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  • Irma's Earliest Cost Projection: Between $64 Billion and $92 Billion

    09/12/2017 9:43:16 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 20 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 11th 2017 | Jim Turner News Service of Florida
    Local curfews were in place throughout the state, much of the Florida Keys remained closed and millions of people continued to lack electricity as cleanup work expected to reach into the billions of dollars began Monday in the wake of deadly Hurricane Irma. While businesses slowly reopen, the state is dealing with widespread flooding, from storm surges of 4 to 8 feet along both coasts to flash flooding in Northeast Florida. Gov. Rick Scott, who flew over hard-hit areas Monday, said damage along the Southwest coast, where Irma made a second landfall Sunday, included roofs off homes, boats tossed, flooding...
  • Transgender Surgeries Would Cost Pentagon $1.3 Billion

    07/27/2017 5:30:51 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 07/27/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Sex-change surgeries cost an average $132,000 each! Taxpayer-funded sex-change surgeries would cost the Pentagon $1.3 billion over 10 years. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender individuals will not be eligible to serve in the military, with the White House citing cost and military readiness concerns. Internal data provided to the Washington Free Beacon from Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R., Mo.), a leading opponent of taxpayer-funded sex changes, show that even by using a conservative estimate, the costs associated with 0.7 percent of the military population is great. Hartzler's office provided a detailed calculation that shows estimates of the current number...
  • Average Americans Can No Longer Afford Average New Cars

    07/21/2017 9:06:34 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 263 replies
    Gas 2 ^ | 17 July 2017 | Steve Hanley
    Some people say capitalism and alligators have much in common — both eat their young. While the rich get richer (and will get richer still if the #FakePresident has his way), ordinary schlubs who are working one, two, or sometimes three jobs to make ends meet are finding they can no longer afford to buy average new cars. That’s according to a new study by It finds that people living in 24 of the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the US cannot afford the average price of new cars, which was $33,000 in May according to Kelly Blue Book....
  • Illegal Immigrants Cost Illinois $3.85 Billion A Year—State On Verge Of Bankruptcy

    07/05/2017 2:51:14 PM PDT · by Thalean · 25 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | July 4, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    illegal immigration costs Illinois $3.85 billion per year. This number is a low estimate in a particularly low year because of the budget crisis happening in Illinois currently. So let’s put that number in perspective. As mentioned above, Illinois is in a budget crisis and on the verge of bankruptcy. Their state debt is upwards of $64 billion. Their credit rating is a BBB-, which is one notch above a junk/non-investment rating. They are also projected to have their credit further downgraded. Illinois also has unpaid bills upwards of $15 billion (with $800 million per year just in interest payments)...
  • Trump 'has spent $133,000 on White House furnishings in his first 5 months in office'- >2X Obama did

    06/23/2017 1:18:14 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 131 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 23 June 2017 | Ariel Zilber For
    President Donald Trump has spent more taxpayer funds on White House furnishings in the first five months of his administration than his predecessor, Barack Obama, spent in the same span of time, it was reported on Friday. American Bridge PAC, an organization which is 'committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions,' obtained copies of federal procurement records through May 31, according to Mic. The records show that in his first 150 days in office, Trump spent $133,053.95 on office furniture. That's more than twice the amount that Obama spent in his first five months in office -...
  • U.S. Paid $1 Billion To Paris Agreement Green Fund – All Other Nations Combined $0…

    06/03/2017 2:10:27 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 47 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | June 3, 2017 | Sundance
    Listen to the responses from participating EU corporate comptrollers discussing climate and the entire purpose of the Paris Treaty becomes self-evident. Example: “The preservation of our competitive position is the precondition for successful climate protection. This correlation is often underestimated.” ~ Matthias Wissmann, President of German Auto Industry Group VDA The preservation of Germany’s competitive auto manufacturing position is contingent upon the U.S. exporting it’s wealth and handcuffing itself to a faux-climate treaty. Do not take my word for it, read Wissmann’s own interview. The Paris Treaty is nothing about climate, and everything about economics and multinational corporate interests.
  • Saudi King Salman gifts $1.2 billion items to Trump (Take a look)

