• President Obama Attempts To Give Ex-Presidents (Himself) A Raise


    President Obama must have recently begun to realize that in a few short months he will no longer have an unlimited budget of taxpayer funds at his disposal.

    It must have been horrifying for Michelle Obama to comprehend that she will not be able to command Air Force One to take her shopping in France.

    Obama will actually have to PAY GREEN FEES to golf like an average citizen.

    The Former Presidents Act of 1958 gives all Ex-Presidents a pension of about $200,000 a year.

    While most American’s would think $200K per year something like winning the lottery, I’m sure that number didn’t go over too well for the Obama’s.

    What do you think Michelle’s reaction to that number would be?

    How can they expect us to live on that?

    Seriously, you’re joking right?

    Only $200,000? For the whole year? Wait…what? WTF!

    Oh to be a fly on the wall to that conversation.

    Here are the details of how President Obama is trying increase his pay. From Fox News Politics:

    President Obama sought to increase the amount of money available for the federal government to spend on former presidents in advance of his White House exit.

    In his budget requests for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, Obama proposed hikes in the appropriations for expenditures of former presidents, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service published Wednesday.

    The report, which discusses the pensions and other federal benefits offered to former commanders-in-chief by way of the Former Presidents Act, specifies that Obama’s 2017 budget proposes a nearly 18 percent hike in appropriations for expenditures of former presidents. He successfully requested an increase in such appropriations for fiscal year 2016.

    “The President’s FY2017 budget request seeks $3,865,000 in appropriations for expenditures for former Presidents, an increase of $588,000 (17.9%) from the FY2016 appropriation level. The increase in requested appropriations for FY2017 anticipates President Barack Obama’s transition from incumbent to former President,” the report reads. Continue reading…

    I’m sure Obama could ask the Clinton’s for some tips on how to get some sweet, high-paying speaking gigs. Or perhaps, ideas on how to start a library or a foundation to launder gross amounts of cash.

    God forbid Obama would actually have to get a JOB like the rest of us.

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