Ummmm, budget cuts? To the Secret Service? Seriously!?Report: Secret Service strained to protect Obama - Yahoo! News
October 21, 2009
An internal congressional report questioning the ability of the Secret Service to continue fulfilling its duties was leaked to the Boston Globe. The report says the Secret Service is strained by a drastic increase in threats to President Obama, coupled with deep budget cuts. Some are speculating that the agency may need to relinquish all or part of its roles in protecting the country's financial machinery in order to focus resources on the protection of the president and other high-profile leaders.
What about entitlement programs, or foreign aid, or park services, or arts, or anything that doesn't involve protecting the life of the President?
No wonder Washington is so screwed up...