‘You are not going to believe how much money
is being spent on our former presidents. At a time when
So why are these former presidents getting this money?
Congress passed The Former Presidents Act of 1958 because they didn't want other presidents to end up as poor as Harry Truman did.
these days former presidents are definitely not in danger of ending up poor.
But this law does
enable former presidents to stick the
example, George W. Bush is scheduled to get $1,356,000 from
$85,000 of that will be for phone expenses.
He must have a really, really bad calling plan.
Clinton is scheduled to get $1,019,000 from
A whopping $442,000 of that will be for office space.
That breaks down to more than $36,000 a month.
I hope that office space is nice.
Perhaps he needs a lot of office space to hide from Hillary.
H.W. Bush is scheduled to get $879,000 from
$63,000 of that total will be going toward "equipment".
How many iPads does he really need?
the old peanut farmer, Jimmy Carter, will be getting $518,000 from
But do they even need this money?
Exactly how wealthy are these former presidents?
Well, it turns out that they are very, very wealthy.
George W. Bush earned an estimated $15 million in speaking fees during just the first two years after he left office.
So why are we spending millions to support these guys?
Perhaps this is yet another question that we don't have an answer to. We can add it to the list....
-Why do chimps throw poop?
The federal government has spent $592,527 to try to find the answer.
-Do unhappy people spend more time on Twitter or on Facebook?
The federal government has spent $198,000 in an attempt to get an answer.
-How do rats respond to jazz music when they are high on cocaine?
Your tax dollars are being spent to get to the bottom of it.
-Does cocaine cause Japanese quail to engage in sexually risky behavior?
The federal government has spent $175,587 to find out the truth.
Right now there are more than 100 million working age Americans that do not have jobs, and this is the kind of nonsense that the federal government is spending money on.
Shame on these former presidents for taking this money.
If our Congress critters are looking for a place to cut the federal budget, this would be a good place to start.