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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:53 PM

Day 59: Obamacare still in effect, Trump golfing.

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Reply Day 59: Obamacare still in effect, Trump golfing. (Original post)
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Response to The Big Red Machine (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:05 PM

1. Golfing again?

How many times has Trump played golf as President of the United States? Since taking office on Jan. 20, 2017, Mr. Trump has reportedly been on the grounds of his golf courses 11 times since becoming President, and that's as of March 19.

https://thegolfnewsnet.com/golfnewsnetteam/2017/03/19/how-many-times-president-donald-trump-played-golf-in-office-103836/


Why isn't he working. He still has a shit load of appointments that need to be filled.


Trump still has to fill nearly 2,000 vacancies.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/25/politics/donald-trump-cabinet-vacancies/


What a slacker. Sad.😔

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Response to News2Me (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:09 PM

3. He is saving the tax payers millions by not filling those

parasite sucking jobs.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:16 PM

6. Lol. Saving money you say?

It's unclear exactly how much each of Trump's trips to Palm Beach cost, but there are several estimates. In February, Politico reported that each weekend getaway could cost upward of $3 million. That estimate is based on a report from a similar trip that President Obama took in 2013. That trip reportedly cost the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security $3.6 million.

Also in February, The Washington Post reported that Trump's travel could have cost some $10 million during his first month in office. While presidents pay for their own lodging, food, and incidentals while on vacation, the cost of taking Air Force One could be racking up the government's bill. One hour of flying could reportedly cost the government more than $200,000.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bustle.com/p/how-much-do-trumps-florida-trips-cost-the-security-bills-are-adding-up-45515/amp

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Response to News2Me (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:20 PM

9. Your own source says it is not sure

get back to me when there is some proof and not speculation. Especially, from a site like Politico that is nothing more than something similar to this site.

Or you can show me where you showed concern when Obama and Michelle took separate planes on vacation. I know you will not because you used politico as a source and are not interested in being intellectually honest.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:40 PM

13. If my source is wrong, provide proof.

I'll wait.

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Response to News2Me (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:48 PM

17. Your source says it right there first sentence.

Your own source is proof that it is a fake news story and you probably did not even read past the headline.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:51 PM

18. You disagree with my source, but you provide no evidence to the contrary.

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Response to News2Me (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:55 PM

20. I did, your own source says they are not sure.

Why would I need to go find another when the one already provided says they are making it up?

Maybe you should read it? You know they make online readers for those are unable to read....

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:30 PM

23. Cat got your tongue or are you consulting your online reader

about the other sources I listed?

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Response to News2Me (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:38 AM

30. Since you have no source to support what you say...

Just toss us a figure of what YOU think it cost taxpayers.

TIA

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:32 PM

47. 11 rounds of golf in 8 weeks? what a fucking slacker

hasn't worked a full day since taking the oath of office.
Can't figure out the job, falling apart because of the investigations.

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Response to News2Me (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:10 PM

4. Slacker? LOL!

This President gets more done in a day than Obama did in
a month. Eleven rounds of golf. What is that...about thirty three hours?
Not too much to ask in 59 days.

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Response to Fireant16 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:19 PM

8. Just as I expected, a Trump apologist.

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Response to News2Me (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:23 PM

10. Better than a supporter of a Criminal like Hillary.

Or someone that hates America so much they cannot get over the fact the Democrats lost to someone like Trump

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:41 PM

14. Perfect. The "but, Hillary " defense

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Response to News2Me (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:46 PM

15. Nah, perfect was the fact you hate America.

It is apparent in everything I haver read from you. Time to get over the fact you guys lost to someone like Trump. Maybe change the way you view your fellow Americans, you know? Less like cattle to be herded and milked for all their worth.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:42 AM

36. Do you like America again now that you have a president you like?

How precious!

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Response to News2Me (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:40 PM

25. Excuse me. That is no apology. It's a simple explanation. Surely

you understand.

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Response to Fireant16 (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:49 AM

45. He didn't say apology, he said apologist.

From Merriam Webster:

a·pol·o·gist
əˈpäləjəst/
noun
a person who offers an argument in defense of something controversial.
"an enthusiastic apologist for fascism in the 1920s"
synonyms: defender, supporter, upholder, advocate, proponent, exponent, propagandist, champion, campaigner; informalcheerleader
"one of Eisenhower's better-known apologists"


You're welcome.

