Palm Beach Official Proposes Special Tax on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

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A Palm Beach County, Florida, official has come up with the idea of imposing a special tax on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, in order to offset costs of the commander-in-chief’s frequent visits to the facility.

The interior of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and resort in Palm Beach County, Florida.

According to county stats, locals spend more than $60,000 each day Trump visits the estate, due in part to mandated law enforcement overtime.

But creating a special tax for one citizen on his private home — even when that one citizen might be the president of the United States?

Doesn’t seem constitutional, is all.

From The Hill:

“Trump has visited the resort six times since his inauguration, and is planning to return this weekend to celebrate the Easter holiday. …

“[T]he high cost of Trump’s visits has led County Commissioner Dave Kerner to propose a tax on the resort to cover the costs.

“‘We’re very honored to have the president here, but at the same time, his travel here is such high frequency he’s not visiting Palm Beach County — he’s governing from it,’ Kerner told Money magazine.

“‘Whatever our priorities are, the taxpayers didn’t pay this money to us to protect the president.’

“The resort is already subject to tax breaks because it is incorporated as a club and because Trump surrendered the development rights in 1985.

“The tax isn’t the first proposal to deal with the costs of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visits.

“Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) who represents Palm Beach, called on Trump last month to either provide federal reimbursements to the local governments incurring increased security costs or cut back his trips to the resort.

“Palm Beach’s mayor also suggested creating higher taxes for residents in early March, saying if the government didn’t help cover costs, local taxpayers would likely have to bear the burden of the added security costs associated with the visits.”

  • Ron Cole

    Let us guess.
    It is a Ďem∅-fëcål.

    • Suresh

      Agree ! Left/Liberal/Feminazis destroy good values and nations http://tinyurl.com/jxczqnr

      • felix1999

        The federal government pays for it. There is NO ISSUE here but harassing Trump.

        • Suresh

          If you bothered to read the article , the tax is proposed as federal govt is not reimbursing local govt for security cost.

          If its once a year , its ok. But weekly visits are adding to the cost. IF fed govt pays they don’t have an issue.

          Its not a tax but security cost recovery that is proposed.

      • Jenny Rau Gagliardi

        Instead of just agreeing with what media tells you, have an original though outside the box you’re living in

        • Suresh

          who gives a damn about media ? Just read the article first on reason why. Then talk.

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      • Mahou Shoujo

        You can do better as a democrat bacha bazi boy.

        • spfg

          Shut the hell up you ignorant babbling buffoon….

          • Cai

            Relax snowflake, anger is not good for your health.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            liar

  • old003

    President Trump will take this,in a very long line of insult smears, in stride and simply write off their cheap shot as an expense.

    • Drew the Infidel

      Agreed. He faces the same prejudices as NE Patriots QB Tom Brady. You know, white, successful, and has a wife who is an absolute knockout.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    That is not how democracy works. Every time a municipal minion makes a stupid statement, there should be a claw back on federal funds, tax money is to be used for services, not services for sale to those who can be forced to pay extra for them. democrats re stupid.

    • JacksonPearson

      LMAO. The lying troll’s been exposed as a troll. He changed his screen name 3 times, then impersonated mine, but he’s still nothing but a lying, weaseling POS.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        He/it is quite stupid, definitely mildly retarded, possibly a community college student majoring in fecal finger painting and media studies.

        • JacksonPearson

          Just keep on, keeping on… :o)

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Little retarded boys such as he, are prone to mindlessly repeating themselves, then they fall asleep.

  • JacksonPearson

    I guess years and years of continuous employment, and revenue Mar-a-Lago creates is not good enough for tax, tax Progs. Once a tax starts, they’ll never let it go.

    • Bradley Lexvold

      Would you quit feeding the troll thingy? It takes up a lot of space. I know it may seem important, but my computer is slow and takes forever to scroll past your posts to him to see what others views are. When your out front, you’ll always have someone nipping at your heels, get used to it.

  • Craig

    Just another POS democrat fascist attacking anyone he disagrees with. ESAD, Dave Kerner.

