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Gingrich's Secret Service Protection To Officially End Tonight
buzzfeed.com ^ | Apr 26, 2012 | Rosie Gray

Posted on 04/27/2012 4:26:47 PM PDT by bibo_ergo_sum

The Secret Service protection was costing the government around $40,000 a day, a fact that became controversial as Gingrich's campaign wore on and faded increasingly into irrelevance.

The decision came down from the administration, according to Gingrich press secretary R.C. Hammond.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


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1 posted on 04/27/2012 4:26:52 PM PDT by bibo_ergo_sum
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

Call me jaded and suspicious but why is the public being informed about this? Shouldn’t this be kept somewhat quiet for his protection? I just fear that some nut job will think they can hurt him since his protection is being ended.


2 posted on 04/27/2012 4:29:43 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

Is he giving up his private jets, as well?


3 posted on 04/27/2012 4:29:43 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

Crap...


4 posted on 04/27/2012 4:29:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

..yeah, they are needed for Odungo’s trip to Iceland.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 4:31:02 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: bibo_ergo_sum
I am glad that the Obama campaign and NBC News, same thing, are so scrupulous about saving the taxpayer's money!
6 posted on 04/27/2012 4:31:45 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: momtothree

There is NO legitimate reason to make this public.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 4:32:16 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

Hog Wash. Jimmy Carter gave up his SS protection years ago.
That was made public, as well.

Carter is still around.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 4:34:38 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

Team Soros (Obama and Romney and Soros) have
decided who will run for POTUS.

The rest ... are now on their own.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 4:35:04 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

Now they can get back to more important things, like hiring hookers and not paying them.


10 posted on 04/27/2012 4:37:51 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: tennmountainman
Yeah... dammit.

/johnny

11 posted on 04/27/2012 4:40:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bibo_ergo_sum
You got to wonder about Obama’s motivations for ending Newt's Secret Service protection and making it public with the MSM.
12 posted on 04/27/2012 4:41:22 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: bibo_ergo_sum
Gingrich's Secret Service Protection To Officially End Tonight

Prostitutes and minorities most hard hit. Bush's Falut.

13 posted on 04/27/2012 4:44:44 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: tennmountainman

“Carter is still around.”

Some might argue that THAT is a damn shame.

But wait, Carter likes Romney, so maybe he’s now a conservative.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 4:49:46 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

If I were Newt, I would have made a quick trip to the Mustang Ranch before they were released... just for the photo Op.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 4:55:28 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: tennmountainman

Where did you get that idea?

http://www.nps.gov/jica/faqs.htm


16 posted on 04/27/2012 5:10:44 PM PDT by iowamark
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Donate here!



17 posted on 04/27/2012 7:19:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: momtothree
They already tried with the penguin! You think that was just a coincidence? If the Secret Service hadn’t gotten in between Newt and that penguin, he would have been torn to pieces! LOL
18 posted on 04/27/2012 7:32:39 PM PDT by brewguru
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

Something is not right about the $40000/day figure. That would be enough to pay a $200000 yearly salary to 73 people.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 7:33:06 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: brewguru

LOL!!


20 posted on 04/27/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: wideminded

Your point?


21 posted on 04/27/2012 7:45:24 PM PDT by narses
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To: narses
Your point?

My initial reaction was that perhaps the figure of $40000/day for the Secret Service to protect one person has been reported incorrectly. But apparently that is the figure which has been given to congress on multiple occasions for protecting presidential candidates.

The figure of $40000/day did not seem believable to me because this would seem to be enough to pay for a small army. Even with three shifts of agents with high salary and benefits, it would be enough for dozens of agents at one time. And maybe not quite as many agents are needed when Gingrich is asleep. Of course I don't know the breakdown of how much of this goes for travel, hotel charges, etc. and probably the Secret Service has to either rent vehicles or have them moved to each location where the candidate will appear. But certainly one could hire a very large number of private bodyguards for $40000/day.

Of course this may be partially an artifact of government accounting. When one part of the government charges another part, who knows if every dollar of the charge goes directly for the intended purpose or whether there is some "overhead".

22 posted on 04/28/2012 8:50:59 PM PDT by wideminded
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