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Why Is the Secret Service Still Protecting Newt Gingrich? 

Posted 4/19/2012 at 5:35:14 PM

I thought the GOP was for smaller Govt and redcuing unnecessary spending? $44,000 per day to protect Newt from what exactly, his arrogance and self importance.

Some Secret Service members are saying it is a waste of time and that he shouldn’t have it. Some staff members think it is ridiculous too, and just another example of Newt’s arrogance and self-importance.

Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan said in 2008 that each candidate's detail cost $38,000 per day, a number he expected would rise to $44,000 in 2012, according to ABC News. Last year the House approved a $113 million budget for protection of the 2012 presidential candidates.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/gingrich-urged-to-end-secret-service-detail-at-taxpayer-expense/

 

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