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Obama signs protection bill for former presidents
Yahoo! ^ | January 10, 2013 | Associated Press

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; secretservice
I didn't realize that secret service protection was only for 10 years?

But I can't imagine BHO turning down an opportunity to spend federal $$$.

1 posted on 01/10/2013 2:56:10 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Maybe he is reserving the Secret Service Protection over Hillary’s head just to make sure she doesn’t remember Benghazi.


2 posted on 01/10/2013 3:01:09 PM PST by oldernittany
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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.


3 posted on 01/10/2013 3:02:41 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

All the SS in the world won’t protect him against God’s judgement.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 3:05:30 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Hypocrite.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 3:07:43 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Pollster1

What about BUBBA??


6 posted on 01/10/2013 3:08:17 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: patriotsblood

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.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 3:09:09 PM PST by Venturer
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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.

.


8 posted on 01/10/2013 3:09:17 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
So must mean he is pro-gun
9 posted on 01/10/2013 3:10:29 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Of course he is pro-gun-—for himself, but not for us peons...


10 posted on 01/10/2013 3:12:05 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: opentalk

Of course he is pro-gun-—for himself, but not for us peons...


11 posted on 01/10/2013 3:12:13 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“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.


12 posted on 01/10/2013 3:14:24 PM PST by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Did this bill originate in the House or Senate? How come we haven’t heard about this prior to today?


13 posted on 01/10/2013 3:14:46 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: LucianOfSamasota

He really thinks he’s that important? He’s a joke.


14 posted on 01/10/2013 3:15:56 PM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: Venturer
he should also be fearful of other Muslims wanting to get rid of him...they already kill each other like flies, they all are mere tribal herdsmen...and he for one hasn't given second thought to murdering his fellow tribesmen like flies from drones...so he is very worried...IF he ever leaves office!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15 posted on 01/10/2013 3:19:31 PM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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?


16 posted on 01/10/2013 3:20:47 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Pollster1

“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.”

Carter, H.W. Bush and Clinton already have lifetime protection.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 3:22:06 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: ldish

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.


18 posted on 01/10/2013 3:23:11 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Why? They are safer without all those guns around.


19 posted on 01/10/2013 3:25:55 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Pollster1

It came in under Clinton. Only W and after would be protected for only 10 years. Obama did this to protect himself.


20 posted on 01/10/2013 3:27:52 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Guns for me but not for thee.

FUBO


21 posted on 01/10/2013 3:31:22 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Planning ahead to m,ake sure he gets the Royal treatment the rest of his days.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 3:33:01 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Iron Munro

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


23 posted on 01/10/2013 3:38:30 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Pollster1

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?

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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.


24 posted on 01/10/2013 3:43:44 PM PST by deport
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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.


25 posted on 01/10/2013 4:06:49 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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


26 posted on 01/10/2013 4:22:42 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: LucianOfSamasota

He is worried about after the ten years he wants his a$$ protected. He knows the American people aren’t pleased with his policies.


27 posted on 01/10/2013 4:29:18 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: oldernittany
this was a cost saving measure but now that we don't care how many trillions my grandchildren will owe I guess we don't need no stinking cost savings...

presidents and their wives are royalty aren't they?

28 posted on 01/10/2013 4:39:19 PM PST by cherry
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jan 01, 2012 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

H.R.6620

One Hundred Twelfth Congress

of the

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

An Act

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.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. ELIMINATING CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON THE LENGTH OF SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS AND FOR THE CHILDREN OF FORMER PRESIDENTS.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.

29 posted on 01/10/2013 4:41:08 PM PST by deport
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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?


30 posted on 01/10/2013 4:44:27 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Whats the matter BoZo feeling the heat from the peons getting worried about your safety????Are your SS carrying the dreaded Assault weapons.


31 posted on 01/10/2013 5:55:29 PM PST by bikerman (What ever happens from now is all OBAMA's fault. Obama lied,economy died)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Every day it’s a new “in your face” from this clown.

What a frigging D-bag.


32 posted on 01/10/2013 7:17:09 PM PST by mowowie
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