Business Week says Newt is wasting YOUR money….
If you thought you were as important as Newt Gingrich thinks he is, you might be asking for Secret Service Protection since you were a Presidential candidate who was likely to win.
What? Newt isn’t that important? Then why does he have the Secret Service?
Let’s ask Business Week:
His think tank went bankrupt. His campaign is $4.3 million in debt. He doesn’t hold a prayer of beating Mitt Romney, something he has all but conceded. And yet since March 6th, the Secret Service has honored his request for protection at a cost to taxpayers of roughly $40,000 a day (or, to translate that into a metric Newt might favor, enough to supply 13,333 people a day with food stamps).
Candidates must meet certain benchmarks earn Secret Service protection. Oddly, though, once protection has been awarded, there is no level of support beneath which it gets revoked. Newt will only stop leeching off taxpayers when Romney becomes the nominee or when he voluntarily gives up his security detail. But the latter option would be an admission that his campaign is hopeless.
It strikes me as odd that Newt campaigns on government overspending and increase of debt. Hell, he also wants to cut lots of budgeting for the poor, so if this can be shown to keep 13,333 hungry folks away from Federally funded food stamps (ah, alliteration), then his potential as a President is obvious.
Posted on April 24, 2012, in budget, campaign, Economics, election, ethics, Finance, funny, government, humor, Legal, News, Opinion, Politics, primaries, Word from Bill and tagged Bloomberg Businessweek, mittromney, Newt Gingrich, Republican, Romney, Secret Service, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, United States. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Business Week says Newt is wasting YOUR money…..