The fact that Obama and his presidency cost America billions in economic loss, put us $19 trillion into debt, helped crash the housing market, and made insurance so expensive that no one dares to use it (if they can even afford to have it) is well known. What isn’t nearly as talked about, however, is the fact that the ex-leader is still costing the taxpayers a fortune, even though the U.S. was blessed with his and his parties removal from office.
The Washington Times reports that, according to “a new Congressional Research Service memo” that takes a look at “official allowances for the five living former chief executives,” Obama is set to cost Joe Taxpayer “$1,153,000 next year.”
That is more money than most people ever see in one entire lifetime!
This request by the man who ruined American healthcare is $100,00 more than what George W. Bush requested, a sum that was also wildly extravagant. When we recall that George H.W. Bush gets by on such regards on “$942,000, while President Carter will get less than half that, at just $456,000,” we have to wonder if Obama is being guarded by golden guns or something.
Renting space is the highest cost. Obama’s “8,198 square feet in D.C. — will cost taxpayers $536,000 next year,” the Times informs us. This is quite a lot to ask for a president who seems to have built an entire lifestyle on not having to pay for anything.
This cost is “more than any ex-president” and does not even include that “Obama’s pension payment is also the highest, at $236,000,” also the highest of any former leader.
When one sees that “Mr. Clinton’s New York office is bigger, at 8,300 square feet,” yet still cost “$518,000” and “the younger Mr. Bush’s office in Dallas is $497,000, while his father’s space in Houston is $286,000,” the outrage all but makes the temples throb.
Jimmy Carter gets “$115,000” for his office space, but since much of is used for Habitat For Humanity and things that build homes, the injustice is not as strong here. His upkeep is free, but he is giving his home away when he dies. As Glen Beck says, Carter goes “to the safety tree” on this issue.
Clinton, after allowing our nuclear secrets into China who now aims WMD at us, gets $231,000 from those reading this while $225,000 goes to George W.
All of this reminds us how entitled leaders feel they are, even after their “service.” It is funny or “serving the people” means stealing their tax dollar to live lavishly and not pay for anything.
Meanwhile, Mr. Trump is paid, by choice, $1 for his work as America’s leader; an amount mandated by the government as the lowest that he can go.
Source: The Washington Times