    05/28/2017 1:04:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | May 28, 2017 | News Agencies
    US President Donald Trump received gifts from Saudi King Shah Salman with worth of $ 1.2 billion during his first visit to kingdom. The gifts given by Saudi King included a precious diamond, armband made of pure gold with King Salman’s photo imprinted on it and 25 kilogram heavy sword made of pure gold with different diamonds and stones on it. The sword is worth of $ 200 million. Furthermore, gold and diamond made watches, worth of $ 200 million, were also gifted to Trump and his family. A small replica of Statue of Liberty but made with gold, diamond...
  • New NATO Headquarters Cost $1.23 Billion

    05/25/2017 8:39:09 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies ^ | May 25, 2017
    President Trump departed from prepared remarks Thursday to comment on the ostentatious new NATO headquarters in Brussels at a dedication ceremony with world leaders. "I never asked once what the new NATO headquarters cost," Trump said, bringing attention to the glass structure. "I refuse to do that, but it is beautiful." In fact, the building cost an astounding $1.23 billion, according to a budget released by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The alliance bragged that the structure is also a "green building for the future." "The environment and sustainability have played a major role in the design process. The new...
  • Weekly Update: Final Tally: Obama Spent Nearly $100 Million for Travel

    05/20/2017 12:04:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 19, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Final Travel Tally: Nearly $100 Million JW Sues for FBI Records –and Payments – Relating to ‘Trump Dossier’ Government Yanks Report Blasting DHS for Catching Less than 1% of Visa Overstays We Probe Obama White House Influence Over FCC Attempt to Regulate Internet Obama Final Travel Tally: Nearly $100 Million There may be no better way to keep on eye on our leaders’ penchant for pretending to royalty than to tally the cost of their travel and accommodations. Our nation has granted its presidents exquisite transport because we need for our leaders to be efficient and safe. However,...
  • The DoD Has No Idea How Much The Mother Of All Bombs Costs

    04/14/2017 9:31:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    The giant bomb U.S. forces dropped Thursday on an ISIS training camp in Afghanistan did not cost $314 million to develop, or $16 million per unit as reported by multiple news outlets.Every news report about cost of the “Mother of All Bombs” relied on a misreading of a 2011 article or a dubious internet website that InfoWars once linked to with a “healthy bit of skepticism.”The actual cost of the bomb is unknown. The actual cost of the program isn’t publicly available because the Mother of All Bombs, officially known as GBU-43 or the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), is manufactured by...
  • The moab bomb costs $170,000 each not $16 million

    04/15/2017 3:45:28 AM PDT · by hotdogjones · 58 replies
    Business insider ^ | 4/14/2017 | Alex Lockie
    The US's Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb does not cost $314 million, or $16 million, but $170,000 a unit, the US Air Force told Business Insider on Friday. The weapon, whose acronym inspired the nickname "Mother of All Bombs," was produced by the Air Force, not by a third party like Lockheed or Boeing, "so we don't have a standard procurement cost associated with them," an Air Force official said. The $170,000 figure makes sense considering a general-purpose 1,000-pound MK-83 costs about $12,000. The MOAB simply features more high explosives and larger fins to direct the GPS-guided munition. Many outlets,...
  • Tancredo:Over 300 Sanctuary Cities Are Costing State and Local Taxpayers over $7B Annually

    01/29/2017 5:55:36 AM PST · by davikkm · 43 replies
    President Trump this week signed an executive order declaring war on so-called sanctuary cities. Agencies within the United States Government will begin withholding federal grant funds from those cities, and additional actions to enforce federal immigration law will be taken soon. Unlike Obama, President Trump is not trying to making new laws by executive decree. In his Executive Order, the president is only reminding mayors and governors of existing federal law dating to 1996: U.S. Code › Title 8 › Chapter 12 › Subchapter II › Part IX › § 1373 8 U.S. Code § 1373 – Communication between government...
  • Ouch: Clinton Failed Presidential Bid Cost $1.2 Billion

    01/09/2017 5:04:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | January 9, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    It’s a record. Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential run cost $1.2 billion. Trump supporters should have a field day with this final bill, given that Clinton slammed the president-elect for losing a billion dollars during his business career. "What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year?" said the Democratic nominee in October. Well, I guess she can add her name to that list I guess (via NY Post): Hillary Clinton and her supporters spent a record $1.2 billion for her losing presidential campaign — twice as much as the winner, Donald Trump, according to the latest records....
  • Obama’s Hawaiian Christmas vacations cost taxpayers $35 million over 8 years

