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He broke it.
Author: Raine    Date: 08/21/2017 13:15:00

Three weeks ago, the Secret Service was 'evicted' from Trump tower and moved into a trailer.
The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

(snip)

The details of the dispute between the Trump Organization and the Secret Service were not clear Thursday. Two people familiar with the discussions said the sticking points included the price and other conditions of the lease.


Today, in an on the record interview, the head of the Secret Service said its agency is broke. It has run out of money.
Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex'' Alles, in an interview with USA TODAY, said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year.

The agency has faced a crushing workload since the height of the contentious election season, and it has not relented in the first seven months of the administration. Agents must protect Trump – who has traveled almost every weekend to his properties in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia – and his adult children whose business trips and vacations have taken them across the country and overseas.

"The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,'' Alles said. "I can't change that. I have no flexibility.''

(...) Overwork and constant travel have also been driving a recent exodus from the Secret Service ranks, yet without congressional intervention to provide additional funding, Alles will not even be able to pay agents for the work they have already done.

The compensation crunch is so serious that the director has begun discussions with key lawmakers to raise the combined salary and overtime cap for agents, from $160,000 per year to $187,000 for at least the duration of Trump's first term.

But even if such a proposal was approved, about 130 veteran agents would not be fully compensated for hundreds of hours already amassed, according to the agency.


I will go on record saying that it not the number of people that they are required to protect that It's the time he spends at all of his golf courses.

here are the stats:




I don't know what is going to happen today -- and even tonite when he addresses the nation, but this cannot sustain.

Let me correct myself-- it is not sustaining. It is breaking under the weight of his chaos.

Happy Monday!

and

Raine



 

 
 

32 comments (Latest Comment: 08/21/2017 20:39:04 by Mondobubba)
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Comment by BobR on 08/21/2017 13:21:08
Where's all the outcry? Remember the complaints from Republicans about the "millions" it was costing for the Obamas to go to Hawaii for Christmas?

Comment by Scoopster on 08/21/2017 13:22:27
Mornin' all..
I don't have an eclipse, just a full for

Comment by Scoopster on 08/21/2017 13:26:31





Comment by Mondobubba on 08/21/2017 13:28:03
Quote by BobR:
Where's all the outcry? Remember the complaints from Republicans about the "millions" it was costing for the Obamas to go to Hawaii for Christmas?



Psst Bobber, Trumpy's not the black guy.

Comment by Raine on 08/21/2017 13:28:41
Quote by Scoopster:




Someone else tweeted something more appropriate-- John McCain and Hillary Clinton.

Comment by Raine on 08/21/2017 13:29:55
Comment by Raine on 08/21/2017 13:31:38
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by BobR:
Where's all the outcry? Remember the complaints from Republicans about the "millions" it was costing for the Obamas to go to Hawaii for Christmas?



Psst Bobber, Trumpy's not the black guy.

He's also not a Dem.

Comment by Raine on 08/21/2017 13:32:21
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..
I don't have an eclipse, just a full for

Well played, sir!

Comment by Scoopster on 08/21/2017 13:32:51

There was also the incident that just happened in Australia. I still haven't seen anything yet from him about that one.

Comment by Scoopster on 08/21/2017 13:37:26
Heard elsewhere..
THE SUN NEVER WENT OUT WHEN OBAMA WAS PRESIDENT. S'ALL I'M SAYIN'


Comment by Mondobubba on 08/21/2017 13:40:20
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by BobR:
Where's all the outcry? Remember the complaints from Republicans about the "millions" it was costing for the Obamas to go to Hawaii for Christmas?



Psst Bobber, Trumpy's not the black guy.

He's also not a Dem.


More importantly not the black guy, Remember who's base we are talking about.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/21/2017 13:42:15
Quote by Scoopster:
Heard elsewhere..
THE SUN NEVER WHEN OUT WHEN OBAMA WAS PRESIDENT. S'ALL I'M SAYIN'




Comment by wickedpam on 08/21/2017 13:50:22
Morning

Comment by Raine on 08/21/2017 14:04:42
Comment by Raine on 08/21/2017 14:54:42
Quote by Scoopster:







Comment by Mondobubba on 08/21/2017 15:13:11
:looks out window at the building clouds: Good thing I didn't get those eclipse glasses.

