Joe Biden is now President Elect.


Rising Star
BGOL Investor
Democrats are much more effective stewards of the economy and it’s amazing Republicans are ever allowed to run on “fiscal-anything” but yeah—I foresee mild Keynesian measures which will stabilize and make the economy healthy again over the next 8 years juuuusssstt long enough to dig ourselves out of this pit the GOP has drove the economy into only to usher in another psycho populist fascist who will seize on ppl’s disaffection with the status quo. It’s the circle of life in this bitch.

The only remedy Dems have is to enact bold plans that demonstrably improve average lives in a huge way (while cutting corporate welfare etc) — I’m not optimistic about this incoming admin doing that but who knows, maybe even Corporate Dems are sick of the bullshit lol.
His first plan isn’t bold.


El Pirate Del Caribe
BGOL Investor
One of the idiots that stormed the capitol uploaded a video of the confrontation with the Black Officer that went viral. :smh: :smh: :smh:

Couldn't the metadata in those videos help the feds find those that recorded them?

Saw a full Parler video drop post and thought the Feds could use the metadata to hunt them down.


Rising Star
BGOL Investor
Couldn't the metadata in those videos help the feds find those that recorded them?

Saw a full Parler video drop post and thought the Feds could use the metadata to hunt them down.
It looks like they are starting to do that. From paragraph 20 of another criminal complaint against an insurrectionist:

During a subsequent search of PRIOLA’s Apple iPhone on or about January 12,
2021, agents were unable to recover data for photos, videos, chats, or messages from
approximately January 4 through January 7, 2021. Agents also were unable to recover device
location data for January 6, 2021, from 5:40AM to 4:17PM. At the same time, agents were able to
recover device location data for January 6, 2021, at 4:23PM. This data indicated that the device
was utilizing a WiFi system located at GPS coordinates (38.892002, -77.006646). According to
Google Maps, these coordinates correspond to a location just northeast of the U.S. Capitol



Dinner is now being served.
BGOL Investor
This is why Trump must be convicted!

Pensions and Perks for Former Presidents

Presidential libraries are built with private donations, taxpayers foot much of the bill to keep them running.

The Former Presidents Act of 1958 provides several benefits and perks that are available to presidents after they leave office. The biggest personal benefit that former presidents are entitled to is an annual pension equal to the pay for a Cabinet Secretary, which is $$221,400 in 2021. Widows of former Presidents are eligible for a $20,000 yearly pension. In addition former Presidents and their spouses can opt to receive lifetime Secret Service protection.
Below is an overview of the of the additional benefits for former presidents (a more detailed analysis is available in NTUF's November 2020 issue brief, Congress Should Roll Back Perks to Ex-Presidents Costing Taxpayers $4 Million Annually):
  • Office Space and Staffing Allowances: Starting six months after a President leaves office, the General Services Administration (GSA) provides funding to establish, furnish, and staff an official office anywhere in the U.S.
  • Travel Expenses: Chief Executives and up to two staff members are reimbursed for up to $1 million in costs annually. Spouses of former Presidents also are eligible for up to $500,000 per year for security and official travel.
  • Health Benefits: Provided that they had been enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program for at least five years, former Presidents are eligible for health annuities, similar to all federal employees. (Jimmy Carter is ineligible because he only served a single term and did not hold another federal position.)
  • Funerals: Presidents are guaranteed a ceremony with full honors and the option to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Secret Service Protection: Presidents are eligible for lifetime protection. The related costs are classified.
Presidents who are removed from office through the impeachment process are no longer eligible for the pension and benefits provided in the Former Presidents Act. Lifetime Secret Service protections is provided under a separate law so this benefit would not be impacted by removal from office.