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #45)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:25 PM

46. Whatever. I'm neither offering an apology nor am I an apologist.

There. Does that better adhere to your sensibilities?

edit; Just in case you don't understand...I can offer an explanation
without being an apologist.

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Response to Fireant16 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:39 AM

31. So what has he done???

Links?

TIA

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Response to Maya (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:02 AM

33. I wouldn't waste my time you wouldn't read them.

I've played this game.

Your answer is in your cohorts'
complaints about the President.

You guys can't keep up with this new President.

Heads up...bids are coming in, probably as I type,
for the wall. Along the same lines, check out round
up of criminal illegal aliens. That should get you
started. You're welcome.

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Response to Fireant16 (Reply #33)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:32 AM

34. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bids coming in for the wall!!!!!!1 I am so excited! I can't wait to find out what that will cost American tax payers.

Oh oh oh! More!!!!!!

Heads up...bids are coming in, probably as I type,
for the wall. Along the same lines, check out round
up of criminal illegal aliens. That should get you
started. You're welcome.


Farmers are already complaining that their crops are dying on the vine...you gonna pick them? I thought not.

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Response to Maya (Reply #34)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 06:52 PM

50. Have you ever thought ( my guess..not) how much it costs the

U.S. taxpayers NOT to have the wall?

Never mind. It isn't going to make any difference what Trump does
you will not like it.

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Response to Fireant16 (Reply #33)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:05 PM

48. Trump sat in front of the TV all during the hearing yesterday.

He also Tweeted some members at the hearing asking them to ask Comey a question.

Doesn't he have work to do instead of Tweeting all day or watching the hearing all day?

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Response to News2Me (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:34 PM

12. "Why isn't he working."

...for first time in trumps' life he has a real job...a job that makes him work...he didn't think of that when he was running for president...now reality has set in; the cheeto has to actually work at something...and he doesn't like being forced to work, since he's never had to work...

...like all rich, spoiled 1%ers, he doesn't want to work, that's for the peasants, his trumpkins...he wants to play, golf, get away, 'grab some pussy'...

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Response to myohmy (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:47 PM

16. He does at least 6x as much as Obama did in a single day.

By the time Friday gets here he has already done a month's worth of Obama's work load.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:53 PM

19. And you can prove that?

Facts and figures, please.

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Response to News2Me (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:57 PM

21. I would be happy to, when you start using real sources yourself.

Until then. No.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:31 PM

24. As I expected. All bluster, no backup.

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Response to News2Me (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:36 AM

40. There is a easy way to find this information

If I could find it, you can find it too.

Typical President Obama day - As his schedule was written. There are other entries for when he enters his limo, or boards a plane, but none of that actually matters to doing work.

10:30 am President and Vice President get intel briefing
12:00 pm President has lunch with Vice President
2:00 pm President meets with
5:00 pm President takes call with
6:30 pm President heads to White House Residence

As you can see three working details, lunch and heading home is not working. Many of the days on his schedule have a bunch of entries that are fluff. Telling us that he is going to the car, or boarding the plane, that the plane is landing or that President held a fundraiser are not working for the American people. The archives only go back to August of 2010. And I am not sure how to post pictures here from emails from his first few months.

His first day in office was two meetings. Trump had 5. There are no questions that Trump works harder than Obama.


Typical Trump day so far - Most days are like this, Fridays are typically lighter with 4 meetings most of the time and then off to the Southern White House.

6:30 Phone meeting with
9:00 Meeting with
10:00 Daily intelligence briefing
11:30 Meeting with
1:30 Meeting with
2:30 Meeting with Senior Adisors
4:00 Phone meeting
7:00 President heads to White House Residence

As we can see far more meetings, I am sure he takes a lunch but that is not listed to bloat his schedule and there is no mention of when he gets in the limo or boards Airforce one. Some of these meetings take place at different times. he might not take a phone call at 6:30 but take it at 7. Or he might meet with senior advisors at 8 or maybe 5. I will say that as we go along through the year I suspect the early meeting with the European leaders to cease. Right now they need to do the formalities with getting to know each other and trying to make sure that their place at Americas table is not taken by someone else.Same with the congressional leaders as right now the American Health Care Act is going through the process.

All of this information is public knowledge and there are many days where Obama held Fund Raising events. Some days he had three fundraisers in a given day.

Even when Trump traveled to Michigan and Tennessee the other day the schedule was 5 meetings to help Americans. 3 while in Michigan and two in Tennessee.

