While President Trump is donating money to hurricane victims, his predecessor is wanting more money. Yes, former president Barack Obama is demanding Congress increase his allowance to $1,153,000 next year. Actually, he is demanding it from taxpayers.
If given the increase, Obama will officially be the costliest ex-president in United States history. According to reports, he will be earning $200,000 more than Bill Clinton and more than twice what Jimmy Carter receives. Carter will be receiving $465,000 in 2018. And, Obama is spending half of the money just on office space.His sprawling 8.198 square foot D.C office, (or should we say Trump resistance headquarters), is costing taxpayers $536,000 a year.
Additionally, Obama’s pension payment is the highest of all the former presidents at $236,000. However, he spends the least amount of money on communications expenses. Which, is somewhat surprising, given all the time he spends bashing President Trump around the globe.