Secret Service Depletes Budget To Pay Hundreds Of Agents Because Of Trump Family’s Extensive Traveling

USA Today reports:

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.

The agency has faced a crushing workload since the height of the contentious election season, and it has not relented in the first seven months of the administration. Agents must protect Trump – who has traveled almost every weekend to his properties in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia – and his adult children whose business trips and vacations have taken them across the country and overseas.

(Tipped by JMG reader BK)

  • Dramphooey

    This is really an outrage. None of those jerks had better ever say that stupid “taxed enough already” shit to me ever again. Do they even bother with that TEA crap anymore now that they can fly swastika flags openly?

    • Nic Peterson

      Makes me kind of misty eyed thinking about the scooty chair enabled set with their ironic memes. Good times!
      https://www.zebrafactcheck.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Keep-Your-Government-Hands-Off-My-Medicare.png

    • Tawreos

      They got the black guy out of office so why should they care about obstructing anymore.

      • boatboy_srq

        Yeah. They clobbered BHO’s third term but good – wait, what?

        • FAEN

          BHO’s third term. I so fucking wish!

          • Michelle should run – and we’ll have Barack back where he belongs!

          • FAEN

            She will never run. After what she witnessed for 8 years she will never ever run.

      • FAEN

        Well not really. He won both terms which still pisses them off. Unfortunately they’ve managed to elect the Cheeto Voldemort so now we have Nazi’s in the WH.

        • Tawreos

          But remember they will probably take credit for stopping him declaring martial law so that he could stay in office forever because all the wingnut assholes out there said that was exactly what he would do.

          • FAEN

            True. I heard that a lot from the right. “Any day now he’s going to declare martial law.”

          • doninkansas

            Don’t you men “marshal” law? 🤣

    • Ninja0980

      Nope.
      That stuff only matters when a Democrat is in office.

    • CanuckDon

      is a taxpayer revolt the next thing? This is bloody asinine that a sector of brainwashed morons voted in this expensive “king” and now the others all have to pay for their goddamn stupidity!

  • bkmn
  • olandp

    If they have exhausted the budget for the year, shut the agency down until the next year. Any good businessman would tell you that is the best course of action, then cut back to the bone for the future.

    • Michael R

      Business is business

    • Tawreos

      Any good businessman would, but this is Trump we are talking about.

      • FAEN

        You beat me to it.

      • olandp

        That would be my point!

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Republican congress had no qualms about slashing the State Departments security budget that lead up to Benghazi, so this should be a no brainer for these brainless fools.

      • Reality.Bites

        Perhaps Hillary could be convinced to send them an email suggesting it

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          Pretty sure she couldn’t be convinced to piss on him if he were on fire.

          • Nowhereman

            She could hire it done–Putin knows just who to call.

          • Kristenjhipp

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        • Nowhereman

          Or in this new modern presidential era, just send off a series of tweets!

      • josephsinger

        Bbbbbut her emails!

        • Duh-David

          Buttery males!!

          • FAEN

            I’ll take two.

          • Nowhereman

            Made me laugh! Also made me hungry.

      • Nowhereman

        That needs to be thrown in their faces every time a republican says “Benghazi!”.

    • zhera

      These people are supposedly swimming in money. Let them pay for their own security. Or maybe stay put in one place more than 3 days in a row.

    • Bob Conti

      “Any good businessman…” Well, that qualifier pretty much tosses your sensible response right out the window.

    • ted-

      But, but, but… some of them might get killed… /s

  • Michael R
  • bambinoitaliano

    Time for the secret service to outsource illegal Mexicans to protect the shit gibbon and his families.

    • Dagoril

      Donnie’s Russian Twitter bots can protect them all!

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Most of them are hard working people with pride and dignity, the pride and dignity part is where the plan falls apart.

  • Harveyrabbit

    How about just pulling the secret service and letting nature take it’s course?

    • bambinoitaliano

      The way I see it. No one would give a shit about the family let alone go near them. The Secret Service is totally wasted on a bunch of white trash most would ignore.

    • The Total Eslipse! Donny went missing. Who knew? The American Nazis will do it for free

  • Stogiebear

    If the money’s all gone, the money’s all gone. Dump can dip into the “re-election funds” he’s been raising since the day after the inauguration to pay for Secret Service himself and his spawn can pay for their own protection. If they’re not willing to pay for it themselves they should learn to use and carry a gun.

    Burning through a year’s budget in just over half the year — prime example of big gubbmint run amuck.

    • canoebum

      Eric Prince may get a job after all. His mercenaries can become the Praetorian Guard of the The Orange Menace. He can pay them out of his own pocket or stay in the White House.

