Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Presidential Pay and Perks

Newsweek's Gersh Kuntzman explores the finances behind the President's fast food purchases.

It's really a look at the President's expense account. In addition to the President's $400,000 salary, he gets $50,000 a year to pay for incidentals, buying Colin Powell a hamburger is one of the examples Mr Kuntzman documents. And the President doesn't have to keep up with his reciepts.

Mr Kuntzman's efforts to document the President's expenses is a trip through the bureaucracy of Washington bean-counting. (Newsweek via MSNBC)

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