Why are tax payers stuck with paying for campaign rally's

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  1. 61falcon

    61falcon Well-Known Member

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    The Mayor of Minneapolis wanted the Dirty Donald campaign to PRE PAY for his campaign rally trip to that city tonight,thus far they have refused.This will put Minneapolis in the same position as other cities which have had campaign rally's and have been stuck with huge bills for overtime for the necessary police protection.The Mayor raises the question of why taxpayers are stuck with ANY CHARGES for campaign rally's which are NOT OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT BUSINESS.Why are taxpayers stuck with the transportation and ppoluce protection and anything else for what should be campaign expenses.Both Ireland and Scotland both complained about the BILLIONS in police protection costs that Dirty Donald and Pence's visits cost their tax payers.Both of those were visits to TRUMP properties,not government business.
     
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    61falcon Well-Known Member

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    Everybody's AOK with being ripped off by our president and his assistant???
     
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    $530,000???? Would love to see the break down for that.
     
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    61falcon Well-Known Member

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    Police detail most on overtime, getting paid time and a half.
     
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    My estimate including the overhead for the police puts that at around ten thousand hours or around nine hundred twelve hour man days. That does not even subtract out the tax revenue the city gets by having all those visitors in town.
     
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    I thought Trump had raised a record amount of money for his re-election campaign?
     
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    Did you add in hire of venue, cleaning, traffic disruption etc
     
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    FreshAir Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    with the arrests that just happened, looks like Trump's financial support may be coming from overseas
     
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    It's campaign activity and should not warrant expending any taxpayer money on it.He is not there on behalf of America he's there on his own behalf,and his campaign should pay the ENTIRE tab.
     
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    You are free to make your own estimate.
     
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    Why are tax payers stuck with paying for campaign rally's

    Because Don is a grifter.
     
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    I figure that if there's police protection required, then they could have always refused to allow him to campaign there. Just admit that it's so dangerous in Minneapolis that a simple political rally is going to require paying police even more to make sure there aren't any problems.

    The only problem with this is that it's an admission that Minneapolis has a crime problem. If it was an antique show, there would be no need to pay civil servants even more to do their job. It would just be an antique show, and that's the end of that. People would come and look at antiques, and they'd leave.

    If it was some black dude deciding to move into a white aryan brotherhood type of neighborhood, would it be okay to charge that black dude more in taxes because of the danger that the people in his neighborhood pose? Cops would have to be even more vigilant, they'd be required to maintain some blue brotherhood type of wall to keep their residents from burning crosses on this black guy's lawn...

    or maybe... just maybe... this nonsense of charging people to visit a particular place because it's so violent is an admission that it's a shithole?
     
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    But he has a history of leaving cities where he has had rally's holding the bag for hundreds of thousands of debts, that his campaign won't pay.
     
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    debts for what? For police protection because it's a shithole?

    What exactly are these charges for?

    If somebody wants to go to a place, and it's so dangerous that extra police protection is required, then who should pay?

    The black guy who decides to eat at a restaurant where a bunch of white people don't want him eating? Gonna slap him with a fee for eating at that restaurant?
     
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    Trump agreed to it, he should pay it
     
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    yep, I would make him pre-pay
     
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    I don't blame you. If you live in a violent leftist shithole, you could end up with what Berkeley had to pay when antifa trashed all of downtown simply because Milo went there to give a speech.

    The only problem is that you're also saying that you'd require a black man to pay to eat at a racist restaurant because there are too many violent KKK members willing to cause physical harm.

    See, that's just how lefties are. They're violent, not very bright, and basically not fit for civil society.
     
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    No, he didn't.
     
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    Yet you would be silent if it were your guy.
     
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    Prior presidents didn't hold ego boosting rallies so they could spew lies to their cult followers.
     
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    Umm... jeez, where to start except to say WRONG!
     
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    If it were up to me, I would have drawn the line on this side of Kenyan Nationals. No rallies for Kenyans running for US President. Trump might prefer that all Presidential campaign committees fund local police protection. That would clear the way for billionaires to buy elections.
     
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    To leftists, people who appreciate free speech and free thought are cultists. Probably how Xi and the NBA think of the freedom lovers in Hong Kong. Leftists, however, will die to protect the right of boys to shower with girls if on some given day they "Feel Like a Woman", just like Shania Twain.
     
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    The same reason taxpayers are stuck with paying for extra security when Lady Gaga, or Bruce Springsteen come to town. You don't like it, don't live in the big cities.
     
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    I would rather my tax dollars go to a policeman’s paycheck than to a welfare bum or illegal immigrants.
    And I actually pay taxes.
     
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