Mick Mulvaney: Military Parade Could Cost $30 Million

MarketWatch reports:

The military parade proposed by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million, depending on the length, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee on Wednesday. Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Pentagon was “putting together some options” on the parade. Democrats have criticized the idea.

Remember all those homeless vets Trump promised to help?

  • Lumpy Gaga

    With the asphalt revenues, it will pay for itself.

    • edrex

      shovel ready.

  • bkmn

    It is time for every living former President to call the parade out as bullshit, loudly.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    A completely idiotic idea from a completely idiotic man.

  • crewman

    This is 100% posturing. Trump didn’t get the inauguration crowd sizes Obama did. People didn’t clap at his State of the Union. Is Trump’s ego worth $30M?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      It’s not worth 3 cents.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Apparently it’s worth at least $130,000.

  • Boreal
  • another_steve

    I’m jaded beyond recognition but I can’t believe they’re actually going to do a parade.

    I just can’t.

  • Boreal
  • Lumpy Gaga

    With his round glasses, Mulvaney is the kindly professor at your local community college. Without them, he’s the old mean drunk at your local bar.

    One thing he’s not: the underdog.

  • couple of billion here, couple of trillion there…
    pretty soon, you’re talking about real money.

  • shellback

    Who do I have to slap across the face to make talk of this fucking parade disappear?

  • Bluto
  • Ninja0980

    This is the same bastard that wants to cut billions in aid to people on SNAP,Meals on Wheels etc.
    Because we can come up with money to make Trump happy but we can’t for poor folks.

  • Chucktech

    American Public (with hat tip to Vicente Fox): We’re not paying for no fucking parade.

  • TexasBoy

    Republicans…fiscal conservatives?

    • KnownDonorDad

      Only when it comes to education, social services, science, the environment, the arts….

      • Bad Tom

        And social safety nets.

      • canoebum

        It’s not fiscal conservatism in those cases either. Most programs that help people contribute more to the economy than they cost. Spend a dollar on education or research or the arts and you get back ten. But the GOP types don’t care about actual economic facts; they’re just plain cheap and vindictive as hell.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Nope, it ain’t gonna happen.

  • David Gervais

    Well, if there is a parade, all the homeless vets can join in and at the end attend the catered gathering for the participants.

    • Bluto

      Ivanka will have them removed.

  • KnownDonorDad

    And it’s still not as dumb and wasteful an idea as the border wall.

    • Chucktech

      Well, no, when you consider the border wall is in the $40 billion range and has a river involved (who knew?)…

    • kanehau

      They could make it an endless parade that marches up and down the border.

      • Jerry Kott

        That makes sense. Like killing 2 birdbrains with one stone.

  • Stogiebear

    Well, if that’s all we should just box them up by the dozen and send them out as Christmas cards.

  • Bad Tom

    If Trump has a military parade, we should do what Briton said they would, and show our rumps to Trump.


    It’s only fair. Trump’s been a total ass to us.

    • ChrisMorley

      You don’t have to wear bowler hats.
      Kilts would be best.

      • Bad Tom

        I’d go with a leather gimp suit. It has a flap for the butt.

  • PickyPecker

    I bet the Italians would lend us a float or two…

    • shellback

      Wholly shit. That is remarkable.

      • greenmanTN

        Amazing animation on that thing!

    • Lazycrockett

      The Statue of Liberty with a gun is just WOW.

    • The_Wretched

      Good float but I don’t get the jedi lightsaber battle with jesus in a box part.

      • PickyPecker

        That’s a mooslim with a bullseye on his chest. The mexican is just before him with same bullseye.

    • ChrisMorley

      There’s some excellent German floats too

  • Jerry Hinnant

    I guess that means the Harvest Boxes will be thinned down some.

  • BearEyes

    All this just to fluff donny 2-scoops’ little cheeto
    What a waste

    • boatboy_srq

      Another Stormy night might be cheaper even now.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Chucktech

      Well, Lord, he’s got his little superstition ashes and everything…

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
      • andrew

        When I was a kid in Catholic elementary school the nuns took us over to the parish church, on Ash Wednesday, to get ashes smudged on our foreheads. As soon as I got the chance, I would go to the boys room and wash them off. Little did I know then that I was the one following the gospel teaching. I was just washing them off because I thought those ashes ground into my pores would give me acne.

    • shellback

      Looks like someone is marked for a voodoo hit job.

      • William

        He’s on the ‘cull’ list.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Needs more pins.

    • andrew

      Matthew 6,17: “But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting . . .” They don’t even follow the teachings found in their own myths.

    • greenmanTN

      What did they burn to get ashes that dark, Betsy DeVos’ heart?

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    That’s 5 trips to Tar a lago.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
    • Boreal

      I didn’t think those scorpions would sting me. They seemed so nice.

    • oh, fiddle sticks.
      I feel soo bad for them. for all of them.
      I really do.
      I wish there could be someth…..
      Oh Look! Porn!

    • Professor Barnhardt

      The calls are coming from inside the house!

      • Snarkaholic

        Did you misspell louse?

    • Reality.Bites

      Who I’ve slept with.


