Being the Leader of the Free World [my take]

I recently posted something a little funny as well as a little political on my facebook today. I was told I have no idea what I am talking about. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this just the most recent. Now I want to make it clear that I feel that people can say what they want because I love that people think differently. I do like to try and find common ground if I can. Now I understand people wont like my view but if we all thought the same then we would be robots and that is wrong.

So now that that’s out of the way. This post is about how I think Presidents don’t do there job. I’ll keep this rant confined to the two most recent president’s because I could care less if someone is a Republican or Democrat doesn’t mean you can’t do your job.

Let’s start with the President’s pay. According to WhoStuffWorks President Clinton raised the pay for presidents to $400k which went into effect January, 2001. So that means both Bush and Obama made/make 400k a year. According to Wikipedia from 2001 up to today the average American makes about $50k a year on average. That number hasn’t really changed in over ten years. The President makes at least 4 times what you do a year and that’s not counting all the bonuses they get. Now the average American pay breaks down to 24 bucks an hour minus overtime. The President makes 192 bucks an hour but that’s based on a 40 hour work week which the President does work more hours then you. But even though the Presidency isnt a 9-5 job still doesn’t mean they don’t get vacations. Bush spent 16% of his Presidency on vacation but half of that was at his ranch which was setup to be the white house away from the white house. Obama has spent 3% of his Presidency on vacation so far. Again the President doesn’t work a 9-5 job he’s mostly “On Call” for stuff.

All that money and the president doesn’t really do much.  Mostly the president is the mouth piece for America. Congress does most of the work involving bill’s and such, But that doesn’t mean he can’t get involved. The President can veto bills and also rally support for changes. Usually Presidents start out as governors or congressmen, That’s when you get people on your side and if you really wanted stuff to change you could but they would have to work at it and most don’t care. This rant started when I made the comment “Any president could change everything in probably 2 years if they wanted to, but thats the thing they dont want to.” and they really could but they are either tied by promises and blood money or they just don’t care that much. I’m not ragging on any one president I just want people to not buy into the bullshit that every candidate says. That is all good day.