Saturday, May 28, 2016

Where does the money go?







I wonder how much
Money we have spent on
EX PRESIDENTS
AND WIVES??
Things are over the top.
George Washington
worked for $25,000 a year.

The leader of the free world is an expensive proposition,"
Maybe if TRUMP wins he will do it for nothing as he is a millionare.
He will make it up on underthetable deals.

 saysThe Associated Press' Josh Lederman
And according to a new analysis by the 
Congressional Research Service (CRS), 
"the costs don't stop once you leave the White House." 
Between pensions, office space and staff, postage, travel
and other benefits, the U.S. spent nearly $3.7 million 
in 2012 on our four living former presidents and
 Ronald Reagan's  widow, Nancy Reagan.
 Get a load of your TAX MONEY, LOOKIE HERE!
..............Legislation to Amend the FPA ............................................................................................. 2 Varied Post-Presidency Circumstances .... 3 International Comparisons ............. 3 Benefits Available to Former Presidents ........................ 4 Transition Expenses .......... 10 Pensions ................. 11 Office Space and Staffing Allowances .......................... 12 Travel Expenses ................... 13 Secret Service Protection ............................... 13 Health Benefits .......... 14 Funerals ............................... 15 Some Potential Policy Options for Congress ......... 16 The Informal Public Role of a Former President..................................................................... 16 Expectations, Limitations, and Opportunities of a Former President ...................................... 17 Pensions of the Widows of Former Presidents ........................................................................ 18 Placing Limits on Certain Benefits .............................................

Currently four former Presidents and one former First Lady receive pensions and benefits pursuant to the FPA. For FY2015, Congress appropriated $3,252,000 for expenditures for former Presidents (P.L. 113-235), $298,000 (8.4%) less than the $3,550,000 appropriated for FY2014 (P.L. 113-76). The enacted level for FY2015 was the lowest appropriation since FY2009. For FY2016, President Obama requested $3,277,000 for expenditures for former Presidents.

Recent Legislation to Amend the FPA On April 14, 2015, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, introduced the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act (H.R. 1777). The bill, among other changes, seeks to cap a former President’s pension at $200,000—removing the current pay link to that of Cabinet Secretaries. H.R. 1777 seeks to provide a former President an additional $200,000 annual allowance to be used as he determined. H.R. 1777 would remove other benefits, including those currently provided for travel, staff, and office expenses. Additionally, for every dollar a former President earned in each fiscal year that was in excess of $400,000, his federal government-provided annual allowance would be reduced by $1. Further, if a former President held an elected position in the federal or District of Columbia governments, H.R. 1777 would require that he forfeit his rights to a pension until he left office. H.R. 1777 also seeks to raise the pension available to the widow of a former President, from $20,000 to $100,000.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Do you watch Frontline on PBS?




http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/

The Govt. has hired Bimbos to do Social work on Sandy project on Staten,
 Island, N.Y.
The Govt. pays the Ins. companies and the homeowner has to pay $40 thousand
for a Lawyer. Go figure, Somebody better hire some Actuaries to analyze statistics to help 
 out HUD financial estimates and percentage of profit the INSURANCE COMPANIES
are raking in.  An Actuaries is much more arduous , than  a bookkeeper.  Why does 
Washington not hire Actuaries to check out where the Monies are going? Instead they
 are paying $600.00 thousand Dollars to repair an $80,000 home by raising it. 
The People on Stanton Isle NY.  are having such problems.

Want to know what is going on in  the USA andWashington watch Frontline.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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