Biden Charges Secret Service Rent To Use Cottage Next To His Home

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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, a wealthy Wilmington suburb, 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 told The Washington Times, “It’s a rental property so we pay rent there.”

Citizens Against Government Waste’s Leslie Paige says the agency should do all it can to protect Biden, but one would think the vice president who shepherded the deficit committee would think twice before charging the agency.

(Source: Fox News)


4 COMMENTS

  1. ok so i hate dems but from any spending there is, this makes the most sense, if he didnt own the property they would have to pay someone else- he doesnt have to lose money just because they are staying on his property. no one is saying he should lower his salary cuz of the debt so why is this any dif.

  2. Technically he is in the right- if he is charging market value. His service to the country necessitates security personnel and their housing-neither of which should cause him a monetary loss. However, as a figure head, it would behoove him to at least offer a reduced rent. Let him take a cue from Christie who paid for his helicopter ride when scrutinized. If, however, he is charging higher then market rent or higher than rent received from previous tenants, then he is a shameless pig.

  3. It’s not a big deal. It’s not very much money and they are using it and he owns it. However, from a PR perspective he should probably sell the property or stop charging.