A similar bill was passed by both the House and Senate in 2015… but Obama vetoed the bill.
Strange, remember when Obama said to Wall Street: “I Do Think At A Certain Point You’ve Made Enough Money” ?
Looks like he literally meant “you,” not “I.”
The House passed a bill spearheaded by Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) that limits a president’s post-office taxpayer-funded perks….
The legislation would put limits on taxpayer-funded benefits for former U.S. presidents, which include their travel, personal staff, office space, and communications after they leave office. The bill would put a president’s pension at $200,000 per year….
The Iowa senator noted that former presidents receive generous speaking engagements, and even Netflix deals in the case of former President Barack Obama.
For instance, former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton made tens of millions of dollars in speaking fees since Bill left office, while former President Obama made a deal with Netflix in the “high-8” dollar figures, as well as a joint book deal reportedly worth $65 million….
Sen. Ernst first sponsored the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act in 2015. The bill passed through both the House and Senate; however, then-President Obama vetoed the bill….