What do I have to say about this history? Well, not much, sorry. Nevertheless, I thought I would make a post about it any way, because it seems like every one else is. He is only a man, one person. He’s not a god.

People seem to forget who runs this country. Though the President has many powers, he’s only one person in the LONG chain of people who run this place. People seem to forget that things pass threw local law makers and representatives before they ever land on the Presidents desk. The President only listens to what others tell him.

The tradition of the Cabinet dates back to the beginnings of the Presidency itself. One of the principal purposes of the Cabinet (drawn from Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution) is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of their respective offices. The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments. ~ WhiteHouse.gov

So, think before you blame the President for all the nations troubles. There are dozens if not hundreds of people he listens to for advice… He’s only a man.

So, how much do we pay “The Man“…?

  • President of the United States makes about $400,000 a year
  • Vice President of the United States makes about $221,100 a year
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives $217,400
  • President Pro Tempore of the Senate $183,500
  • Majority and Minority Leaders of the House and Senate $188,100
  • Senators make about $169,300
  • The Librarian of Congress makes about $168,000
  • George W. Bush will leave with a pension of $196,700. The pension begins immediately upon his departure from office at noon.