[quote=“JStang, post:10, topic:38895”]
Well see, our Ex Presidents are usually still held up as ambassadors for good will with other nations, and within our own borders. Many carry on organizing charity work and such. Why they get so much? I don’t know. I think having a small staff to assist with post term business with the gov’t is acceptable for someone who controlled and handled the weight of the nation. They carry secrets to their graves of the things that go on that we never know about.
See, even General Officers in the military are usually granted a small staff when they retire, although it’s only temporary. But, the staff is needed to help with everything from biographical needs to turnover. They also carry a great deal of knowledge that must be passed on. So here, again, I can see the need.
Secret service protection for past presidents I also understand.
Now look, keep in mind that I believe these allowances should be kept to a very fiscally responsible level. That does need to take into account how much work needs to be done though. GWB and Clinton, and even Obamama will require more staff than Carter, or Ford if for no other reason than they were in office longer, and there is more turnover that needs to be done.
[/quote]turnover from president to president?