When Trump said he was running for president, most people laughed. To think city-slicker life-long-Democrat Donald Trump could win people in Kansas and Virginia was just a joke. Most people assumed at least he would have New York, one of the most lucrative electoral prizes on the map. After all, Donald Trump is New York. Everything about him screams the Big Apple. Though it seems as if Trump is slowly strangling New York. Revenge is sweet!
New York was actually one of his worst states. He lost New York almost 2:1.
Apparently, Trump’s loss in his home state devastated him. As a result, Trump is exacting his revenge the only way he knows how – milking New York of dough. He is draining practically every penny from New York’s vaults.
Trump’s wife and kids, for some strange reason, refuse to live in the White House. Therefore, security costs New York about a million a day, according to three officials. Throw in the costs of protecting Trump’s adult kids and Trump’s grand kids, the price is costing New York tax payers an arm and a leg.
While primary responsibility for the protection of the president, or president-elect, rests with the Secret Service, local law enforcement is charged with assisting them, particularly in controlling movements of the general public. CNN article
To grind that ax a bit deeper into the skull of our New York tax payer, Trump’s decision to get rid of Obamacare will cost New York $5.7 billion, according to state Controller Thomas DiNapoli.
“A repeal of the Affordable Care Act could have devastating consequences for millions of New Yorkers and the state budget,” DiNapoli said. “If federal support for Medicaid and other health care initiatives is slashed, state policymakers would face a huge challenge to make up the lost funding or see health coverage diminished across the state.” NY Daily News article
Trump’s infrastructure plan could benefit New York, but that will be a long time.
Trump’s massive expenses come at a bad time for New York, as the state wrestles with an economy that’s slowing in job growth and tax revenue. DiNapoli said 2017 was already shaping up to be a tougher year financially.
“While we’re certainly seeing more positive signs than negative, the drop in revenue is going to be more challenging,” he said.