adviser and chief of staff, respectively.

    Election Day +6

    2008: Obama meets with President Bush in the Oval office to discuss the transition. His transition team members begin meeting with the executive branch staffers on an agency level to put the transition in place.

    2016: Trump takes a phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin on an unsecured line at his home in Trump Tower. He speaks to several other world leaders on the same line. (During his transition, Obama went to an FBI office in Chicago to speak with world leaders in a secure communications facility.)

    Election Day +7

    2008: Obama makes a statement on the importance of Veterans’ Day and laid a wreath on a memorial in Chicago. (Trump did not issue a Veterans’ Day statement or attend any memorial events.)

    2016: Pence signs a memorandum of understanding that is needed to begin the legal transition process; the document had previously been signed by Christie and was made invalid when he was removed from his position. Trump meets with advisers at his home.

    Election Day +8

    2008: Obama announces his agency review leaders, and the specific teams of staffers who will review policies and appointments for the Departments of State, Treasury, and Defense.

    2016: Executive branch officials say they are waiting for news of the Trump transition’s agency review teams.

    1. Anonymous3:15 AM

      It's the difference between having an adult as president (Barack Obama) who cares deeply about the country he is about to serve and having a spoiled, petulant, bullying child chosen as president (Donald Trump) who could care less about the country he is about to serve and is only going to be in office to add to his personal wealth.

    2. Anonymous5:07 AM

      This is very illuminating and scary when you think that Trump is supposed to be "so great" and "so smart."

  19. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Throw forward to the future when Bristol has to warn her kids about the sociopathic liberals named Kathleen Baker and husband who purposefully put his safety at risk by giving media his address she responsibly tried to keep secret for obvious reason. And the day she has to warn him and protect him from sociopaths like Jesse griffin who once told people to drive by her son's house to stalk and tells lie after lie in biasd ways. Palins pray for sick fucks like that. It's just sad that these are the sme types of people who encouraged his father to be a lying piece of shit, to lie about his due date, and bizarre contradictions, and outing his mom Sherry as a shit mom he's never been able to ask for help.

    I am so glad he has th ePalins. who aren't arrogant and who take responsibility.

    1. Anonymous5:27 AM

      Blah, blah. Butthole is trash.

    2. Anonymous6:29 AM

      @4:35 PM, Are you drunk? WTF does that mean?
      It is time for your stupid ass to stop trolling.

  20. Anonymous5:24 PM

    dick fucking cheney state>
    "Wyoming has three electoral votes and only 532,668 citizens (as of 2008 estimates). As a result each of Wyoming’s three electoral votes corresponds to 177,556 people. Understood in one way, these people have 3.18 times as much clout in the Electoral College as an average American, or 318%.’"

    1. Anonymous5:26 AM

      That is why change. My vote is only worth about 98000 people. Yep Wyoming worth 5 times more votes.

  21. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Idk, but I see little baby hands tired and going down hill fast. I don't feel he is up to this big hugh job.

  22. Anonymous10:01 PM

    I think everyone is underestimating Trump. He is an evil genius. He did everything he wasn't suppose to do to win the the White House. I believe that he can step out of Trump towers and shoot someone and get away with it. He's invincible at this point. I did not vote nor support his election but I just see this guy getting away with shit that Obama, Hillary, Bush W. even could not have gotten away with. It's uncanny. Like he's in the zone and it's a bad thing. Wake up people. We are seeing America and it's core being destroyed. It's the weirdest thing. Like it was planned, or something. He was bragging in June, I think it was, that they would be calling him the Brexit president. He just seemed smug in the knowledge that he had this one in the box. Uncanny, I tell you.

    1. Anonymous5:24 AM

      I hear you. The people who went after Hillary are doing nothing. What happened to using every rule to get at Hillary. Now who cares what rule. No it is ok his kids benefiting on tax dollars, no it is ok he is already trying to get benefits from other countries. Yep sure seems like fixers.

  23. Anonymous1:27 AM

    sympathy for the devil.

  24. Anonymous5:29 AM

    And still no taxes for us to view. Get up people. We will never see it. Wakeup.

  25. Anonymous5:45 AM

    $365 million dollars. How many English or PE teachers' salaries can be paid with this money? How many hungry children can be fed? How many homeless people can be helped.

  26. I hope the state applies to the Feds for reimbursement. After all, Drumpf is a Federal problem now.

    May all of the assholes that voted for this narcissistic sociopath whine about how their tax dollars are being wasted on a spoiled brat that doesn't have the brains to move his fucking bed into a new house for a job he claims he wanted.

    We can't impeach this clown fast enough.


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