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(Washington Post)   Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price admits to misappropriating $400,000 of taxpayer money   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-09-28 05:38:59 PM  
And that is just in 8 months from a Secretary.  How much have we paid for 45*?
 
2017-09-28 05:42:06 PM  
Tom "name your" Price, ladies and gentlemen.
 
2017-09-28 05:42:18 PM  
He's going to pay back like, I dunno, $50K of it.

Isn't that enough for you rabble-rousing goons?

He's just a poor, insider-trading*, doctor and civil servant*.

*alleged.
 
2017-09-28 05:48:39 PM  

wejash: He's going to pay back like, I dunno, $50K of it.

Isn't that enough for you rabble-rousing goons?

He's just a poor, insider-trading*, doctor and civil servant*.

*alleged.


He will pay back just what he calculates his weight added to the fuel requirements for the aircraft. Something like $100 and change.
 
2017-09-28 06:09:25 PM  
and he resigns when?

"... that he would reimburse the government for a portion of the costs of his flights on charter planes"
 
2017-09-28 06:17:37 PM  

blender61: and he resigns when?

"... that he would reimburse the government for a portion of the costs of his flights on charter planes"


He will re-imburse for his seat.  But the rest of his entourage will still be on the taxpayer dime.
 
2017-09-28 06:21:53 PM  

BizarreMan: blender61: and he resigns when?

"... that he would reimburse the government for a portion of the costs of his flights on charter planes"

He will re-imburse for his seat.  But the rest of his entourage will still be on the taxpayer dime.


Exactly. That check needs to be bigger.  Does he want us to believe that his staff would have gone on the private plane if not for him????
 
2017-09-28 06:33:15 PM  
Good thing he didn't get a hair cut, we'd never hear the end of it.
 
2017-09-28 06:34:58 PM  
Ethics and Tom Price, HHS Secretary are two things that don't mix well together.  Now, he got caught abusing his authority to charter flights for himself and traveling companions so that there would be no possibility of this grifter rubbing shoulders with anyone who might ask an inconvenient question of him.  A little over a half year ago, there was the problematic history of his day trading -- https://extapps2.oge.gov/201/Presiden.nsf/PAS+Index/5F3E366991E3A1​4A85​2580F40026F916/$FILE/Thomas-E-Price-03.10.2017-278T.pdf.  If Joe Q. Citizen, federal civil servant got himself entangled in ethics violations such as these, the price would be his job along with criminal prosecution.  But, for Price, the cost is apparently a little bad press until such time as the next Trump appointee gets their dick caught in a wringer.
 
2017-09-28 06:40:38 PM  
To him, this is the change that fell between your car seat and console.  He only cares, obviously, because we were looking
 
2017-09-28 07:29:21 PM  
But did he have any Wagyu beef?
 
2017-09-28 07:30:34 PM  
""Today, I will write a personal check to the US Treasury for the expenses of my travel on private charter planes. The taxpayers won't pay a dime for my seat on those planes."

The expense for his seat on those planes comes out to $51,887.31, according to an HHS spokesperson.

Politico has reported that the total cost of the private jets Price flew on was more than $400,000 and included trips to places where he has friends and family. Price is not covering the cost for support staff and others who flew with him on those charter planes, staff who otherwise would have flown commercial."


http://www.npr.org/2017/09/28/554328239/price-says-he-will-pay-for-tr​a​vel-on-private-planes

Pay it all back, all that you had the government waste on you and your staff, you jackhole.
 
2017-09-28 07:35:21 PM  
I raise.


SCOOP w @rachanadixit: Price's travel on charter jets, government planes has topped $1 million since May. https://t.co/qlR42ohQsM

- Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) September 28, 2017

Accompanied by his wife, the HHS secretary journeyed to Geneva, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo and other cities for events.
 
2017-09-28 07:37:01 PM  
And he's not alone.


EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent **$913,000** on private flights, 24/7 security, and that soundproof booth https://t.co/HbNIzr3u0U

- Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) September 28, 2017


The f*ck kinda cartoon super villain needs a soundproof booth?
 
2017-09-28 07:42:07 PM  

BizarreMan: And that is just in 8 months from a Secretary.  How much have we paid for 45*?


The best moochers sucking on the government teat.  Believe me.  You're gonna be so happy with how much money he wastes.
 
2017-09-28 07:43:38 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: And he's not alone.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent **$913,000** on private flights, 24/7 security, and that soundproof booth https://t.co/HbNIzr3u0U- Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) September 28, 2017

The f*ck kinda cartoon super villain needs a soundproof booth?


The kind who wants to hide his official activities get uncensored input on policy when he accepts bribes from meets with representatives from extractive industries.
 
2017-09-28 07:44:25 PM  

Prey4reign: Ethics and Tom Price, HHS Secretary the entire Trump Administration are two things that don't mix well together.


FTFY
 
2017-09-28 07:45:16 PM  
Oh. Look. Another example of how "Real Americans" have farked over me and my wallet because they're too stupid to be trusted with a vote.
 
2017-09-28 07:46:20 PM  
This administration makes Nixon and his gang of thieves look like choirboys.
 
2017-09-28 07:48:26 PM  
...the BEST people...
 
2017-09-28 07:48:51 PM  
Trump is sooo pissed...that he got caught.

It's like the scene in "Goodfellas" when the guys start conspicuously spending the money they stole.

"You're gonna get us all pinched!"
 
2017-09-28 07:51:12 PM  

Gyrfalcon: This administration makes Nixon and his gang of thieves look like choirboys.


That's an insult to bumbling professionals everywhere.
 
2017-09-28 07:51:49 PM  
How is that swamp draining thing going?
 
