VSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2688 times:
huh. that is a good question. but yes, the tazpayer does foot the bill, however it is a part of the office. if you are president and you are running for a second term, well you are entitled to the trappings of the office.
moreover, kerry and his team also have secret service protection now, so that too is footed by the taxpayer.