Friday, November 25, 2016

Taxpayers could pay over 3 million dollars annually to house Secret Service in Trump Tower.

Courtesy of the New York Post:  

The Secret Service is in negotiations with the Trump Organization to take over two vacant floors in the gilded 68-story Fifth Avenue tower, law enforcement sources told The Post. 

The federal agency and the NYPD plan to run a 24/7 command post out of the space that would be housed at least 40 floors below Trump’s $90 million penthouse triplex, where wife Melania and their 10-year-old son Barron will continue to reside at least through the spring, sources said.

So we already know that protecting Trump and his family in New York is currently costing over a million dollars a day.  

How much  more will it cost to house these Secret Service agents in the Trump Tower?The lease deal alone could cost more than $3 million a year, based on prevailing rates in the building. 

The Post reported earlier this week that the 17th floor at Trump Tower is available. The floor is currently being marketed in three, 3,000- to 5,000-square-foot parcels at up to $105 per square foot. 

At that rate the federal government would be paying $1.5 million a year for just one floor and double that for two levels of Trump Tower offices.

So not only will Trump refuse to put his financial holdings in a blind trust, because apparently conflict of interest laws don't apply to him, but now taxpayers are expected to directly pay one of his companies to house his security detail?

This guy is actually turning the presidency, which has long been considered the pinnacle of public service, into a crass money making operation.

You know these Trump voters are a special kind of stupid aren't they?


  1. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Small Government, Drain the Swamp, Fiscal Conservatism!!

    To paraphrase one of the recent trolls, Welcome to the Wilderness, Deplorables :-)

  2. Just the beginning. Actually it began when the RNC started paying for his campaign and had to start paying rent there and to his companies for activities. It's going to be very expensive having him as president. I've always suspected he's been in financial trouble and this is his new source of income. He's gong to bleed us like no president ever had

    1. Anonymous3:00 PM

      Somehow I don't believe that will happen.

    2. I always thought he would never quit because he was looking at the office as a way to make money. He'll never resign either.

      Not only is he making money hand over fist, he can use the office to make even more money for his businesses while at the same time stopping his creditors in their tracks. Maybe even eliminating the debts for some sort of quid pro quo we'll never know about because we've never seen his taxes.

  3. Anonymous2:20 PM

    So how much is trump going to be adding to the deficit? I thought there was a limit on the security budget?

    In the mean time he is making obscene amounts of money for himself all courtesy of the taxpayers and he doesn't even pay taxes himself.

    Like trump is really going to stop this money making deal:

    Oil pipeline: Trump's stock in company raises concern

    By MATTHEW DALY - The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump's investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.

    Trump's 2016 federal disclosure forms show he owned between $15,000 and $50,000 in stock in Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. That's down from between $500,000 and $1 million a year earlier.
    Trump also owns between $100,000 and $250,000 in Phillips 66, which has a one-quarter share of Dakota Access.

    Besides Trump, at least two possible candidates for energy secretary also could benefit from the pipeline. Oil billionaire Harold Hamm could ship oil from his company, Continental Resources, through the pipeline, while former Texas Gov. Rick Perry serves on the board of directors of Energy Transfer Partners.

    Kelcy Warren, CEO of Dallas-based Energy Transfer, told The Associated Press that he expects Trump to make it easier for his company and others to complete infrastructure projects.

    "Do I think it's going to get easier? Of course," said Warren, who donated $3,000 to Trump's campaign, plus $100,000 to a committee supporting Trump's candidacy and $66,800 to the Republican National Committee.

  4. Drumpf better be *very* careful about that lease.

    If he charges more than market, it might be impeachable. He may *think* the president is immune from that sort of conflict of interest, profiting off of his office, but he may not want to put it to the test. He may end up worse than DICK Nixon. He may find himself the first president successfully impeached. No acquittal for him.

    1. Anonymous2:44 PM

      Think about this for a second. We have all 3 houses of government held by majority GOP and Trump himself will appoint the next Supreme. Just who is going to impeach him? Face it, Trump has 4-8 years to do whatever he wants, that's just the way it is.

