Thursday, May 04, 2017

You keep using that word I do not think it means what you think it means

Last year, then-president Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have curbed the pensions of former presidents if they took outside income of $400,000 or more. 
So now that former president Barack Obama has decided to accept $400,000 for an upcoming Wall Street speech, the sponsors of that bill say they'll reintroduce that bill in hopes that President Trump will sign it. 
"The Obama hypocrisy on this issue is revealing," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and sponsor of the 2016 bill. "His veto was very self-serving."
Needless to say, it is not hypocritical to veto a bill and then fail to comply with the bill that he vetoed. (Not commenting on whether Obama should have vetoed the bill or should accept $400k for a speech--though the latter I commented on already in another post.)

(via Memeorandum)