His days in Mar-La-Go hold three meetings during the weekend. Basically, Trump does as much work on his days off as Obama did during a typical Monday - Friday setting.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #40)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:32 PM

49. Trump lied about working while on vacation in Florida last weekend.

The work Price gave that Trump was doing didn't happen. There was no meeting. So much for working while golfing.
President Donald Trump likes to call his Mar-a-Lago golf resort the “Winter White House” but there may be more presidential putts than meetings occurring at the get-away destination. It’s difficult to know for certain because the private club can keep the president’s activities hidden from the public — and the media.

This weekend in particular — the president’s fifth trip to Mar-a-Lago in eight weeks in the White House — Trump may have been more embroiled with his nine-iron than the troubles of the nation. He cancelled a touted meeting Friday night with “business leaders and doctors” to discuss veterans’ health care, and his aides were circumspect about how he spent his time Saturday.

He spent over four hours on Saturday at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, where he was supposed to be “having meetings and phone calls,” according to his staff, CBS reported.

https://www.google.com/amp/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58cde456e4b0be71dcf54620/amp


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Response to not_so_common (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:40 AM

32. Links?????

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:06 PM

2. I hope the President had a great game, got some fresh air

and relaxation. Obamacare is on a downward spiral. All things
in due course.

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:10 PM

5. Obama lets 100's of thousands die delaying it

letting the thing destroy lives is better for Republicans as they did not vote for it.

the bloodbath in 2018 for democrats would be spectacular!

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:18 PM

7. LOL!

Righty's...such hypocrites. Couldn't STOP whining about Obama playing golf.

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Response to Stars (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:51 PM

26. I was one who complained because I couldn't see him doing

much else. A state dinner now and then. Entertaining friends.
Playing basketball. Made weekly little speeches...pontificating.
Writing EO after EO after EO because he couldn't get anything
done legislatively. A smooth talker but only with a teleprompter.
Not much there. Big contrast with President Trump. We know
what he is doing because he annouces it....daily.

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Response to Fireant16 (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:49 AM

38. LOL! Really?

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:31 PM

11. Golf is such a boring thing to watch.

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Response to StateUsernameHere (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:52 PM

27. It is boring to watch...but to play...fun!

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:53 PM

28. Thank goodness!

It could be Hillary walking in the woods.

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:16 AM

29. the ACA individual mandate is gone.

other things will take time

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:26 AM

35. They should just fix Obamacare.

Raise the mandate penalty to make it a better option to receive insurance.

Have all States (especially Republican Governed) expand Medicaid.

And extend the risk corridor for insurance providers to have a safety net.

All of which Republicans in Congress have been against.

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:45 AM

37. The comments here are ridiculous. RWers tripping over themselves to be the biggest hypocrites.

Too funny

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:15 AM

39. Golfing. Again? He sure does spend a lot of time golfing.

How much does it cost the taxpayers when he takes off and golfs for the weekend? I read on Politico that every time he goes to Mar A Lago the bill is $3 million. But hey, he's the President, right? He works hard, he should golf. Not like those freeloading infants and children on WIC. The taxpayers can't afford to feed hungry kids! Trump needs the money to play golf!

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #39)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:40 AM

41. I read on another blog (That is what Politico is) that he pays for it out of his pocket.

Even at $3 million dollars x 12 weeks that is 36 million. Trump has already saved the country 100 billion in that same time.

That is what we call a great ROI.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #41)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:04 PM

42. What blog? Link or slink.

I'll believe Time before I believe some right wing blog that you KNOW is bogus, because you would have posted the link otherwise.

http://time.com/money/4703151/donald-trump-mar-a-lago-costs-taxpayers-palm-beach/

However, more than anything, 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.


My mistake - I said it costs the taxpayers $3 million per trip. It's actually $4 million. Pathetic.

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #42)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:39 PM

43. I just shared the blog with you in my post. This site is nothing more than a blog

I am the blogger and I talked to senior planning officials on the condition of anonymity and they told me that he is paying for the trips out of his pocket.

To the tune of 1.2 million a day, because that is how Trump rolls on cutting costs down.

You see when you use sources that refuse to name people I can do the same. Oh! and the saving $100 billion already is from the treasury department.

Good luck with your Hate America First attitude, you are going to be disappointed for the next 8 years.

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Response to not_so_common (Reply #43)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:47 AM

44. You just said "I read on another blog..."

You didn't mention that you wrote it before you read it. Or did you forget that you had a blog? Or maybe you're confused and didn't know that "Read" and "Write" are two different verbs with different meanings.

Are you okay? Is there someone you'd like us to call?

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