    2. Anonymous3:06 PM

      I will never acquiesce to the way you think, 2:44 PM. Americans can take him down - when there is a will there is a way!

    3. Anonymous3:11 PM

      The GOP will impeach him when they think enough time has elapsed,so they can have Pence in charge.Just wait.

    4. Anonymous3:26 PM

      @ 2:44 pm boy you certainly give up easily. Things could change during the mid term elections or traitor trump could be pressure into resigning because the corruption is so blatant it can no longer be ignored. You just never know.

      The Supreme Court does not impeach the president.

      “It is often said that the “House impeaches and the Senate convicts,” or not. In essence, the House first decides if there are grounds to impeach the president, and if it does, the Senate holds a formal impeachment trial.

    5. The House impeaches him and the Senate tries him.

      I think there are enough Republicans in the Senate with integrity or self interest to want to get rid of Trump. The question is are there enough in the House. Ryan is Speaker and he is no friend of Trump. I think Ryan could get enough votes to impeach if the opportunity presented itself.

      As for the Supreme Court, they don't have anything to do with it. Besides, whoever Drumpf appoints will fill Scalia's seat. Scalia wasn't the swing on the court, Kennedy is. So it may still be 5-4 one way or another until another judge goes. Let's pray it's Thomas.

      I'm sure whoever Drumpf nominates will be worse than Scalia. It will be up to the Democrats in the Senate to get a few Republicans to join them in blocking whoever it is.

    6. Anonymous3:46 AM

      Anon at 2:44 pm. Many of the GOP in Congress would prefer Mike Pence in the White House because he's a Tea Party standard bearer. Just think the chaos the GOP could cause in the realm of social justice legislation. I'm sure the Koch brothers would approve.

  5. Our Lad2:49 PM

    Is being a whiny, sniveling, shit for brains pariah with a two inch dick grounds for impeachment? Just wondering.

  6. Anonymous2:50 PM

    Fuck him! I hope he is taken down big time and that he ends up in the slammer. He'll never represent me as potus. Americans were idiots that voted for him!

  7. Anonymous2:54 PM

    And who voted for this raping of America? Yep because he can do what he wants, grab her by the pussy!! and elect trump. Who did this?

    1. A deep red swath through the middle of America from North Dakota to Texas and a bit of east/west along the Mason/Dixon line. Those are your deep seated uneducated lost cause Deplorables. I expect the map would match up well with White Nationalists and the Klan.

  8. Anonymous2:57 PM

    When your head quits spinning you can figure out who arranged this fiasco.

  9. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Donnie-Don't-Care. Rich guy used to doing as he pleases. He'll score a few points, real or fictitious (think Ford), to appease his followers who will then rant about how right they were to elect him. For everybody else, he's Donnie-Don't-Care. In his mind and the minds of his peeps, everyone else is just a loser.

  10. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Con artist trump has the audacity to say he isn’t going to take a salary because he doesn’t need it (since he won’t release his tax returns, we will never know), like he is doing us a favor, but he is robbing us blind for security.

    1. Could this be an elaborate tax dodge?

      He doesn't earn anything so has no personal income to declare.

      He probably figures he doesn't have to produce any taxes from his many companies or his Foundation, only his personal income tax.

      There is no way Drumpf would forego money unless there was more to be gained elsewhere.

    2. Anonymous3:43 AM

      At one point, early in the interminable campaign, Trump said that he would make money from his run and, I presume, that also meant from winning. His perfidy knows no limits.

  11. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Why does the secret service need two floors?

    They aren’t directly beneath his penthouse, so they can’t use that excuse.

    1. abbafan4:22 PM

      Perhaps the secret service agents that are posted at trump tower are hold-overs from palin's detail. They can get the Pimp Toad to drill peep-holes to look at Melanoma's nipples! /s

  12. Anonymous3:30 PM

    If a Democrat pulled this crap, the republicans would be yelling impeachment and set up numerous senate investigative committees.