    12/22/2016 6:15:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    For the last time, taxpayers are paying for a Hawaiian Christmas vacation for President Obama and his family, an annual luxury getaway that has cost the Treasury easily more than $35 million over eight years. Golfing on oceanside courses, dining at high-end restaurants and frolicking on stunning white-sand beaches where security guards keep other tourists at bay, the president and his family are in the midst of a 17-day holiday that requires dozens of Secret Service agents, military personnel and other government employees to guarantee their safety and ease of travel around Oahu. The Obamas are once again renting a...
  • Aloha: President Obama’s Hawaiian vacations have an $85 million price tag

    According to Judicial Watch – the Obama family vacations have cost taxpayers more than $85 MILLION.    And, guess what?   They royal family is off to Hawaii again for their annual Christmas vacation.   Aloha! The Washington Times reports – It’s travel time for both President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump this weekend, but for widely different reasons. Mr. Obama departs Friday for his Christmas vacation in Hawaii, the last while he is in office. Judicial Watch recently revealed that, to date, the first family’s personal travel expenses have totaled more than $85 million. Last year’s jaunt to Hawaii cost $4.8 million,...
  • Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign cost a record $1.2B

    12/09/2016 5:31:46 PM PST · by McGruff · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | Decemer 9, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton and her supporters spent a record $1.2 billion for her losing presidential campaign — twice as much as the winner, Donald Trump, according to the latest records. The president-elect, who confounded critics during the campaign by saying there was no need to raise or spend $1 billion or more, ended up making do with $600 million.
  • NY lawmakers: Trump should pay for his own security

    12/05/2016 2:40:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies ^ | 12/5/16 | Cristina Marcos
    Several Democratic members of the New York congressional delegation think President-elect Donald Trump should pay for his own security costs if his family chooses to maintain two residences while he's in the White House. In a letter Monday to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, six Democrats representing various New York City boroughs said Trump should pick up the tab for the security costs of living in Washington and Manhattan. Also Monday, de Blasio said he’s asking the Obama administration to reimburse New York $35 million for Trump’s security costs through Inauguration Day...
  • Wisconsin Elections Commission Releases Presidential Election Recount Cost Estimate of $3.5 million

    11/28/2016 5:53:03 PM PST · by lafroste · 70 replies
    Wisconsin Elections Commision Website ^ | 11/28/16 | Wisconsin Elections Commission
    , one or both of the candidates will have to pay $3,499,689 to the Commission by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Commission Administrator Michael Haas. Both recount petitioners have been advised of the cost estimate. At a meeting earlier today, the Commission directed staff to assess the full estimated recount fee to both petitioning candidates unless the candidates each submit payment for one-half of the total estimated cost. “County Clerks have done their best to estimate the actual costs of conducting a large recount in a relatively short time,” said Haas. “The estimates may vary widely as some clerks may not...
  • Obama’s golf weekend with Tiger Woods in 2013 cost taxpayers more than $3.6M: GAO

    10/26/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    A “boys’ weekend” of golf with Tiger Woods in 2013 was fun for President Obama, but it was a triple-bogey for taxpayers. The Government Accountability Office reported Wednesday that the departments of Defense and Homeland Security spent more than $3.6 million in travel costs and other expenses for Mr. Obama’s getaway weekend with Mr. Woods and other golf partners at an exclusive resort in Florida. The audit said the costs included operation of Air Force One, which costs about $200,000 per hour of flight, plus a virtual squadron of “supporting aircraft and U.S. Coast Guard small boats,” as well as...
  • Ouch! Jeb!'s 3 Delegates Cost $50 Million a Pop, No Wonder He's Mad at Trump

    07/20/2016 10:47:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | July 20, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Jeb Bush's three delegates at the Republican National Convention cost him and his campaign around $50 million each.  After being the 'hands down' favorite to win the Republican primary with an unlimited bank account supporting him, Bush ended up spending all the money his donors had fundraised and losing the election in miserable fashion.  Ever since, Jeb and the entire Bush family have been extremely negative and reluctant to support the Republican nominee.  In May, (politically correct) Bush criticized Trump for eating a taco salad.  “What Trump did was so insensitive,” Bush told Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad.  "First, not all Hispanics are Mexican,"...