Comment by Scoopster on 08/21/2017 15:28:30
Quote by Mondobubba:
:looks out window at the building clouds: Good thing I didn't get those eclipse glasses.

No glasses required! NASA has a rolling video feed across the country today.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/21/2017 15:52:35
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
:looks out window at the building clouds: Good thing I didn't get those eclipse glasses.

No glasses required! NASA has a rolling video feed across the country today.


Scoop, that was a somewhat ironic comment on my part. There was a line at one store here in town yesterday that had a line about a block long of people trying to get glasses.

I've already got the live stream fired up and ready to go.

Comment by Scoopster on 08/21/2017 15:57:23
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
:looks out window at the building clouds: Good thing I didn't get those eclipse glasses.

No glasses required! NASA has a rolling video feed across the country today.


Scoop, that was a somewhat ironic comment on my part. There was a line at one store here in town yesterday that had a line about a block long of people trying to get glasses.

I've already got the live stream fired up and ready to go.

Oho! My boss just got back from the store too & said he heard quite a few people asking about them. Nothing like the last minute eh?

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/21/2017 16:06:24
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
:looks out window at the building clouds: Good thing I didn't get those eclipse glasses.

No glasses required! NASA has a rolling video feed across the country today.


Scoop, that was a somewhat ironic comment on my part. There was a line at one store here in town yesterday that had a line about a block long of people trying to get glasses.

I've already got the live stream fired up and ready to go.

Oho! My boss just got back from the store too & said he heard quite a few people asking about them. Nothing like the last minute eh?


People are dumb. Right now, it is raining hard. Thunderstorms though so they might blow outta here by 1 and 2.


Comment by livingonli on 08/21/2017 16:08:57
Good day, everyone. I guess Fox News is not reporting that the Secret Service has run out of money since I don't think that has ever happened before.

Comment by Raine on 08/21/2017 17:44:31


Comment by TriSec on 08/21/2017 17:48:14
For all the ajita today, I have a piece of cardstock with a pinhole in it, and I am projecting it on the back of my hand.

Time invested; .02 seconds
Cost; nada




Comment by Mondobubba on 08/21/2017 17:57:18
Quote by TriSec:
For all the ajita today, I have a piece of cardstock with a pinhole in it, and I am projecting it on the back of my hand.

Time invested; .02 seconds
Cost; nada




That was going to be my MO as well.

Right now the Florida weather is totally trolling the city. There is a gap in the clouds.

Comment by Scoopster on 08/21/2017 18:23:24
Startin' to get a bit darker here.. woo!

Comment by livingonli on 08/21/2017 18:25:47
Quote by Scoopster:
Startin' to get a bit darker here.. woo!

Same here. Supposed to get close to 80% cover in New York.

Comment by Raine on 08/21/2017 18:47:36
this is fucking cool as hell.

My glasses were procured on one of our trips to Atlanta for a partial eclipse.



Comment by Scoopster on 08/21/2017 18:51:45
... he actually looked at it without glasses on (at first).

Comment by Raine on 08/21/2017 19:29:07
Quote by Scoopster:
... he actually looked at it without glasses on (at first).

YUP. fucking idiot.

Comment by Scoopster on 08/21/2017 19:34:33
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
... he actually looked at it without glasses on (at first).

YUP. fucking idiot.

How long until he blames Obama for his detached retinae?

Comment by livingonli on 08/21/2017 19:50:52
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
... he actually looked at it without glasses on (at first).

YUP. fucking idiot.

How long until he blames Obama for his detached retinae?

As soon as his next tweet.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/21/2017 20:39:04
Quote by Scoopster:
Startin' to get a bit darker here.. woo!


Totally underfuckingwhelming here.