Trump Speech on Clinton’s Lavish State Department Spending…

[ TRANSCRIPT ] Now, in another new report, we are learning that Hillary Clinton’s State Department wasted hundreds of millions of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars on a wild spending binge. Here are some of the shocking revelations about Hillary’s spending habits.

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These are all State Department expenditures during her tenure:

  • –$5.4 million on a no-bid contract for Crystal Stemware
  • –$167.5 million on cost overruns at the Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • –Over $200 million on mostly unused police training facilities in Iraq
  • –$79,000 to buy copies of President Obama’s books
  • –$53,000 to polish marble at the Brazilian Embassy
  • –$630,000 to try to make State Department Facebook pages more popular
  • –$216,000 to hire an event planner for a 4th of July party in Madrid
  • –$88,000 to send three comedians to India
  • –more than $250,000 to purchase art in Mexico
  • –$410,000 to purchase art in China

The elites in government like Hillary Clinton believe they are entitled to do whatever they want. Hillary Clinton has never earned an honest dollar in her life – she lives the high life at your expense, making money off the rigged system.

This is an election between the small handful of people who benefit from the corrupt system, and the great majority of American citizens who are the victims of that corruption. Those who benefit from the corruption will say and do anything to keep change from happening.

Washington Insiders, including the corrupt media, look down on hardworking people who make an honest living. The Corrupt Political Class takes pride in ripping off the American people. Now these same elites – the people who brought us every disastrous foreign war and every disastrous trade deal – are spending millions to try to put Hillary in the White House so she can keep skimming from the American people.

The Clintons left the White House dead broke, and now they’re worth over $200 million. They didn’t create anything, produce anything, invent anything – all they did was sell favors, sell access, and sell out the American worker.

Hillary even sold out our nation’s security with her illegal private server – knowing full well it would put you and your family in danger. As moms across this nation put their children to bed each night with a prayer for safety and peace, Hillary was knowingly putting those same families at risk by putting our confidential secrets on an illegal private server.

But for Hillary, it seems anything is OK as long as it increases her power.

I’m running to put a stop to the theft of American prosperity. I’m running to put an end to the corruption. I’m running to expose the crimes of our ruling class, and to give this country back to the middle class.

Hillary pushes trade deals, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that enrich her donors and strip the jobs out of your community.

She wants to raise your taxes, even as she used those taxes to spend lavishly on wasteful projects at the State Department.

She pledges “open borders,” in secret to her donors, even as it causes the loss of millions of American jobs and thousands of American lives.

She talks about the values of tolerance, yet proposes to issue massive numbers of visas to places where women, and gays, and minorities are horribly oppressed and brutalized. She then takes money from these regimes, without apology, and doesn’t worry about how extremism brought onto our shores will affect the quality of life for you or your family.

Hillary has access to the best doctors in the world, but wants you and your children to live under Obamacare.

I am running to end the rule of this corrupt ruling class, and to give the government back to the people.

I want the entire corrupt Washington establishment to hear and to heed the words I am about to say. If we win on November 8th, We Are Going To Washington, D.C. And We Are Going To DRAIN THE SWAMP.  (read more)

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Look below the surface

 

 

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329 Responses to Trump Speech on Clinton’s Lavish State Department Spending…

  1. Actually if we Don’t win on Nov.8th..
    we will march on D.C. and drain the swamp ourselves!

    Liked by 13 people

    • Larry says:

      Can’t wait until Trump starts cutting the fat in DC. People will be growing crazy.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Sayit2016 says:

        lol they are already crazy– they know Trump will win and this convulsing is their death spiral– deep down they know this.

        Liked by 3 people

      • DelAware says:

        Don’t overlook that civil service and higher ed is where a lot of white people went for jobs when the elites shut down our nation’s productivity and industrial capacity–and offshored the jobs.

        I’m from the Rust Belt. I wanted to build ships, bridges, and buildings like my parents did. Instead I ended up becoming an Ed Biz researcher (quant–staff not faculty). Without that series of jobs, I would have ended up out on the streets like so many white Rust Belt people, and despised by both flanks of the UniParty.

        I.e., a Deplorable before my time.

