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Obama signs bill granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and spouses
Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2013

Posted on 01/11/2013 7:46:52 AM PST by grundle

WASHINGTON — 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.

A sponsor of the bill, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, says increased terrorist threats and the greater mobility and youth of former presidents made the change necessary.

The new law also authorizes Secret Service protection for the children of former presidents until they turn 16.

The bill is H.R. 6620.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; bush43; oldnews; presidents; usss
More proof that Obama is a gun control hypocrite.
1 posted on 01/11/2013 7:46:57 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Afraid of something Obama?


2 posted on 01/11/2013 7:49:50 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: grundle
A sponsor of the bill, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy

Tax and spend Republican? What business is this of his, anyway?
Presidents, like any other politician, retire as multimillionaires. Let them pay for their own security. They can afford it more than we can.

I'm really beginning to dislike the Republican party. Seriously. How much is this going to cost us now?

3 posted on 01/11/2013 7:54:39 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: grundle

Secret Service ain’t gonna’ have guns, are they? Will crazy Joe Bite-me confiscate them?


4 posted on 01/11/2013 7:56:31 AM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks
Secret Service ain’t gonna’ have guns, are they? Will crazy Joe Bite-me confiscate them?

Laws are only for us - not for them.

A Republican wrote this bill. Oboma, who'll take anything away from a working man, signed it gleefully.

5 posted on 01/11/2013 8:00:53 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: grundle

Why do people who have body guards, with guns, not want us, in the flyover country not have guns? Strange.


6 posted on 01/11/2013 8:03:43 AM PST by tillacum
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To: laweeks

no clips or single bullets, though

who needs 10 bullets to stop a nutjob?


7 posted on 01/11/2013 8:03:43 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: grundle

I hope Obama’s armed security isn’t going to have scary black assault guns and hi-cap magazines.

He might soil his panties.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 8:06:14 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: silverleaf

bttt


9 posted on 01/11/2013 8:07:21 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: grundle
applies to presidents elected after Jan. 1, 1997...

Should be fine print for some odd situations, not that they would ever occur, but just in case, that states this law is null and void for any president that fraudulently acquires the office, is overthrown when the citizens use the 2A to remove tyranny and reset govt, etc....

10 posted on 01/11/2013 8:15:44 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: concerned about politics
Disagree, my friend..a former president, of whatever party, is a symbol, and must be protected. I defer to Gowdy, one of the really good guys, on this.

And let's be real honest here..it's far more likely that a nutcase from the opposite side of the political spectrum would take a crack at an unprotected former president. If you want to guarantee that 2nd amendment is repealed, then have some loco militia/survivalist type take a shot at a former Democrat president.

11 posted on 01/11/2013 8:17:18 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: C210N

Even so, you can still p*** on their graves eventually if you want to do so (purely as an exercise of your First Amendment right of Freedom of Expression).


12 posted on 01/11/2013 8:19:33 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ken5050

I agree.

I have no doubt some Muzrat would love to blast away on Dubya.


13 posted on 01/11/2013 8:25:06 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: grundle

This has always been good for clinton, since the Secret Service apparently knows where the best hookers are.


14 posted on 01/11/2013 8:40:32 AM PST by DPMD
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To: grundle

rescind it the moment he leaves office... which will hopefully be before jan 2017


15 posted on 01/11/2013 8:48:39 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: ken5050

I agree but within limits. I don’t like paying for an entourage to travel the world on a book tour. It should be limited to home areas and local areas and only approval for extensive travel and overseas by a Congressional committee.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 8:49:42 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: grundle

Guess who’s worried? The government SHOULD fear the people, not the other way around.


17 posted on 01/11/2013 9:10:28 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: grundle
and spouses

Queen LaFrito needs lifetime luggage carriers.

18 posted on 01/11/2013 9:24:31 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: grundle

Since there was a limit put on secret service protection, I have been afraid the it would make George W. Bush vulnerable to attacks when his protection expired. I wish that we had a different president and agree with nothing Obama has done, but I would never want him to be harmed. If anything happened to him, he would almost be elevated to the level of saint. He is close enought to that in some people’s eyes now. I think keeping former presidents safe is a good idea.


19 posted on 01/11/2013 9:36:59 AM PST by Essie
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To: grundle

If he could have made it only for himself, he would have. But the ‘optics’ would have been patently obvious to everyone, even his rabid loyal media. He had to include Bush for the optics filter. Otherwise, he’s still the petty little shit he’s always been.


20 posted on 01/11/2013 10:02:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: grundle

Proof of Cowardice.

Obama is frightened of life after the White House.

And he is too chep to hire his own guns,


21 posted on 01/11/2013 10:26:22 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

The bill was entitled “The Self-protection Act of 2012” or so I heard.


22 posted on 01/11/2013 11:05:15 AM PST by Longtooth
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To: Longtooth

Don’t forget;

Whenever you refer to the POS as a POS, you must apologize to excrement.


23 posted on 01/11/2013 12:12:40 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: grundle

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.

24 posted on 01/11/2013 12:23:53 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

one can only wonder how many death threats the Messiah receives per day


25 posted on 01/11/2013 12:25:27 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: concerned about politics
I'm really beginning to dislike the Republican party.

I'm sorry, but that made me laugh.

26 posted on 01/11/2013 12:45:35 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Casie

Right! Clear proof that dip$hit thinks he might be offed after ten years.


27 posted on 01/11/2013 1:25:42 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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