The actual dollar figure is a bit soft; it appears to be based on the actual figures from the 2008 presidential campaign.
Secret Service spokesman Max Milien declined to say how much it is costing taxpayers now to protect a candidate every day... But in his 2008 testimony, Sullivan estimated that the cost of providing a security detail to a candidate would rise about $44,000 a day...More discussion and commentary at The Daily Caller. I still don't understand how it's possible to spend that much per day. On what???
“Others on the campaign told me that some of the Secret Service members were even saying it was a waste of time and that he shouldn’t have it,” the source told TheDC. “Staff members thought it was ridiculous too, and just another example of Newt’s arrogance and self-importance.”
In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain didn’t request Secret Service protection until late April — months after the point he was considered the presumptive GOP nominee.
I met him in person yesterday (Friday)in NC and he had no Secret Service with him. It's my understanding he didn't have them after Thursday.ReplyDelete
I hope you're right, Connie - but... how would you know there were no Secret Service agents with him ? If they're secret...Delete
no wonder the country is in trouble.
Why $44K a day? Cause good hookers ain't cheap.ReplyDelete
Ron: LOL, but actually it's for several people per day. If you just have one or two then the cost is $44,000 to $22,000 per day, but each protective detail has at least 8 to 10 agents, all of whom have to be paid and supported on a 24-hour basis. Presumably that also includes transportation. The costs quickly add up.Delete
BTW, I am not, and never have been a Secret Service Agent, and this is just a guess.
If that money refers to 8-10 agents, you're saying they would be earning $2,000 - 3,000 per day each?Delete
They would use that much in resources each day. All the scouting, communications, vehicles + salaries.Delete