Trump’s Military Parade To Cost 760 Percent More Than Earlier Estimate

Feb 2007
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$92,000,000.

That is how much it is going to cost to soothe and placate the president's ego, allowing him to roleplay being leader.

$92,000,00 because the president wants military parade. Because France has one. Also, Russia and North Korea have them.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trumps-military-parade-to-cost-760-percent-more-than-earlier-estimate

President Donald Trump’s military parade is estimated to cost $92 million — a whopping $80 million more than an earlier estimate, according to an unnamed “U.S. defense official with firsthand knowledge of the assessment,” CNBC reported Thursday.


In July, CNN reported that the parade would cost approximately $12 million, according to three unnamed U.S. defense officials. In February, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told Congress the parade would cost between $10 million and $30 million.
 
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Just about everything the gubmint does ends up costing more than first estimated.

They are good at underestimating...
 
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StanStill

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Hey, puffing our chests about how powerful and great we are doesn't come cheap!

You can't half-ass national conceit.
 
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Jun 2006
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Couldn’t they hire hollywood extras? Build cardboard tanks shapes to put around Ford F-150s?

I wouldn’t know a real Patriot missile from a papier-mâché one.
 
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Jets

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Another example of fiscal conservatism being nothing but political rhetoric...
 
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The Man

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Holy fuck...

Russia's annual Red Square parades on May 9th (WWII Victory Day) cost around 600 million rubles (about $8.9 million) each time


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which includes up 86 million rubles ($1.3 million) for special planes to spray the skies over Moscow with special chemicals to get rid of any clouds to make sure that it literally doesn't rain during the parade lol

(People living below this probably get cancer and such from this shit, but when did Russian governments ever give a crap about regular citizens :rolleyes:)

And damn near every over major city has own smaller parades and events too. And still, I doubt the total cost of that would be anywhere near $92 million... That's nuts... Your military complex overprices everything, Jesus... No wonder your defense budget is into hundreds of billions...
 
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It's a modern world of new beliefs so maybe they should just do a Graphic Interface military parade on the telly. Put some flying dragons in there too.
 
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