Barack Obama is one of the worst presidents we have ever seen in the United States. He did everything he could to hurt Americans during his time and it showed tremendously. There is no reason that he and his administration should not be punished for what they did to punish this country. It seemed like they did not even care about trying to hide their criminal behavior. And what does Obama get for his illegal actions? He gets a government pension of $400,000. That is a lot of money for someone who is already a multi-millionaire. That is why Congress is doing everything they can to make a change to the pension law.
We can all remember what President Trump thought about the pension during a speech in 2015. “The first thing I am going to tell you that if I am elected president, I am accepting no salary, OK?” he said. “They get benefits that nobody else can even think about, OK. And they do not like to talk about it. But we will work on that.”
That is not the same feelings that Obama has on the matter. He vetoed a law by Congress last July that would have aimed to cut the pension if the presidents’ salary reaches more than $400,000. That would be the case for Obama, who recently made that much on one speech alone.
“President Obama will deliver speeches from time to time,” noted Eric Schultz. “Some of those speeches will be paid, some will be unpaid, and regardless of venue or sponsor, President Obama will be true to his values, his vision, and his record.”
Obama recently signed a book deal that is worth at least $65 million. It seems like he is pretty set on cash right now and has no reason for this pension. This is yet another way for him to steal taxpayer money. Luckily Trump will not veto a law like this, so when Congress tries to get it passed again, it will actually work.
We need to see Obama be punished for what he did to this country, not rewarded.
(h/t USA Today)