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They certainly don't have any trouble getting things done in Washington, when it benefits those in Washington...

Obama signs law giving himself, Bush lifetime Secret Service guard

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.

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

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Your English is quite poor. You apparently don't even know what the state acronyms are, something most Americans learn in grade school.

So yes, I would like to know what qualifies you to opine so much on matters American.

Do you have to be read/write English to opine on American matters?


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[quote name=^_^' timestamp='1357851340' post='5914880]

Your English is quite poor. You apparently don't even know what the state acronyms are, something most Americans learn in grade school.

So yes, I would like to know what qualifies you to opine so much on matters American.

gotcha English Teacher will focus more on it. :thumbs:

You can avoid the actual topic and be ignorant about what is actually happening.

Leaders whom you trust so much, wants to curb the Guns for the civilians but they want SS protecting them for life term.

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You have to be qualified. I would like to know what Harsh's qualifications are. He sounds uneducated to me.

Question withdrawn.


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gotcha English Teacher will focus more on it. :thumbs:

You can avoid the actual topic and be ignorant about what is actually happening.

Leaders whom you trust so much, wants to curb the Guns for the civilians but they want SS protecting them for life term.

You can't "focus more on it" if you don't even know how. You're just not that bright.

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Do you have to be read/write English to opine on American matters?

No just saying LOL

They certainly don't have any trouble getting things done in Washington, when it benefits those in Washington...

Obama signs law giving himself, Bush lifetime Secret Service guard

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.

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

I appreciate you posting.. but former Presidents have always gotten SS protection. Not sure if this is a hoax or not , but if he did sign something in was just a formality

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No just saying LOL

I appreciate you posting.. but former Presidents have always gotten SS protection. Not sure if this is a hoax or not , but if he did sign something in was just a formality

I seriously thought he was talking about the German SS. Thank's for clearing that up.


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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.

so basically, obama brought back the law to its original form, reversing the limits imposed mid-1990s.

big whoop.

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.

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