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They can pay for this, but not your stimulus…..
Reports indicate that the troop presence in D.C. is going to cost roughly $500,000,000 in federal tax payer money, and additional cash from the city as well.
$500,000,000 is a pretty nice chunk of change that could be used for way better things than guarding a capitol full of politicians that cheat and lie to The American People.
Things like say…..stimulus checks, or inquiries into the 2020 election!
We, The American People cannot have nice things though. Instead of spending money on things that matter (like infrastructure) the folks in washington want to spend it on armed guards.
Take a look:
The Daily Wire reported:
The presence of National Guard troops in Washington, D.C., is racking up a hefty bill of $500 million as threats reportedly require them to remain into early spring.
The estimate exceeds even the $480 million Bloomberg projected Thursday, according to an official who confirmed the number to The Hill, and does not include the costs incurred by the city.
Approximately 26,000 guardsmen from all 50 states, as well as three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, descended on the capital in the wake of the unrest on Jan. 6, locking down the sensitive areas around the Capitol building, National Mall, and large portions of downtown with police barricades and razor-topped fences.
The Associated Press had more:
Officials said the nearly $500 million includes the costs of transporting Guard troops from their states to Washington, their salaries and benefits, as well as housing and other essentials. The officials were not authorized to publicly discuss internal figures and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Because the troops were activated by the federal government for more than 30 days, their health benefits are also covered, adding to the price of the deployment.
Officials say the money is expected to cover the costs of the Guard through mid-March, when the troops are expected to leave. Between 5,000 and 7,000 troops are scheduled to stay in Washington through March 14.