IT COSTS TOO MUCH!

You know, Tubularsock finds all the debates over “How Are We Going To Pay For It” such an odd concept.

“Money” is just a concept, an idea out there in the space. IT IS MADE UP!

At one time “they” attempted to tag money to some physical reality like GOLD.

And GOLD too is just a physical concept due to agreement …… really, in truth it is worthless. UNLESS you agree it has value and then BY AGREEMENT it has value.

Now Tubularsock has always valued potato chips, no really. Potato Chips have value.

And as a means of value there is a problem with potato chips because in Tubularsock’s case, once Tubularsock has eaten the potato chips, well you can see why others chose GOLD.

OH my, Tubularsock digresses.

Well when people speak about Medicare For All or The Green New Deal or even Welfare for the poor the chorus is “WE DON’T HAVE THE MONEY”.

“HOW CAN WE GET THE MONEY?” “WHO’S GOING TO PAY FOR THAT?”

Well it is just a matter of priorities, we just have to change the agreement.

For example, back in 2013 TIME MAGAZINE did a study of cost-per-flight-hour data for U.S. military aircraft.

Now it is 2019 so you can be positive that the cost reflection is way, way, way, way higher now. In fact, you can count on it.

But somehow we can afford these costs. Now why is that? And then, if we shifted these costs to helping the poor and healthcare and the environment then how could it cost any more than we are spending right now.

You see the money is already being spent and we have it to spend so let’s not spend it on what we are already spending it on and rather on what we really need!

So check this out:

To fly Air Force One (The President’s “ride”) it costs $161,591.00 a FLIGHT-HOUR! That is not the cost of the on the ground costs this cost is the cost while it is in the air!

The President’s Huey Helicopter (This is the President “chopped-ride”) cost $13,634.00 a FLIGHT-HOUR!

Would you like to add up OrangeTweets hours on these two aircraft to just deliver his orange-fat body to Mar-a-Lago for golf! And this is for 2017 IN Flight Cost.

The cost of on ground expenses for the Secret Service and Coast Guard protection and staff costs are not reflected in these costs.

Well, 6 million 6 hundred thousand dollars for IN FLIGHT COST only and this is JUST FOR Mar-a-Lago trips!

 


Melania & OrangeTweet with the Secretary Of The Deplorables, Tubularsock deplaning THE Mar-A-Lago Express …………. FOUR!

 

Now the difficulty of exacting these figures is a challenge because many sources use different base lines depending on what agenda they are trying to push. And “in flight hour cost” are always rising so good luck on keeping up.

And this is not just an OrangeTweet issue. Obummer spent $96.9 million on travel during his 8 years of his Presidency but presently OrangeTweet is running about a half of million A MONTH more and that is JUST THE COST OF AIRFARE!

However, picky, picky, picky. The point is not that the President wastes money traveling BUT that money could be spent far better for citizens needs.

 

But why stop there?

The Global Hawk Drone cost $49,089.00 (2013 rate) a flight hour …… remember that is just while it is in the air. EVERY HOUR IN THE AIR.

Oh and it can surpass 30 hours in a single flight. Which means that for that one flight the cost is $1 million, 472 thousand, 670 dollars.

But there must be a cost to build this thing, right?

Yep!

The “fly away cost” from the factory of a Global Hawk Drone was in $10,000,000.00 in 1994 BUT by 2013 the price became $69,900,000.00 each and then went to $131,400,000.00 each! (that is MILLION )

This price hike is known as a COST OVERRUN to some but to others, Tubularsock included, it is massive CORPORATE WELFARE and it happens all the time.

Seems no one notices except when some homeless man cheats with his food stamps!
And then we have a Congressional Investigation on this cheating of the system.

And we do this all with righteous indignation!

But corporate welfare to Northrop Grumman is just business as usual.

The Global Hawk Drone is the type that Iran just shot down after it crossed into their air space. Oh well, $131 million. WE CAN AFFORD ANOTHER ONE, right? It’s just the cost of doing business!

But the beat goes on:

Remember the per flight hour is the time the plane is in the air and has nothing to do with the cost of maintenance or the incredible price tag and COST OVERRUNS of each of these and many others of the thousands of planes that the USAF fly EVERYDAY!

And as Tubularsock is writing this, OrangeFuck is planning his Military Bull Shit Offensive for the 4th of July and the outrageous costs that will be wasted and then to hear, WE CAN’T AFFORD FREE EDUCATION FOR ALL —– HORSE SHIT!

No, it is priorities NOT money that is the issue.

But here is the critical part, this is not a Democrap vs. Republican’t issue!

THIS IS A TRANSITIONAL ISSUE!

What kind of world do you want to live in?
And YOU decide!

When you step outside of your door every morning, YOU choose what you meet.
Don’t think so ………….. try it and pay attention!

Don’t fear ………. Tubularsock will turn back to cynicism tomorrow, promise!