        When I was in grad school, banks and financial institutions at MSM research divisions tried to hire me. They were blatant that they wanted me and my Ivy League Ph.D. to come in and exploit and manipulate Mr. & Mrs. Regular American. I couldn’t believe how evil they were. I refused so many high paying jobs in the private sector–evil, evil, evil.

        I worked with small independent farmers. It didn’t pay much but it let me be a free agent and mostly outside politics.

        I had no fewer than ten school friends, white boys, who committed suicide because of the hopelessness of their situations as they tried to get jobs in the “new economy” of Reagan’s pin-striped buddies at (((Wharton))) and elsewhere. They were turned down for being too sharp, too independent, to repeat pap for a living. There were even more who did themselves in with drink and drugs and impaired driving. Several got caught up with crime and died that way. They all were sons of hard working industrial workers, men and women alike. Discarded so that the Empire of Debt could turn us all into wage slaves and serfs.

        Let’s not be glib about these things. Whether we see victory or defeat on the 8th of November (by victory I mean Mr. Trump’s election, though I’m not sure exactly what that will accomplish other than a new solidarity), we need to think big and complicated thoughts. Not keep letting our knees be jerked by the MSM.

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        • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

          Del, your experience multiplied coast to coast countless times. Our gov. out to destroy the spirit and life of all of us. Big and complicated thoughts overdue.

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    • We will go Braveheart on them.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      “Actually if we Don’t win on Nov.8th” ..DO NOT EVEN UTTER THESE WORDS Remove them from your vocabulary. We win they lose. PERIOD.

      Liked by 2 people

    • money4mesite says:

      Yes! At that point we have nothing left to lose.

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    • corimari2013 says:

      “It is pitchfork and torches time in America!”…..Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee County

      Liked by 4 people

    • Angry Dumbo says:

      Wikileaks is relevant, regardless of how the press wants to treat it. Trust in government cannot be rebuilt with a Hillary Clinton WH. The documents are out of the box and their veracity has not been challenged. No credible historian can ignore this stuff.

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    • I hope it doesn’t come to that…

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    • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

      Touche.

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    • Start drafting a document, use “Articles of Impeachment” as a guide to write them for Hillary Clinton. Remember that “Articles of Impeachment” were brought as Bill Clinton before, document might be used against Hillary in future.

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  2. alliwantissometruth says:

    It takes something like this to make some people understand what they’re voting for. Most Hillary voters are either brain dead ideologues, ill-informed or just plain stupid. The deaths of people & email scandals don’t move them, but something like this does

    Wasting their hard earned money on frivolous nonsense registers with a lot of people. This is corruption they can “feel & taste”, & understand

    Trump should hammer this home from now until the election

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    • …and to think some agencies cannot buy pencils or printer cartridges. It certainly appears that Hillary thinks she is royalty and ‘deserves’ more. She will now get what she deserves…

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  3. Marygrace Powers says:

    Prediction/ President Trump’s Administration will give birth
    to an unprecedented era of justice for the American people/
    taking a “fine-tooth comb” approach/no stone will be left unturned/
    NO CRIMINAL LEFT UNPUNISHED

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  4. itswoot says:

    The rampant excesses of government spending on artwork, and other frivolous items, also extends to the Veterans Affairs administration.

    Article title: VA Spent $20 Million On Art As Veterans Died Of Neglect

    Open The Books teamed up with COX Media Washington, D.C. to create a comprehensive report showcasing the VA’s frivolous spending habits. It showed that, of the $20 million spent, $16 million of purchases were made under the Obama Administration.

    Some of the most outrageous purchases include: $21,000 for a 27 foot fake Christmas tree, $32,000 for 62 “local image” pictures for the San Francisco VA, $115,600 for “art consultants” for the Palo Alto facility, $54,942 for a sculpture titled “Metal Art Tree Of Life With Leaves And Doves”, $482,960 for a “rock sculpture”

    To put these purchases into perspective; the starting salary for a primary care physician at a VA facility is $98,000. Meaning that omitting the purchase of a single “rock sculpture” could have added at least 4 additional doctors to the staff to serve the 1,000 veterans that died waiting to see a doctor in 2014.

    Source: http://americanmilitarynews.com/2016/07/va-spent-20-million-on-art-as-veterans-died-of-neglect/

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    • interfacegal says:

      I hit “like” but I really don’t like that facts in your comment – although they do need to be pointed out. Our veterans deserve better! Thank you for highlighting how bad it is and how it could be improved ever so slightly!!!