    • The_Wretched

      Face eating leopard party member surprised party is lead by face eating leopard and has face eaten.

    • safari


    • Lumpy Gaga

      Many people have been saying for months that Trump is the leaker in chief.

      (I realize that at this point in the history of the Republic you’re now reading that in Trump’s voice, but it’s not a joke.)

    • ChrisInKansas

      Morgan Fairchild! I love all the celebs on Twitter who I would suspect of just hawking whatever B-rate project that have coming up, are instead posting 99% Fuck Trump information!

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        Morgan is WOKE

        I thought she might be a republican based on her look

      • greenmanTN

        After she played a lesbian on Roseanne and spoke about it I got a liberal vibe from her.

        But that piece of dreck Morgan Brittany? *spit* *spit* She’s dead to me!

    • Gerry Fisher

      I wonder if Kelly being a racist and misogynist has anything to do with it? Naw! /s

  • PickyPecker
    • bzrd

      I say we all become churches thus no need to pay taxes

    • Todd20036

      Trump will also pay for wife abusers.

    • Sam

      Actually, Trump won’t pay for any of those. What he will do is make everyone else pay for them. One way or another.

  • Boreal

    Mulvaney is one inbred looking goob.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      There are several things wrong with him.

  • TexasBoy

    He doesn’t care, it is about his ego, and that is priceless. Someone should tell him Veterans are honored daily in the Magic Kingdom, they select a Veteran to be part of the Flag Retreat ceremony on Main Street every day.

  • Tatonka

    If $30 million is the estimate, you can safely double it to get to the real price.

  • Butch

    I think the estimate to house the currently homeless vets (I seem to remember the number as 140,000 but could be wrong) and do something for the additional 1.4 million who are in danger of becoming homeless is around $40 million. Seems this parade would go a long way toward that.

    • Mikey

      thre’s something a bit wonky about the math there, even if one only took into consideration the “million in danger of becoming homeless”, $40 million dollars would add up to $40 a person. That doesn’t seem like much in the way of resources to avoid homelessness.

  • William

    Those homeless vets can get paid minimum wage to clean up after the elephants march by.

  • FAEN

    Hypocritical evangelicals-you voted for a man that wants to make the poor poorer and sicker and have to grovel for basic humanity while spending millions to get his tiny cock stroked. But you’re fine with that because as I’ve said over and over-MONEY and POWER are your real gods. Always have been.

  • Bambino

    This squirrel has past its due date. Next!

  • shellback

    “Democrats have criticized the idea.”
    Criticized? You should be fucking screaming! We are.

  • Reality.Bites

    OT: Profile of Eric Radford, the first openly gay man to win Olympic Gold. (Open while winning, not open afterwards)


  • Bambino
    • PickyPecker

      I miss them so much.
      Kinda makes me wonder if dump is doing anything for melanoma today.

      • Bambino

        He is browsing porn hub for his next porn star to pay off.

      • shellback

        I, too, miss them so much, but don’t give a fig what happens to Melmac.

      • Bambino
      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        I would think staying the hell away would be the best gift ever.

      • bzrd

        he ordered a couple of extra micky deeez

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        He is as a matter of fact. He’s covering up her parents illegal immigration.

      • TCinBerkeley

        I think with the news from Stormy today, DJT may be sleeping on the couch in his office.

    • Reality.Bites

      Happy Valentine’s Day, @MelaniaTrump. I already paid for you, so I’m not paying for chocolates too.

      • Bambino

        I’m just retweeting to make it the most trending tweet. Anything to cause the bone spur cadet to have a conniption.

      • CB


      • bzrd

        the dump did say vaginas are expensive

      • greenmanTN

        “Dear Melania, about the porn star thing,

        Forget the past,
        You can’t change it.

        Forget the present,
        I didn’t get you one.

        Happy Valentines Day!”

    • anne marie in philly

      awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, a REAL president and a REAL first lady! gawd, I miss them!

  • andrew

    If Trump wants to play Il Duce or El Caudillo and preside over a big military parade to enhance his ego, require him to but up $30 million in advance. That should’t be a problem since he says that he is a multi-billionaire.

    • Tread

      Exactly. Why the fuck am I paying for his fucking ego stroke?

  • JohnJay

    Here’s a parade that’s fun for all.


    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Goose steppers !

  • The_Wretched

    Maybe Mulvaney could set a plan where all the panhandlers have to give their donations to the city where they beg. Across the entire nation they could raise the $30 million that way.

  • shellback

    Mr. Mueller, Only you can prevent this. It’s time.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Can we have the marchers go to homes and deliver meals?

  • The_Wretched

    Trump has spent $1-3 million per weekend on his golfing trips (now at hundred of them). What’s another 30?

  • jeffg166

    The deficit precludes a parade for trump. If he’s wants it he has to pay for it.

  • Why spend $30 million when Trump’s stupidity is already on parade daily?

  • Gene Perry

    Gee … let’s think … what would $30 million buy? That might go a long way in feeding & sheltering the homeless? Or, just think what $30 extra million could do for AIDS/cancer/whatever research? Hmmm, can you build a bridge for $30 million. I’m thinking that Homeland Security could use a few extra bucks. But, oh, here’s an idea … let’s have a parade!

