Sunday, April 16, 2017

Beware the Ides of April

I cannot keep up with the current administration's constant changes. It's like trying to stay on top of an overtired toddler's mood swings. 

That said, those changes worry me the same way. The recent spate of bombings scare the skin right off my neck. Not that I don't think someone should glass over Assad's palace in the new future, I just don't  think it's good foreign policy for the US. And dropping the "mother of all bombs" on Afghanistan? Nope. This was clearly a dick thing, and tootsie-dick needs to get over his lack of sizable male equipment. 

The current administration talks about chopping ridiculous spending by congress when it cuts out funds for medical research and children's television...well, folks, budgeting begins at home. The cost of chaperoning the First Family is over-the-moon expensive and for what? Let's not even talk about the weekend jaunts to Mar-A-What's-It-Called. How about underwriting his kids' jaunts overseas or skiing in Vail? Do you have any idea what this is costing We, the People? 

Each round-trip on Air Force One costs us $700,000. That's just the airfare. The GAO estimates each trip to Florida cost about $3,000,000. One receipt was for secret-service golf cart rentals: $35,185.00. Seven trips to Florida and we're talkin' about real money: $21,000,000. 

Should I even mention the $127,000 to $146,000 per day it's costing the NYPD to protect Mellie and Baron in their gilded tower?

No wonder this administration wants to cut funding for the arts, public broadcasting, and education...all things that  benefit We, the People, and not the new thems? 

For the sake of comparison, over two terms..that's 8 years....the previous administration racked up a total of $97,000,000...including all those pesky G-type conferences heads-of-state are supposed to attend. ....or about $12,125,000 per year...not quite half of what this family spent in 3 months

But the money this guy is spending isn't going for global conferences or summit meetings. It's paying for vacay. 

And this is okay with you?

Yesterday, the Ides of April, also known as Tax-Day in the US, the sitting president was doing just that....sitting in Florida. Outside, there were very simple, very civil protests asking the goniff-in-chief to produce his tax returns. This bullshit about being unable to release them because of an audit is still bullshit and everyone knows it.

These are not stock photos; these were taken by my friend Artie who is a retired from being director and chief-of-staff of the ITU, a UN Specialized Agency. This guy knows his stuff. The most mild-mannered human on the planet is out there protesting. Of course, you don't know Artie, but I do and that he is out there on the picket line tells me volumes. And I'm telling you that his being out there should be telling you the same thing: something stinks. And if you want to get to the bottom of the offal heap....follow the money.

This is no longer about partisan politics or Democrat vs Republican. This is about damage to the very core of We, the People, and our nation. Look around, folks. This is our worst nightmare..and it is our presumed future. 

Make up your own minds. 

The Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
Hope for the best; prepare for the worst.



2 comments:

  1. Shocking. Hard to bellieve. Mortifying. It's a mad, mad, mad, administration.
    Nightmarish.

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  2. Ripped from the headlinesApril 17, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    this just in:

    Campaign finance reports filed late Friday with the Federal Election Commission show more than 6 percent of $6.3 million spent this year went for such things as rent in Trump Tower and lodging at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, as well as catering services, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    Also among the expenditures was $28,000 to Bannon Strategic Advisors for “administrative assistant/secretarial” services. The company is owned by White House chief political strategist Stephen Bannon. The web design and digital media firm run by Trump digital director Brad Parscale earned $1.6 million while Parscale himself was paid $15,000.

    Trump properties received $14 million from his campaign and the Republican National Committee during the presidential campaign

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