GREENVILLE, DE – If you’re Vice President Joe Biden you not only enjoy lifelong Secret Service protection, you get to charge the taxpayer for providing the service. As reported in Friday’s Washington Times, the U. S. Secret Service has just renewed it lease of a cottage on Biden’s estate in Delaware’s Chateau country.
Biden will continue to collect $26,400 in rent each year, from the taxpayers. This is the first time that the Secret Service has been forced to pay rent to a protectee as part of doing their job:
In August, a Secret Service spokesman acknowledged the unusual arrangement of the federal agency paying Biden as part of its duty to protect him. "We’ve not rented from protectees before," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan told the News Journal.
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