Ron Paul: Secret Service 'a Form of Welfare'

But candidate has chosen a code name, he tells Jay Leno
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2012 6:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ron Paul has a Secret Service code name all picked out, but he doesn't want to use it, Politico reports: The presidential candidate doesn't want Secret Service protection because "it's a form of welfare," he told Jay Leno last night. "You know, you’re having the taxpayers pay to take care of somebody and I’m an ordinary citizen and I would think I should pay for my own protection and it costs, I think, more than $50,000 a day to protect those individuals. It’s a lot of money." As for that code name? "Bulldog," he revealed, because "I go after the Fed and all that big spending." Click for Mitt Romney's and Rick Santorum's code names. (Read more Ron Paul stories.)

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