It seems the media wants to be concerned about wasting tax dollars now. Of course, this is focused on President Trump. A recent Axios article criticized Trump for playing golf and is keeping count on how many days he has played. Might I say, it’s easy to play golf and have time for such when you are doing a good job. Apparently, this is not what they are suggesting.
It’s not the first time we have seen the media attack Trump for playing golf. Earlier this year, Forbes published an article that talked about the expense of Trump playing golf. It was suggested that one trip by President Trump to Mar-a-Lago costs approximately $3.4 million dollars. That is quite a price tag on a golf outing I would agree, but let’s take this further.
According to this site, the US House has been in session for 191 days in 2019. That is 191 days since Democrats took control of the House. According to these Democrats, they have been investigating President Trump for years, but specifically this year when they took control. They promised they would impeach him and they have.
But let’s think about all this wasted time since the Senate will acquit President Trump. From estimates I can find online, Congress costs the taxpayers over $1 billion, or $1.869 million per member of either chamber. With the 232 Democrats that are in the US House, this equates to $433 million.
So in the past year, Democrats in the House have wasted approximately $433 million dollars of taxpayer money. This is not including the extra monies required to hold the sham meetings and investigations that they have done. That is just salaries for themselves, their staff, etc.
A lot of the expense of being President is not directly tied to President Trump, but mandated for security for himself. It’s no different for any President before him for any other outings that they have. Each time they leave the White House, they have to take a security detail and all of the other things that go along with that. I am positive if Congress had been interested in doing their jobs, President Trump would have stayed around DC to sign some positive legislation.
This is just another case of how the media wants to turn anything against President Trump, ignoring the waste of their BFF’s the Democrats. If you want to write about how Trump will cost taxpayers $340 million over his 8 years in office, that’s fine. Let’s talk about the $867.2 million that Democrats will waste in this current session of Congress in the House of Representatives.
They have investigated him non-stop, refusing to do their jobs since they were elected. They promise to continue investigating him into 2020 with no end in sight. I agree, this is a lot of money spent on President Trump and golf outings. As a conservative, I would love nothing more than to see the government reign in some of this spending. Trump has offered to pay things out of pocket, maybe he will pay for it out of pocket.
But this more than simply Trump here, this is a big government issue. The US government does not work for the people anymore, it works for the special interests of corrupt politicians. I will not lump all politicians in the corrupt category, but many of them are. Millions of dollars wasted rather than addressing the debt issues that our country faces. Maybe Sanders or Warren can show us where this unlimited money supply comes from to keep up with how quickly they are wasting it.
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