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    • Bendix says:

      I don’t know why Federal Buildings can’t have a rotating exhibit of some of the best art by American artists.
      Those prices suggest to me that this art is by connected crony elitists.
      I’m all for art in public places, let’s make it egalitarian and free. Up and coming artists could use the exposure.

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      • DelAware says:

        This is exactly the kind of thinking I was talking about in my earlier comment: more nuanced and thoughtful. Not kneejerk and yanked by the MSM.

        On veterans “dying of neglect,” may I ask where their families, friends, and platoon buddies are?

        My husband did not serve and take a bullet to become a welfare queen. He served as a strong, patriotic American man who never expected the government to care for him. He knew he was risking everything when he signed on the dotted line, and he didn’t sign up as so many do nowadays–to get Free Stuff.

        That’s Democrat swill and it has polluted our thinking for 50 years. We need to challenge EVERYONE to stand up for vets, to support vets, to provide extended family services in solidarity and gratitude. Not just screech that they should be made EVEN MORE BEHOLDEN to the federales.

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    • The waste is disgusting. The fact that ONE Veteran died while awaiting care is inexcusable. But, art above lives, right? Isn’t that how liberals think? What a bunch of deplorable, irredeemable people they are!

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    • Lucille says:

      How about the VA purchasing only artworks by actual veterans? I’m sure many are wonderfully talented but unknown outside their families or perhaps local galleries. The men and women would not only be paid for their art, but will forever have the satisfaction of knowing their talents and gifts as well as their military service are highlighted and valued by our nation.

      I’d wager that a whole slew of artworks could be purchased for an incredibly small portion of that $20 mil.

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      • Lucille says:

        The article does hit upon this suggestion. After making my comment, though, I started thinking about the purchase of any original art in the first place. How about just using reproductions from Walmart?

        Viewing art is an uplifting experience and not to be discounted lightly. But as a $20 Trillion debtor nation, perhaps being a tad more concerned about the lifting of all that cash from our pocketbooks should be the rule, yes?

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  5. JJ says:

    Half or more of that money ended up back with the Clintons.

    Clot and her pedophile husband have broken every ethical rule and at least two dozen federal laws.

    The current federal government is illegitimate, period.

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  6. entagor says:

    Congress could stop this if they truly wanted. For instance, put a $250 limit per item on art, and a $1000 limit per year. I know that is still money that should have gone to some vet who died waiting for medical care, but the point is, Congress will not touch this spending. They might rage against the spending to run for office, but no one submits a bill to stop this because they do not want their signature on such a bill

    The reason is, both parties use this obscene rape of the Treasury to pay off those who pay for their elections. The Party will crush anyone who really acts

    Consider Paul Ryan who gave ungodly taxpayer bucks to what are called Obama’s programs. Yet searching Yandex for ‘paul ryan fights spending’ returns this:
    Paul Ryan has fought wasteful Washington spending year…
    ryanforcongress.com›setting-record-straight/
    Paul Ryan is committed to balancing the budget and cutting spending. Paul Ryan has fought wasteful Washington spending year after year and is committed to balancing our budget, so we leave future generations a debt-free future.

    Paul Ryan as Chairman of the RNC Presidential Trust is in charge of spending RNC bucks for the Presidential campaign, yet in this election zilch has been spent on RNC advertising for Trump. According to Huffpo the RNC is sitting on $51 million
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-donald-trump_us_5812c76be4b0990edc304112

    Ryan gave Obama all the taxpayer bucks Obama requested. Ryan not so generous with non taxpayer bucks

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    • interfacegal says:

      I got an email from Paul Ryan today stating he needed my help, the Democrats want him gone. I replied that every Republican that I know wants him gone too, including me! I know he’ll never see it, but it made me feel better!!

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      • Ha ha ha! My husband got a letter in 2008 from the Obama campaign (we haven’t figure THAT one out to this day) and he wrote a scathing letter back expressing his disdain for Obama and Dems/Libs in general. From that point forward he’s been on some kind of “friends of liberals” mailing list. His reaction each time he gets a letter is worth it though – better entertainment money cannot buy.

