June 01, 2016

CONFIRMED: Trudeau seriously low-balled cost of Washington trip … by factor of TEN

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the costs of his state visit to Washington, D.C. would come in at just over $25,000, I must admit I was a bit impressed.

Government can spend that amount easily on coffee and scones, so an international trip with 44 people at that price would have been an exercise in fiscal restraint.

As it turns out, I was right to be skeptical.

The actual cost of the trip, according to the Privy Council Office's report to an NDP member of parliament, was $257,219.42.

That's not a rounding error: that is more than 10 times what Trudeau promised--even as Canadians left and right doubted the original price tag.

It sounds a lot like the refugee resettlement, where the Liberals were equally as arithmetically challenged.

The chartered Defense Department plane that transported most of the state visit's attendees cost $46,620 for the 4.2 hour flight. Trudeau's estimate barely would have covered half of the flight, which has a fixed rate of $11,100 an hour.

Did Trudeau not know how far away Washington was, or did he just hope that no one would notice?

I think it was the latter, but I did. And I hope you will pay attention as well.

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commented 2016-06-06 15:22:44 -0400
It seems like my comment got eaten:

Leland Lewis, thanks or the attempt at providing balance, we don’t need an echo chamber devoid of facts, left or right. However, we need to stick to the point. Justin low-balled his figure in his press-quote, probably (hopefully?) knowingly so. At what point should we not see him as a liar, with bluffs like this? Should we be proud at his abilities to pull the wool over our eyes for some presumptuous greater good?
commented 2016-06-05 15:03:13 -0400
I wonder, how much did Baby Doc Trudeau and Princess Hasnobrains (pronounced has-no-brains) spend on orange juice? Or the whole entourage spent on orange juice? Remember the Conservative minister who resigned over the scandal of a $16 orange juice? Why is the media party so quiet, one may ask.

Surely a $250,000+ trip (are all the bills in?) should warrant outrage from the “liberal” press. After all, why are we paying for Papa Doc Trudeau’s ex-wife being taken along for the ride, and the proud parents of Princess Hasnobrain, too.

Then there is his day off/mini vacation for him and his staff in Japan. Six months in office and how many vacations on our dime? Obama golfs three to four times a week, Baby Doc take three to four vacations every three months; who does less for their nation?

When the pigs gather at the trough this early in an administration, we really have something to worry about. No, that isn’t whole in your pocket, Its the Liberal government’s hand taking your money to pay for pie-in-the-sky projects, giving our money away to other countries to make Baby Doc look good, and the least possible spent to help Canada.

Hear that noise? That is Canada being flush down the toilet…
commented 2016-06-03 14:53:24 -0400
From an article that looks at the whole issue from a media outlet that does its research:
“The cost of prime ministerial trips to Washington have varied widely in recent years. In 2005, former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin’s trip to Washington cost taxpayers $422,092 while a $225,054 trip by former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2010 to Washington and New York was the second most expensive trip before Trudeau’s trip.”

commented 2016-06-02 19:09:44 -0400
Where are the trolls??
commented 2016-06-02 17:53:45 -0400
Liberals have always been known for their parsimonious ways so this is just shocking that they would spend so much money on a trip to Washington. Are we sure there hasn’t been an accounting error?
commented 2016-06-02 15:00:06 -0400
If the Liberal Party had to cough up the difference between the alleged cost and the actual cost, you can bet they’d tell the truth a whole lot more often. I wonder if the CBC, Toronto Star, etc. will even mention this “minor” cost overrun?

I’m sure they don’t want to be too harsh on the trust fund baby who has barely worked a day in his life though; that wouldn’t be “nice”….
commented 2016-06-02 14:41:39 -0400
Brought to you today, by the party of the $2 Million Gun Registry…

“Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest Gump
commented 2016-06-02 12:56:58 -0400
Junior is a liar. Check.
commented 2016-06-02 11:35:12 -0400
Why is Sophie flirting with the secret service guys? Nice grey suit by the way, but that purple orange thing she wore to the dinner was a monstrosity. She actually made Michelle look good.
Gawd I hope the spawn of Sof and Justin don’t go into politics. Please, let them be drug addicts and/or reality show hosts.
commented 2016-06-02 10:52:26 -0400
Like most liars er excuse me “Actors” falsifying events and weaving alternate realities is first nature. WYSIWYG – you vote for an arrested development trust fund twit with a genetic streak of larceny and this is what to expect. All the hair products in Hollywood can’t cover the warts of that poor decision – fortunately it will come back to bite sleep-walking voters in the ass when the bills come due and their take home pay looks more like the cost of a happy meal.

