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Capping POTUS Pensions
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:25:35 AM »
Please make this come to pass!!!

https://conservativetribune.com/obama-bad-news-gop/

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The bill, which was introduced by Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, would cap the pensions at $200,000, with adjustments made for the increase in the cost of living each year.

In addition, the legislation includes language that for every dollar above $400,000 that a president makes from things like speeches and other post-presidential events, one dollar would be taken off the pension.

I loved Joni Ernst's ads, they were funny and to the point, cutting pork from Washington spend-a-holics.
This begs the question, "Why are we paying pensions to these elected officials in the first place?"
They're already bleeding us DRY with taxes and regulations, voting in their own raises and health insurance.
It is past time, they live like the rest of us, and suffer under the same burdens we do.

If you really want to be nice about it, give them a Stipend when they leave office, like Bus Fare to get home.  :woot:
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Re: Capping POTUS Pensions
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 11:26:40 AM »
Please make this come to pass!!!

https://conservativetribune.com/obama-bad-news-gop/

I loved Joni Ernst's ads, they were funny and to the point, cutting pork from Washington spend-a-holics.
This begs the question, "Why are we paying pensions to these elected officials in the first place?"
They're already bleeding us DRY with taxes and regulations, voting in their own raises and health insurance.
It is past time, they live like the rest of us, and suffer under the same burdens we do.

If you really want to be nice about it, give them a Stipend when they leave office, like Bus Fare to get home.  :woot:

A perfect example of wolves guarding the hen house.
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Re: Capping POTUS Pensions
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 04:35:12 PM »
Please make this come to pass!!!

https://conservativetribune.com/obama-bad-news-gop/

I loved Joni Ernst's ads, they were funny and to the point, cutting pork from Washington spend-a-holics.
This begs the question, "Why are we paying pensions to these elected officials in the first place?"
They're already bleeding us DRY with taxes and regulations, voting in their own raises and health insurance.
It is past time, they live like the rest of us, and suffer under the same burdens we do.

If you really want to be nice about it, give them a Stipend when they leave office, like Bus Fare to get home.  :woot:

We probably spend vastly more in tax dollars keeping past presidents in Secret Service security for life. I should think that cutting the security would save the taxpayers a lot more money. If former presidents really need security, they're amply compensated to pay for it out of their own pockets.

I mean, why the hell does Jimmy Carter need armed guards?
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Re: Capping POTUS Pensions
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 04:59:51 PM »
We probably spend vastly more in tax dollars keeping past presidents in Secret Service security for life. I should think that cutting the security would save the taxpayers a lot more money. If former presidents really need security, they're amply compensated to pay for it out of their own pockets.

I mean, why the hell does Jimmy Carter need armed guards?
To protect themselves from Carter's incompetence? Just a thought. :laugh:
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Re: Capping POTUS Pensions
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 05:57:29 PM »
"At some point you've made enough money"

-Barry

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Re: Capping POTUS Pensions
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 05:28:45 AM »
"At some point you've made enough money"

-Barry
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You didn't make that money, the govt did. :rolleyes:
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Re: Capping POTUS Pensions
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 06:07:09 AM »
To protect themselves from Carter's incompetence? Just a thought. :laugh:
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