How Much Damn Protection Do These People Need?

April 10, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

So now it’s Betsy DeVos.

Federal marshals are protecting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a cost to her agency of nearly $8 million over nearly eight months, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

The Education Department has agreed to reimburse the marshals $7.78 million for their services from mid-February to the end of September, said a marshals spokeswoman — an average of about $1 million per month.

Now, this contract is just through September.  No word on how much it’s going to cost after September.

Let me see if I have this right.  Our billionaire Secretary of Education, who hates public education, is taking one million dollars a month out of the hands of public schoolchildren?  She must be thrilled!

Thanks to Steff for the heads up.

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16 Comments to “How Much Damn Protection Do These People Need?”


  1. Apparently she needs this unusual level of protection because she went to a school and there was an anti-her demonstration. She must have clutched her pearls so hard that the string broke. Jeez, be a woman, not a snowflake!

    And Donnie can pay for his own damn vacation weekends too.

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  2. Good thing Mama reads this blog because the first 2 words that came to mind, well, she would have washed my mouth out with soap!

    I’ve noticed those words are coming to mind more often since the election of trump. Kind of like the Bush years.

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  3. Rhea, I am agreeing with you about all those weekends in Florida. I hear the locals aren’t thrilled either that trump keep going there! I had no idea Cabinet members got this kind of protections. Is that normal?

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  4. Jane & PKM says:

    Let’s run the numbers by the gifted Alfredo and his magic pencil to add up the costs of defending Betsy from the schoolchildren, Donnie from his wicked slice and hook games at his southern swamp, while taking on the added costs of protecting Uday and Qusay Drumpf from the results of their own ‘deals’ that might cause business partners to want to choke the life out of them. I’ll give it the ballpark estimate. It’s costing more per hour to protect these schmucks from crisis of their own making than what Donnie is overpaid annually to be BLOTUS.

    Toss in a Tomahawk snit from Donnie estimated between $89-90 million. Someone please call the fiscal ‘conservatives’
    to inform them they can’t afford these schmucks.

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  5. How bad do you have to be as Secy. of Education to need security like that. When has a Secy. of Ed. ever been so bad that they elicited threats of violence? I know school boards are violent, but not cabinet posts.

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  6. Old Quaker (Colorado) says:

    Yeah, cabinet secretaries get protection, especially State, AG, Treasury, (Defense covers their own butts) depending somewhat on the ire and threats each attracts. I hope Interior is protected knowing the nutjobs that want to give away public lands and the extreme lengths they will go to.

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  7. Remember this woman’s brother is Eric Prince, the far right wing assassin who works for the Defense Dept. as a private security agency (Blackwater, Xi, etc. are his companies). Considering how hated is Eric Prince, I’m not surprised this criminal sister is a wanted person.

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  8. Jane & PKM says:

    Craig, while what you said about Erik is true, it doesn’t detract from the fact that he is the ‘nicer’ one of that pair. If she thought she could get away with it, Betsy would grind up the special needs students to feed poor students to increase profits flowing to she and her friends. When she says ‘privatize,’ she really means profiteer.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/12/08/a-sobering-look-at-what-betsy-devos-did-to-education-in-michigan-and-what-she-might-do-as-secretary-of-education/?utm_term=.824a9a6fc0bf

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  9. Sandridge says:

    @4 Jane & PKM,
    You left out the mega-bucks protection racket for the lil’ tRump Missus, Melania and their youngest heir.
    IIRC, that Tower detail costs NYCPD a bundle each month, and the Fed SS detail is a whole bunch more (per diems, lodging, meals, OT, incidental expenses, etc).

    I’m guesstimating that +- inclusive protection costs for the whole g’damned clan are costing taxpayers ~$40 MILLION+- per month!
    Donnei’s weekend $4M/golf trips x 3-4/month, the Tower trophy, plus all the globe-trotting spawn. Y’all can take it from the bank that tRump’s own shadowy, private security detail expenses are being billed to Uncle Sucker too.
    And don’t forget the disused White House still has a pretty hefty day-to-day cost, whether occupied by Der Fuhrer or not. Most people overlook all the ‘overhead’ expenses with supporting a (security) mobile work force, beyond basic wages, particularly one of the current size.

    Just imagine how the mf’in Rethugs would howl and sceam if a Democratic President were to do ANY of this.

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  10. Jane & PKM says:

    Sandridge, I also omitted the new helipad at Donnie’s southern swamp residence built at taxpayer expense. It was used by paying guests this weekend, while Orange Foolius did not use Marine 1 which was the excuse for the helipad. Once again he did the motorcade thing inconveniencing everyone in the area. If we add up all the costs, then divide to arrive at a cost per hour, or just go with the monthly costs of supporting this tribe, we’re being hosed.

    We continue writing our Starve the Children snacilbupeR Congress varmints, but to date they are impervious to the optics of their hubris and hypocrisy. But they are on “Easter Break” now, so maybe they’ll experience a few eye openers on the home front. Pitchforks would be appropriate.

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  11. Tilphousia says:

    Just go to show that shit (sorry Momma) floats. But it also gets used for fertilizer and ploughed under.
    This is our wake up call to end the blatant excesses of rethuglicans. If we heed the call, we will straighten out the filthy mess the rethug are creating. Always remember that they are amoral, lying hypocrites who will always put them selves above duty and country. They can be stopped but only if we work at it and remind fuzzy brained voters that THEY ARE THE LOSERS!

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  12. Jeez, do we have to spend money on a fainting couch for Betsy, too?

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  13. Sandridge says:

    Jane & PKM,
    When this lyin’, thievin’ SOBOTUS Bullshitter-in-Chief is gone gone gone, I want to see a subcontracted deconstruction crew go into the manicured grounds of Mar-A-Pendejo to bulldoze and jack hammer every last bit of that helipad out of there.

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  14. Tilphousia, you description of snacilbupeR is right on.

    Sandridge, I’d like to see every single item in Orange Whore’s control and paid for by us receive the bull dozer/jack hammer treatment too.

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  15. Lunargent says:

    Jeeze, you’d think that Erik the Black(water) Prince could assign a few of his highly trained, very expensive mercenaries to protect Sis, and only bill at the Friends and Family rate.

    Just kidding. We know that the sole purpose of these familial enterprises is to suck every available penny from every available source. And Uncle Sugar is their biggest, juiciest target. But c’mon, the guy LITERALLY has a private army!

    Maybe they could move Betsy’s office to the Pentagon. And swap out her limo for an armored HumVee.

    Don’t know how much it will cost to fortify the Family Compound back home.

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  16. Jane & PKM says:

    Sandridge, you are too kind. We need to RICO every property and account those thieves own, rent or otherwise defame with their name for back taxes and the expenses Donnie ran up on our time and money. Maybe offer Alfredo and the Anonymous group a 10% spiff for raiding ALL of their off shore accounts. Drain Putie, too, as a fine for helping Orange Foolius be ‘elected.’

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