Fake News Alert: Secret Service Not Running Out of Money Because of Trump and Family

 

Major news outlets around the country would have you think that the United States Secret Service is running out of money due to President Trump’s frequent travel and large family. From the USA Today:

The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump’s family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast.

Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles, in an interview with USA TODAY, said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year.

Problem is, that’s not true. According to a press release from Director Alles:

This issue is not one that can be attributed to the current Administration’s protection requirements alone, but rather has been an ongoing issue for nearly a decade due to an overall increase in operational tempo.

Better luck next time.

(h/t @max)

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  1. RightAngles Member
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    Image result for USA Today fake news meme

     

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  2. Kay of MT Inactive
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    You wonder how these people sleep at night.

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  3. Max Ledoux Coolidge
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    Kay of MT (View Comment):
    You wonder how these people sleep at night.

    Smugly! I mean Snugly.

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  4. OldDan Rhody Member
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    Mike LaRoche:According to a press release from Director Alles:

    This issue is not one that can be attributed to the current Administration’s protection requirements alone, but rather has been an ongoing issue for nearly a decade due to an overall increase in operational tempo.

    Nearly a decade…  Do they mean something like 8½ years?

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  5. ctlaw Coolidge
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    Perhaps it would not be so expensive if the left did not riot wherever President Trump or anyone associated with him goes.

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  6. Valiuth Inactive
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    So what happens if they run out of money?

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  7. EDISONPARKS Member
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    Given the news stories of Obama family lavish vacation excursions, the Trumps causing the Secret Service to run out of money story seemed dubious from the get go.

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  8. Columbo Member
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    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):
    Given the news stories of Obama family lavish vacation excursions, the Trumps causing the Secret Service to run out of money story seemed dubious from the get go.

    Michelle Obama’s vacation in Spain cost American taxpayers $467,585

    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it obtained documents from the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service detailing costs associated with Michelle Obama’s controversial August 2010 vacation to Spain.  According to a Judicial Watch analysis, the records indicate a total combined cost of at least $467,585.

    Judicial Watch previously obtained documents detailing costs for a June 21-27, 2011, trip taken by Michelle Obama, her family and her staff to South Africa and Botswana. Judicial Watch received mission expense records and passenger manifests for the Africa trip that described costs of $424,142 for the flight and crew alone. Other expenses, such as off-flight food, transportation, security, etc. were not included.

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  9. Hypatia Inactive
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    Mike, now that  the truths  out there, of course we will never hear this meme repeated, especially not on Rico!

    Right?

    If only….

     

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  10. JoelB Member
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    Main feed ASAP. The fake story was one of the first things I saw this morning. It seemed a bit fishy.

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  11. Hang On Member
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    Valiuth (View Comment):
    So what happens if they run out of money?

    No more hookers. So you can see why it’s serious.

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  12. Hypatia Inactive
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    I think they’re putting this lie out because they plan to conveniently “under-protect”  Trump tonight in Phoenix.

    Remember a few months ago, one of these agents said she “wouldn’t take a bullet ” for Trump? (Uh…did she even get fired–that story was buried so fast..?)

    How many other traitors does the corps contain?

    Tonight  is the deep state’s chance to provide covert support( as opposed to the overt ideological support they always provide)  to the Antifa  and its  ilk.

    Watch!  

    And pray, if you can.

    ( P.S.  I sincerely hope that this time tomorrow, everyone will be ridiculing this comment as paranoid. ?  So mote it be. )

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  13. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Good thing you posted this – I was wondering if I should check Go Fund Me for Tiffany’s next vacation….

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  14. Fred Cole Inactive
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    RightAngles (View Comment):Related image

    I wish you people would apply some skepticism once in a while.

    That 1977 cover is fake.

    Here’s the real one, from Apr. 9, 2007.

    Of course, that’s obvious if you’ve ever seen a magazine cover from the 1970s.  Real Time covers from 1977 look like this:

    http://time.com/vault/year/1977/

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  15. Fred Cole Inactive
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    Columbo (View Comment):
    Michelle Obama’s vacation in Spain cost American taxpayers $467,585

    And each trip to Mar-a-Lago costs $3 million.

    Edit: That’s the generally used figure.  That seems to be based on a couple of dubious figures.

    For their part, Judicial Watch pegged Trump’s two trips to Mar-a-Lago in February and March as costing a combined $1.2 million.