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        • WSB says:

          I kept receiving those ‘fill in the box’ surveys from the RNC. I sent the last one back a month ago with a simple note scrawled in red at the top, “I will only vote for those who support Trump and will vote to throw out anyone who does not.”

          Haven’t received anything from them since.

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      • DelAware says:

        I wish I had your experience. My in laws in Wisconsin refused to vote for Paul Nehlen and sturdily support Ryan. When I tried to talk to them about how they could oppose open borders and TPP (Dad is voting for Trump, Mom will do what he says) but vote for one of these policies’ key architects, they got mad and tuned me out. They simply don’t think. They just do what the GOP says to do.

        They were going to vote for Bush. Then Rubio. Then Cruz. They are in their 80s. There are a lot of Cheezers just like them. They have grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. Do you know what they say? “We’re glad we don’t have to live in the future that’s in store for America.”

        When I replied that that was a helluva future to visit on their offspring, they just stared at me. They simply don’t connect the dots.

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    • Bendix says:

      Yes, he fought that wasteful spending on our parents and grandmothers who are going to die anyway, so that his favored Third World immigrants can go direct to SSI despite never having paid a dime into the system.

      Liked by 3 people

  7. Texian says:

    How’s this for perspective? If they just gave around $325 million back to the people it would make every single American a millionaire. How’s that for an economic stimulus? If the witch gave everything she spent in the first half of this year on her campaign to African Americans, every one of them would be millionaires. Slaves, peasants we are to them. Nothing has changed throughout history.

    And now a word from our sponsor, motivational speaker, and the anthropological origination of the deplorables movement.. (art imitating life, oh the irony)..

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    • Lulu says:

      That would only be 325 millionaires

      Liked by 2 people

      • WSB says:

        Yes, started on the math in my head on that one – maybe $3.25T? Still feasible for what we got for all of our hard earned money. A kick in the A$$ just doesn’t do it for me.

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        • Texian says:

          325 mil.. 3.25 tril.. did we do the math when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? You know how I passed Calculus in college? The professor was known for his short exams – only seven questions, very easy to fail. Around three a.m in the morning before finals, I realized it was a lost cause to study the whole book for only seven questions, no way I was going to pass. I then went over all of his tests – and figured out his algorithm he used for picking questions for the tests. I made my seven picks and remembered them verbatim, like writing sentences. Exam time – I had picked six out of the seven and passed.. ha!

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          • WSB says:

            You are a math GENIUS!!!!!! Love it!

            Like

          • WSB says:

            PS, I had a similar experience taking a college English course I subsequently did not need. The Prof would give a test on one book per week. I figured she never had the time to read the book, and I didn’t either. Realized that she only tested on the back of the book jacket! Aced the course. You and I seem to think alike!

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    • I love that movie. Note to self – dig up Animal House and watch it again this weekend. It’s been years.

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    • Teah Lee says:

      We would all have a dollar.

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  8. Curry Worsham says:

    ”Then they ALL might stand up to us”

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  9. Spencer's Mom says:

    Hey guys – have you seen this CNBC article, yet?

    “Trump will win the election and is more popular than Obama in 2008, AI system finds”

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/28/donald-trump-will-win-the-election-and-is-more-popular-than-obama-in-2008-ai-system-finds.html

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  10. Glenn Stehle says:

    Now that Newt Gingrich has been exiled, look who Fox News and Megyn Kelly are giving a platform to:

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    blockquote>

    MICHAEL MOORE: What I’m saying is if we elect Donald Trump as president of this country, it won’t be the same country after four years. I’m absolutely convinced of that. [Trump] is the most vile, disgusting candidate that has ever run for office in this country.

    MEGYN KELLY: He’s a human molotov cocktail….

    They want change and they don’t see it in Hillary Clinton!

    MICHAEL MOORE: Well, they should because she will make this better…

    We have a choice between someone who is smart, who has a heart, who’s going to stand up for kids and families and working people, and we have a billionaire, who just says these things, trying to pretend he cares, and just the con….

    I’m here in Ohio to conduct an intervention, to basically to say that sometimes abused people [the working class] have a hard time…making the right decision….

    I understand why there’s a lot of confusion here and Trump is a huge ball of confusion in this, and it seems like he’s going to be your human hand grenade that you’re going to get to toss in there…to blow up the system.