 

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Comments
  1. Lara/Trace says:

    You are so right, so coherent, Tubular. We need more of that. All of this denial is bullshit.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. swo8 says:

    Right on Tubularsock.
    Leslie

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  3. Sluggo says:

    The cost to support the Orange Buffon’s ego / penis size reinforcement / entertainment for his base is getting way out of “hand”.
    I could only imagine how much his dictator parade is going to cost. I don’t think it will be able to compete with his fellow dictators (Kim Jung Un, Putin) parades, so in effect, his attempt at outdoing them will be a failure, for which we can thank the inability of the pavement on Pennsylvania Avenue to support the weight of the Abrams tanks.
    At least he can boast that he has permanently ruined the 4th of July holiday by turning it into a show of force / honor the almighty leader / division enhancing fiasco.
    I suspect he will defend this exhibition of weaponry by hiding behind the second amendment.
    “I defend my right to bear tanks, missiles, and fighter jets, I think the chicks will dig it – believe me!!”

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    • tubularsock says:

      Sluggo, Tubularsock couldn’t agree with you more. A sad commentary indeed!

      This might just be a “pointer” to the idea that it is time for a President WITHOUT a penis!

      Of course, Killery didn’t have one but acted like she did. So there may be no hope at all.

      Happy Days Are Here Again! Keep you’re powder dry on the 4th!

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  4. Sha'Tara says:

    Well, hey, you’re a rich, elitist buffoon… gotta have your priorities right, right? No one else matters, unless they’re grooming the golf course, and the rest are stupid enough to believe you’re god, so why not make ’em pay… and pay… and pay… then tell ’em to go f**k themselves the minute they’re no longer needed for votes and ego-boosting? Now then, who was it we were gonna bomb again?
    “It’s easy to remember, Mr. President. We made a little song for you:
    Bomb, bomb, bomb again;
    Bomb, bomb bomb Iran.
    Bomb, bomb, bomb again;
    Bomb, bomb bomb Iran.
    Just keep repeating that. No you don’t have to know where Iran is, or how it’s pronounced, that’s not important. What’s important is to sound presidential and nothing spells presidential like bombs dropping on some people somewheres…”

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  5. sojourner says:

    But Tube, taking care of we the people doesn’t make money for the Anglo-Zionist pigs who own the government. And besides, these freaks of nature want to get rid of up to 90% of us. You know, we’re not “the chosen people”, thus, according to the Talmud, we are little more than cattle to be used by the Zionists and then slaughtered.

    So yes, and as you know, you rhetorical kind of guy, there will always be enough money to take care of every human being on the planet. But this is not part of the AGENDA! And this tiny minority of psychopaths’ AGENDA is all that matters.

    You can’t expect ‘the chosen people’ to give a shit what happens to their massive herd of cattle, you and me, can you?

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  6. Wick Burner says:

    Aah, Tubularsock….

    How quickly you forget.

    All those nice things you could spend money on instead of flying around at exorbitant rates simply don’t deserve having money spent on them. If they deserved it, they’d already have it. Whoever ‘they’ are. Probably peasants…

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  7. Opher says:

    This is so true! I used to have a T-shirt with a Robert Fulghum quote:

    It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber. Robert Fulghum

    We’ve got our priorities wrong!

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    • tubularsock says:

      Ahh yes, Tubularsock is most familiar with Fulghum’s sentiments. Years ago Tubularsock sent out post cards with his statement on them.

      Never once did Tubularsock see anyone take it to heart.

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  8. Opher says:

    Reblogged this on Opher's World and commented:
    There’s never enough money for health, schools or welfare – but there’s always money enough for war!!

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    • Sha'Tara says:

      This isn’t just an American issue either, it’s endemic to the species, and what does that say about the Earthian nature? As individuals, you never know, but as collectives led by rulers, be they gods or people, in possession of the power given them by their sycophants, there is no doubt that violence is the order of the day. Evil rules. All of man’s other problems can be sourced there. We know this, of course, but when will we accept this truth and choose otherwise? After all, what, or whom, does the violence of competitive aggression serve? Why feed such twisted emotions?

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      • tubularsock says:

        Sha’Tara so very true. But there is another aspect that is not noticed or as pushed in the world at large BUT just from Tubularsock’s personal experience GOOD seems to be everywhere.

        Tubularsock has done a good deal of traveling over the years and when Tubularsock was told by stories in the newspapers and magazines as well as friends about how rude people were in New York, what a shitty attitude the French had toward “outsiders” and how “cut-throat” people were in Turkey, none of that was true for Tubularsock.

        And all that may be true at times for some people but Tubularsock found that what you put out you get back and has found throughout the world just a great outpouring of kindness.

        Yet, Tubularsock still always watched his wallet in crowded bazaars as well as on the street of San Francisco.

        So “regular-people” seems to be good and friendly so for Tubularsock the focus should be identifying as you have said, “. . . whom, does the violence of competitive aggression serve?”

        And it is sure not “regular people”!

        Thanks for you comment.

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    • Sluggo says:

      Oph-
      One must remember that the party in power certainly does not want a nation full of well educated and logically opinionated people. Their worst nightmare is more people creating startup companies that compete with the Big Boys who offshore their operations to avoid paying taxes. What they want is a subservient “god fearing” bunch who cheer at every rally, work for pennies to keep their boss rich, and faithfully watch Fox News to receive their marching orders daily.
      Whatever puts more money in the pockets of the 1% is the “bottom line”.