bon appétit suckers – when can we expect the updated version of the Salmon Arm Trudeau salute when the unemployed masses throw eggs at the emperor’s golden coach?
commented 2016-06-02 06:54:44 -0400
And all the sheep are happy with sunny ways.
CANADA is back.
commented 2016-06-02 01:26:29 -0400
I guess Penson and Christensen are out fellating for more nickels than we thought.
commented 2016-06-01 23:55:34 -0400
Deborah, you reminded me of a Johnny Cash song which would make a great theme song for Peter Pan:

The Hard Way Johnny Cash

Oh, the hells I
put myself through
The fights I
didn’t need to fight
This thick head of mine
ya couldn’t get through
Had to do it wrong
just to get it right
…just to get it right

I learned the Hard Way
the hard way taught me well
the hard way
sure put me (this boy) through some hell
The hard way
taught me how to tell
the right way from the wrong
and on which side I belong

commented 2016-06-01 23:49:31 -0400
Its a disgrace, but no surprise. To Justin, spending other peoples money comes naturally. Eventually spending other peoples money will come to an end.
commented 2016-06-01 22:47:07 -0400
Roy Jeannie – we have been put on the liberal rollercoaster to hell, but in the end, the good side will win. It’s unfortunate that we will have to suffer under this bunch of scam artists until then. The UN Agenda 21 is what is happening, and Trudeau and his cabinet are all on the same side as the UN. There is no logic anymore in our politics, because the criminals are in charge, and they are going to swamp Canada with faux refugees, in order to wipe out our economy, our wealth, and our future. They want to take from the white Christian countries, and give it to those who never earned it. Because they think we’re to entitled. They don’t want a modern society, they want a communist one. Take a look at Venezuela right now. That is the goal for the world, to be under the UN’s control! And to have us eating dirt, while they live in the lap of luxury.
commented 2016-06-01 20:56:45 -0400
That’s not really any surprise, he’s just like the cbc, says whatever’s convenient, sounds good, probably absolutely nothing he says can be relied on as accurate information.
commented 2016-06-01 19:53:14 -0400
Hi, Deborah, I would love to know what you mean by “the reckoning is coming”. I am so fed up with the unbelievable gull of these dirtbag in ottawa and here in Alberta. Who in the hell do these sub-humans and no conscience people think they are? No wonder we are in debt and taxed to death. The Paris climate change scam cost damn near $800,000.00 or more now $257,200.00 and so much more, this fool muslim pm is costing us an outrageous amount of money in 6 months in office. What the hell is going on, and hardly a boo from anyone except on this website? This has got to stop…
commented 2016-06-01 19:38:19 -0400
He also said the it would cost $10 million to bring 25000 refugees to Canada. It seems all of his estimates are 10% of the actual cost. He might be stuck in daddy’s era
commented 2016-06-01 19:31:20 -0400
I hope someone is keeping a list of “all of these little gaffs & misunderstandings” because you can be guaranteed that the msm won’t.
commented 2016-06-01 19:11:46 -0400
Well, can’t have the peasants paying for all this largesse actually know what their tax dollars are going to! That is just un-dictatorial!
commented 2016-06-01 19:04:25 -0400
Now we know why he thinks the books will balance themselves.
commented 2016-06-01 18:39:12 -0400
$25 000 or $250 000 what does it matter, they both have a 25 followed by some zeros so there is no difference. After all, Baby Doc, leader of the Liberal Party of Corruption (LPC), can recite Wikipedia entries about quantum computing, so his math is perfect.

Second thought: Baby Doc wasn’t worried whether taxpayers noticed or not. He could care less about taxpayers’ thoughts, and laughs himself to sleep at the Ontario suburbanites giving him the needed edge for power.
commented 2016-06-01 18:11:02 -0400
Wow… but on a more positive note, this exposed a usefulness of the NDP.
commented 2016-06-01 18:10:13 -0400
Well, we all know what eventually will happen to all liars, including those who fill their pockets with tax payers money, and set out to destroy a whole country, and lie about it. The reckoning is coming!
commented 2016-06-01 18:04:44 -0400
Oops! Just a little off on that one.
commented 2016-06-01 18:03:35 -0400
Keep on them ANDREW like maggots on a dead deer
commented 2016-06-01 17:59:03 -0400
Sunny ways only apply to him & his special people . For the rest of us in Canada it Dark day ahead for many many years to come paying for this folly at tax payers suffering . But you know income splitting for families , it must have cut into the money he likes to spend . So cancel that.
commented 2016-06-01 17:48:35 -0400
Selling heaven, delivering hell – it’s what libranos do.

You chose these pigs Canada and now you get to live with the smell.

libranos have always been financial rapists and they are demonstrating their consistency once again.

Rot in hell Hair-clog Trudeau.