The Secret Service Doesn’t Have Enough Money to Pay Agents
Today in “our president’s money management skills,” we go to USA Today: “Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump’s Frequent Travel, Large Family.”
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.
So… are the agents just working for free, then? Or is our president UNPROTECTED? You saw that his eyes were unprotected during yesterday’s eclipse, right?
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 21, 2017
(I really want to know why he wasn’t wearing the glasses. Did someone try to get him to wear the glasses, and he refused?)
But back to that question about Secret Service agents working for free:
Overwork and constant travel have also been driving a recent exodus from the Secret Service ranks, yet without congressional intervention to provide additional funding, Alles will not even be able to pay agents for the work they have already done.
They are LITERALLY working for exposure.