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Secret Service for life now a reality. Guns are included.

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10 years just wasn't long enough to protect former Presidents.

Glad Congress was able to come together on this and show some leadership. I am also glad us the serfs are going to foot the bill for this and pensions.

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

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.

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All things considered, I suspect the chances of these guys living long without protection would be not be high. Especially after all the overseas adventurism we've experienced since 9/11. Don't have a big problem with it, considering its impact on the federal budget, there are plenty of other more fruitful areas to trim back on first. If we get to the point where this is the last best hope for controlling the federal deficit, then let the PPOTUS fend for themselves.

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i have no problem with it either the first 10 years. after that, come out of your own pocket.

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i have no problem with it either the first 10 years. after that, come out of your own pocket.

If Congress starts cutting retirement benefits for Americans in general, there is no reason benefits for former Presidents should not be on the table as well. Until then, Presidents turning down Secret Service like Nixon did would be an admirable gesture in support of a balanced budget. However, I won't be holding my breath on that one.

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And where is Nixon now? Dead.

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those crazy gun lovers waving their flags got him

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don't be silly, they would never do that.

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don't be silly, they would never do that.

I nominate this Tennessee CEO to be the first one added to the NRA's new national database for "crazy" people.

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Nugent said something very similar about killing everyone in sight. Apparently these folks have gone from 'we'll have a revolution' to 'we'll go on mass murder sprees' if they don't get their way.

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Nugent said something very similar about killing everyone in sight. Apparently these folks have gone from 'we'll have a revolution' to 'we'll go on mass murder sprees' if they don't get their way.

Good point. Nugent #1 and the Tennessee Volunteer can be #2 on the "crazy" national database.

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When your spokespeople are Ted Nugent, Jesse The Body Venture, Alex Jones, and a senile Charleston Heston, you know you're on the right side of history.

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Yeah...because what did someone like Charlton Heston know

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