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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.
Originally posted by DirtyLiberalHippie
To be honest, I thought that Presidents were already allowed Secret Service protection for life. I guess I was mistaken.
That said, in this day and age, I can't really blame him. If I recall, there was already one guy who shot at the whitehouse. I doubt he was hoping to hit the janitor...
Do I have a problem with this this law being passed? No...Not really( And it is pretty rare that I agree with him).
Though...I would prefer it if this did not come out of the tax payers wallet.... I'd rather it come out of the wallets of the president... After they leave office, I mean.
Popular or not, that is where I stand.edit on 10-1-2013 by DirtyLiberalHippie because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Oh the ironies. This had been the case until Bush himself had it changed to 10 years following service. Now Obama is the one to get it back to life. Sometimes truth is more interesting than fiction anyway.
Originally posted by Lord Jules
Now this secret service, they will have less than 10 bullets and only use hunting rifles, right? Just making sure Obama doesn't 'mistakenly' do something hypocritical.