    I think that’s a risky proposition. I think it’s a dangerous thing to do. And I think you’re not going to be better off with this billionaire who’s never spent a day in his life worrying about you, caring about you, doing anything for you.

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    • grlangworth says:

      Michael is still an idiot. …Good thing he made plenty of money on his first one because he’s definitely on welfare if he’s fiscally dependent on this one.

      Liked by 2 people

    • zephyrbreeze says:

      Except Michael that Trump is running a massive organization that just completed s $200 million hotel. That’s action and competence – not talk. That IS rare for a politicians, and Trump is not one of them.

      Liked by 4 people

      • grlangworth says:

        The guy who keeps signing the front of the check cannot be a vanishing breed if we are to persist. Mr. Trump, it’s time for you to win.

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    • Bendix says:

      If Hillary was going to “stand up” for kids, they wouldn’t need someone to stand up for them at this point.
      I would like to see someone just once explain which of Hillary’s policies is better than Trump’s ideas.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Glenn Stehle says:

        Moore says “he cares about the big, big issues.”

        But Moore operates in a factual and intellectual bubble.

        In his blinkeredness Moore reminds me of Larry Wilkerson talking about the biggest of “big issues” — a shooting war with Russia — in this video.

        Is the US Headed Towards War in Syria?

        What is missing from Wilkerson’s and Moore’s analysis is context: an explanation of the economic, financial and political forces that drive Clinton to be such an eager warmonger.

        The context is a neoliberal, unipolar world order. And what Wilkerson fails to understand is that — for Clinton and her elite, globalist backers — there is no price too high to pay in American blood and treasure to maintain, or at least attempt to maintain, this world order.

        Another way to put this is that we are seeing is the death of American exceptionalism, or at least the version of American exceptionalism that has been peddled to the American people by the neocons and neoliberals.

        But there is another version of American exceptionalism that is not neoliberal and is not neoconservative, and this is the version that Trump is evangelizing.

        Removing Clinton’s warmongering from the broader context makes it is easy to commit the same error that Wilkerson did, which is to conclude that Clinton is the better candidate:

        No, Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Judgement Isn’t As Good As Everyone Says

        http://nationalinterest.org/feature/no-hillary-clintons-foreign-policy-judgement-isnt-good-18105

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      • grlangworth says:

        Ain’t none.

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    • WSB says:

      Tell that to the thousands of Trump’s employees and the thousands of construction workers who had jobs because he took the risk for developing properties. The numbers work into hundreds of thousands.

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    • 4bleu says:

      LOL. Looks like a blind date fail with Moore’s slovenly 15-year-old’s concept of dressed up and she’s dressed like she had a certain naive expectation of a ‘multi-millionaire.’.

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    • DelAware says:

      Hillary Clinton has a heart?

      Maybe the organ–and he wants to eat it.

      But that woman has never shown even the smallest tendency to natural, normal, warm human feeling.

      Does she even have any hobbies? What does she do except play Lady Macbeth and climb for power? Jeez, even Obama has golf!

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  11. silverlakela says:

    CALIFORNIA VOTERS!!!!!!!!!!!

    DONNELLY: Vote ‘No’ on Almost Everything in California
    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/10/27/donnelly-vote-no-almost-everything/

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    • silverlakela says:

      California Voters 2!!!
      We need to share this with all Californians. We are getting taxed to death. Local propositions that raises taxes or bonds, means your taxes, including property taxes will go up. Do you really think school propositions really spend the money on our children?
      Their pensions (Calpers) and unfunded liabilities are about to go broke. Unsustainable insolvent at the tune of $484.20 billion.

      LOOK AT THEIR SALARIES AND PENSION BENEFITS !!!!!!!!
      http://transparentcalifornia.com/

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  12. bearsgrrr says:

    The State Dept has a whole art program called Art in Embassies- http://art.state.gov/about.aspx
    Sounds like another globalist, money laundering, tax fiasco.

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    • Bendix says:

      I’m fine with the program, I’m sure there are at least 100,000 or so American artists who would happily lend their artwork just for the exposure.
      No need to buy anything. Except of course, if the “artist” is connected to some elite hack.
      These people can’t support themselves without the taxpayer. Parasites, you could call them.

