You may recall that the president of the United States rakes in $400,000 per annum and has an expense allowance of $50,000. The Veep makes $230,700. But how much do White House staffers take home?
Take that, Harry!
Meanwhile, the former secretary of Defense finds the confusing tax code “a sad commentary on governance in our nation’s capital.”
You read that correctly. Look at the documents for yourself. Continue reading
Congress has declared war 11 times, Buzzfeed says, but not since World War II even though we’ve been involved in several conflicts.
So how have presidents announced military actions? A look back at how FDR, Reagan and the Bushes did it. Click on the name to watch a video of the speech on YouTube.
Franklin D. Roosevelt:Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. .. I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.
It’s a three-day weekend, do you know where your lawmaker is?
On Friday, Congress got out of Dodge for nine days, and the president took off for a weekend getaway with golf buddies in Florida. Is there time left to dodge the deep cuts when the sequester kicks in on March 1? Continue reading