    • Hue-Man

      Start with Puerto Rico.

  • anne marie in philly

    $30M could provide housing and mental health care for our veterans. BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! we have to appease the orange toddler in the whites-only house! FUCK YOU ALL!

  • CanuckDon

    Take it out of the 107 million raised at the inauguration.

    • Kruhn

      Shhhh! That’s the Two Scoops Slush Fund.

  • Silver Badger

    That’s a lot of food stamps.

  • Karl Dubhe

    The Grate Dictator wants a parade, and it’ll cost you far more than 10 to 30 million.

    There are way too many grifters for them to only budget that much money.

  • Mike

    I fart in the general direction of every smug twit who boasts of being “a social liberal and fiscal conservative.” There is no such thing as Republican fiscal conservatism. It’s just something they say to give cover to their desire to end Medicare and Social Security. Don’t let anyone get away with dropping that little turd, thinking that saying it makes them superior. When Republicans have the power, they spend without control, on junk like military parades and first class travel and hotels, the best of everything for the whole clan. There is no such thing as a respectable Republican idea, and respectable Republicans are as rare as unicorns.

  • MoonlightUnkindledOne

    We can’t afford to feed poor people, according to the Orange Moron, but we can afford a bullshit “my penis is not small” parade. Fuck the GOP.

  • JWC

    For the Orange shit Gibbon sounds fair at twice the price

  • Halou

    “….could cost between $10 million and $30 million, depending on the length”

    But no matter how long the parader is it will never ever compensate for him having a penis shorter than that of either Kim Jong Un or former president Obama.

  • Cipher

    Which Democrat has the gonads to introduce a bill to forego the parade and spend the $30 million on bone-spur research?

  • Richard

    30 million TAXPAYER DOLLARS to be pissed away on some stupid military parade for a pathetic DRAFT DODGER is the absolute height of stupidity. Thousands of our veterans are in need of medical care and housing, that’s where we need to be spending taxpayer dollars, not on bullshit parades to make the Dotard feel good. For Gods sake…America, wake the hell up!

  • jimbo65

    And yet he would deny poor people food, by substituting food stamps with canned goods. That 30mil would feed at least 20,000 needy people. These monsters.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Joe’s photo doesn’t show Mulvaney’s fresh cross of ash which he is sporting on his forehead today. His testimony as he brandished that smudgy cross was a particularly poignant. No Republican on the Budget Committee dared cross him. Too funny if yo were watching.

    • BobSF_94117

      I assume he was taking from the poor this Ash Wednesday (not that he doesn’t take from the poor every single day of the week).

  • Gil

    Does that include repairing Pennsylvania Avenue after the tanks have torn up the macadam / blacktop on a blistering hot DC day ???? Huh????

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    why dont the Koch bros or the Mercers or even Putin pay for the fucking parade????
    30 million to them is chump change found under the sofa cushions

  • coram nobis

    I wouldn’t bring mechanized forces into Washington. It might make a coup d’état a lot easier to carry out.

  • Charlie

    NO!! Abso-FUCKING-lutely NOT!!!! No parade in DC, no parade in MO, no parade – NO, NO, NO!

  • Dayglo

    No problem, Michael Cohen will pay for it all.

  • -M-

    And not including repairing the streets afterwards.

  • BobSF_94117

    So, we finally found something Mulvaney wants to throw money at.

  • MassageBear

    Which men’s designer would come up with the dictator costume which would most impress Cadet Bone Spurs? (Or maybe he could get KellyAnne Cuntway’s help based on her Inauguration costume). Mind you, it has to be ready by Parade Day.

  • TexasBoy

    Der Führer vants a parade, cost is irrelevant. The SS vill see dat he gets it!

  • Mattis should just give 45 a toy gun, a red wagon, and have him and his cabinet dress up in scout uniforms from the thrift store and march around the WH waving flags. And save $30 million.

  • Gianni

    Dear Leader really should think twice about this. It was during a military parade in Egypt that President Sadat was killed when a group of soldiers turned as they reached the reviewing stand and fired directly at him, killing him. Just imagine as a tank is approaching the reviewing stand, the turret swings slowly around with the gun facing the stand, the gun barrel lowers and takes aim, everyone sees this and is suddenly very nervous, and a puff of smoke comes out of the barrel directly in front of the reviewing stand as the tank rolls on by. Dear Leader immediately leaves to change his undies.

  • Charles Nelson

    Just have the Treasury Department write out a check for $5 million to Our Glorious Leader. We will save $25 million!

  • EdA

    Ten sailors aboard the USS John S. McCain were killed in an accident last October that was deemed in part a lack of training and Mechanical problems. The executive officer was found guilty about an hour ago of Dereliction of Duty. The response of the Commander in Chief, Benedict Trump,when he heard about the accident and the deaths was “Too bad.”

    This was just a month after another accident.

    It seems to me that the money wasted on our quisling fourflusher’s trips to Florida and on this disgusting explicit waste of money could be better spent on training – or on the VA – or on Coast Guard vessels that are not already old enough to be collecting social security.