Yeah, I know I shouldn’t bother with the comments in the Boston Globe, but given that we’ve recently had POTUS and FL visit Massachusetts to do some combination of official business and fund raising, it’s topical. I won’t bore you with boston.com links… go find ’em yourself.
According to the crazies on the Globe user comments, taxpayers pay for everything. I suspect this is false, but I’d love to see some expertise. My hunch:
POTUS travel is generally paid by tUSA, since he does official business on the same trip
Security is always paid by tUSA. It’s neither POTUS nor FL’s fault that they need security, and they shouldn’t be forced to not travel simply because it’s in tUSA’s best interest to protect POTUS and FL.
FL travel is generally not paid by tUSA. Exceptions likely exist for official duties, but generally speaking, my bet is that FL (and Fkids) have to reimburse for transportation, meals, etc.
1. Who pays?
2. Who’s going to go to Globe and post some facts on this stuff. It’s small bore, but if (as I suspect) the posters are spouting lies about Obama travels, it further spins a narrative that Republicans have managed to spin about Democrats, and it’s not a good one. It’s the elitism crap, all over again.