Secret Service: Canceling WH Tours Saves $74K a Week
"The Secret Service says it takes an average of 37 officers to secure the tours. Each officer's total pay (including benefits) averages $50 an hour. And, although the tours only are only open for 20 ½ hours per week, Donovan says the officers are on the clock for 40 hours. So - 37 officers at $50 an hour for 40 hours a week adds up to $74,000."
Obama and his activities seem to be closely watched, and whatever he does, it's bad. I suppose they will say the cost of the lunch at the hotel was bad in some way, even though he personally paid for it. They will say he did it to look good or be able to boast. Whaever it is he can't win with these folks. But he sure can win.