Good Question: What Benefits Do Former Presidents Receive?
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former President George W. Bush is recovering Tuesday from a successful surgery that put a stent in his heart. According to a statement released by his spokesperson, doctors at a clinic in Dallas discovered a blocked artery Monday in his routine annual exam.
The former president’s surgery took place at a private hospital in Dallas, which had some people wondering: What benefits do former presidents receive? How about members of Congress after they leave office?
“If you’re coming from a big company, you’re going to get a generous retirement package, that’s kind of ballpark for a president or member of Congress,” said Larry Jacobs, a political science professor with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. “It’s a g… Continue Reading