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      • bearsgrrr says:

        Elite hacks are running the program, at taxpayer expense. The artists are also fellow travelers. If it were just the State giving space to artists, that would be fine. But like anything government, it’s empire building at taxpayer expense. How many millions do you think taxpayers are paying for this program? Where in the Constitution does it say gov shall promote artists?

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  13. Honest Abbey says:

    I don’t get it…….Was Hillary expecting the Queen for dinner?
    And where is the 5.4 millon dollar crystal stemware right now? Is it collecting dust in a china cabinet at the State Dept? Or is it reflecting rays of sunshine on Hillary’s dining room table in Chappaqua? And I’m guessing she’s not drinking Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill out of these multi-million dollar wine glasses.

    CROOKED HILLARY
    LOCK HER UP

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  14. doit4atlas says:

    All Along the Watchtower

    Bob Dylan

    There must be some way out of here
    Said the joker to the thief
    There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief
    Businessmen, they drink my wine
    Plowmen dig my earth
    None of them along the line know what any of it is worth
    No reason to get excited, the thief, he kindly spoke
    There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke
    But you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate
    So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late
    All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
    While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too
    Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl
    Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl

    The wildcat is growling, the wind is howling, the riders are approaching, they will arrive on November 8th, 2016.

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  15. Glenn Stehle says:

    Here’s a great example of Clinton Inc’s “efficiency” and how she gets things done.

    Can you imagine how long it would take Clinton Inc. to build a five-star hotel?

    VIDEO — WikiLeaks: It Took 12 Clinton Staffers 12 Hours And 10 Drafts To Write One Tweet
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/10/27/chuck_todd_it_took_12_clinton_staffers_12_hours_to_write_one_tweet.html

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  16. Curry Worsham says:

    God bless Pat Buchanan.

    Liked by 2 people

    • paulraven1 says:

      That interviewer has to be the poster boy for media cluelessness and corruption. Absolutely hopeless people. No dealing with them at all. Just crush and humiliate them.

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    • Glenn Stehle says:

      Those who are in denial about the extent to which our “democracy” is rigged remind me of what Reinhold Niebuhr said:

      [I]Individuals have a moral code which makes the actions of collective man an outrage to their conscience. They therefore invent romantic and moral interpretations of the real facts, preferring to obscure rather than reveal the true nature of their collective behavior. Sometimes they are as anxious to offer moral justifications for the brutalities from which they suffer as for those which they commit. The fact that the hypocrisy of man’s group behavior…expresses itself not only in terms of self-justification but in terms of moral justification of human behavior in general, symbolises one of the tragedies of the human spirit.

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      • herbork says:

        Thanks, Glen. Long time no Niebuhr.

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      • Trump4President says:

        Reinhold Niebuhr aced the would-be-guardians-of-justice moral code.
        The hypocrisy never ceases to amaze. Look at Crooked Hillary and the Pearl Clutchers who get the vapors when Trump says the “p” word in locker-room tall tale talk but then they pay big money to hear Jay-Z rapping ever vulgar, f-word, b-word, and ever other damn thing there is at a Hillary Clinton nasty, money-raising, nasty rally.

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    • Glenn Stehle says:

      Also, those who are in denial about the extent to which our “democracy” is rigged share some similarities with mothers who are in denial about their children being sexually abused:

      Denial is a psychological defense mechanism that a person uses to screen out distressing realities and the painful feelings they cause.

      In the case of a mother who is in denial about the abuse of her child, denial protects her from the pain of knowing about the abuse, from her ensuing feelings of anger and betrayal toward her abusing partner, and from her feeling of guilt for not having protected her child.

      At some level she may be aware that abuse is occurring, but to ward off these feelings, and perhaps to avoid facing the potential dissolution of her marriage, she denies its occurrence.

      A mother’s denial regarding her partner’s abuse may be compounded by her dependence upon her partner. Roland Summit explains:

      As someone substantially dependent on the approval and generosity of the father, the mother in the incestuous triangle is confronted with a mind-splitting dilemma…. Either the child … or the father is .. .lying and unworthy of trust.

      The mother’s whole security and life adjustment and much of her sense of adult selfworth demand a trust in the reliability of her partner. To accept the alternative means annihilation of the family and a large piece of her own identity.’

