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Obama signs law giving himself, Bush lifetime Secret Service guard
Yahoo news ^ | January 10, 2013 | Oliver Knox

Posted on 01/12/2013 8:31:46 AM PST by yoe

Former presidents have to give up rides on Air Force One. But now they don't have to give up being shadowed by the armed-and-earpieced bodyguards of the Secret Service.

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into a law a measure giving him, George W. Bush and future former presidents and their spouses lifetime Secret Service protection, the White House announced.

The legislation, crafted by Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, rolls back a mid-1990s law that imposed a 10-year limit on Secret Service protection for former presidents. Bush would have been the first former commander in chief affected.

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1 posted on 01/12/2013 8:31:49 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe
Every damn one of the former el-presidentes can afford to hire their own armed guards. All of them milked the system for millions and still expect the taxpayers to pay for them to live like kings for the rest of their lives.
F*** em and the horse(s) they rode in on.
2 posted on 01/12/2013 8:36:46 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: yoe

At what point do former elected officials become simple citizens again?


3 posted on 01/12/2013 8:39:12 AM PST by glorgau
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To: yoe
Armed protection for me, but not for thee.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 8:41:04 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: yoe

And his kids are in a Quaker school surrounded by armed guards. How’s that grab you Mr. and Mrs. North America?


5 posted on 01/12/2013 8:46:01 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Tupelo

I agree! If they want protection, then they can pay for it. They already get generous lifetime pensions and expense accounts!


6 posted on 01/12/2013 8:47:22 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "gun control"! It's "people control"!)
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To: SkyPilot

Hell he doesn’t even want us to have 30 round magazines.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 8:48:28 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: yoe

Somebody’s got to walk the dog.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 8:59:17 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: yoe

I find it ironic that Richard Nixon, our most reviled modern ex-president, was the only one to ever relinquish Secret Service protection.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 9:08:03 AM PST by etcb
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To: yoe

So, he has the power to fund SS protection for eternity?


10 posted on 01/12/2013 9:15:45 AM PST by Terry Mross (People who hate me read my posts and get angry. Yet they can't look away. Brilliant, huh.)
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To: yoe

What’s the matter Prez, getting a little warm under the collar, think a few million might be out to get ya or something. Get your own body guards with your own money not taxpayers. you SOB.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 9:19:55 AM PST by bikerman (What ever happens from now is all OBAMA's fault. Obama lied,economy died)
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As long as the families don’t accept any compensation or rent for providing facilities for the SS.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 9:28:49 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: glorgau
At what point do former elected officials become simple citizens again?

As soon as the new official says "So help me God". Anyway that is the way it is SUPPOSED to be. George Washington declined to run again because we fought to defeat a king and he did not want the new republic to have a king. Sadly we have slowly crept back to the President as King mentality. Just take a look at the number of "attendants" that follow the President around, and I am not even counting the SS contingent. It is sad, sad what this country is becoming. I cry for it.

13 posted on 01/12/2013 9:29:06 AM PST by mc5cents
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I bet you are more likely to be targeted because you are a taxi cab driver or because you are a woman than because you are an ex-President. What makes their lives so special just because they won a popularity contest? If there is equal protection under the law then it should be equal.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 10:07:52 AM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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Richard Nixon lived in metro New York City with private security. Herbert Hoover lived in New York for 31 years after leaving office with no Secret Service.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 11:11:31 AM PST by iowamark
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To: Tupelo
F*** em and the horse(s) they rode in on.

I'll drink to that!

16 posted on 01/12/2013 11:36:58 AM PST by yoe
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To: etcb

I believe Truman was also SS free...the Truman’s were exemplary as to their humbleness and station in life...they knew they served the people, not the other way around.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 11:41:26 AM PST by yoe
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Obama does not have good friend building skills. That is all I will say.


18 posted on 01/12/2013 11:51:24 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: yoe
A couple of threads from a couple days ago if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2976901/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2977079/posts

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.

19 posted on 01/12/2013 12:09:57 PM PST by deport
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To: Tupelo

yes.


20 posted on 01/12/2013 12:30:56 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: mc5cents

Harry and Bess drove back to dc in their own car on their first visit.


21 posted on 01/12/2013 12:34:26 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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Harry Truman was a public servant in the truest sense of the term. The David McCullough bio “Truman” is a wonderful (if long) read.


22 posted on 01/12/2013 12:40:56 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: yoe

Why would they shoot their in-side guy?.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 12:49:54 PM PST by Vaduz
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I believe Truman was also SS free.

At the time Truman left office, there was no provision for any benefits for former presidents, including pension and Secrete Service protection Primarily due to Truman's financial position Congress enacted the Former Presidents Act in 1958. Truman accepted the benefits as have every former president since. (It is interesting to note that at the time he left office, Truman had lower approval ratings than Nixon had when he resigned.)

24 posted on 01/12/2013 1:21:26 PM PST by etcb
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