To the Editor:
We have a president who said he wouldn’t take his presidential salary. We don’t yet know if he has kept that promise or if he already has blown through his presidential expense account.
What we do know is he goes to his club in Florida every other weekend at a cost of $2,500,000. As of mid-March, that was $10 million and rising. At that rate, for four years, it would be 104 trips for at least a quarter billion dollars.
For now, the first lady is staying in their penthouse in New York City. A very conservative estimate is about a $1 million per day. That’s a third of a billion each year.
His proposed budget cuts back on school breakfasts, health care for the poor, and many other costs he says our country can’t afford.
Somewhere I think our billionaire president has lost touch with how the people who elected him survive on their salaries. Is he still thinking “me, me, me” and not what he can do for the country?