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Thursday, January 09, 2020

The Trump administration is seeking to delay a Democratic effort to require the Secret Service to disclose how much it spends protecting President Trump and his family when they travel -- until after the 2020 election, according to people familiar with the discussions.

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Well, Obama spent a lot on security, and he also played a lot of golf...
--GOP apologists, shills and lackeys

#1 | Posted by catdog at 2020-01-09 01:08 PM | Reply

Oligarch Trump will determine what we're allowed to know. He will also tell us what is true or false. He is the supreme leader.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-01-09 01:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Having congress zero out the secret service's executive protection budget would have all sorts of happy consequences.

#3 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-01-09 01:48 PM | Reply

Having congress zero out the secret service's executive protection budget would have all sorts of happy consequences.

#6 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-01-09 01:48 PM | Reply

Trump can afford it from out of his own pocket.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-09 01:56 PM | Reply

#7

Maybe, maybe he's broke, either way why would you want to screw Secret Service agents? You know Trump would refuse to pay the bill and then sue them.

#5 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-01-09 02:00 PM | Reply

Many military bases have golf courses. a.tiles.mapbox.com This includes Andrews AFB which is close by. Playing there would cut travel expenses and simplify security. In the winter MacDill near Tampa has two courses and government quarters would be available for both POTUS and his crew. I thought Republicans were proud of being frugal.

#6 | Posted by TenMile at 2020-01-09 02:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I thought Republicans were proud of being frugal.

#9 | POSTED BY TENMILE

There are no more of those kind of Republicans left.

They also used to be the party of responsibility.

None of them are left either.

Only Self loathing hateful Trumpsters.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-01-09 02:45 PM | Reply

"I thought Republicans were proud of being frugal."

I know some frugal politicians. Mostly local. they're hated more than anybody.

To be frugal you have to say "no" to folks expecting funding. That's never popular at the local and national level.

People want their pork.

Look at it this way. Imagine you're one of 535 members of congress sitting on a few trillion dollars in the budget.

where do you say "yes" and "no"? Remember, all of your large supporters want you in congress so you say "yes" to whatever they want from you....not "no".

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-09 02:50 PM | Reply

I thought Republicans were proud of being frugal.

#9 | POSTED BY TENMILE

But not when it comes to their king, my boy; not when it comes to their king.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-09 02:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"There are no more of those kind of Republicans left.
They also used to be the party of responsibility.
None of them are left either."

They haven't been there since 1980. They are never returning. They have a vision for America, it just doesn't look to rosie for the majority of us. For the few though, it looks pretty spectacular.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-09 03:35 PM | Reply

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Why the phony reverence for republicans that used to be frugal?

You hated them too. They were misers who took food out of the mouths of children and pushed grannies over cliffs.

That's what you get for being a frugal politician. That's why none of them are.

Pretending to be fiscally responsible works on election day....but it's been a lie since WAY before 1980.

LOL

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-09 03:39 PM | Reply

"Pretending to be fiscally responsible works on election day....but it's been a lie since WAY before 1980."

Possibly so but before Ronald Reagan became President and dramatically lowered taxes on the rich the United States had very little debt; less than 1 trillion dollars.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-09 03:51 PM | Reply

Frugal is being wise with money and not wasteful. Many in power now are stingy or miserly when it comes to spending on anything that would benefit anyone other than themselves or those who support them. They are spendthrifts when they benefit themselves or those who support them.

#13 | Posted by TenMile at 2020-01-09 03:58 PM | Reply

Has there ever been a Treasury Secretary who was this much of a sycophant? From violating black letter law on releasing tax returns, to this, Mnuchin is solidifying himself as a criminal-enabling POS.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-09 04:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I'd rail his wife though.

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-09 04:01 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood

I am betting that tax break he signed helped easy that burden a few times over.

#16 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-09 04:50 PM | Reply

#18 | Posted by JOE

She may be a good looking woman but she's as insufferable as he is - maybe more so? Lest you forget how she was talking about all the little people... I'd say she's a gold digger too but you can't account for everyone's taste either.

#17 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-09 05:00 PM | Reply

HA!!!!

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-01-09 05:33 PM | Reply

Dem candidates should throw out some absurd number. Saying Trump has spent 485 million on golfing trips since elected.
Let Trump defend it.

#19 | Posted by Docman at 2020-01-09 07:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He is grafting taxpayer money, which was the main plan from the start. I don't want to hear it's too difficult to prove this.

#20 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2020-01-09 11:38 PM | Reply

#21 you think it's funny Trump has squandered hundreds of millions of dollars paying himself?

Why do I get the impression you got had on the made up Michelle Obama Spain trip "scandal?"

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-10 12:12 PM | Reply

You hated them too. They were misers who took food out of the mouths of children and pushed grannies over cliffs.

That's what you get for being a frugal politician. That's why none of them are.

LOL

#14 | Posted by eberly

ahaha yeah. Repubs gave up on fiscal responsibility because dems made them with mean words.

Party of personal responsibility...

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-01-10 09:31 PM | Reply

Dem candidates should throw out some absurd number. Saying Trump has spent 485 million on golfing trips since elected.
Let Trump defend it.
#22 | Posted by Docman a

People are saying that number is on the low side and at least $200 million has gone straight into the Trump Organization's coffers.

#23 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-10 09:37 PM | Reply

Could it be said that all the items we are not bothering to impeach him for are things we are willing to just gaff off and let it go? Someday at this rate we'll have a cement guy as prez and he wants to rebuild all the infrastructure but we must buy from him. Infinite other variations of crookedness possible if we are going to have unethical presidents from now on if we even still have a country. I'm afraid historians are going to blame us all as enablers of this beastly situation.

#24 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2020-01-10 10:33 PM | Reply

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