Typically, American taxpayers pay for six months of Secret Service protection for former vice presidents.
But Dick Cheney, afraid for his safety, requested an extension of that protection and Barack Obama granted his request, writes the New York Daily News.
Now, Cheney will have at least another six months of protection paid by the American taxpayers.
If Obama did not approve Cheney's request, "he would have been forced to hire his own security agents or go without."
Poor Dick, he probably created many enemies over the years and does not have enough money to pay for his security.
American taxpayers are paying for lots of unnecessary crap anyway, so why not spend some more money on Dick and his safety?!?