      She may be panicked at the prospect of having to attempt to provide for her family, particularly if she has not had an opportunity to cultivate competencies in materially remunerative fields. Yet even those mothers who support their families in addition to an unemployed partner sometimes refuse to take credit for the tasks they perform and often perceive that their partners somehow protect them from crisis. As a result, they may have little confidence in their ability to cope with life alone and thereby be susceptible to the same proclivities toward denial as those women who are financially dependent upon their partners.

      Some mothers’ inability to confront the abuse of their children may also arise from their reactions to being victims of incest themselves. Coping strategies that they developed to contend with their own abuse may inhibit their ability to confront their children’s abuse. It may also be difficult for these women to accept the fact that they permitted their daughters to be victims of the same abuse to which they had been subjected.’
      Some mothers maintain their state of denial in the face of the most overt signs of incestuous abuse.
      http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1273&context=ylpr

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    • 18CatsInOH says:

      I listened to about 5 minutes. That’s the second time this week I have subjected myself to absolute morons. This man is so completely sheltered in his little bubble. Spare me from these fools.

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    • skyborn78 says:

      It is hard not to hate these lying ba$tards in the media. They are the most arrogant, self serving, ILLOGICAL people on earth.

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  17. emet says:

    When the US built its first revenue cutters and put them into service, Alexander Hamilton asked if they could not be operated with smaller crews to save money

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  18. 18CatsInOH says:

    Oh my word….I just realized that the ancient painting was photoshopped!! Too, TOOOOO funny!! Priceless!

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  19. Betty says:

    I am late to the party so I don’t know if anyone else has asked: Is that our own undercover agent Bluto in the lower (your) right of the picture? Just to the (your) right of Harry Reid’s underarm.

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  20. psadie says:

    I guarantee you that a large portion of this money was FUNNELED back to the Democrat Party for their own use in paying off folks that stood by them. It’s not just the State Dept. but many other agencies that are abusive and power-hungry. THIS IS GOVERNMENT GONE WILD!!!
    TRUMP 2016.

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  21. cjzak says:

    How does anyone spend $5.4 million on stemware?? This waste of taxpayer dollars is very typical of the federal govt. lack of oversight on spending across the board. Hillary just takes it to a new level–because she could and no one told her knock it off.

    They don’t care about how the money gets to their coffers, just about how they can spend it on anything they want because they are accountable to no one. Well they just might find out in a few days that they are now fully accountable to We the People lead by Trump and we want this waste stopped asap. We are watching and we say “No more”.

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  22. Glenn Stehle says:

    From my daily missive from Texas Monthly:

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    blockquote>

    Flipping Out

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump keyed into the “vote-flipping” allegations throughout Texas, claiming that he’s been getting calls from people who are saying their ballots switched from selecting Trump to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

    On Thursday, Trump tweeted: “A lot of call-ins about vote flipping at the voting booths in Texas. People are not happy. BIG lines. What is going on?”

    Well, to tell you the truth, nothing is going on at all. Elections officials throughout Texas—particularly in North Texas, where the viral craze seems to have originated—have adamantly denied that any such “vote-flipping” occurred, or at least said that if it did happen, it was entirely due to the voter’s human error.

    Shannon Lackey, the elections administrator in Randall County, told CNN that there is no vote-flipping. “Absolutely not… It is not happening in any way, shape or form,” Lackey said. “I stand one hundred percent behind what I do. I stand behind my machines, my staff.”

    Judge Nancy Tanner of nearby Potter County said in a statement that “there is nothing wrong with any of the machines we use for voting. They do not flip your vote. They do not flip parties. Humans do that.”

    And Frank Phillips, elections administrator in Tarrant County, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that his office’s investigators looked into the few vote-flipping complaints and found that they actually happened because the voter didn’t follow directions, and that the machines were working just fine.

    As CNN notes, this is hardly out of the ordinary for Trump, who has erroneously claimed that the election is “rigged” as his poll numbers continue to trend downward.

    Meanwhile, more legitimate election concerns have arisen in the state. Some poll workers in Texas are reportedly inaccurately telling voters that they need photo ID, and the Justice Department is dispatching six teams of observers to watch polling places in Harris County after receiving reports of voter intimidation and inaccessibility to mobility-impaired voters, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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  23. 4bleu says:

    ya think there’s something not quite American values about the State Dept and the Democrats?
    https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/kennedy81.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=642

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  24. Bill W says:

    –$88,000 to send three comedians to India

    So why is Joe Biden not in India?

