Different times


The budget for the White House staff was 13 million dollars in 1963. It is 709 million in 2017. The number of secret service agents has expanded exponentially and there are more jets available for officials than small countries have in total. When Vice President Lyndon Johnson went to Dallas for that fateful weekend in the tranquil fall of 1963, he flew commercial. His home telephone number was listed in the D.C. public phone book.

Bonus: this guy sounds like he has a show on CNN.

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