Here is what Obama thinks of the American Middle class, Passes Him Self A taxpayer bill to protect him self for LIFE time Protection.
Once out of Office they should have to pay for their own security, it seems that when they leave office they are millionaires and can pay for their own security, this is the first place they can cut runaway Government spending, just think how much it is costing taxpayers to protect retired politicians and their families, and if they don’t think it is fair, then they should not take the office, once their term is up then they are no better than A U.S. Citizen and have to go by the same laws as every Citizen and give up ALL their perks they got while in that office (NO more Taxpayer FREE ride) Once Out of OFFICE they are Private Citizens that is not initialed to protection.
Obama signs law giving himself, Bush lifetime Secret Service guard!
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket
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.