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Obama signs bill giving himself lifetime Secret Service protection
The Daily Caller ^ | 1/10/13 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 01/10/2013 1:09:57 PM PST by Nachum

President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Thursday guaranteeing himself Secret Service protection for the rest of his life.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama signed the “Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012” on Thursday. The law affects Obama, former President George W. Bush and future presidents, who under current law would only be protected for 10 years after leaving office.

According to the press secretary’s office, the law “restores lifetime Secret Service protection of former Presidents who did not serve as President prior to January 1, 1997, and their spouses; and provides for protection of all children of former Presidents until they become 16 years of age.”

Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy introduced the bill in the House.


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Afraid of something?
1 posted on 01/10/2013 1:10:02 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

bump


2 posted on 01/10/2013 1:11:19 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Nachum

Yes; afraid of the American people!


3 posted on 01/10/2013 1:11:59 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Nachum

I already thought he had life time protection.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 1:14:08 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

Trey *Gowdy* introduced the bill?! :shakes head & wags finger:
Awww this isn’t good. What’s next? “Mr Holder, I’m sorry we’ve misjudged you”?


5 posted on 01/10/2013 1:15:43 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: Nachum

Well, he probably IS going to need protection for the rest of his life after the next 4 years.


6 posted on 01/10/2013 1:18:39 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Nachum

Probably thinks he’s gonna need it. Can’t imagine why, what with being so popular and all.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 1:19:25 PM PST by technically right
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To: freekitty

“I already thought he had life time protection.”

You mean like a life time supply of full body condoms?


9 posted on 01/10/2013 1:21:22 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: technically right

And, why, as for the American people ...why they don’t need no “stinkin’ guns!! Only the KING deserves protection....

Screw him.


10 posted on 01/10/2013 1:21:56 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Nachum

LOL


11 posted on 01/10/2013 1:21:56 PM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: Nachum
Is this yet another Executive Order?

...the only bill passed by congress recently was the 'Cliff' bill?

12 posted on 01/10/2013 1:23:22 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

my guess is he’ll need every minute of it


14 posted on 01/10/2013 1:25:45 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: freekitty

Lifetime SS protection for former prezzes but only inside U.S. borders. Abroad, they’re on their own dime. IIRC.


15 posted on 01/10/2013 1:29:14 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Nachum

The Second Amendment is ordinary American Citizens “lifetime protection.”

But of course The Won, President Hussein, wants to decree an infringement on that unalienable right.

It’s just common sense...

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16 posted on 01/10/2013 1:30:17 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TexasCajun

Nope. The law, which also gives lifetime protection to George W. Bush and all future presidents, was passed by the House on Dec. 5 and the Senate on Dec. 28.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 1:35:41 PM PST by drjimmy
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To: Nachum

So what happens, fer instance and I’m just supposin’, but what happens if he finds his ass in jail at some point for crimes connected to vote fraud, F and F, Benghazzi, money laundering, etc and so on.

Does the Secret Service detail a crew to Leavenworth or wherever?

BTW, https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/eliminate-armed-guards-president-vice-president-and-their-families-and-establish-gun-free-zones/6RDGkxLK


18 posted on 01/10/2013 1:37:04 PM PST by MurrietaMadman (Stop with the negative waves, Moriarity.)
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To: MurrietaMadman

Hmm, so why exclude the Clintons?


19 posted on 01/10/2013 1:40:16 PM PST by ItsMeOK
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To: Nachum

I would ask how he plans to protect his legacy but I’m sure the leftist media would be more than pleased to take care of that.


20 posted on 01/10/2013 1:44:04 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: ItsMeOK

Clinton was the last one to get lifetime protection.


21 posted on 01/10/2013 1:44:25 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: Nachum

Yeah, but this protective squad will not be armed and will have to depend on jiu-jitsu to protect Bambi.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 1:45:22 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Nachum

I’m forced to question the sanity of those who live in such fear of We The People that they must constantly surround themselves with armed guards, while at the same time they spew laws guaranteed to create chaos and provoke hatred.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 1:46:50 PM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: Nachum

Will they be armed?


24 posted on 01/10/2013 1:48:43 PM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: Nachum

What about the arguments for gun control? Wouldn’t the President be safer in a gun-free zone?


25 posted on 01/10/2013 1:50:28 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: Nachum

It is nice that George W Bush is protected as well...was the least Obama could do after blaming W for everything wrong.


26 posted on 01/10/2013 1:53:53 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: freekitty

Clinton was the last one to get the lifetime coverage. Starting with GWB it was supposed to be limited to 10 years.