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  25. getouttahea says:

    FBI reopening Crooked Hillary’s case per Jason Chavetz!

    BOOM!

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  26. Mr. Morris says:

    I’m sure most of us appreciate fine crystal and beautiful artwork. However, why does Hillary prioritize taxpayer monies for these things? Hillary sent our American ambassador Chris Stephens and others to Libya as part of the Arab Spring to carry out her weapons smuggling operation to Syrian rebels. Shouldn’t people take priority over beautiful things?

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  27. October 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Just to remind you of what’s coming up.

    Here comes the 2016 tax “surprise”- New Taxes This Year… Remember this in November 2016!

    As a brief reminder for those who forgot or for the many who didn’t know, here is what happened, quietly on January 1, 2016.

    Medicare tax went from 1.45% to 2.35%

    Top income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%.

    Top Income Payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%.

    Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28%.

    Dividend tax went from 15% to 39.6%.

    Estate tax went from 0% to 55%.

    A 3.5% Real Estate Transaction tax was added.

    Remember these facts: These taxes were all passed solely with Democrat votes. Not a single Republican voted for these taxes.

    These taxes were all passed in the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

    If you think that it is important that everyone in the U.S.A. knows this, pass it on!

    There are many millions who don’t know about it!

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  28. corimari2013 says:

    Terrific image illustration with this article and transcript, sundance! Thank you!
    Everyone–do take some time to look closely at the faces in the scene of decadence.

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  29. G3 says:

    $5.4 million on stemware? Two words: solo cups.

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  30. Pelosi’s breasts are too firm in the painting. The nipples should be closer to the knees.

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  31. sherryhigdoninc says:

    This makes me want to vomit and everyone who had ANY part of spending that money on THOSE things should hang at high noon! How DARE they spend MILLIONS of dollars that they re-routed from DYING people in Haiti and poor hard working Americans with all the hardships going on in our own country on crystal???? Are you kidding me right now???? And the saddest part of all this is ONLY the tip of the iceberg…but their days ARE numbered..GOD is watching…HE has seen every bit of it and HE will repay!!!

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  32. fernleygirl says:

    Got an extra $2,600+ laying around? Live like the rich and famous, and buy a lovely gold-trimmed champagne cooler. Or, if you’re a bit cash-strapped like me, you could always go for something cheaper….like a $550.00 champagne flute. By the time you bought all the “etiquette-required” sizes and shapes of stemware, plus the matching accessories, AND calculate service for one hundred people it’s still $54,000 per guest. But that’s just for the off-the-rack stuff from one of the most expensive crystal houses in the world:

    https://www.artedona.com/en/Brands/Saint-Louis/Thistle/Saint-Louis-Thistle-Gold-glasses.html

    Maybe hand-cut crystal from Waterford with the State Department insignia?

    Either way, I want the crystal sold at one of those fancy-pants auction houses (Own an Historical Piece of the Clinton Graft and Corruption Collection!), and the money used to pay back the soldiers being ripped off by the Pentagon for their signing bonuses.

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  33. William Ford says:

    Just more proof the U.S. government has no budget. They spend as much as they want, for whatever they want, whenever they want.

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    • Trump4President says:

      And rob the American people, including California’s National Guard, to get the liquidity, prime the pump, create a slush fund, keep the swamp festering with mosquitoes.

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  34. TwoLaine says:

    #LockHerUp

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  35. Ip Siscr says:

    Is Woodrow Wilson represented somewhere among the figures at the Bacchanal ?

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  36. teaforall says:

    The Chickens are coming home to Roost DRAIN THE SWAMP Best election day Ever in my life time,

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  37. Trump4President says:

    The evil Clinton Party will without a doubt find someway to create mayhem and disorder and blame it on Trump and the Trumpsters.

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  38. Lorelei says:

    But, but, but… The State Dept. & Hillary said that it was broke and had no money to pay for security for Ambassador Stevens. And blamed congress for cutting their budget. Come on people, you know how important good crystal is to a state occasion. I wouldn’t want to be embarrassed. And besides, what difference, at this point, does it make.

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