Obama seeks hike in post-presidency payments

by Morgan Chalfant  |  published on March 18, 2016

President Obama sought to increase the amount of money available for the federal government to spend on former presidents in advance of his White House exit.

In his budget requests for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, Obama proposed hikes in the appropriations for expenditures of former presidents, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service published Wednesday.

The report, which discusses the pensions and other federal benefits offered to former commanders-in-chief by way of the Former Presidents Act, specifies that Obama’s 2017 budget proposes a nearly 18 percent hike in appropriations for expenditures of former presidents. He successfully requested an increase in such appropriations for fiscal year 2016.

“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,” the report reads.

“For FY2016, President Obama requested and received appropriations of $3,277,000 for expenditures for former Presidents–an increase of $25,000 from FY2015 appropriated levels.”

  • CMSgt, USAF, Retired

    I say suspend his secret service detail and retirement pension in total. To show that I am not vindictive, pay his golf dues for the twelve months following retirement (I thought you had to work to qualify for retirement, silly me) also enroll he and Michelle in Obamacare. Oh how sweet the justice!

  • Howie Subnick

    NOW YOU KNOW WHAT THIS DUMB SON-OF-BITCH IS REALLY LIKE! HE IS A KNOWN COMMUNIST, A KNOWN TERRORIST WITH WORDS, A KNOWN LIAR, A TRUE HATER OF THE UNITED STATES, A TRUE HATER OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND A TRUE HATER OF THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES THAT FLIES OVER THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES, NOW HE WANTS TO GIVE THE “OLD” PRESIDENTS A RAISE FOR NO REASON AT ALL! THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD BE GETTING THE RAISE ARE THE MILITARY TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE EACH AND EVERY DAY AND THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE! WE MUST GET THIS PIG OUT OF OFFICE BEFORE HE CALLS HIS FRIENDS IN CUBA AND HIS TERRORIST FRIENDS TO COME HERE AND ACCEPT THE KEY TO THE UNITED STATES! THE BIGGEST PRICK TO EVER SIT IN WASHINGTON. YOU CAN ALSO THROW KERRY’S NAME IN THERE ALSO, HE IS CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH!

  • Debra Brooks

    More money when few deserve it. Obama has stolen so much he should be the last to receive a dime more. Obama should forfeit all he has received.

  • Jmanjo

    He’s got a lot of nerve asking for anything but a tighter rope! Maybe we should just send him back to Chicago with no security detail and no gun!

  • KJ

    $9 TRILLION of new debt during his tenure entitles Obama to a tinfoil cap and a swift kick in the a$$ for his retirement.

  • general rabble

    How about we put his ass in chains and make him pick up used prophylactics for the rest of his life in one of Chicago’s hooker havens instead?

  • Hub bell

    No increase for vets or SS, now increase the pay of
    Presidents who definitely don’t need it.
    Hub bell

  • stan lee

    The purse-strings are controlled by the House of Representatives, this will be a test for Speaker Ryan to show leadership. He is under no obligation to sponsor to increase the allocation for ex-Presidents, plus this is about Obama clearly trying to feather his own nest on his way out.
    At a time when Social Security recipients are on their third successive year of no C.O.L. allocation, Obama will have to “suffer along” with the amount of pension payment he is in line to receive, which is far more than he’s been worth in the role of President.
    His presidency brings up the question of “merit pay” for failed Presidents who should have been impeached. Also, I wish that a non-partisan, independent review could be made for all members of Congress. These are the people who’ve been entrusted to vote for their own pay-raises.

    Is everyone agreeable to that arrangement anymore? I doubt it.

  • Too big and heavy

    When Will that A$%hole stop wasting Tax Payers Money….??!!!!??

  • M. D’Souza

    Why can’t this great ‘orator’, Obama, go on world tours giving speeches for exorbitant prices?…just as the Clintons did & are still doing. According to Hillary, the Clintons were TOTALLY BROKE when they left the Oval Office. Now they’re billionaires — by collecting funds for their Clinton Library, their exorbitant price of hundreds of thousands of dollars for the speeches they give, etc. The entitlement mentality of the Obamas want the tax-payers to fund their exotic vacations & his golf games, even after he leaves office.

  • David in MA

    I vote to increase this funding for post presidency one time, a 75 cent increase for Obama.

