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No perks for Congress or continued perks for former presidents! They should be ashamed to take tax money from so many who can barely afford to make it paycheck to paycheck!
They should get a security detail and a pension. All the other stuff should come out of their own pockets from all of the exorbitant speaking fees they rake in.
How about all representatives of the state and republic stop receiving benefits unnecessary. Do as all of us and pay your own benefits after you retire, or find another job until your ready to retire!
That's just vindictive. It's a mere pittance in the overall scheme of things and former Presidents, even Carter and Obama deserve to be handsomely compensated for their four or eight years of service as the leader of the free world. Get a life, Joni Ernst!
Cut them all off. And that goes for every Senator, Congressman and Representative, Governor, Vice Pres, family members, staff and who the heck else we pay for, forever!!!!! Cut all this crap off!!!
Especially when they pad their empty pockets during their presidency! Clinto/Obama came in with nothing. .. $400K per year doesn't morph to a hundreds of millions!!!
How about 36,000 a year. That's what the average American lives on a year. If we can do it, so can they. And I'm including congress in that as well.
No politician rather members of congress, or a president should get any perks after they leave or are voted out of office! They are suppose to SERVE the people not fleece the people!
I realize we have to start somewhere with cutting costs and principles do matter but in the grand scheme of the government payroll this is a negligible amount. Very insignificant when considering all payments.
Why do they get anything at all? After their term/s they are given SS protection and that is all they deserve and perhaps that should be capped also. Ridiculous! And they also have the BEST health insurance. Isn't it enough already?