Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sinn Fein, Jul 31, 2011.
Biden charging Secret Service for cottage rental
Pretty sure that's normal for people housing USSS agents on their property.
i dont see any problem with this at all, if they want to use his rental property they pay for it. seems pretty simple
especially considering theyre paying the same amount for rent as the previous tenants
Maybe a little hypocritical considering all the campaign talk, but nothing improper in itself. I've given up expecting these people to do anything differently, despite all the claims they made.
If anything, Barry would be charging $4400 a month.
Looks kinda weird, is perfectly ok.
OTOH (yes, I'm beating this horse to death again...) if the shoe had been on the other foot, the libs would be screaming up a storm about this.
I don't really see a problem here either. They paid the same as the last tenant, and he would otherwise be loosing a portion of his income if they moved in for free. I don't think tried to influence their decision for his own good... they declined the first time and another tenant moved in.
Of course they would. Halliburton and all that shit.
I bet the Secret Service got a good discount on their Bush ranch residence house by helping with the brush clearing.
I'm sure you have no problem posting a link proving that. My Google search merely brought up some huffing over Clinton's charging rent to the SS. Nothing Bush/Cheney/Reagan related to be found.
Oh and I found why this became such a heated issue in the last few hours
That's because Republicans wouldn't stoop low enough to charge the SS rent.
Edit: Just a question, but is it unusual for the VPs to not live in the official residency?
He needs to be close to his preferred Hair Club For Men location.
Biden officially lives at the Naval Observatory (where every VP lives), I'm sure. But he probably gets out to Delaware pretty often, especially since it's so close to DC. During Bush's presidency, there were probably a handful of Secret Service personnel at his ranch 24/7, as there are now. There are probably a handful of guys at the Obama's residence back in Chicago, too.
VP Biden's home needs to be watched full time, whether he's there or not, so this makes excellent security practice.
Oooooooooh! Screaming up a storm indeed, Mayr! Really!
No worse than claiming "Lie-berals are 10x worse" with nothing to back it up......
Mayr you either have a pretty good point here, or a very bad one. By saying Reagan/Chaney/Bush were never criticized for charging the SS rent because you can't find anything about it online, you're possibly missing a very large point. Perhaps they simply never did charge the SS for rent. Maybe the SS never resided in any of their properties, or perhaps Bush let them stay on his ranch for free (I wouldn't doubt it).
With how much Bush/Chaney were attacked, it's safe to say that if they were charging them rent, we would have heard about it.
I already said I don't have a problem with this, but if the last administration was doing it, we absolutely would have heard about it.
12 years of Supreme Court and Halliburton. Still going on. Shut your hole.
The only person who has mentioned them recently is you. Get over it.
From the comment thread on this very story.
That's just the first of 68 pages of this shit.
You people are obsessed with Halliburton, and you can't even say one thing that Halliburton does without first looking it up on Wikipedia.
According to Snopes, it is standard practice for the Secret Service to pay for space used, at a government prevailing rate. Oh, and also according to Snopes, The Secret Service provided round-the-clock coverage to a house owned by Reagan that he didn't even live in anymore. OUTRAGE!!!!!
Anyone paying attention to last year's BP spill knows one of the things Halliburton does and how "well" they do it.
Sounds mighty communal of them...:icon_cool
Well, Cheney had a special "lair" that he hung out in the last few years of his vice presidency. Are there a lot of caves in DC? :icon_mrgr
And isn't Wilmington DE a few hours from DC? I'd imagine he might spend his weekends there but the logistics of having to be in DC would be kind of a pain in the ass, even for a big fan of the Amtrak.
It got top billing right under the debt ceiling stuff on Drudge. Same with Fox News.
Much ado about nothing really. He didn't charge them a penny more than the previous private tenants. They'd have to pay rent somewhere anyway while guarding the VP and it actually probably saves them money with them being so close like that rather than staying at separate hotel rooms or rental properties nearby.
Not to mention it's more secure so probably saves money there as well. At least with them renting directly from the VP there's more "accountability" rather than some cronie that has property up there just billing the federal government whatever they feel like.
The correlation with the Crawford Ranch thing is different, I doubt the SS paid to stay on the guest house there if it has it. That's different than an entirely separate property that has its own mortgage, taxes, utilities, and upkeep.
What exactly did they do?
Don't bother replying if you have to look it up
Here is the thing if it was a Republican charging the Secret Service, you and would be crying like a little girl with a skinned knee
Little Barry said his administration would be different