  • Sir David Haddon

    THE PRESIDENTS, CONGRESSMAN, AND SENATORS DO NOT PAY ONE THIN DIME FOR ANY OF THEIR BENEFITS AND DO NOT PAY INTO SOCIAL SECURITY WHILE IN OFFICE BUT STILL RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.. THEY MAKE TENS OF MILLIONS ON SPEAKING TOURS AND NOW THE BLACK MUSLIM WANTS A RAISE, CLINTON, BUSH, AND OBAMA WERE BEING OVER PAID WHILE IN OFFICE, AND LOOK HOW MUCH CORRUPT MONEY BILL AND HILLARY TOOK INTO THE CORRUPT CLINTON FOUNDATION FROM ISLAMIC COUNTRIES THAT SUPPORT TERRORISM,,,
    THEY ALL SHOULD BE IN JAIL!

    • dfinch

      They have a choice of pensions and they do pay into them. SS is only one of them.

      • NoCoincidences

        They probably double-dip, and collect off of the insider trades from Wall Street..

        • dfinch

          Insider trading has nothing to do with their pensions but you may be right.

          • NoCoincidences

            Ask ‘ol Piglosi and harry Greid, and a few others in the House and Senate. That was the first instance piglosi’s hair started falling out because of all the questions about how she knew those ‘suspicious’ trades could reap such high profits…

          • dfinch

            No comment was necessary. I didn’t doubt that but what they do with their stocks have nothing to do with their government pensions.

  • bg9g1

    i say give him what he’s been giving US,,

    namely, the finger..

    3/17/16
    http://conservativetribune.com/white-house-in-panic/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=PostTopSharingButtons&utm_content=2016-03-18&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons

    [The Obama administration has absolutely gutted the military over
    the past several years. Instead of giving the military the resources
    needed to win a war, the Obama administration has sent them into
    combat underfunded, ill-equipped and unprepared.]

    • Sir David Haddon

      SOMEONE NEEDS TO PUT HIM WHERE HE BELONGS,,,,,IN A BOX!

  • Dennis

    Tell that filthy greedy N166ER NOOOOO !!! No money for Social Security, but almost 4 million for the monkey??? Just give the son-of-a-bitch a BULLET !!! Every person in congress that caves in to this crooked African reject ape, needs to be in the unemployment line, after the election !!!

    • Sir David Haddon

      THANK YOU! YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY, “PAY BACK’S A BITCH”

  • RUS

    After what he did to the U.S.A. he should owe money not receive it.

  • michael tomaino

    they leave office, MULTI millionairs some after serving as a public servant. to be paid for the rest of their lives after office?? nice gig if you can get it 🙁 Makes me ill!

  • peter

    Cut Social Security,Raise Taxes,Bankrupt the country,Betray your sworn oath to defend and enforce the Constitution,support Tyranny,be a Pathological Liar,Take $4 million + vacations,send your family on multi-million dollar vacations,go to play golf,to campaign,to “strut” in Africa,at reportedly $100m+,spend hundreds of millions of the People’s money on clothes(reportedly $20,000) for one dress for his daughter,spend millions on “date night”,to sporting events,to throw parties that had NOTHING to do with the people’s business,a man who 7+ years ago had no money egregiously stealing,redistributing the “People”s” money and raising his outrageous compensation for FAILING at everything he swore,lying about “everything he said” taking our Freedoms,our “unalienable”,G_D given rights,a Failure,a tyrant who has made America dependent on it’s sworn enemies for debt service,to survive,a FAILURE,a Constitutional Criminal who incredibly gets paid a fortune for his crimes,his Failures when he should have,would have been Fired at best,tried and convicted,serving a very long term in prison,mocking the millions and millions who suffer everyday! ” I am just like you” says the self-anointed deity! When was the last time you spent $100 million+ on yourself,other people’s money and had the “balls”? to ask for more?

    That goes for all the Vermin who swear an oath,betray that oath immediately,”sworn to serve the people” they ONLY serve themselves!!!!

    • Sir David Haddon

      YES WHILE I AM PERMANENTLY DISABLED FROM AN ILLEGAL ALIEN DRIVING DRUNK, AND MY SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LEAVES ME LIVING IN POVERTY WHILE THAT BLACK MOTHER FUCKER LIVES OFF OF OUR TAX MONEY SPENDING LIKE THIS.. HE SHOULD BE HUNG….I CAN NOT TO AFFORD TH BUY NEW SOCKS AND HE IS SPENDING $20,000 FOR A DRESS… HE SHOULD BURN IN HELL!..

      • Debra Brooks

        It does NOT sound right in the USA at all! I am so very sorry such was allowed on our homeland soil. Obama, Democrats, George Soros, Washington FRAUDS all need to be held accountable & Sentenced.

  • carpkiller

    He does not deserve money. A short trip to gitmo even if he does get it closed. He would probably last a week with no food or water and no one there to kiss his ass.

