Thursday, January 10, 2013

Obama signs law giving himself, Bush lifetime Secret Service guard

President Barack Obama, accompanied by
 a Secret Service agent, waves at reporters
 shouting questions. 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-signs-law-giving-himself-bush-lifetime-secret-184305122--politics.html

Obama signs law giving himself, Bush lifetime Secret Service guard
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News – 3 hrs ago

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.

At the time, lawmakers who supported the measure said it would save the government millions of dollars. They also argued that former presidents could hire private security firms (as Richard Nixon did after he decided to forgo Secret Service protection in 1985).

The bill had sailed through Congress with bipartisan support—it cleared the House of Representatives by voice vote in early December, and then it zipped through the Senate unopposed. The law also provides protection for former presidents’ kids until age 16. But “protection of a spouse shall terminate in the event of remarriage.”

The Secret Service started protecting presidents in 1901 after the assassination of William McKinley. In 1965, Congress passed a law authorizing the agency, which is now a part of the Department of Homeland Security, to protect former presidents for life.

4 comments:

  1. Just further proof its business as usual…while they vilify, accuse and condemn any US citizen wanting to uphold their own “right to protection” they pass “fake laws” to allow themselves to have the most expensive and highly trained killers on the planet protect themselves…this is ABSOLUTELY CRIMINAL AND RIDICOLOUS!!

    American citizens, the world is WATCHING right now, and we are pissed!! Not to pass any blame, but its ALL YOUR FAULT…you have mostly sat on your arses HYOPNOTISED watching TV, eating chips and screaming at sports events when you SHOULD HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE HANIOUS CRIMES going on ALL AROUND YOU and SCREAMING at your FAKE GOVERNMENT/CORPORATE AGENTS!

    WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR…to say an invite is NOT even a joke, it has been OBVIOUS to the REST OF THE WORLD what has been going on in your country AT LEAST since 9/11 (of course many people have known the truth for decades before this) but lets just put a line in the sand here and say 9/11 was the OBVIOUS eye OPENER.

    ITS TIME TO WAKE UP!!...actually it could almost be TOO LATE, despite all the airy, fairy new-agers (who have been manipulated continuously without knowledge)..it could either be 11:59 or 12:05, you decide….but I don’t believe you guys are at the edge of the cliff…you’ve already been pushed off, that breeze you feel is the wind as you freefall (the only freedom you have left) straight to the rocks below…YOU MUST WAKE UP and TAKE ACTION NOW!!

    EVERYTHING points to having a TOTAL NAZI REGIME being in place and this one will make HITLER seem like a girl scout in comparison…HITLER'S agents weren't stopped by MEDITATION…it was BULLETS!!

    That’s why they want YOUR GUNS!!!

    When is SOMEONE going to take action and ARREST these CRIMINAL SENATORS/POLITICIANS/BANKERS et al.

    IF NOTHING HAPPENS IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS….YOU CAN KISS THE HUMAN RACE GOODBYE, THIS IS NOT AN EXAGERATION, IT’S A FACT!!!

    JC

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  2. They're gonna need protection after all the "screwing" they're giving the American People!

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  3. Does Valerie Jarret get to keep her secret service protection, too?

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  4. It's the Cabal Mafia protecting their own.
    These thugs are all guilty of crimes against humanity Mass murders.
    But the question is who would be a Secret Service Hit man? Who would be the assassins for these monsters?
    ANd who would allow themselves to be in the military to support these killiers along with those blood thirsty
    bastards called "contractors"?

    It's the same as the wars, no body ever asks, WHere is all the ammunition coming from?
    WHo is making all these new munitions and distributing to the "alleged" terrorists? OR
    Is it like the banks that finance both sides of the wars... The US COrp supplies all the ammunition for both sides.

    They all are suffering in a cloud of denial and live their lives in constant fear or as GWB in a Alcoholic stupor until the day he dies which will be celebrated the world over along with Chany, Brennen, Rummy, Wolfowitz, and all the empowering pundants, including the Quasi Congress that let them.. These people are mass murders.

    But it is the People that let them get a way scot-free

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