    1. abbafan4:22 PM

      No shit! The hypocrisy stinks!

    2. Exactly.

      And what are the Democrats doing?

      Talking about unity and the spirit of cooperation and we'll wait and see if there are any points of agreement?

      What the fuck!?





    3. Anonymous4:04 AM

      Well then get the party started.

  13. Anonymous3:41 PM

    O/T Guess it will have to be poopy pants nugent or maybe sarah can convince her nephew’s band to play because Elton John will not be playing “Tiny fingers” I mean “Tiny Dancer”.

    I don’t care because I do not intend to watch any of this farce.
    Trump inaugural committee having a hard time finding people to perform at swearing in ceremony

    Celebrities are part of the fun of the traditionally monotonous Washington, DC inauguration ceremonies. For a town that runs on policy and politics, a Beyoncé or Lady Gaga sighting can make standing in the cold for hours that much more exciting.

    The inaugural committee for President-Elect Donald Trump is having a hard time finding someone willing to perform, however, the UK Independent reported.

    Trump transition team member Anthony Scaramucci said in an interview with the BBC that in an effort to show Trump supports LGBT people, Elton John would play. John said he wouldn’t.

    “I’m not a Republican in a million years,” John said when Trump used his song “Tiny Dancer” for a campaign rally, “why not ask Ted f*cking Nugent?”

    Vince Neil, vocalist for heavy metal band Mötley Crüe also dropped out of Trump’s inaugural, after previously being announced he would play. The Rolling Stones also refused. Trump frequently used The Stone’s song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” despite repeated requests for him to stop.

    1. ChaChi doesn't sing?

      I'm sure it will get worse.

      You know the Kennedy Center presents and those other awards and medals the President presents? Imagine if time after time, they contact an artist to tell them they won and they decline because they don't want anything presented by Drumpf. He'll only be able to honor D-list actors and musicians. I'm sure Ted Nugent will get quite a few since he'll always be there to say yes.

      Bet he plays the inaugural too.

    2. Anonymous5:28 PM

      Maybe Sarah will polish the old flute for him, or even play the flute for his inauguration.

  14. Anonymous3:54 PM

    You can't get mad at congress members getting rich while in office and criticize a president for owning a business while being president.

    1. Actually, there are plenty who are upset that politicians use their offices to get rich. That's why the nepotism laws were put in place. That is why campaign finance reform has been attempted.

      It's why people are outraged at Citizen's United.

    2. Anonymous4:41 AM

      I really hope you are being sarcastic.

      Public servants, public officials that are suppose to work for the good of the people that elected them NOT enrich themselves.

  15. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Your kidding, right?
    have you looked up how much we have paid for Obama's vacations?
    Go ahead, make my day

    1. Anonymous4:58 PM

      You tell us. And dig your grave.

    2. Anonymous5:08 PM

      Boo freaking Hoo.

    3. Anonymous4:28 AM

      And so? Americans should empty the pockets to help trump pay his bills and keep his kids and x wifes in custom of their lifestyle?
      And we shall ignore all that has been said, the hate, the insults and the threats?
      We the United States of America People shall allow corrupt congress, media/communication corps to play fox nation communist mind control, Fake news? Fake Elections, Fake outcome, Fake, fake fake lies lies lies, where is the outrage? where is the FCC? and FEC? Who regulates certain cults? Heck
      Even the wackos themselves are surprised to hell that they pulled this off to sway the elections to the evil darkside in such a short time. And those loyal patriotic republicans stepped right in to sale America. Hello? Is there anyone out there? Hello?
      And this wacky tacky group of drugged out bullies of America would like to rip apart the constitution, rules, regulations, agencies and health of America to change course of history. Really? and you voted for that?

  16. Anonymous4:52 PM

    No, 4:07 I think "YOUR" kiddin', rite? YOUR (correct usage) point is?

  17. Anonymous7:25 PM


    There has to be some control in how much the Secret Service (ie taxpayers) spends on a president-elect or president.