    • Sir David Haddon

      WAIT TILL HE HAS TO FACE THE BLACKS HE HAS LIVING IN POVERTY IN CHICAGO ” BANG”

  • Jim

    He wants more money to spend and we on social security can. Not get any more by giving us a raise

    • Sir David Haddon

      Jim I’m living in poverty on Social Security Disability because of an Automobile Accident with an Illegal Alien Driving Drunk,, NO LICENSE, NO INSURANCE and my rent is going up again in two weeks so there goes my food money… The Illegal Females are making Double what I make on Welfare, and get better medical benefits than me and my family has been in this land since 1600…..Every Politician in Washington should burn in “HELL”

      • Jim

        Sir David, I know how you feel. Because Odumbo destroyed our country’s financial situation, I was let go from my job with just a little severance money to last a few months, plus my Social Security that just does make the house payment. In a way, I can’t help but believe that Almighty God is keeping Him and Soros and most of the Communist Congress alive is because He, God, is still digging and creating a deeper and hotter place in hell than He first created, especially for them. Maybe I shouldn’t feel this way, but I hope we patriots, who truly love our God and country will someday be allowed a ring-side seat to watch the look on their faces when they face God on Judgment Day for their treason against our once-great nation under God. May God soon bless you, Sir, with all your needs met. You have my prayers for that.

  • sue lenhart

    Really, Dude??? You’re oh-so not worth it! You can thank the God that you disrespect so much that you weren’t impeached and tried for treason years ago.

  • Mike

    President Harry Truman, a much better president than Barry will ever in his wildest dreams be, left office and went back to Missouri absolutely broke. Why not repeal the “Former Presidents Act” and save the country millions of dollars? BHO can go back to Kenya where living is wayyy cheaper.

  • Jim

    I have a better idea. Why not simply stand that America-hating, Jew-hating, Christian-hating, military-hating, filthy, Muslim, Communist bastard in front of a firing squad for treason against America ?

    • Sir David Haddon

      I’LL DOUBLE THAT,,, AMERICA LOST THEIR BALLS! FIRING SQUAD TELEVISED ON EVERY TV CHANNEL, AT ONCE PRIME TIME….

  • Luke

    This bum should be deported back to his native country of kenya.

  • Lily Haley

    No. Absolutely not. Get a regular job. Start a business. Write a book. Stop being a pig demanding more in the trough.

    • NoCoincidences

      Start a business? He hates legitimate business, not to mention, work in general. Give him & the brood- NOTHING, except silver bracelets that lock.

  • Climax

    No way! He should be paying us for the privilege of taking all his vacations on our nickel.

    • edorr1atcoxdotnet

      A-men; but then almost everyone of his predecessors took those vacations on we taxpayers also. I don’t think we could get the Fed. govt to pay for our vacation.

  • Centurion

    More money for the elitists? And the bastard RINO’s in congress will approve it. Time for a clean sweep of congress in November.

    • 7papa7

      Most them deserve a reduction not an increase and obama doesn’t deserve one single penny.

  • The Redhawk

    So the INCOMPETENT TROLL wants to Waste more of the Borrowed Money??? What ever happened to his Hypocritical WEALTH SHARING??? All the Wealth to HIM and SCREW his Forgotten Idiots Voters???
    Based on his Record of FAILURES and HIGH Expenses on Vacations I figure that He owes the US Treasury about 8 Billion Dollars…BTW did CONGRESS ERASE his DUMBASSED REQUEST???

    • DPMP

      I was thinking more like 10 trillion dollars.

      • The Redhawk

        Oh well He’d have to Sell his SO Chicagi=o and Hawaii Mansions and write more BOOKS of LIES….Or have someone write them for him …However I like your THINKING!

        • Sir David Haddon

          BURN HIS MANSIONS AND HANG HIM FOR TREASON…

          • The Redhawk

            More Severe Punishment would be to lock him in a mud hut in Kenya with his half Brother…

    • KJ

      Great point. Obama has much more money than I do. So let’s tax his new found retirement wealth at 99.9% per new IRS rules under a Republican administration. And we can give that money to the families of the four murdered Americans killed in Benghazi.

      • The Redhawk

        Based on Positive Accomplishments he SHOULD return every Penny and Perks he Received to Treasury ….Congress would just PI$$ IT away on some TURTLE TUNNELS project……rE” Benghazi…..SHIL-LIAR_RY and Bubba Should be Penalized MIGHTILY for ILLEGAL activities and those Dollars should go to the BENGHAZI Families…LOL

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