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    Subject: U.S. President Expenses
    Category: Reference, Education and News
    Asked by: icefroggy6-ga
    List Price: $3.50
    Posted: 09 May 2006 10:51 PDT
    Expires: 08 Jun 2006 10:51 PDT
    Question ID: 726988
    Does the United States President have any expenses associated with
    cost of living, such as rent or food, or are those expenses paid for by taxpayers?
    
    Please provide sources. Thank you.
    Subject: Re: U.S. President Expenses
    Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 09 May 2006 11:45 PDT
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    Subject: Re: U.S. President Expenses
    From: onenonblonde-ga on 09 May 2006 15:23 PDT
     
    Both Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush noted in thier memoirs that they
    received a monthly bill for the food purchased for the private
    quarters.
    Dear icefroggy6-ga;
    
    Thank you for allowing me to answer your interesting question. The
    answer is both yes and no. The President pays for some personal
    expenses but how? he pays for it and whose purse it comes out of is
    determined by what the need is:
    
    Presidential Food Service provides worldwide food service, security,
    and personal support to the President and First Family. Additionally,
    they provide gourmet meals and support catered functions and Social
    Aide Dinners for visiting Heads-of-State. Presidential Food Service
    operates the White House Mess Executive dining rooms, provides a
    carryout service, and provides complete catering coordination to the
    White House complex. They also provide logistics coordination for
    White House Mess personnel and valet services for Presidential trips
    and events.
    WHITE HOUSE
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/whmo/pfs.html
    
    Does the president get an expense account?
    
    Yes. Since 1949 a $50,000 annual expense account for official
    purposes has been provided. Although the president's salary is
    taxable, this expense account isn't. Since the president doesn't need
    cab fare, it most commonly gets used to host meetings that don't fall
    within the budget of another federal department or agency. The unused
    portion is returned to the Treasury Department.
    
    Does the president pay for his own personal expenses?
    
    Yes. If the president asks for doughnuts in the private quarters,
    he's supposed to pick up the tab as he is for his dry cleaning and
    other personal needs.
    
    THE PRESIDENTIAL SALARY FAQ
    http://www.slate.com/id/1006798/
    
    Currently, President Bush's salary and perks (at taxpayers? expense)
    looks like this:
    
    $400,000; $50,000 expense account; $100,000 nontaxable for travel;
    $19,000 official entertainment account; free housing
    
    HOW STUFF WORKS
    http://people.howstuffworks.com/question449.htm
    
    So, in short, if the President wants a hamburger he has to buy it
    himself. If he eats it on the way to an official meeting or shares it
    with the President of China, it's a business expense and WE pay pick
    up the tab. If he wants an umbrella because it's raining he needs to
    buy it himself; but if he needs an umbrella because he's going to the
    Amazon to meet with a pygmy witchdoctor about saving the rain forest
    from acid rain, it's a business expense and WE pay for that.
    
    WHO BUYS THE PRESIDENT BURGERS?
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7794595/site/newsweek/
    
    I hope you find that my answer exceeds your expectations. If you have
    any questions about my research please post a clarification request
    prior to rating the answer. Otherwise I welcome your rating and your
    final comments and I look forward to working with you again in the
    near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us.
    
    Best regards;
    Tutuzdad-ga ? Google Answers Researcher
    
    
    
    INFORMATION SOURCES
    
    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/cpquery/?&dbname=cp106&sid=cp106aoxyI&refer=&r_n=hr231.106&item=&sel=TOC_238521&
    
    
    
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    Everything I ever wanted to know and very, very quick. Thank you kindly.

    Comments 
    Subject: Re: U.S. President Expenses
    From: onenonblonde-ga on 09 May 2006 15:23 PDT
     
    Both Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush noted in thier memoirs that they
    received a monthly bill for the food purchased for the private quarters.
    
     
     

     

     

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  • Re: Paying for the President's expenses---

    Amazing that the leader of our country makes $400,000 base salary and private executives make millions.

     

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    I thought the same Tree!

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  • Re: Paying for the President's expenses---

    we're getting off cheap for good leadership, compared to those greedy buttholes on wall street.  $400,000 is a bargain.

    $19,000? no wonder GWB didn't do too many state dinners, the cheapskate.

     thanks for posting this.

     

     

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    Remember the $250 haircut for Hilliary?

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  • Re: Paying for the President's expenses---
    Considering what is entailed in governing this country I think we are getting off cheap with the Presidents salary. Personally I would like to see more functions at the White House with visiting dignitaries, just good public relations.
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