Joe Biden charges Secret Service thousands for protecting him


 

Lunch box Joe Biden charges the agency with protecting him and his family for use of a rental cottage adjacent to the waterfront home he owns in a Wilmington, Del., suburb.

Just a reminder of the hypocrites we have in the media. With the kerfuffle over Trump’s tax returns here is a flashback to a post back in 2012.

The U.S. Secret Service does more than protect Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — the agency also pays him rent.

“He should be afforded every single protection available to him and his family, as should every vice president and president,” said Leslie Paige, spokeswoman for the Washington-based Citizens Against Government Waste.

“But this arrangement seems bizarre to me,” she added. “You’d think the vice president, who shepherded the deficit committee, would think twice about charging the Secret Service rent. Why would he need the money? I don’t get it.”

 

Biden cottage

Mr. Biden,was listed not as vice president in federal purchasing documents but as a “vendor,” is eligible for up to $66,000 by the time the government contract expires in the fall of 2013, the records show. H/T: Washington Times

Then in February in 2020 we have an update to the story:

If you browse the database of federal spending, available at USAspending.gov, you’ll find lots of Lockheed Martins, lots of Amazons, and thousands of small businesses among the federal vendors. You’ll also find two entries for Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the former vice president and former Democratic front-runner.

Biden received two federal contracts from the Department of Homeland Security for the “lease/rental of other federal buildings.” The contracts cover April 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2017, and they add up to $171,600. This was the $2,200 per month the Secret Service paid to rent a cottage on the Bidens’ Wilmington, Delaware, property so that agents could be there on-site to protect the vice president.

The Secret Service is, presumably, a much easier tenant with no risk of nonpayment, and it even paid five, six, 12 months in advance, according to federal records.

Washington Examiner

11 Responses to “Joe Biden charges Secret Service thousands for protecting him”

  1. peter3nj Says:

    I’m going to rent a space in my driveway to myself and with my state issued handicap plates (I had foot surgery four years ago, I still have my foot and I have still have the plates) I should qualify for something.

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  2. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Hey. I had to listen to some coworkers carry on about the cost of the Secret Service protecting Trump at Mar a Lago, or while he went to Europe (during Covid!)
    Well, it appears that the Secret Service does rent at Mar a Lago.
    I’m disappointed to hear that.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mustang Says:

    Didn’t the Clintons also charge the service for living accommodations? I guess I’m okay with presidential protection, although they didn’t do Reagon much good, or JFK either, for that matter. I do not think ex-presidents or other high officials warrant protection after they’ve left office. By that time, they can afford to pay for their own safety. One of Tom Clancy’s books had a presidential assassin inside the Secret Service. Now I wonder what checks and balances they have in place to safeguard that from happening. It sure would make good copy, though …

    Liked by 6 people

  4. markone1blog Says:

    Can I sign up (as long as I don’t have to quit my tech writing job)?

    Liked by 2 people


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