      • Stogiebear

        We’ll see how well those mercenaries protect him when he refuses to pay that piper.

        • clay

          During the campaign, the SS complained that Trump’s private security were slow and in the way when that one guy had the temerity to touch the hem of his trousers.

          • Stogiebear

            If inept private security is what he insists on having, who are we to argue?

  • shellback

    Put them all in a prison cell. Only one guard per shift could easily keep them safe.

  • Gregory Mullins

    I’ve always thought that adult children WEREN’T mandatory. Or is that only after the term ends??? I know of none of the past president’s adult children that have SS protection.

    • vorpal 😼

      It’s you! =hugs and snugs=

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    A little bright spot, per Palm Beach Daily, now up to 16 cancellations at Mar-A-Lago:

    American Cancer Society ball
    American Friends of Magen David Adom
    American Humane Association Hero Dogs luncheon
    Autism Project of Palm Beach County
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute gala
    Big Dog Ranch Rescue event
    Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach
    Cleveland Clinic, moving to The Breakers
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute gala
    International Red Cross ball
    LIFE Lady in Red Gala
    Leukemia and Lymphoma gala
    MorseLife
    Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation luncheon
    Salvation Army
    Susan G. Komen Perfect Pink Party

    • JuanGalicia

      I mean i wonder how come all of those organizations held events there in the first place… do they just do a ton of events on several locations all over Florida and they happened to do it there?

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Because for that region of the country and beyond, that’s where the millionaires play, so if you want their money you have to go there and suck up to them. When these events were most likely planned it didn’t look like he could possibly become president and incite the hatred and violence that he is.

      • greenmanTN

        It’s basically Queen For A Day.

        Look at me! Look at me!

      • ColdCountry

        In addition to what Bjorn said, it’s also a National Historic Landmark, so it’s special for that. Too bad Dump is spoiling the experience for people.

    • kaydenpat

      Good. So his horrible presidenting is hitting him where it hurts.

    • Whooo-hooooooo!

      What is amusing is that the Big Dog Ranch Rescue was that Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, was scheduled to co-chair the event.

      • She needs a new life – new avenues for a career – as husband, Donald Jnr faces prison.

    • Renfield

      my question: which groups are NOT cancelling at mar-a-lago?

      • kareemachan

        The county’s cop gala.

    • Starve the Beast?

    • Danieruw

      Palm Beach Zoo canceled also.

  • jimbo65

    If Obama had done this, you can bet congress would have been tripping all over themselves enacting legislation to restrict the weekend trips this clown does .

    • boatboy_srq

      They were tripping all over themselves for the few holidays he DID take. Racist slaveholder mentality was never clearer among the Reichwing than when discussing his schedule. “Honestly, you put your niCLANG in the WH and suddenly he gets all uppity and wants a few days off once a year…” /s

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    “Well, the budgets depleted Mr. Trump, so no protection for you, 4 months!”

  • Jon Doh

    Send Putin an invoice for puppet protection.

  • HAAAAAAA
    • HAAAAAAA

      First up vote from “Adam”
      LOL

    • The_Wretched

      In half his photos, Donny seems to have no clue what’s going on and what’s the proper demeanor. In the other half, he’s the only one in the photo.

  • clay
    • bambinoitaliano

      Does not work on snowflakes, orange or pumpkin.

      • clay

        🙁

  • ByronK

    If the “children” are on business trips, their company should pay for protection. Why should taxpayers underwrite protection for their scrawny, swindling assess while they make a buck?

    • Because they are “takers” and they are privileged and honored to take from the rest of us poor worker bees.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Well look at that, the leaders of two different countries actually talking in civil tones with courtesy and respect…how shocking…oh wait…

  • Tomcat

    The bankrupting of America, brought to you by trump and family.

  • Tomcat

    Charge it all to the GOP, they are making a killing off of his killing US.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Right up the alley of shit gibbon con job practice. Depleting the resources and defaulting payment to the contractors. He will be filing for his seventh bankruptcy. The biggest one yet and the whole country will be paying for it this time.

  • Ninja0980

    Where are the “fiscal conservatives” who screamed about Obama taking a two week vacation once a year at?

    • Ken M

      On vacation : )

  • Tomcat

    Is this GOOD business practice?

    • Ken M

      Someone else (us) is picking up the tab. It’s great business practice, for him anyway.

  • Ken M

    Tap the RNC, or his rally in AZ, or..f*ck it, tap him!

    • bambinoitaliano

      Ewwwwwwwww who wants to tap a piece of disgusting asshole like that?!

