Secret Service for Mitt Romney’s Giant Family Would’ve Cost A LOT

President Obama’s re-election has saved the taxpayers a lot of money. Why? Because the Secret Service only has to pay to protect the four immediate members of the president’s family—all of whom live together—and not the 29 members of the fecund family of Mitt Romney. Ben Jacobs notes: “The cost of protecting 29 different Romneys scattered across the country would have be huge. Of course, considering the size of the U.S. budget deficit, it would just be a drop in the bucket. But, every little bit counts and, who knows, the savings might just be enough to allow taxpayers to continue funding Big Bird.” [Daily Download]