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      • tubularsock says:

        Well Sluggo, your overview is spot on but Tubularsock would just broadened it to include both political parities. As much as the current Republican’t Party are repugnant
        the Democraps aren’t any better.

        The fucking Biden, Killery, Step-en-Fetch-It-Obomba Democrap’s are as bad as Dump but they just cover it in sugarized-bullshit.

        If we start talken’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez then real change could take place but without that kind of direct truth it will be just business as usual!

        And if the Democrap’s pick milk-toast-Biden Tubularsock may just have to take a closer look at fucking Dump in the next election. (ok, just kidding kind of)

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  9. Tube,

    It’s easy to perform this weaponry sleight-of-hand when you’re trading in future money. The old-fashioned way, to defer purchases until you have the money, is no longer the way the world works.

    You mention corporate welfare, such as Northrup-Grumman, but that is only one of the multitudinous government contractors fueling the trickle-up economics that keeps the Ponzi government flying high (and over iran).

    Finally, let’s remember July 4th commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but the US gave up its independence eleven years later through the sneaky, back-door shenanigans of the Constitution’s “Framers,” who successfully wrested our freedoms away and gave them to war-monger George Washington and his co-conspirators. Who celebrates “Constitution Day?” Who even knows when it is?

    It doesn’t matter, because the US government doesn’t abide by it, anyway.

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    • tubularsock says:

      katharineotto, money today is just digits somewhere out in space. One could become rich with just a little bit of computer skill.

      Money doesn’t exist! And with one’s middle digit one could just press DELEAT. Ahh, debt free!

      But it doesn’t matter to Tubularsock because Tubularsock doesn’t have the skill or knowledge to be a computer hacker. Damn it!

      Tubularsock mentioned Northrup-Grumman ONLY as an example due to the connection with the Global Hawk and not as the only corporation cutting up the military-industrial-pie. To go off on that subject, as you know, would take a few more words and Tubularsock would still not have posted his post even by now!

      Now katharine, George Washington NEVER told a lie so Tubularsock is shocked to hear this! But you are right on the money when you say that the US government doesn’t abide it anyway.

      Thanks for your comment and a happy Constitution Day to you!

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      • Tube,
        I fully realize that Northrup-Grumman is only one of many government contractors. I only mentioned that because it’s such a good example of how the government does business and how the “economy” is based on this money-juggle that shifts wealth upward and bombs downward.

        By the way, I continue to be impressed with the width and depth of your knowledge base and memory. The Northrup-Grumman example is the latest. Keep up the good work. Will it make a difference? I hope so.

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      • tubularsock says:

        katharine, Tubularsock isn’t into this to make a difference. That is up to each and ever one of us.

        No, Tubularsock is in to all of this just to keep from going crazy!

        If it wasn’t for blogging you’d find Tubularsock out on the corner yelling insanely to the passerby-eunuchs on their way to their dead end jobs!

        But thanks for the compliments and for reading Tubularsock, “. . . first hand coverage, second hand news.” (This was a paid brazen ad for Tubularsock).

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  10. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Considering there you are, Mr. Sock, getting off Air Force One right behind It and Mrs. It, I abhor your hypocrisy and rain contempt down upon you.

    What were you guys doing, taking a quick day trip to inspect the new border wall where 2 inches of new material has been added? On top of which, you were in a perfect position to shove It down Air Force One’s stairs but just stood there, instead, smirking behind your sunglasses!

    Coward. FIEND!

    Liked by 1 person

    • tubularsock says:

      Now hold on selizabryan, Tubularsock just happens to have an anti-contempt umbrella for occasions like this. You may recognize it from photos of Dump attempting to hold onto it in the wind awhile back when he enter Air Force One. It’ doesn’t work for a true hypocrite.

      That being said, Tubularsock was taken back by this outrageous attack upon Tubularsock’s honor and integrity!

      Obviously you don’t understand a working stiff’s life being an elite writer and intellectual.
      Some of us need to work for a living, selizabryan!

      A case in point. Tubularsock has held other part time government position for other Presidents as well. One has to pay for food in America, don’t you know.

      https://tubularsock.com/2014/07/02/news-before-it-happens-the-secretary-of-the-inferior-missing/

      And sure, once in government service being part of the bulging bureaucracy it becomes one’s DUTY to support one’s bread and butter issues.

      https://tubularsock.com/2017/09/01/a-tubularsock-exclusive-news-before-it-happens/

      Thank you for your comment and Tubularsock really and sincerely hopes you’ll understand Tubularsock’s commitment to excellence. He is doing it for you fellow citizen!

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  11. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Oh. My. God. You’re…everywhere.
    Michelle Obama and you? CAD!

    “The FBI, DOS, DSS, IRS-CID, TIGTA, USMP, DOD, DCIS, CID, OSI, NCIS, DOJ, ATF, USDI, USDA, DOC, HHS, DHS, USCG, FPS, CGPD, CBP, ICE, USSS, SPS,USCP, USPIS were also all put on the case.”
    lol !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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