Thursday, May 24, 2007

Care & Feeding of Former Presidents

The care and feeding of ex-Presidents is pretty pricey.

And Bill Clinton is the most expensive of the three living former chief executives. At $1.16 million a year -- his expenses are almost as much as those of Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush combined.

For the record, Mr Carter billed Uncle Sam $518,000 for expenses -- Mr Bush, $786,000.

Mr Clinton has raked in $40 million in speaking fees since leaving office. But he still gets a $191,000 pension from taxpayers -- just as Mr Carter and Mr Bush. But Mr Clinton has requested an extra $10,000 on his pension next year -- to pay for health insurance. (WaPo)

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