Trump's military parade will cost no more than $600 per homeless vet.  Very reasonable, don't you think? Here's an idea: pay $600 each to fly them to Washington. 50,000 homeless vets marching down Pennsylvania Avenue.  Now there's an parade I'd watch.

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Trump's military parade will cost no more than $600 per homeless vet. Very reasonable, don't you think? Here's an idea: pay $600 each to fly them to Washington. 50,000 homeless vets marching down Pennsylvania Avenue. Now there's an parade I'd watch.

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Military parades may not sit well with some Americans because they evoke images of Russian troops parading past the Kremlin, or obsequious Koreans in Pyongyang marching in goose-step as their dictator Kim Jong Un waves them on.

This may have more to do with the imagery routinely used by the media to portray America’s adversaries rather than born out of a true understanding of where displays of military pride and prowess take place around the globe.

Trump has made popular the fact that France holds a military parade on July 15, Bastille Day, when he referenced it as a source of inspiration for hosting something similar in Washington D.C. to mark July 4. France is, however, just one of many European, non-“third world” countries, to hold such an event.

Italy has been celebrating Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) for over 70 years.

National Day in Luxembourg, held on June 23, is not complete without an official ceremony followed by a gun salute and a military parade.

Britain’s annual Trooping of the Colour celebration, with roots in the 17th century and now held on a Saturday every June.

The Belgians mark their National Day, July 21, with a parade by the Belgian Army and police, after a mass is held at the Cathedral of Brussels.

For nearly 100 years, on an Aug. 15 national holiday, Polish armed forces roll out their tanks and armament to honor Poland’s victory against Soviet Russia in 1920. Poland is just one of several northeastern European countries to host such an event.

Spain marks October 12 with a military parade in Madrid to not only honor Christopher Columbus, but to celebrate its Day of the Armed Forces.

Sweden, which increased military spending and re-introduced conscription in 2017, has its army march each year in honor of the king’s birthday.

Finland celebrates Independence Day on December 6 with a military parade and showcase of military equipment. Last year’s event, which marked 100 years of Finnish independence, was headlined “National defense is everybody’s business.”

Citing budgetary issues as a reason to not hold a parade is not convincing, as claims that spending tax dollars on a parade means less money for taking care of our veterans is like saying that because a family celebrates Christmas, or a child’s birthday, it cannot possibly make next month’s mortgage payment.

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He must be the only president to have a military parade...(swt)(swt)(swt)(swt)

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Military parades may not sit well with some Americans because they evoke images of Russian troops parading past the Kremlin, or obsequious Koreans in Pyongyang marching in goose-step as their dictator Kim Jong Un waves them on.

This may have more to do with the imagery routinely used by the media to portray America’s adversaries rather than born out of a true understanding of where displays of military pride and prowess take place around the globe.

Trump has made popular the fact that France holds a military parade on July 15, Bastille Day, when he referenced it as a source of inspiration for hosting something similar in Washington D.C. to mark July 4. France is, however, just one of many European, non-“third world” countries, to hold such an event.

Italy has been celebrating Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) for over 70 years.

National Day in Luxembourg, held on June 23, is not complete without an official ceremony followed by a gun salute and a military parade.

Britain’s annual Trooping of the Colour celebration, with roots in the 17th century and now held on a Saturday every June.

The Belgians mark their National Day, July 21, with a parade by the Belgian Army and police, after a mass is held at the Cathedral of Brussels.

For nearly 100 years, on an Aug. 15 national holiday, Polish armed forces roll out their tanks and armament to honor Poland’s victory against Soviet Russia in 1920. Poland is just one of several northeastern European countries to host such an event.

Spain marks October 12 with a military parade in Madrid to not only honor Christopher Columbus, but to celebrate its Day of the Armed Forces.

Sweden, which increased military spending and re-introduced conscription in 2017, has its army march each year in honor of the king’s birthday.

Finland celebrates Independence Day on December 6 with a military parade and showcase of military equipment. Last year’s event, which marked 100 years of Finnish independence, was headlined “National defense is everybody’s business.”

Citing budgetary issues as a reason to not hold a parade is not convincing, as claims that spending tax dollars on a parade means less money for taking care of our veterans is like saying that because a family celebrates Christmas, or a child’s birthday, it cannot possibly make next month’s mortgage payment.

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Budwick Budwick

I see no "need" for a military parade. It seems provocative. JMO.

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VooDooYoo VooDooYoo

In response to “I see no "need" for a military...

There is no need for at least half of the things money is spent on in government.

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

We have parades every 4th of July, on Veteran's Day and at various other times throughout the year. But to have a parade, which would be very expensive, to only satisfy Trump's ego, is just not right. That money could be spent in a lot of different ways to help the vets and those in need. He just signed a bill doing away with the disability provisions. I think the disability people need that money more than they need a parade.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

Well, if nothing else we can always **** about the cost of anything in government and politics. Ha!

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

Give the money to any program that focus on helping the vets after their service. That's way more respectful than anything Trump is doing or saying right now.

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Sofia Sofia

how about taxpayer get reimbursed for the RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA hate fest lead by Mueller.... MUELLER

Rosenstein: No American ‘Had Any Knowledge’ In Russian Meddling Indictment, No Effect On Outcome

and the SUCKBERB... aka FARCEBOOK
ebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Directly Colluded With Vladimir Putin Against Russian Activists

oh..what's this?
Mueller Indictment Shows Russian Conspiracy to Support Bernie Sanders

an idea
have a parade as cover so the ARRESTS for SIDITION & TEASON for those who Conspired against the United States of America

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

In response to “how about taxpayer get reimbursed for the...

Get behind me in line, I am waiting for reimbursement for the E-mail and Benghazi probes that went nowhere. At least there are indictments in this probe.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

In response to “Get behind me in line, I am waiting for...

Benghazi
a gun running operation

Trump won fair an square

against many who didn't want their apple cart upset

Mark Zuckerberg colludes with Russia

by Washington Examiner | Feb 16, 2018, 4:54 PM

a different story:
John Kerry Approved Visas for Russian Operatives to Enter US in 2014 and ‘Interfere’ with Election

I "disparage" hillery all the time
I wonder if Mueller will be kicking in my door at 3m

there is Verified Proof:

Will Deep State Now Indict Obama for Interference in Egyptian, Israeli, Kenyan, German and British Elections?

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

In response to “Benghazi a gun running operation Trump won...

Even if they do, we will never get our money back.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

In response to “Even if they do, we will never get our money back.

Trump Goes After Obama for $1.7 Billion Cash Bribe to Iranian Regime

never say never

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

And give them guns to keep the politicians away.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

Thayt would be good and at the end let them set up a tent city on the white house property.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

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