Trump struck a $3.9 billion deal with Boeing last year for a new, and exclusively improved, Air Force One. I just spent $9.95 on muffler tape to help nurse the exhaust system on my 2004 Equinox through the winter because of other financial obligations — like feeding my kid. During the current Federal Government Shut Down, time and again there have been stories of a good number of federal employees who are living pay check to pay check and are being impacted, a lot, by this. And by extension, there are many of us in the country who are living pay check to pay check in general. This “Let them eat cake!” ‘Trumpian’ luxury mentality — eating, say, chocolate mousse at Mar-a-largo or the White House, while a majority of “average Joe’s” are struggling week to week, is, at best, quite troubling.