By: Mary Anders
Everyday Americans get caught up in their jobs, homes, and families, sometimes too busy and distracted to remember all the details of the Trump administration’s accomplishments but people do ponder about where President Trump’s quarterly paychecks have been donated to. Here’s an overview of where the President’s 100,000 quarterly paycheck donations went since his first term in office to date:
2017 first quarter: donated to The Department of the Interior for The National Park Service, for the preservation, security and maintenance projects of the nation’s 25 battlefields.
2017 2nd quarter: The Department of Education, which would fund science, engineering, technology, and math STEM focused camp for students.
2017 3rd quarter: Health and Human Services to help combat the opioid epidemic.
2017 4th quarter: Department of Transportation – Supporting and modernizing crumbling and falling infrastructures.
2018 1st quarter: The Department of Veteran’s Affairs to support its Caregiver Programs.
2018 2nd quarter: The Small Business Administrations, in support of Veteran program called “Emerging Leaders” which is an adaptation program for transitioning Veterans who are in process of leaving the military world and entering the civilian world and job markets, this program makes job and career endeavors hopeful with training and possible Entrepreneurship.
2018 3rd quarter: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, researching the disease of alcoholism. Which by the way affects many of our returning veterans from the ravages of war.
2018 4th quarter: Department of Homeland Security, which is comprised of many agencies focusing on securing the United States and it’s citizens regarding citizenship and immigration services, the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Federal Emergency Management Agency among others included under the umbrella of DHS.
2019 1st quarter: USDA-The Department of Agriculture- Outreach programs that benefit farmers.
2019 2nd quarter: The Surgeon General’s Office – Funding upcoming public health advisory, protecting the health and safety of all Americans.
2019 3rd quarter: The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health – To continue the ongoing fight against the opioid crisis by overseeing federal public health offices and programs.
2019 4th quarter: The Department of Health and Human Services – To help confront, contain, and combat coronavirus.
2020 1st quarter: The Department of Health and Human Services – To develop new therapies for treating and preventing coronavirus.
The remainder of the President’s quarterly donations for the year 2020 have yet to be determined. Before Trump came into the political arena, America was in deep peril and hanging on a fringe by the abuse of power.