2017-09-28 07:52:37 PM  
We all knew Trump was going to install a cleptocracy and we all voted for him anyway.  Price is just fulfilling the will of the people.
 
2017-09-28 07:52:47 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: And he's not alone.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent **$913,000** on private flights, 24/7 security, and that soundproof booth https://t.co/HbNIzr3u0U- Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) September 28, 2017

The f*ck kinda cartoon super villain needs a soundproof booth?


Would you believe...

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2017-09-28 07:53:06 PM  
Is this what peasants felt like when aristocracy was a thing?
 
2017-09-28 07:53:16 PM  

Iowan73: Trump is sooo pissed...that he got caught.

It's like the scene in "Goodfellas" when the guys start conspicuously spending the money they stole.

"You're gonna get us all pinched!"


This.

"When they found Mnuchin, he was frozen so stiff they had to wait 2 days to thaw him out for the autopsy."
 
2017-09-28 07:54:04 PM  
Swamp drained!

Chuck steak, libfarts.
 
2017-09-28 07:57:01 PM  
Remember, folks, we gotta stop waste in government.
 
2017-09-28 08:00:14 PM  
When I pay my bar tab I never include the cost of buying 8 rounds for everyone. Just my own booze.
 
2017-09-28 08:00:44 PM  
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2017-09-28 08:00:48 PM  
Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., said at a press conference Thursday that he stayed in the administration despite his anger over its reaction to neo-Nazis because of the chance to rewrite the tax code. "I would never miss this," he said.

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2017-09-28 08:02:22 PM  

BizarreMan: And that is just in 8 months from a Secretary.  How much have we paid for 45*?


Between rent at Trump Tower and Mar A Lago, the Secret Service had to ask for more money to get through the fiscal year. And Two Scoops pocketed most of that.
 
2017-09-28 08:03:43 PM  
you economic insecurity tRump voters must be thrilled!  The Greatining is upon us! 
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2017-09-28 08:09:40 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: The f*ck kinda cartoon super villain needs a soundproof booth?


Loud phone sex. And farting.
 
2017-09-28 08:11:30 PM  

wejash: He's going to pay back like, I dunno, $50K of it.


That sounds like a...

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...small Price to pay.
 
2017-09-28 08:16:57 PM  
If he stole $5 from a 7-11 he would have been shot by now.
 
2017-09-28 08:18:36 PM  
Where are all the Trumpologists? Busy checking out thousand-dollar cars?
 
2017-09-28 08:19:38 PM  

stoli n coke: BizarreMan: And that is just in 8 months from a Secretary.  How much have we paid for 45*?

Between rent at Trump Tower and Mar A Lago, the Secret Service had to ask for more money to get through the fiscal year. And Two Scoops pocketed most of that.


Yes, 400K is nothing compared to what's his name. http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/aug/23/dav​id-frum​/are-trumps-travels-imposing-historic-costs-taxpaye/

/Yes, I'm aware politifact says Frum exaggerated.
 
2017-09-28 08:25:38 PM  

Occam's Disposable Razor: Is this what peasants felt like when aristocracy was a thing?


Pretty much...

And worse nly the king is supposed to piss on your shoes in this show.

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2017-09-28 08:27:28 PM  
The swamp got drained and we lived happily ever after.
The End.

I said. THE END!
 
2017-09-28 08:33:06 PM  
Of which he is NOW going to pay back...

/gotta try that one at work next time.
 
2017-09-28 09:03:03 PM  
this is how businesses are run... idk if people just dont realize it but tons of things get expensed back to the business... or in this case to the taxpayer...
 
2017-09-28 09:05:56 PM  

imnotadoctor: [media.spokesman.com image 750x504]


What did that poor frog do, to have to be in the Trump administration?
 
2017-09-28 09:07:55 PM  

Virulency: this is how businesses are run... idk if people just dont realize it but tons of things get expensed back to the business... or in this case to the taxpayer...


We do. Doesn't mean we have to like it or accept it as normal.
 
2017-09-28 09:12:49 PM  

BizarreMan: And that is just in 8 months from a Secretary.  How much have we paid for 45*?


The thing is, isn't Price also a millionaire?

If that's the case, it definitely doesn't surprise me.  Most of the people I've met that have been well off are more than willing to try and find ways of not having to pay for a damn thing.  So Price farking over the taxpayers makes a lot of sense.
 
2017-09-28 09:13:27 PM  
Sorry, theft (especially from the gov't) is a felony and he needs to be brought up on charges and spend the rest of his life in prison and his accounts sized and emptied into the gov't coffers.
 
2017-09-28 09:13:54 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: And he's not alone.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent **$913,000** on private flights, 24/7 security, and that soundproof booth https://t.co/HbNIzr3u0U- Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) September 28, 2017

The f*ck kinda cartoon super villain needs a soundproof booth?


I dont care about his character at this point.

What does an EPA administrator need with a soundproof booth?

Hes not J Edgar Hoover. Wtf is going on in that office?
 
2017-09-28 09:15:44 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Dusk-You-n-Me: And he's not alone.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent **$913,000** on private flights, 24/7 security, and that soundproof booth https://t.co/HbNIzr3u0U- Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) September 28, 2017

The f*ck kinda cartoon super villain needs a soundproof booth?

I dont care about his character at this point.

What does an EPA administrator need with a soundproof booth?

Hes not J Edgar Hoover. Wtf is going on in that office?


That's none of our business apparently
 
2017-09-28 09:15:57 PM  

OhioUGrad: Sorry, theft (especially from the gov't) is a felony and he needs to be brought up on charges and spend the rest of his life in prison and his accounts sized and emptied into the gov't coffers.


You forget who is running the show right now.  Unless the Democrats somehow win big next year, it's only going to get worse.  Much worse.
 
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