     

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  16. Max Ledoux Coolidge
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    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):
    Michelle Obama’s vacation in Spain cost American taxpayers $467,585

    And each trip to Mar-a-Lago costs $3 million.

    Edit: That’s the generally used figure. That seems to be based on a couple of dubious figures.

    For their part, Judicial Watch pegged Trump’s two trips to Mar-a-Lago in February and March as costing a combined $1.2 million.

    I believe those numbers are arrived at by adding up the cost of protecting the president. But we would be spending that anyway, no matter where he was, and thus it has nothing to do with his going to Mar-a-Lago. He owns Mar-a-Lago, by the way, just like he owns Bedminster. The Obamas vacationed on Martha’s Vineyard in rented houses. (I’m not aware that the homeowners provided the rental free of charge, but maybe they did.)

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  17. RightAngles Member
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    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):Related image

    I wish you people would apply some skepticism once in a while.

    That 1977 cover is fake.

    Here’s the real one, from Apr. 9, 2007.

    Of course, that’s obvious if you’ve ever seen a magazine cover from the 1970s. Real Time covers from 1977 look like this:

    http://time.com/vault/year/1977/

    Fred, I remember the actual Time issue from 1977 because I was 27 years old then. If I didn’t recall the exact wording from the actual cover all these years later, then please excuse me. But it doesn’t change the facts; however,  your gleeful pouncing on it is duly noted.

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  18. Fred Cole Inactive
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    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Fred, I remember the actual Time issue from 1977 because I was 27 years old then. If I didn’t recall the exact wording from the actual cover all these years later, then please excuse me. But it doesn’t change the facts; however, your gleeful pouncing on it is duly noted.

    I’m not gleefully pouncing, I’m correcting a fiction that is regularly passed around among conservatives.

    Here is every cover from 1977:

    http://time.com/vault/year/1977/

    You are invited to point to the one you remember.  But with all due respect to you and your memory, the one you posted is an obvious and easily disproven fraud.

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  19. Fred Cole Inactive
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    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    He owns Mar-a-Lago, by the way, just like he owns Bedminster.

    That makes it worse in a way, doesn’t it?  That’s public money going into his own pockets.  Those tens of thousands of dollars the Secret Service spends on renting golf carts also goes into his pockets.

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  20. Judge Mental Member
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    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    He owns Mar-a-Lago, by the way, just like he owns Bedminster.

    That makes it worse in a way, doesn’t it? That’s public money going into his own pockets. Those tens of thousands of dollars the Secret Service spends on renting golf carts also goes into his pockets.

    That’s no different than every other president renting them guest houses and the like.  It’s been common practice for a long time.  Not saying I’m happy about that, but it’s nothing new.

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  21. Hypatia Inactive
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    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):
    Michelle Obama’s vacation in Spain cost American taxpayers $467,585

    And each trip to Mar-a-Lago costs $3 million.

    Edit: That’s the generally used figure. That seems to be based on a couple of dubious figures.

    For their part, Judicial Watch pegged Trump’s two trips to Mar-a-Lago in February and March as costing a combined $1.2 million.

    Oh! So, you gonna correct the Fake News take on this you posted on The Daily Shot?

    S H A M E. 

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  22. RightAngles Member
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    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Fred, I remember the actual Time issue from 1977 because I was 27 years old then. If I didn’t recall the exact wording from the actual cover all these years later, then please excuse me. But it doesn’t change the facts; however, your gleeful pouncing on it is duly noted.

    I’m not gleefully pouncing, I’m correcting a fiction that is regularly passed around among conservatives.

    Here is every cover from 1977:

    http://time.com/vault/year/1977/

    You are invited to point to the one you remember. But with all due respect to you and your memory, the one you posted is an obvious and easily disproven fraud.

    Ever think a member in good standing of the Fake News Club might have purged that cover?

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  23. ctlaw Coolidge
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    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Fred, I remember the actual Time issue from 1977 because I was 27 years old then. If I didn’t recall the exact wording from the actual cover all these years later, then please excuse me. But it doesn’t change the facts; however, your gleeful pouncing on it is duly noted.

    Most of us geezers remember the 1975 Newsweek.

