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What Is Trump’s 4th of July Extravaganza Costing Us?

Numerous sources report record spending from the White House for a Fourth of July celebration this year. The spectacle will include a large parade, a 30-40 minute fireworks display, a large collection of military weapons on display and an aerial program, possibly featuring a flyover by Air Force One.

The long list of expenses received backlash from Congress with many members wondering what it will cost taxpayers and why so many of our dollars are being allocated to fanfare? Likewise, Pentagon leaders are concerned with exposing classified artillery for such an extensive amount of time.

Listen to a brief report below by NPR and read on the issue in greater detail here. As an American taxpayer, is this your idea of an Independence Day well spent?

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Jessica Hoppe

Jessica Hoppe is a New York-based writer and social media strategist who founded her blog, Nueva Yorka, in 2015. She has been featured in Vogue, Yahoo, HuffPost, PopSugar, Who What Wear, Ravishly and worked as Lifestyle Editor for StyleCaster. Jessica has been passionate about writing, diversity and Latin American culture from an early age. Having grown up in a Spanish speaking home, her father is Ecuadorian and her mother is from Honduras.

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