      • Ken M

        Would his “kids” be getting protection if they didn’t work for him as staff? What is with this property protection BS?

        • bambinoitaliano

          There should be a rule on the protection of president’s family. The one he/she is married to when elected and the children from that marriage. Anyone else that require protection will need to foot the bill privately. The party affiliated with the POTUS can pay for the extra protection at its discretion.

          • Adult children of the president should only get SS protection if they are traveling out of the country. Otherwise, they are on their own.

          • charemor

            According to Politico, there are also 18 staff people who ae getting SS protection.

  • TexasBoy

    But…But…the Obama family vacations!

    • Ken M

      And they even have 2 dogs! Talk about spoiled.

    • FAEN

      Remember when Crazy Eyes kept pushing the “Obama’s vacation to India costs a billion dollars.” Or was it 5 billion?

      Still amazed that people actually believed that.

  • Tomcat

    Elections have consequences, Can’t afford any more might be caused by this one.

  • BlindBill

    This is a win for 45 & spawn …..no money for federal agents to be around 24/7 = they can return to dirty business mostly unobserved

    • stuckinthewoods

      True. No SS coverage was why DJT Jr. could meet with Veselnitskya and DT himself couldn’t without observation. Although DT would surely have had a baby monitor in the room a floor below.

  • carrot festival

    Just put them on the Mar-a-Lago staff…it’s all going in Trump’s pocket anyway.

  • AdamTh

    Shut down the Secret Service until Jan 1. Simple.

  • Chris Gardner

    Well, Republicans do love to privatize things. I say they should hire those security cops you see driving around Wal-Mart and the mall to protect the First Family. Just be sure to only pay them about $10 an hour with no benefits… cause you know, privatization is the best way to go!

    • FAEN

      I’m sure Cheeto has thought about hiring Eric Prince and his army.

      • CanuckDon

        Poor Eric lost out on his $10 billion proposal to take care of Afghanistan. He likely could use the new job.

    • Cackalaquiano

      They’d hire mercenaries who would shake down innocent people for valuables to compensate for low pay. Just like lawless third world places.

      • -M-

        No joke. They would.

  • Bluto

    Fit this clan of thugs with ankle monitors & confine them to home arrest.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8b6361ff85645d958901db3bead0aae35b3a69b775b11247c76ae4b3272059ef.jpg

  • Dagoril

    Put them all in jail. It’s the fiscally responsible thing to do.

  • kaydenpat

    And not a peep from the bigots who complained about President Obama’s (infrequent) vacations.

    • boatboy_srq

      Democrats and Blah People don’t get vacations.

      /s

  • FAEN

    Teabaggers-every damn day you prove what massive hypocrites you are.

  • sword

    The GOP continuously states that if an agency runs out of money…that agency should shut down until the next fiscal year. Let Trump pay for the rest of the year. Trump has been sucking money out of his Presidency since Day One.

  • Ken M

    Another “family” article with no mention of Barron. Where is this kid? Doesn’t he deserve a little societal harassment too? He is another “trump” after all.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      He is a minor and cannot choose to be elsewhere, so he is off limits. That’s my take on it anyway.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Agreed, Barron has done nothing overtly or otherwise to be deemed a fair target. He’s more like Tiffany that way, he seems either oblivious or is consciously aware and wants no part of it. That and, as has been mentioned before, he may have a social disorder or is on the autism scale. Either way, the kid can’t be blamed for who his parents are and we shouldn’t hold him up to ridicule because it.

        • Thank you!!!

        • Ken M

          Thank you for the clarification

        • Gil

          That one time Trump spazz- ridiculed the reporter was only one time !!!

    • Pip

      He’s a child. Bullying a child will do nothing but make you a bully of a child.

  • AtticusP
  • Jeffg166

    They are all so well loved they don’t need protection. Let them pay for it if they’ve gone over the budget.

  • thatotherjean

    I understand why taxpayers are footing the bill for protecting the President, the First Lady, and their minor son; but why are we paying for Secret Service protection for the rest of the family, who don’t live in the White House? OK, maybe Jared, when he’s traveling on government business, since his father-in-law prefers nepotism to expertise–but the whole family, wherever they go, for whatever purposes? The President is supposed to be at least separated from his business interests, so why are we paying for his sons to go on business trips?

  • Jerry Kott

    I guess they will have to be shut-ins until they can scrap up some cash. Or let them foot the bill .

  • Frostbite

    Why not just have them file for bankruptcy, I’m sure 45 can show them how.

  • Ken M

    Let them buy their own eclipse glasses : )

  • M Jackson

    Send the agents home. Let the Kleptocracy provide its own security since they’re not doing the job of serving the american people.

