Biden fleeces Secret Service for cottage rental

We shouldn't be too hard on Vice President Joe Biden for charging the Secret Service rent for the cottage they are using on his Delaware property. After all, times are tough and even working for the government doesn't insure a proper living standard these days. Besides, they should be paying him something just for the privilege of guarding him, right? Just curious: Does he make them pay utilities? The U.S. Secret Service does more than protect Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. - the agency also pays him rent. Since April, Mr. Biden has collected more than $13,000 from the agency charged with protecting him and his family for use of a rental cottage adjacent to the waterfront home he owns in a Wilmington, Del., suburb. Mr. Biden, listed not as vice president in federal purchasing documents but as a "vendor," is eligible for up to $66,000 by the time the government contract expires in the fall of 2013, the records show. Officials say the arrangement came about when a previous tenant...(Read Full Post)