Friday, September 1, 2017

The Headline Might Mislead You

8/31/17 Washington Times:
Obama will top Bush as most costly ex-president
No, not regulations, or Obamacare costs, or paying Iran to build nuclear weapons:
Former President Barack Obama is about to become the most expensive ex-president, costing taxpayers $1,153,000 next year, according to a new Congressional Research Service memo looking at the official allowances for the five living former chief executives.

His $1,153,000 budget request for 2018 is more than $100,000 higher than George W. Bush’s request for next year and nearly $200,000 more than Bill Clinton’s expected budget. George H.W. Bush is slated to get $942,000, while Jimmy Carter will get less than half that, at just $456,000.
Every former president gets an office, expenses and, in some cases, an annual pension payment, thanks to a 1950s-era law enacted after former President Harry S. Truman struggled for income when he left the White House in 1953.

1 comment:

keathwarlick said...

You know your welfare state is out of control when ex-presidents are on it after leaving office.