Ron Paul is the only Republican presidential candidate who doesn’t find it necessary to spend tax payers’ money on Secret Service protection.
In an interview with Jay Leno, Paul said that employing Secret Service is a “form of welfare.”
“You know, you’re having the taxpayers pay to take care of somebody,” Paul said.
“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,” Paul told Leno during an appearance on The Tonight Show.
The twelve-term Congressman received a standing ovation when walked on to discuss where he stands on the issues and how the other candidates change their stance on matters as long as it appeases their crowd.
Doctor Paul labeled Romney a “flip-flopper” and Santorum a “fake conservative,” but to Secret Service they are known as “Javelin” and “Petrus” respectively.
Ron Paul did play around the idea of having Secret Service track his every move and came up with the codename “Bulldog,” his reasoning behind it?
“I’d go after the Fed and all that big spending,” Paul chuckled.
Speaking about his rivals he didn’t shy away from using harsh words, with Rick Santorum arguably getting the biggest portion of criticism.
“I think he’s a fake because conservatives are supposed to be for less government, but his voting record is a disaster for that,” said Paul.