Cutting Spending: Stop the Waste
Maybe we can use this thread to annotate the many wasted tax dollars that simply do not have to be spent.
For example, we are paying $184.26 for Bill Clinton's premium cable TV. My basic package from Dish is about $55. That gives you all the news stations, which a former President might be considered to truly "need". That would be a savings of about $130/mo, or $1,560. We're also paying for the Carter's cable TV. If we throw in GW and HW Bush (though figures for Bush were not mentioned), that's $6240/year. That's $62,400 over 10 years. All these fellas could easily afford to pay for cable TV entirely out of their own pocket, having far more in income than the average Joe making $60K a year. So, why do we pay for it?
As with "corporate welfare", sould we call this POTUS welfare?
Clinton is provided
nearly $1 million dollars allocated to him from the government to cover post-presidency expenses like personnel, travel, rent and postage.That seems quite generous ... you can buy a lot of services for $1 million a year. For 5 former POTUSes tha's $5 million a year ... plus the Secret Service protection (which they will now get for life).
Seems like they could do just fine much less.