The so-called “fiscally responsible” Republicans are at it again. Donald Trump has ordered a Veteran’s Day parade in Washington, D.C., so that our hard-working troops can spend their days practicing drills and preparing to salute their deplorable commander as they march through the streets of D.C. How much is this show going to cost? Conservative estimates done by Trump’s own administration put it anywhere between $10 million to $30 million taxpayer dollars.
Budget director Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday that he has seen estimates that a potential military parade requested by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million.Mulvaney told a congressional hearing that a parade is not included in the administration’s budget proposal because it came up late in the planning process. But if the administration decides to go forward with a parade, the Office of Management and Budget would study the costs.
Yes, you read that right—it isn’t even in the budget for 2018, but Trump has ordered they move forward with it anyway….
Mary Hock says
Veterans have not received the respect and financial aid they so rightfully deserve..A parade isn’t a way of thanking them, it isn’t even for them. It’s for Trump
But he’s the President….
And who is gonna stop him?
And so many other things
Mary Hock says
Honor our Vets with Housing and better income and yes they need therapy for their PTSD..Trump’s comment on the matter was uncalled for and totally insensitive..WE DON’T NEED A PARADE..We need better treatment for our Vets..
Of course $20m is an unconscionable waste of money for a parade. If this isn’t something that the borrow and spend Republicans will oppose, then what is?
Mary’s point is spot on….
The parade will be just ANOTHER way Trump see’s himself as the Emporia, with all HIS might on stage, saluting HIM….
Just like ion those countries withOUT Democracies….
Donald Trump has NO PROBLEM spending other people’s money…..