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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Presidential Perks

Michael Tasselmyer
July 6, 2014

Taxpayer's Tab Update

Last year, NTUF offered an analysis of the benefits that former Presidents are entitled to under the Former Presidents Act, which was signed into law in 1958. Presidents are entitled to a $200,000 pension, lifetime Secret Service protection, and reimbursement for travel, office space, administrative staff, and office supplies once they leave office in order to keep up with the public's requests and inquiries.

In this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, we take a look at the latest estimate of how much those perks cost taxpayers, and which Presidents have received the most in benefits since 2000.

We also continue our "Profiles in Liberty" series, highlighting the background and work of the interns who are helping us research legislation this summer. This week we interviewed Paul Bartow and John Ridley.

For more, check out The Tab online.


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