Secret Service hasn't reported expenses since 2016

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  1. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 8 days ago

    Donald Trump charges a lot of money for a room at his resorts. Even the Secret Service pays $650 a night for the pleasure of guarding the POTUS,

    Vice President of the Trump Co.--Eric Trump--says they are losing money from the SS staying at Trump resorts, but we don't really know because the SS hasn't furnished their bi-yearly expense reports to Congress since 2016.

    Does anyone else smell b******t?

    1. PrettyPanther profile image81
      PrettyPantherposted 8 days agoin reply to this

      I heard on the news last night that they said they "forgot." Now that they have been reminded, how long do you think it will take for them to file the reports? At least until after the election would be my guess.

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 8 days agoin reply to this

      Interesting thought - that the SS expense report will tell us if Trump Co. is losing money.  Are there any other completely ridiculous notions you'd like to present as a dig at the President?

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 8 days agoin reply to this

        What's ridiculous about Congressional oversight, Dan?  Are we supposed simply take the SS at their word they're not spending exorbitant amounts of money at Trump owned properties?

        1. PrettyPanther profile image81
          PrettyPantherposted 8 days agoin reply to this

          Wilderness gets really bent out of shape about poor people receiving government help but couldn't care less about Trump lining his pockets with taxpayer money.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image93
            Randy Godwinposted 8 days agoin reply to this

            My thoughts exactly, Sandy. What does that tell you?

          2. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 8 days agoin reply to this

            What has that to do with SS reports and profits by private companies?

            Just another baseless, and really stupid, dig at someone that disagrees with your politics, wherein only those approved by you are competent to serve?

            1. PrettyPanther profile image81
              PrettyPantherposted 8 days agoin reply to this

              You have previously stated, more than once, that you think it acceptable for Trump to spend as much time as he wants away from the WH, whether  golfing or at Mar-a-Lago. You have previously stated, more than once, that you have no problem with the SS paying Trump to stay at his hotels, that you have no problem with government funds being used by hundreds of government emp!oyees, elected officials, foreign dignitaries, etc., to stay at Trump facilities.

              To my knowledge, there hasn't been a single new proposed government  expenditure on health care, child welfare, adult welfare, college education, or any other program to help the disadvantaged that you have supported in the entire time I have been on these forums. Perhaps I missed it, though, so please share if that is the case.

              Otherwise, what I stated is true.

              It relates to SS reports of expenditures because some people think it's wrong for a president to profit from the government.  It used to be an accepted tenet of an ethical government. The Trump administration knows this and is not above covering up or lying to avoid exposing Trump's corruption.

              1. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 8 days agoin reply to this

                You're right - you missed it.  Or forgot or ignored it.

                I have consistently said we need a safety net, and that those in need in our country often aren't getting it.

                However, I also find that your "disadvantaged" is better termed "unwilling".  When an able bodied person is receiving welfare for years, even for life, it isn't about being "disadvantaged"; it is about spreading the wealth.

                And THAT I have a problem with.  Earn your way through life rather than demanding that someone else pay for what you want but won't put forth the effort to earn yourself.

                1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                  Randy Godwinposted 8 days agoin reply to this

                  So you do care if Trump's making money off of the govt, he hadn't earned? Otherwise he wouldn't visit his resorts so often.

                  At $650 a night per SS personnel, this tends to add to a tidy sum Trump's resorts. would otherwise not received.

                  1. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 8 days agoin reply to this

                    What in the world does that have to do with our welfare system?  Or can you just not get away from the TDS?

                2. PrettyPanther profile image81
                  PrettyPantherposted 7 days agoin reply to this

                  So, you judge others as being perfectly able to work, as though you know better than those who are tasked with making that determination? Ànd, I noticed you said ZERO about Trump.personally profiting from taxpayer funds.

                  $650 per night per room is way more damaging to the taxpayer's  pocketbook than, say, the $75o per month received by a person the government has determined as not able to work.

                  You didn't say anything to indicate that you care as much or more about Trump lining his pockets with your money  as you care about a person being determined by the government to need financial help.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                    Randy Godwinposted 7 days agoin reply to this

                    Don't think no one else noticed your point, Sandy. It's okay if Trump pisses away our tax money, but don't give any away to those in need. What a hypocrite!

                  2. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 7 days agoin reply to this

                    Is $650 per night for a few nights a year, or even EVERY night in a year, more damaging that $750 per month, every month, times several million?  Or did you "forget" that tiny detail; there is one Trump and tens of millions on Welfare, building heavier chains every month to keep them dependent on government?

                    But I've said it before in these forums; it is a very sad person that thinks every other person in their neighborhood, circle of friends or family is either mentally or physically capable of providing for their own support.  Personally I think a lot (a LOT!) more of our fellow citizens.

        2. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 8 days agoin reply to this

          What's ridiculous is that thinking seeing SS expenditures will show whether or not Trump companies are earning. 

          "Vice President of the Trump Co.--Eric Trump--says they are losing money from the SS staying at Trump resorts, but we don't really know because the SS hasn't furnished their bi-yearly expense reports to Congress since 2016."

          YOUR words, indicating that if we only had those SS reports of expenses we would know, somehow, whether a profit is being made or not by the vendor they use.  Ridiculous.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image93
            Randy Godwinposted 8 days agoin reply to this

            What is ridiculous is the SS regularly reports twice a year on their expenses to Congress, but haven't reported since 2016. Coincidentally, the year the cretin took office.

            Why are you so angry the Congress has oversight on Trump's jaunts? That's the real question.

    3. Live to Learn profile image80
      Live to Learnposted 8 days agoin reply to this

      Everyone should always submit their expense reports. I don't see a need to speculate on nefarious motives but I guess I understand why you would. And pp. I see she chimed in.

  2. Trailman01 profile image60
    Trailman01posted 8 days ago

    Yes we do smell it , its mostly from your side of the Trump resist fence however .

  3. Trailman01 profile image60
    Trailman01posted 7 days ago

    I know Randy , Start taking Trump hotel charges out of the SALARY TRUMP DOESN'T ACCEPT in fact donates to good causes .

 
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