Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Democrats are demanding to know just how much the government is paying Trump owned businesses.

Courtesy of 

As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties. 

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday asked departments to hand over information about their Trump-related spending by Aug. 25. 

"The American people deserve to know how their tax dollars are spent, including the amount of federal funds that are being provided to private businesses owned by the president and the purposes of these expenditures," reads the lawmakers' letter to Elaine Duke, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The lawmakers sent similar requests to all Cabinet secretaries. 

Their request seeks documents about any payments the departments made to the Trump Organization or any business in which the Trump organization has an ownership stake. 

The Democratic Oversight letter cites reports about the State Department booking rooms at a new Trump hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, where his adult sons were on site for the grand opening, and the Defense Department and Homeland Security renting space at Trump Tower, where first lady Melania Trump and the couple's 11-year-old son lived until the end of the school year. 

"President Trump also makes frequent trips to properties he owns, and these trips may result in U.S. taxpayers' money flowing into President Trump's pockets," the letter to Duke reads. 

The new effort is one of many to understand how much money the Trump-led government is spending on businesses that he still owns. The Government Accountability Office is undertaking the most comprehensive study.

This is a good move.

I think that even many of Trump's supporters might be shocked once they see the millions of taxpayer dollars that have been flowing into the Trump family businesses since the inauguration.

It might even knock Trump's approval numbers down into the twenties.


  1. Anonymous6:21 AM

    Yeah, the democrats will need that money to pay for the new defense budget they want. It makes Donnie's budget proposal look sorta sane.
    The Democrats, party of the people....who want war. Hasn't Oceania always been at war with Britainia?

    1. Anonymous6:30 AM

      Wow, you're an idiot.

    2. Anonymous7:08 AM

      Off your meds again?

    3. Anonymous8:00 AM

      delusional and deranged

    4. Anonymous9:21 AM

      6:21 Is that you, Scarah? What is "Britainia"??

    5. Prime example of earlier thread WRT the ignorance of voters resulting in Brexit and Donald Trump. Sad, pathetic actually, to see such willful stupidity on public display. One hopes this individual will soon discover the joy of reading, the euphoria of thinking for self, and the infinite delight of abstaining from Fox News.

    6. Anonymous9:59 AM

      You're mind is like a rabbit warren. Do you even understand what you just wrote?

    7. Anonymous12:09 PM

      Dear Marguerite and 9:21
      Please read "1984" by George Orwell. Sad, pathetic, actually, that you're THAT bleedin' old and don't get the Britainia literary reference. No joy of reading for you?
      I don't listen to FOX, so here's a parachute for you to use the next time you go jumping at some stupid conclusion like that. If it's not black, then it MUST be white, huh Margie? No shades of grey in your world.
      @9:59 I think you mean "your", not "you're". Proofread when you attempt to deliver a (failed) burn, hon. Next time, it'll work for you, I Promise!

      Have any, ANY, of you actually looked into the new democrat-proposed defense budget, or are you too scared to do that? Because they ARE wanting more $$ for defense, more than the orange guy asked for.

    8. Anonymous1:35 PM

      @12:09. Oh my! You did put me in my place by correcting my spelling! Next time, I'll try so much harder to correctly spell every word and punctuate correctly when I tell you you're a fucking crazy twat.

    9. Anonymous6:48 PM

      Hahaha. Oh you guys are funny.

  2. Anonymous6:29 AM

    Ivanka Trump store to open In Trump Tower'

    1. Anonymous11:32 AM

      We should go and just try on everything make a mess and leave.

    2. Probably plenty of space to choose from as I'm sure plenty of businesses are relocating due to the drop in revenue a direct result of the security measures. Being associated with the Trump name probably isn't helping either.

      I'm sure Ivanka is getting a great deal on the rent. Maybe even rent free.

    3. Anonymous3:47 PM

      I thought Ivanka divested or put her business in a trust because she is an advisor at the WH.

      Guess we can add another lie to the growing list of trump family lies and other myths.

