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Old 03-17-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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Wonderful, our so-called president is going back to Mar-a-Lago this weekend and the federal gov't isn't reimbursing Palm Beach so they are fighting back.

"President Donald Trump will return to his lavish Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., yet again this weekend. It will be his fifth visit to the resort during the short period he's taken over at the White House...

...his trips have cost taxpayers big time. CBS News reports American taxpayers spend more than $3 million each time Trump heads to the “Winter White House.”

But that's only part of the price of Trump's weekend getaways. Residents in Palm Beach have been hit with additional costs to protect the president, to the tune of more than $1 million since Trump was elected.
As the Palm Beach Post first reported earlier this week, one local political leader has a solution: Make Mar-a-Lago pay for it.

Dave Kerner, a county commissioner for Palm Beach's third district, is asking the county’s attorney office to explore making Mar-a-Lago’s owner reimburse the county for “special benefits” given to the resort. Kerner’s proposal would make Mar-a-Lago a “municipal service benefit unit,” meaning the county can require the resort to pay for the costs incurred by Trump’s frequent visits.


Trump Mar-a-Lago Trips: How Much Do Visits Costs Taxpayers? | Money

 
Old 03-17-2017, 08:53 AM
 
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I just posted about this in my ongoing thread about his frequent vacations.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Trump's a big supporter of eminent domain, maybe the county should just take it for the public good.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Not surprising. DeBlasio went to them for help with protecting trump tower - last I heard they were only offering to reimburse 20% of the cost.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I would hope the Palm Beach tax assessor is already preparing a revised property valuation of Mar-a-Lago to cover the expenses. It has become an absolute drain on resources. Why should the local tax payers get stuck with Trump's bill?
 
Old 03-17-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Not surprising. DeBlasio went to them for help with protecting trump tower - last I heard they were only offering to reimburse 20% of the cost.
He should let the Feds do 100% of the protecting.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Wonderful, our so-called president is going back to Mar-a-Lago this weekend and the federal gov't isn't reimbursing Palm Beach so they are fighting back.

"President Donald Trump will return to his lavish Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., yet again this weekend. It will be his fifth visit to the resort during the short period he's taken over at the White House...

...his trips have cost taxpayers big time. CBS News reports American taxpayers spend more than $3 million each time Trump heads to the “Winter White House.”

But that's only part of the price of Trump's weekend getaways. Residents in Palm Beach have been hit with additional costs to protect the president, to the tune of more than $1 million since Trump was elected.
As the Palm Beach Post first reported earlier this week, one local political leader has a solution: Make Mar-a-Lago pay for it.

Dave Kerner, a county commissioner for Palm Beach's third district, is asking the county’s attorney office to explore making Mar-a-Lago’s owner reimburse the county for “special benefits” given to the resort. Kerner’s proposal would make Mar-a-Lago a “municipal service benefit unit,” meaning the county can require the resort to pay for the costs incurred by Trump’s frequent visits.


Trump Mar-a-Lago Trips: How Much Do Visits Costs Taxpayers? | Money
I've noticed he's now started calling it the "Southern White House". Probably because winter officially ends next week and he has no intention of stopping his visits.

Just heard him touting how convenient the location was for everyone. Uh, yeah.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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President Bonkers has always enjoyed using Other People's Money.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 09:05 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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President Bonkers has always enjoyed using Other People's Money.

He always struck me as someone who'd rather bilk you out of a quarter than make an honest dollar from you.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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CBS News reports American taxpayers spend more than $3 million each time Trump heads to the “Winter White House.”
judicial watch, the conservative watch-dog group, reports the same based on government documents.
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