10 Most Expensive Presidential Perks
Should presidents have to waste time doing their own laundry and buying plane tickets when they’re signing legislation and dispatching troops?
The VIP treatment seems fitting considering the difficult road to the White House. Presidential candidates spend years and millions upon millions of dollars campaigning. Once they win, these perks eliminate the hassles and distractions from their all-important job.
But perks aren’t just about making the president’s life easier; instead, many are for security or just practical reasons. And having one of the highest-pressure jobs in the world probably dulls the joys of such perks.
Still, it’s nice to imagine what life would be like with all these extras:
10: The White House
9: Personal Staff
8: The South Lawn Amenities
7: Blair House
6: Ground Transportation Services
5: Security and Advance Team
4: Camp David
3: Air Force One and Marine One
1: Retirement Perks
Read on to learn more about the cost of each of these.