Department of State

Bodyguards for low level officials.

A lot of low level officials/politicians waste money on bodyguards. People who make themselves look important with our tax dollars. From TMQ: Kurt Austin of Baltimore reports, "My mother works for a small suburban newspaper outside Baltimore. One of the reporters was doing a piece on State Comptroller Peter Franchot, so Franchot came for an interview. Before he stepped foot in the building, not one but two bodyguards canvassed the office to make sure it was clear. Not only is it absurd that a minor government official travels with bodyguards -- he is the state comptroller, the person whose job is to reduce government waste." If you read TMQ at all, he regularly reports this kind of thing. There are a lot of government officials wasting our money like this.

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