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All of us are patently aware that there’s more and more month at the end of the money these days. We’re also aware that banks, mortgage lenders, and potentially the automakers are getting a bailout — which ends up coming out of our (as in yours and mine) pockets…..emptier as they’re getting.

But when you read this article, prepare for a RCOB moment (as Darth is so famous for using) or at least keep a roll of duct tape handy to keep thy noggin’ from ‘splodin.

Today taxpayers are supporting our former presidents to the tune of more than $2.9 million. Their yearly salary pension is $191,000. Aside from that, each gets a staff; that staff costs you, the taxpayer, $96,000 per president.

Yeah, ain’t that just speh-shulllllll to quote the Church Lady from SNL.

But it should come as no surprise as to who the greediest bastard is when expecting us to pay for his “bills” is. Read and prepare for the RCOB. Duct tape is optional.

You have been warned.



2 Comments to “Guess who else’s bills we’re paying…?”


  1. HDD — January 22, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

    I have no real problem with any of the former presidents using that money. It was part of their condition of employment to receive those perks after leaving office.

    What I DO have a problem with is the idiotic Congress that keeps spending more and more money on each successive generation of politicians.

    As I said earlier, the distress y’all are worried about in this nation happened decades ago.

    It’s not the president we have to worry about. It’s Congress.

  2. David Hartung — January 23, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

    I have no problem with the paying of a pension, what I have a problem with is the staff and office space. What official business do these guys engage in, which justifies the government paying for staff and offices?



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