    If the president lives in the White House then the Secret Service or federal government picks up the tab.

    If the president is on travel on "official" business then the Secret Service or federal government picks up the tab.

    IF THE PRESIDENT goes to a foreign country to visit a relative, check up on his property or to buy property then the president PAYS for the Secret Service OR QUITS!


    President Trump OR ANY PRESIDENT should never be allowed to stay at one of his or any relatives properties UNLESS there is NO CHARGES for the president, Secret Service or government employees.

    All government officials cannot personally financially benefit from the government (ie at the taxpayers expense).

    With Trump as president, you have to watch that snake. The federal government dictates where he stays. Trump is the type of person who would pre-arrange with a competitor and tell them if I stay at your hotel, you have to agree to pay my company 50% of what you make from the federal government.

    You have to watch Trump like a little kid. He is constantly trying to figure out how to scam the federal government and taxpayers.

    1. Anonymous3:39 AM

      If you're Trump, I guess there are no rules other than that he can profit personally from anything and everything. All those foolish people who voted for him because he's rich (and somehow that will enrich them) are going to learn that rich people like Trump like to profit at other people's expense. You know, the losers, that he's always talking about.

    2. Anonymous4:43 AM

      My problem is he is charging the secret service to use his own home and plane.

      Elizabeth Warren is already looking into this.

  18. Anonymous7:45 PM



    Washington Post
    Trump’s presidency, overseas business deals and relations with foreign governments could all become intertwine

    Days after Donald Trump’s election victory, a news agency in the former Soviet republic of Georgia reported that a long-stalled plan for a Trump-branded tower in a seaside Georgian resort town was now back on track.

    Likewise, the local developer of a Trump Tower planned for ­Buenos Aires announced last week, three days after Trump spoke with Argentina’s president, that the long-delayed project was moving ahead.

    Meanwhile, foreign government leaders seeking to speak with Trump have reached out to the president-elect through his overseas network of business partners, an unusually informal process for calls traditionally coordinated with the U.S. State Department.

    All of it highlights the muddy new world that Trump’s election may usher in — a world in which his stature as the U.S. president, the status of his private ventures across the globe and his relationships with foreign business partners and the leaders of their governments could all become intertwined.

    In that world, Trump could personally profit if his election gives a boost to his brand and results in its expansion overseas....

    1. Anonymous3:36 AM

      Imagine if a Democratic incumbent president ever even thought of doing the sort of thing that Trump is doing now! The guy would be impeached before ever becoming president.

  19. Anonymous7:58 PM

    Warning for Trump regarding North Korea, and no it is not about TRUMP TOWER NORTH KOREA.

    "No problem, Trump knows more than the generals."

  20. Anonymous9:27 PM

    Trump's fans have no idea that they will suffer under his tax plan:

    1. Anonymous4:02 AM

      They only care about the next fix that trump provides. Drug and hate addiction does not care about the near or distant future, just the moment and drug or hate of choice.

  21. Anonymous4:00 AM

    Quite simply the biggest liar ever. History will reflect that he is the biggest LIAR in USA History. Even bad history will keep the name alive. "Our Ancestor" the deplorable.

  22. Anonymous4:33 AM

    Gotta feeling that orange anus will be a pain in the rump. A mccohenopscopy might be needed to pluck and impeach that little tumor.

    1. Chenagrrl5:21 AM

      And then we get Pence.

  23. Chenagrrl5:21 AM

    What needs to be assessed is the cost to air traffic around New York City, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Air Force 1 flies in a protected circle that stays in force while it is in that location. How will this complicate all travel if Trumpagus decides to sleep in his NY jammies and his tzarist bed.

  24. Anonymous5:48 AM

    Who exactly are they protecting trump from?

    He is in bed with the russians, a poster boy for ISIS and only his supporters run around with an arsenal of AK 47s. None of them will want to assassinate Hitler v. 2017.

    Unless his supporters wake up and find out they have been duped.

  25. Anonymous5:30 PM

    He bought the election, I'm not surprised at all he'll need that much protection.


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