Former presidents, unless they disappear into the witness protection program like George W. Bush, become wealthier than Mafia-owned banks in Sicily.
Ex-prezs rake in the dough from speaking engagements and from writing books that are transparent attempts at revisionist history.
And wasn’t it a damn shame that Warren G. Harding never learned to write. Perhaps history would have been kinder to him.
Barack Obama may make even more money post-White House if he hones his jump shot and signs with the Philadelphia 76ers, who sadly have some guys who shoot even worse than him.
Keep that in perspective regarding Obama’s financial “sacrifice.”
As a gesture of solidarity with federal workers whose income are being sacrificed as a result of the sequester budget cuts, Obama will return 5 percent of his salary — from March 1 through the rest of the calendar year — to the Treasury.
Five percent of 10 months’ worth of a presidential salary — $400,000 — comes out to $16,667.
Granted, $16K is chump change in the Treasury coffers. But it’s the thought that warms the cockles of our hearts in a spring colder than Wynonna Judd’s sex appeal.