    Googling shows a a  1977 Time cover

    Jan. 31, 1977

    and few Time non-covers such as:

    Several other real Time covers actually relate to the 1973/74 and 79 oil crises;

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  24. RightAngles Member
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    ctlaw (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Fred, I remember the actual Time issue from 1977 because I was 27 years old then. If I didn’t recall the exact wording from the actual cover all these years later, then please excuse me. But it doesn’t change the facts; however, your gleeful pouncing on it is duly noted.

    Most of us geezers remember the 1975 Newsweek.

    Googling shows a a 1977 Time cover and few Time non-covers such as:

    And this, from Science:

    Newsweekcooling

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  25. MLH Inactive
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Fred, I remember the actual Time issue from 1977 because I was 27 years old then. If I didn’t recall the exact wording from the actual cover all these years later, then please excuse me. But it doesn’t change the facts; however, your gleeful pouncing on it is duly noted.

    Most of us geezers remember the 1975 Newsweek.

    Googling shows a a 1977 Time cover and few Time non-covers such as:

    And this, from Science:

    Newsweekcooling

    I’ll probably get redacted but here goes: what year was Fred born?

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  26. Fred Cole Inactive
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    MLH (View Comment):
    I’ll probably get redacted but here goes: what year was Fred born?

    I was born in 1979.

    Why would that get redacted?

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  27. Fred Cole Inactive
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    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Ever think a member in good standing of the Fake News Club might have purged that cover?

    Just so I’m clear, you’re suggesting that

    Realizing their embarrassment at promoting global cooling, they went back and purged it, thereby erasing it from history?

    Okay, what’s more likely:

    That in 1977, Time magazine published a cover with a picture of a penguin and 21st century graphics, and then published the same cover 29 years later, then to cover it up, went back and purged the 1977 cover (with the 21st century graphics) from their archive, and haven’t been caught, despite a million copies of that magazine going out?

    OR

    That the cover you posted is a fake and your memory of that cover from 1977 is incorrect?

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  28. RightAngles Member
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    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Ever think a member in good standing of the Fake News Club might have purged that cover?

    Just so I’m clear, you’re suggesting that

    Realizing their embarrassment at promoting global cooling, they went back and purged it, thereby erasing it from history?

    Okay, what’s more likely:

    That in 1977, Time magazine published a cover with a picture of a penguin and 21st century graphics, and then published the same cover 29 years later, then to cover it up, went back and purged the 1977 cover (with the 21st century graphics) from their archive, and haven’t been caught, despite a million copies of that magazine going out?

    OR

    That the cover you posted is a fake and your memory of that cover from 1977 is incorrect?

    Fred, after seeing @ctlaw ‘s post of the Newsweek cover, I see I may  have been thinking of that one. The fact remains, though, that Time did publish a “Global Cooling” article in the 1970s, which contributed to my crossed memories. It was 40 years ago. But my general memory of the way these news publications have embarrassed themselves is correct.  I really don’t understand your  trying to twist yourself into a pretzel to find ways to support the Left.

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  29. Valiuth Inactive
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    Hypatia (View Comment):
    I think they’re putting this lie out because they plan to conveniently “under-protect” Trump tonight in Phoenix.

    Remember a few months ago, one of these agents said she “wouldn’t take a bullet ” for Trump? (Uh…did she even get fired–that story was buried so fast..?)

    How many other traitors does the corps contain?

    Tonight is the deep state’s chance to provide covert support( as opposed to the overt ideological support they always provide) to the Antifa and its ilk.

    Watch!

    Yah, but why not just give him the heart attack drug we all know they used on justice Scalia? Seems easier than planning not to protect him from some Antifa assassin.

    More likely I think their issue is that they have hit the cap on overtime and they just want more dough.

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  30. thelonious Member
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    Hypatia (View Comment):
    I think they’re putting this lie out because they plan to conveniently “under-protect” Trump tonight in Phoenix.

    Remember a few months ago, one of these agents said she “wouldn’t take a bullet ” for Trump? (Uh…did she even get fired–that story was buried so fast..?)

    How many other traitors does the corps contain?

    Tonight is the deep state’s chance to provide covert support( as opposed to the overt ideological support they always provide) to the Antifa and its ilk.

    Watch!

    And pray, if you can.

    ( P.S. I sincerely hope that this time tomorrow, everyone will be ridiculing this comment as paranoid. ? So mote it be. )

    I’ll ridicule it now as paranoid.

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