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I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mar-a-Lago, A Taxpayers Nightmare

Trumps Mar-a-Lago Estate
During this past election, the Trumpster said, "If you're in the White House, who wants to take a vacation".  This sentence was uttered to a crowd of supporters in Spencer, Iowa as a criticism of then President Obama taking a vacation.  Well, here we are 87 days into the Trump presidency and the Trumpster has spent 7 of his 13 weekends at his Palm Beach estate Mar-a-Lago.  NBC news estimates that he would spend at least 28% of his 4 year term at his plush, for profit estate and club.  In fact, since the Trumpster has become President, the membership costs have doubled.  By the way, just in case you were thinking about joining, it would cost you a cool $200,000.00.  People like you and I can only dream of belonging.  Well, not me.  This would be more like a nightmare for me.

Over his first 3 months as our President, the Trumpster has hosted 2 foreign leaders at Mar-a-Lago, Chinese Prfesident Xi Jinping and Japan's Shinzo Abe.  In both instances, they talked policy in the public dinning room of the posh resort and while eating dinner there with Jinping we launched 59 tomahawk missiles into a Syrian air base.  For some reason I think that talking international diplomacy at this level should be done in the White House or not within earshot of the public.  Of course, after the Chinese President left, our boy the Trumpster stayed and shot a few rounds of golf all on the taxpayers dollar.

Trump Hitting Out Of The Rough
Ah, golf.  That brings up another sore subject for me.  No, it's not my poor shooting of that little white devil ball, it's the fact that he blasted President Obama for playing golf and has in fact played more rounds of golf in his first 87 days than Obama did in his first 100 days.  Here are the facts, Barack Obama actually played 333 rounds of golf in the 8 years he was President or 3% of the time he was in office.  So far in 3 months, the Trumpster has played 16 rounds of golf or 18% of his time in office and has racked up cart fee's of over $35,000.  This equates to a cart costing $2,187.50 per round.  WHAT! WHAT!  ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME?  Do I smell a rat here?  Are his Mar-a-Lago cronies price gouging the taxpayers for this guy to rent a cart?  It certainly seems that way.

Now, this leads me to my final Gripe about this whole Mar-a-Lago thing.  In case you have had your head in the sand or have been fixated by April the Giraffe giving birth, the Mar-a-Lago property is owned by the man himself, Donald Trump.  This made me wonder who exactly is profiting from the Trumpster's visits?  After some careful research, I decided that who actually pays for his trips is more important.  Besides Trump, 2 dozen A-Lister's from his administration have visited the property over the past 3 months, along with some high level job applicants and even New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.  All on the Taxpayers buck.  In fact, Judicial Watch estimates the cost of just the trip from Washington to Mar-a-Lago and back is $1,000,000.00 or $142,380 per hour.  So far, the estimated costs of the Trumpsters 7 trips to Mar-a-Lago is somewhere around $10,000,000 or $625,000.00 per trip.  Of course all of this is paid for by the taxes of "We The People".

So, what is the Bottom Line here?  The BL is that the taxpayers of this country are paying for the Trumpster to take trips to his Florida property which is putting profits into the Trump family coffers.  This wreaks of impropriety.  What also stinks is that the Trumpster ripped President Obama during the election for spending too much time away from the White House and for playing golf.  On his present pace, Trump will easily eclipse Obama's trips and expense.  The Trumpster is either a hypocrite or a liar.  I say both.  He bull shitted his way to the White House and his supporters fell for it hook, line and sinker.  In fact many of them that I know, still believe in this parasite.  I can only hope that America opens it's eyes and wakes the hell up to Trumps fleecing of our great country.

Next weekend, I will be heading down to Washington, DC to march in the March for Science.  According to the march organizers, this gathering is being held to protest the Trumpster's hostile views toward science.  I will fill you all in on my next Gripe.