  3. Anonymous6:40 AM

    Report: Secret Service Spent $13,500 On Golf Cart Rentals For Trump Trip

  4. Anonymous6:56 AM

    Steps must be taken to ensure this does not happen again. A supposedly rich repub. sucking taxpayers dry with his properties, and his family. The first thing he did was double the membership fee at the Mar-A-Lago club to #200,000 a year. How many of his followers could afford THAT? Don't they use what little brains the parents gave them? I want to see the whole family taken down for their slimy practices.They seem to think daddy was elected King of the world.

    1. Anonymous7:58 AM

      They are a very delusional bunch. Reality is about to set in.

    2. Anonymous11:33 AM

      No kidding, his base needs to show up at his businesses

  5. Anonymous7:32 AM

    PAY attention!

  6. A. J. Billings7:38 AM

    I sincerely doubt that even 1% of Trump supporters care that he is DIRECTLY profiting from being President.

    THey sure as hell didn't care about him grabbing women by the genitals.

    They sure didn't care about his ignorance, and literally advocating violence against protesters.

    I have said it many times.

    Trump could murder someone on live TV, and proudly stand there with the smoking gun, and nearly all of his supporters would clap and say it was deserved, and Jesus wanted that person dead.

    1. Anonymous7:57 AM

      It is about time we know whom is clapping.

    2. You are so right, A.J. Every evil act, every felonious deed, every treasonous crime is brushed aside as if it is nothing, NOTHING!!! Doltish Donnie is a money-grubbing thug in a suit and tie.

    3. Not so sure.

      He wasn't grabbing their sisters, wives or daughters but he is spending THEIR money.

      Republicans are Republicans mostly because they are fiscal conservatives. They will not be taking kindly to having their tax dollars transferred from the government budget into Trump's pocket. He may not lose many Deplorables but the educated and middle and upper class business people will be livid when they see the bills.

      Yes, his approval ratings will drop further. But ONLY if the question is asked and asked correctly.

  7. Anonymous7:56 AM

    The amount of money spent caused by this asshole lying con artist is astronomical. Mr Mueller must seize all assets and funds to reimburse the America people along with the legal cost to prosecute and hiring special counsel.

  8. Anonymous8:24 AM

    52% of Republicans Want To End Democracy And Support Trump Suspending The 2020 Election

    ...“Nearly half of Republicans (47 percent) believe that Trump won the popular vote, which is similar to this finding. Larger fractions believe that millions of illegal immigrants voted (68 percent) and that voter fraud happens somewhat or very often (73 percent). Again, this is similar to previous polls. Moreover, 52 percent said that they would support postponing the 2020 election, and 56 percent said they would do so if both Trump and Republicans in Congress were behind this.”

    The Republican Party is no longer the party of Lincoln and Reagan and is now the party of blind following of Trump.

  9. Anonymous8:25 AM

    The Secret Service Spent $13,500 Of Your Money On Golf Cart Rentals For One Trump Vacation

  10. Anonymous8:28 AM

    More Donald Trump administration freefall as Nikki Haley’s staffers begin resigning

    ...In recent weeks it’s seemed that Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has become increasingly agitated in her role. At one point she said that she was done talking about North Korea, and after Trump posted classified information Twitter this week, she refused comment (link). And it turns out that agitation may be boiling over into her office. According to political reporter Laura Rozen‏ (link), Haley’s spokesperson Jonathan Wachtel has now resigned, and her Chief of Staff is also leaving. This in turn raises the question of whether Nikki Haley herself may be on her way out.

  11. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Trump’s Agencies Are Learning To Ignore Their Boss

    From transgender troops to prosecuting Hillary Clinton, the executive branch just shrugs and moves on.

  12. Anonymous3:00 PM

    My year of living frugally. No buying anything but necessities. Save dollars. If everyone would do it, it would really hurt economy. No money for gop.
    Someone else can finance crazy auto loan, not me.
    Hate this pos so called leader, he is retarded.

  13. Anonymous4:06 PM

    They need to add a clause to the articles of impeach demanding restitution of all profits and a refund of money paid for secret service for his adult children and melanomia's time goofing off in NYC.


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