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Obama has just signed a bill which will give him, future and former presidents and thier wives, life time protection by the Secret Service. Previously that protection was only for ten years. I have two questions, (1) in this time of fiscal meltdown, how much will this end up costing the tax payers. (2) has anyone demonstrated that a former president is in need of such protection. I may have been living under a rock but I can't recall anyone trying to assassinate a former president.


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up2sumptin commented on Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 19:09 PM

That's true of anyone. Still it seems a bit excessive to me.

Rand commented on Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 20:07 PM

I thought he was going to disband the secret service since he plans on taking all our guns away. If no one is armed why does he need the SS?

froggy commented on Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 23:30 PM

Please tell me you do know no one is going to take all your guns. I see people who seriously believe that, so I'm not sure if yall believe this or not.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 06:09 AM

Thirty or forty years ago I would have been in agreement with you up2.

In the present day with the mean spirited people of this day and age, I'd have to say that they will probably need lifetime protection.

Will it be expensive, yes and very.

Our elected officials are all very willing and eager to lavish great amounts of pomp on themselves and their staffs are often bloated unnecessarily.

This is most obvious with the Executive branch of the Federal Government.

However our members of both houses of Congress are just about as burdensome to their taxpaying subjects.

Subjects being the little people like you and me as well as the rest of us who participate on this medium.

HuDhat1 commented on Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 08:02 AM

'I might 'magin theres a few right wingers out there who would like to get him and others in their cross hairs'
Were not most presidential asassination attemps in the last 60 years by left wingers?

froggy commented on Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 08:50 AM

I will look that up HuDhat. But it is the right wing that hates this President more than any President has ever been hated. Even Ted Nugent has said he would kill him live on TV. Not to mention the White Supremacist who are scary and I wouldn't trust them, don't know what political party they are or if they have one but still. He gets death threats all the time. The CIA stays very busy with people making threats against him unlike ever before. So I wouldn't blame him if he wanted protection. No other President has ever been hated, questioned, and threatened as this one. I'm glad he and his family are going to have protection.

HuDhat1 commented on Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 at 23:56 PM

Not a problem, take your time. If there really is hate for this president the left wing will get around to it soon enough.

up2sumptin commented on Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Those were presidental assassination attempts HuD. I question if anyone who has been out of office for ten years needs this level of protection.

HuDhat1 commented on Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Understood; However, it's difficult to have a discussion if someone begins by advancing a false premise.

froggy commented on Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 14:33 PM

Hud, never seen you have a problem having a conversation. Just because you don't agree with what I said.... that's gonna stop you??? ok.
No sebekm, not young but not as old as you I guess. You remember Nixon being hated, I'm sure he was. But If we are going by what we remember, I know what I see everyday day concerning this President. "If there really is hate for this President"?????? come on.

Bush may have death threats, but President Obama holds the title for the most of any President. It averages 30 a day. And you may since you are older,but I have never seen or heard of any President being question like he has been. His birthplace, his religion, his hating America And some really delusional wacked outthings people believe about him.. Now you may know of someone who was questioned more I don't know. But this one has unjustly been called a non-citizen, a Muslim,
The Anti-Christ.. you all know what people think and say about him. He is hated very badly by a lot of people. I live here in the south and so do yall. Almost everyone I know pure hates him. Maybe he isn't the most, Although I still think he is but if not he has got to be close. Anyway.

HuDhat1 commented on Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 22:18 PM

Mr. Sebekm, when you referance 'name calling and obfuscation' do you mean something as inane as'self marginalized bubbas and bubbetes who are threatened by babies getting food stamps'

up2sumptin commented on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 14:34 PM

I think they forget they are public SERVANTS and not ROYALITY to be served by the public. (That's all politicians, past and present.)

HuDhat1 commented on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 14:48 PM

Once you have been treated like royalty that would seem a hard drug to recover from. Usually when govt. overspends the objection to cutting is that this is just a drop in the bucket and you won't acheive any real savings. This actually is just a drop in that bucket. Nobody wants to see a former president needlessly exposed to danger.

up2sumptin commented on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 14:54 PM

I question whether BHO will be relevant 10 years from now. Yes in the sense he was the first black president and what ever leagacy he leaves. But will he be relavant enough for assasination? I am betting we will have bigger fish to fry then, the first female president, the first non christian president, the first gay president...and the list goes on. I personally think it is over kill.

up2sumptin commented on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 20:17 PM

You can't spend more than you make. I would like to see some of the liberals make a real effort at cutting some programs, even though it would make the voters angry. I would also like to see the Conservatives honestly consider raising taxes, even though it will make thier voters angry. Until there is some sort of honest compromise it will just be the some old line with nothing getting done.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 08:04 AM

up2, Your post just above says exactly what we need to do.

Unfortunately your last statement is incorrect.

Something will get done.

The United States credit rating will be downgraded again I'm afraid.

We must reduce the deficit by any and all means at our disposal.

HuDhat1 commented on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 19:05 PM

What are the dangers of cannabis that we need to be educated about.

HuDhat1 commented on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 09:41 AM

No seriously, if you know I would be interested. So far the only danger is that it would be one more product to tax the heck out of.

HuDhat1 commented on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 14:18 PM

Our stupidity in allowing narco terrorists to infiltrate a large part of the economy is not in itself one of the dangers of cannibus. At this point a narco terrorist and our blood sucking govt. are running about even.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 15:17 PM

Our Government has engaged in a forty year war on drugs and drugs are easier to come by today than they were forty years ago.

Cannibus is the least harmful of all mood adjusters.

HuDhat1 commented on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 17:17 PM

Again, i get the danger of or guilt by association to crime but the product itself is not the cause. What do you personally think the danger of the substance is. A sientific explanation is not needed. I am interested in your thoughts.

HuDhat1 commented on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 15:49 PM

JimmyMack---thanks for your response. I beleive the movie you referenced was 'Reefer Madness'. I suppose it's the art of compromise but it's troubling to cede ground just to assuage those who are convinced something is dangerous. We end up begging to be taxed for something that is rightfully ours. And you said it....sebe is pretty dang quick.

up2sumptin commented on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 16:00 PM
timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 07:20 AM

up2, I'm sorry that this blog sort of got hijacked.

I posted another blog on the subject of marijuana. Because pot is something which needs to be discussed.

However back to the original message of this blog string we should have made a more thorough debate on the cost of lifetime protection of the Obama family.

I encourage you to post another blog on this subject.

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