Thursday, April 13, 2017

Palm Beach County needs to sue the White House.

March 20, 2017
by Taylor Link

...Deutch (click here) is pushing for federal appropriators to address the growing costs, The Post reported. The unexpected costs that come with securing Mar-a-Lago has caused a budgetary crisis for Palm Beach County....

Mr. Trump may have to be personally sued to get the attention of the White House and the damage his visits are causing to the city and the economy. The merchants effected by his visits should file a lawsuit as well.

The Secret Service does not have to abide by any restraints on their activity to protect the President. If that means there are issues for Palm Beach County, then it has to be put before a judge for relief.

The elected Mayor and City Council can't simply look the other way or wait for some type of financial relief from the federal government if they are entering a crisis. The people of that county don't deserve higher taxes and a poorer economy because President Trump likes to visit his estate rather than the public housing provided by the country for him and his family.

If entertaining at Maralago is done for political purposes it is completely the cost of Mr. Trump and the RNC. The White House is the official residence of President Trump and is the official place for foreign dignitaries to conduct their visits. There is nothing in any law presiding over the White House that says 'occupancy optional.' 

I think someone needs to get to the bottom of this mess and deal with it and considering it is a crisis for Palm Beach County, do it soon.

And then there is this:

April 12, 2017
by Jose Lambiet

...But they had a field day (click here) with elements that could give members of the high-class club and foreign dignitaries some pause:
▪ Fish designed to be served raw or undercooked, the inspection report reads, had not undergone proper parasite destruction. Kitchen staffers were ordered to cook the fish immediately or throw it out.
▪ In two of the club’s coolers, inspectors found that raw meats that should be stored at 41 degrees were much too warm and potentially dangerous: chicken was 49 degrees, duck clocked in a 50 degrees and raw beef was 50 degrees. The winner? Ham at 57 degrees.
▪ The club was cited for not maintaining the coolers in proper working order and was ordered to have them emptied immediately and repaired.
The other violations weren’t so serious. Water at the sink where employees wash their hands was too cold to sanitize hands. And Mar-a-Lago was also written up for keeping rusted shelves inside walk-in coolers....
Maybe there is a reason Trump Steaks didn't sell well.

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