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A Mustachian President
« on: August 18, 2018, 12:38:46 PM »
Pres. Carter still lives in the modest home he lived in before becoming president, assessed at $167,000.   He flies coach, and chooses not to pursue lucrative speaking and consulting gigs that have made other ex-presidents rich, instead focusing on writing and his human right's work.   

“I don’t see anything wrong with it; I don’t blame other people for doing it,” Carter says over dinner. “It just never had been my ambition to be rich.”

....The federal government pays for an office for each ex-president. Carter’s, in the Carter Center in Atlanta, is the least expensive, at $115,000 this year. The Carters could have built a more elaborate office with living quarters, but for years they slept on a pullout couch for a week each month. Recently, they had a Murphy bed installed.

Carter’s office costs a fraction of Obama’s, which is $536,000 a year. Clinton’s costs $518,000, George W. Bush’s is $497,000 and George H.W. Bush’s is $286,000, according to the GSA....

...They have no chef and they cook for themselves, often together. They make their own yogurt.

On this summer morning, Rosalynn mixes pancake batter and sprinkles in blueberries grown on their land.

Carter cooks them on the griddle.

Then he does the dishes.




https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2018/08/17/feature/the-un-celebrity-president-jimmy-carter-shuns-riches-lives-modestly-in-his-georgia-hometown/?utm_term=.d1735600fd20

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Re: A Mustachian President
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 05:43:47 AM »
We have a term for ex-public figures who cannot seem to stay away from the limelight. It's called RDS or "Relevance Deprivation Syndrome".

If only more politicians were like your man Mr Carter.