Skip to comments.Obama signs protection bill for former presidents
Posted on 01/10/2013 2:55:58 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives.
The measure Obama signed Thursday applies to presidents elected after Jan. 1, 1997, specifically Obama and former President George W. Bush. It reverses a 1994 law that ended Secret Service protection 10 years after a president leaves office. Under that law, the Homeland Security secretary could extend such protection on a temporary basis.
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But I can't imagine BHO turning down an opportunity to spend federal $$$.
Maybe he is reserving the Secret Service Protection over Hillary’s head just to make sure she doesn’t remember Benghazi.
I’m surprised that Obama is so self centered. If former presidents deserve protection for life, then why not George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter too? Besides, Obama is only hoping that he will be considered a former president if he ever leaves office - I hope a patriotic Congress will some day resolve that problem and rule that Obama was merely an ineligible usurper, and everything he did is null and void.
All the SS in the world won’t protect him against God’s judgement.
What about BUBBA??
I guess he realises that after he screws us over , bankrupts us and turns us into a caliphate he will need SS protection.
I ask once again. If Obama can make laws why are we paying all those azzwipes on Capitol Hill.
The Second Amendment is ordinary American Citizens lifetime protection.
But of course The Won, President Hussein, wants to decree an infringement on that unalienable right.
It’s just common sense...
Good for little bammy, bad for American Citizens.
Of course he is pro-gun-—for himself, but not for us peons...
Of course he is pro-gun-—for himself, but not for us peons...
“But I can’t imagine BHO turning down an opportunity to spend federal $$$”
When it comes to spending federal $$$ on himself, $$$ doesn’t matter.
Never forget, he’s THE WON.
Did this bill originate in the House or Senate? How come we haven’t heard about this prior to today?
He really thinks he’s that important? He’s a joke.
yeah, we can afford that. No sweat.
Can they protect the fool from lightening on the golf course or slipping on soap in the men’s bathhouse... I mean club house?
“Im surprised that Obama is so self centered. If former presidents deserve protection for life, then why not George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter too.”
Carter, H.W. Bush and Clinton already have lifetime protection.
I think the closest call that Bush Jr. had was the rocket propelled grenade that didn’t go off when he visited one of the Bulkan countries. I think the perp was likely a Muslim.
Yeah, Odumbo’s biggest threat comes from Muslims and other leftist kooks.
Why? They are safer without all those guns around.
It came in under Clinton. Only W and after would be protected for only 10 years. Obama did this to protect himself.
Guns for me but not for thee.
Planning ahead to m,ake sure he gets the Royal treatment the rest of his days.
He already plans to escape to Hawaii. It is his Gulch after he destroys our country.
I wonder if he has considered that it might be one of the first land grabs a foreign power go for..., i.e. China or Japan
Im surprised that Obama is so self centered. If former presidents deserve protection for life, then why not George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter too?
The new law that went into effect establishing the 10 year protection began with the term of President GW Bush. This is reversing that law. All living presidents prior to President GW Bush have lifetime protection.
Armed guards to protect some school kids is a bad idea.
But to protect presidents, the beltway elite and their kids, well, that’s a good idea.
Obama & Co. and their minions are evil hypocrites.
I’ll bet there is a small amendment added at the very last that provides unlimited free gov’t. funded vacations for life for the ex-pres. and his lovely wife. Fallback negotiating position is just for the wife for life. Gotta give Mooch what’s comin’ to ‘er
He is worried about after the ten years he wants his a$$ protected. He knows the American people aren’t pleased with his policies.
presidents and their wives are royalty aren't they?
112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jan 01, 2012 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).
One Hundred Twelfth Congress
United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
the third day of January, two thousand and twelve
To amend title 18, United States Code, to eliminate certain limitations on the length of Secret Service Protection for former Presidents and for the children of former Presidents.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012’.
SEC. 2. ELIMINATING CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON THE LENGTH OF SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS AND FOR THE CHILDREN OF FORMER PRESIDENTS.
(a) Former Presidents- Section 3056(a)(3) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘unless the former President did not’ and all that follows through ‘warrant such protection’.
(b) Children of Former Presidents- Section 3056(a)(4) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘for a period’ and all that follows through ‘comes first’.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
It will be a gunless society and these ex-presidents will be protected by jiu-jitsu experts only.
Why should ex-presidents and politicians be protected by people carrying guns when the rest of the populace have to depend on baseball bats for their protection?
After all, their lives are not more precious than those of the common tax-paying, law-abiding citizens. Or are they?
Whats the matter BoZo feeling the heat from the peons getting worried about your safety????Are your SS carrying the dreaded Assault weapons.
Every day it’s a new “in your face” from this clown.
What a frigging D-bag.