27 posted on 01/10/2013 1:54:36 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Nachum

I think we just got the answer to the make the area around the president a gun-free zone petition...


28 posted on 01/10/2013 1:59:14 PM PST by null and void (Soap box. Ballot box. Jury box. We're just two boxes away from freedom...)
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To: Nachum

1. Enormous new BatCave under the WH

2. 1.7 billion rounds for DHS

3. Lifetime SS protection for GayMuzzie

How is this unlike any African potentate...?


29 posted on 01/10/2013 1:59:34 PM PST by gaijin
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To: ItsMeOK

Goes to show you how slimey they are. They completely slipped my mind.


30 posted on 01/10/2013 2:00:37 PM PST by MurrietaMadman (Stop with the negative waves, Moriarity.)
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To: gaijin

I bow to King nobama. He needs to stick it to the taxpayer as much as he can...a man full of hate.


31 posted on 01/10/2013 2:06:22 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: technically right

Nervous a little???


32 posted on 01/10/2013 2:12:07 PM PST by Fran B (Love!)
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To: hal ogen
Only a KING makes laws that directly effect himself. Hail to King Obama.

I seen this movie before Eddie Murphy "Coming to America".


33 posted on 01/10/2013 2:31:19 PM PST by Orange1998 (DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
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To: Nachum
Evidently he thinks he's going to need it.

Armed guards for me, soft-targets are thee.

34 posted on 01/10/2013 2:35:13 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Nachum

Have you noticed how he scans the high ground as he is walking outside. Looks like a man who is expecting something.


35 posted on 01/10/2013 2:38:11 PM PST by jetson
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To: Cementjungle
Actually I thought ex-POTUSES always got SS protection.

It was "news-worthy" that Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon and Jimmah refused theirs.

IIRC, they had/have private armed guards, though.

Unsure about GWB. Doesn't he go out in public all the time?

36 posted on 01/10/2013 2:43:12 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Nachum
This bill actually puts the Secret Service protection back to where it was before 1997. In that year, Congress had set it for a period of 10 years after the President leaves office. With the recent series of relatively young Presidents, it is possible that they would have outlived their protection.
37 posted on 01/10/2013 2:45:43 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Nachum
Just as he wants to take gun rights..protection away from the rest of us.

Interesting he included Bush, why now. Is he preparing for a short term.

38 posted on 01/10/2013 2:46:12 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Nachum

I agree with this, especially as we are in a continuous fight against jihadists.


39 posted on 01/10/2013 2:46:41 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: technically right

“Probably thinks he’s gonna need it. Can’t imagine why, what with being so popular and all.”

Let’s just hope they’re not out chasing whores and getting drunk when he’s needing some protecting. :)


40 posted on 01/10/2013 2:59:14 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: KGeorge

Gowdy likely did it for W.


41 posted on 01/10/2013 3:04:00 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Moonman62

How dare you attempt to inject reason into this thread!


42 posted on 01/10/2013 3:06:39 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Red Steel

That would make me feel a little better. I really like him. I would be sooo disappointed if he didn’t.


43 posted on 01/10/2013 3:15:42 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: Nachum

Most hated pResident in the history of this country.


44 posted on 01/10/2013 3:16:00 PM PST by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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To: ItsMeOK
The Clinton's have lifetime protection. Clinton signed a law during his term to limit SS protection on all future Presidents to 10 years after they leave office and now Obama has signed a new law overriding that.
No Former President needs lifetime protection and yet here we are again.
I note here that Former President Nixon was the exception, he asked that he not have SS protection after he left office and paid for his own bodyguard.
All these guys make enough money to provide for themselves, not surprised that Obama would want lifetime servants for himself and his family.
45 posted on 01/10/2013 3:22:45 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: elcid1970

Better check the capacity of the mags those SS guys have in their sidearms and get rid of the scary assault rifles in their cars.


46 posted on 01/10/2013 3:24:15 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: Nachum

Protection for me but not for thee.


47 posted on 01/10/2013 3:26:22 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

hope he;s not protected by those evil guns which pick themselves up , aim themselves and then fire on people .

He;s protected by the hordes of the media every day anyway, hell they surround him like a cult


48 posted on 01/10/2013 3:35:28 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Nachum; ab01; Gator113; Gene Eric; gitmogrunt; jeannineinsd; JPG; prairiebreeze; Qwackertoo; ...
Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy introduced the bill in the House.


Trey
Gowdy
Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? Just drop me a FReep mail.

49 posted on 01/10/2013 3:39:34 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Nachum

I hear that teleprompters can be very protective if used properly.


50 posted on 01/10/2013 3:44:37 PM PST by Cyman
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