REPORT: Taxpayers Paid $15k For Jimmy Carter's Postage...

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    Talk about Corporate Welfare? Yikes!


    Taxpayers spent $15,000 on former President Jimmy Carter’s postage in 2010, according to a report released Tuesday about federal spending on ex-presidents.

    The revelation came in a report by ABC News on the “welfare for former presidents,” which also claims taxpayers spent $579,000 for former President Bill Clinton’s rent and $83,000 for former President George W. Bush’s phone bill.

    ABC reported that taxpayers paid more than $3 million on the four remaining former presidents in 2010, even though Clinton made more than $10 million and Bush made $15 million for speeches last year.

    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is pushing a bill in Congress that would stop taxpayer funding of ex-presidents if they make more than $400,000 a year, according to the news organization.


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    I believe congressmen make some pretty good lifetime perks, I wonder if those are on the line too?
     
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    how much on the republican past presidents?
     
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    You should try reading posts sometime. Who knows, it might help? Give it a shot.
     
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    Um...but that would still leave her staggering comprehension problem to deal with.
     
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    Nice work if you can get it.
     
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    He has been sending out millions of post card which say:

    'I AM NO LONGER THE WORST!!!'
     
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    If Carter is using the perk to promote Habitat, it's money well spent.

    As for Dubya, I wonder how much of his phone bill is for playing IPhone games with his old frat buddies.

    But what's misleading about stories like this, is the fact that ex-Presidents get, under law, Secret Service protection. That accounts for a major expense on things like home security and extra space for the SS.
     
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    Bush and Cheney need alot
     

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