  • Iamnumber6

    Can we put a special tax on liberals to offset the cultural suicide and societal costss their policies bring?

  • AR154U☑ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ DEPLORABLE 2020

    Economic extortion of a sitting President needs reviewed by AG Sessions and DOJ ASAP !!!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/72f7f05124d83136f094943685317c415fabd091a0e05e9016eb80010bf5c749.jpg

  • aebe

    Better if all presidents pay for their own vacations . The passed presidunce spent a lot of our money including a trip to Mexico for spring break , for one of hi daughters . Seeking to tax Trump for something that was allowed the o’bummer is not quite right . Progressives will be all over that .

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights… Carry

  • marlene

    Is Palm Beach a cesspool of democrats? Or republican useful idiots?

  • And did taxpayers mind their taxes being used to pay for the millions the Obama’s spent on their personal flits the world over ? I heard no complaints about their excesses.
    Just another way to poke a finger in Trump’s eye.

  • Satan is Allah

    The federal government should reimburse these whiny little bitches. But any sanctuary cities should be completely de-funded. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c8a67ea4293d352083edf257b9bbf395d01b1a4e79be058cf339cf412e8a0fcc.png .

  • Steve

    Trump should remove his business from palm beach for awhile and see how that goes. The attack from the left is at least obstructive and at worse the makings of a black comedy.

  • spfg

    The federal government should reimburse the county. This is not a normal situation for a place of residence. The local taxpayers should not have to pay the extra cost. No different than Reagan’s retreat in California.

    • Drew the Infidel

      It’s strange, but no one seems to remember that Trump pays one whole hell of a lot in property taxes on the place.

  • Tonya Parnell

    SOUNDS LIKE DEM O RATS ARE RUNNING THE COUNTY

  • Drew the Infidel

    Don’t think for one minute that Trump has not faced a hell of a lot tougher enemy in the NY commercial real estate market than he will ever see from some two bit FL politician. He endured far worse treatment under the regime of former NY mayor Ed Koch and prevailed every time. Having read “The Art of the Deal” and “Time To Get Tough” gives one a better perspective of the man and his attributes, many of which are on display daily.

  • felix1999

    Ridiculous!
    Obama never had that problem. Oh wait, he FREE LOADED off others but still his army of security was never an issue. Such hypocrites.

  • a French Chef

    Sue the various Kennedy estates for all of the protection / de-lousing / VD programs needed
    These politicians are scum

  • got243kids

    No mention of Barry’s forays and the costs associated with his disruptions.

  • ACT_Cowboy

    My recollection is that every time Pres. Geo. Bush came to his ranch in Crawford, TX our McLennan Co. Sheriff’s Dept. had to put on extra extra security at increased cost and no one was looking for a special tax or federal payout at that time. BUT… we were proud he chose our County.

  • Deplorable Diane Pugh

    Palm Beach is all wealthy elites…they can afford the cost. The hell with them…any excuse to harass the president.

  • Jenny Rau Gagliardi

    Discrimination. Trump’s security has been there enough times they dont need local law enforcement .

  • Michael D. Jevnager

    AW SHUCKS, more democracks crying about OUR LEADER? “Stuff them into post holes in the border wall.

  • CC1980

    Did Martha’s Vineyard set a special tax for BO’s visits/gaycations let alone the money residents lost do to his visits!

  • solange9

    Meanwhile, he has donated his first quarter’s salary to our national park system. Also, I am not sure that his trips are paid for by our taxes any more than his wife’s trips back and forth to NY are. They want to do this just because he is Trump, and they lost. But it certainly does not seem constitutional.

  • Jim Kidwell

    please do it…im going to love to read about your demise……….fuktards!!!!!

  • Snailmailtrucker

    How many people did Michelle take on Vacation with her every time ?
    A Hundred to serve her every whim ?

    President Trump doesn’t Vacation….He’s always working !

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    You wouldn’t believe the amount of public funds spent on law enforcement when the former POSUS visited Palm Springs and Los Angeles, CA. From what I understand, none of the huge law enforcement overtime expenses incurred by the two cities was ever repaid by the federal government.

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