FishinKid007

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

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As of April:

 

Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.

 

The outsized spending on travel stands in stark relief to Trump's calls for belt tightening across the federal government and the fact that he regularly criticized Obama for costing the American taxpayer money every time he took a trip.

 

Given variations in each trip, estimating the security costs around a presidential trip is difficult. But a 2016 Government Accountability Office report about a four-day trip Obama took to Florida in 2013 -- one similar to Trump's trips -- found the total cost to the Secret Service and Coast Guard was $3.6 million.

To date, Trump has spent six weekends -- and a total of 21 days -- at Mar-A-Lago, his private Palm Beach club. The total estimated costs for those trips are around $21.6 million.
Obama, by contrast, spent just under $97 million on travel in his eight years as president, according to documents reviewed by Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog. These trips included personal trips - including ski trips to Aspen and the Obama's annual family vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts -- and work trips, like a visit to Everglades National Park on Earth Day in 2015.


Trump's frequent weekend travel makes it all but certain the 45th President will surpass Obama's spending in his first term, likely within months.


The spending comes as Trump asks the federal government to slash non-defense spending by $54 billion, including deep cuts to the State Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency and the wholesale elimination of other federal programs.

 

The proposed cuts, which are unlikely to be adopted in total, will correspond with $54 billion in increases to defense spending.

 

Trump's frequent trips to Florida will likely end soon. Businesses in Palm Beach County have been told to expect the president to visit through May, but that Trump will likely stop visiting after that because the weather in the area begins to get stiflingly hot.

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Oh, his facts are probably correct.  

 

I thought we had a rule on C&P requiring attribution, but maybe we don't.  [Ex-teacher here.]  And requiring some personally written material to go with the C&P.  Perhaps that was a while ago.  Mind you, if the OP was a school paper, it'd come back with a lot of red marks on it, for lack of attribution. 

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Just now, FishinKid007 said:

I took article and I edited it to only include relative info.  

 

I see such here many times of people pasting articles of interest/

So you feel you too can break the rules?

Add some input and start a discussion, give it some direction.

 

I happen to agree with the larger point here.

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Much of what is posted here is devoid of citation precisely because it's from a crackpot web site  like four chan, Breitbart, etc., and the poster knows quite well that if someone here goes back to the original site, the writer's need for medication will be painfully obvious. If you're writing to convince or argue convincingly, cite your source. 

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Just now, BrianBM said:

Much of what is posted here is devoid of citation precisely because it's from a crackpot web site  like four chan, Breitbart, etc., and the poster knows quite well that if someone here goes back to the original site, the writer's need for medication will be painfully obvious. If you're writing to convince or argue convincingly, cite your source. 

I dont see very many Cut & Paste without citation.  I check everyday when I read something that I can tell is pro written.

I will stipulate that alot of peoples figures and claims are specious and gained from crappy websites, but they dont c and p it unattributed.  

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Just google though to see for yourselves that the excuse of not taking a paycheck does not balance out the travel costs by far.

 

Especially from a candidate who kept putting down Obama for golfing. 

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