Obama really helped people recover from the recession, huh? Eliminating millions of jobs, spending trillions of dollars… middle-class Americans really appreciated that. But he hasn’t stopped looking out for Americans. Now he’s trying to get them to spend even more money to help hard-working Americans everywhere.
Oh, wait! He’s not trying to help Americans at all. He’s trying to help politicians who get voted out of office receive an 18% increase in their post-political retirement. And where is the money coming from? Not from out of Obama’s pocket, but out of yours. Yay!
Fox News reported:
“The President’s FY2017 budget request seeks $3,865,000 in appropriations for expenditures for former Presidents, an increase of $588,000 (17.9%) from the FY2016 appropriation level. The increase in requested appropriations for FY2017 anticipates President Barack Obama’s transition from incumbent to former President.”
So right before Obama leaves office, he decides to give himself an 18% raise so he can get even more money.
Obama has left the country in a horrific state. The military is weakened, our foreign policy is a disaster, our economy is in tatters, ISIS is killing Americans left and right. Yet Obama is more concerned about making sure he’s set for the rest of his life than he is anything else. What a great president!