  • Ernest Endevor

    I thought The Mooch was fired.

  • Paula

    Hey, Donnie, I hear these guys are looking for a gig to make a little extra money. I am sure they would protect you. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95c34e6afefba596eca891cec558007a492f65e88f182efe16e0c13be4d63e54.jpg

  • Talisman

    Let the dumpster pay for security out of his own pocket. Or he should remain in the White House until such time as the SS is funded.

  • Ken M

    Hell of an excuse for a Govt shutdown.

  • Hank

    Usay, Qusay, Jared and Ivanka should pay for their OWN protection!!!

  • Rebecca Gardner

    The winning! So much fucking winning!

  • The_Wretched

    If only there was family of billionaires who could pay for their own security…

  • SilasMarner

    Stop protecting everyone but the orange one and his bitch. If someone goes after the others, well that’s their problem not ours. Let the orange one pay to protect them.

  • rednekokie

    Only the president and his wife are due protection by the Secret Service. All the rest , who are indeed adults and not dependent children, are free-loaders, and should pay for their own protection AND transportation.

    • Halou

      But how else will the Trump klan, billionaires that they say they are, get any money if not by cheating the American taxpayers? Every time any of them go anywhere huge sums of money end up going straight into the Trump family bank accounts.

      • rednekokie

        This is true, and the reason for my comment. But it is illegal, and not only that, but unconstitutional. The emoluments clause pertains to robbing the treasury as well as gain from foreign persons or governments.

    • What are the rules for protection for a presidential family?

  • Pip

    Not sure how their budgets work, but when departments run out of budget at my company work comes to a halt. Perhaps that’s how they should treat this?

  • Halou

    They can tell Trump that the Secret Service will not tolerate such abusive overuse of their personnel and resources, that they will only provide so many manpower hours to him and his family throughout the year. Once he hits that cap he and his mafia clan are on their own.

    • Melanie and Barron in Trump Tower – broke the budget. How much did Barron’s education cost tax payers?

      • Halou

        I think several million dollars were wasted in New York alone after Trump insisted the Secret Service take up only the finest and most luxurious rooms in the building.

        • RoFaWh

          Which the SS has now vacated.

  • Friday

    Trumps “Love spending other people’s money.”

  • kareemachan

    Hey, he’s the bigliest billionaire ever – he can pay for himself.

  • boobert

    The biggest problem is how much of the cost goes into chumps pockets ! People should be outraged. The secret service has to pay chump properties for accommodations for the agents.

    • RoFaWh

      The SS recently moved out of Drumpf Dowerf.

  • JWC

    Simple. Pay for the president and not the freeloading family

  • -M-

    Easy solution, everyone who’s hit their salary cap should take the rest of the year off.

  • Bob Conti

    You know what happens when my office’s conference attendance budget hits zero before year’s end (that hasn’t happened yet because we know how to read budgets and make smart moves about spending money, but still…)? NO MORE OUT OF TOWN CONFERENCES!

    He needs to understand that that government is not run like a closely-held corporation, not that he is all that good at running the latter.

  • Mark_in_MN

    Secret service protection for a sitting president should be limited to the president, the president’s spouse, and any minor children. Adult children of the president should not have secret service protection, even when the president is in office. And perhaps it’s time to reconsider the level of protection when the president is away from the White House.

    • RoFaWh

      The crazy old fascist is, iirc, the oldest person ever elected President. The difficulty with the President having adult children has rarely risen before.

  • Nowhereman

    Isn’t it refreshing to have those fiscally conservative republicans in charge of our purse strings? Boy howdy, we are saving a pile of money on THIS president after the Obama’s extensive vacationing and golfing! And soon the GOP congress will shut down the government and default on our debt again, saving us even more on increased interest rates and a lowered credit rating! (snark if it’s not obvious)

  • And yet Sessions has no qualms about cutting off law enforcement funding from Sanctuary Cities that do not bow to his deportation scheme. Threats and outright extortion from 45’s administration. I say, the Secret Service should all walk off the job rather than work for nothing. It couldn’t hurt.

  • andrew

    The billionaire Trumps should be told to pay up or forgo protection. Either way I think that is a reasonable solution.

  • Rick Zajac

    If those assholes want SS protection then they can damn well pay for it…..unless they can’t afford it. Hmmmm………….

  • RoFaWh

    Will this result in the SS telling the crazy old fascist that since they’ve run out of money, the entire family will have to stay indoors at the White House if they want to be guarded?

  • Ore Carmi

    He can’t properly take care of the people protecting him? He doesn’t even know how to be an effective dictator. One way or another, this is sure to end well /s