NewsAugust 01, 2011 02:01 PM
Joe Biden Charging Secret Service $26,400 Annually To Rent His Tool Shed Out Back
While the Obama Administration destroys Social Security and Medicare and "America, basically" to appease Tea Party fanatics employed by the Koch Brothers, Obama's vice president is collecting $26,400 per year in taxpayer money that the Secret Service must pay him to rent some shed behind his house in Delaware. And why would the Secret Service want to camp out in Biden's yard? Because they must protect him. And for this privilege they must pay the landlord, who is also Joe Biden.
The U.S. Secret Service is charged with protecting Joe Biden and his family, but the agency is also charged $2,200 a month to rent a cottage next to the vice president’s Delaware home. Records show Biden has collected more than $13,000 since April on the cottage in Greenville, and is eligible for up to $66,000 before the contract expires in 2013.
Asked if the Secret Service typically pays rent to those it protects, agency spokesman Edwin Donovan said, “It’s a rental property so we pay rent there.”