George W. Bush Is the Most Expensive Ex-President

$1.3 million

Amount the federal government spent on George W. Bush in 2012. That includes almost $400,000 for 8,000 square feet of office space and $85,000 in telephone costs, Politico reports. In total, the government “spent nearly $3.7 million on former presidents last year. That covers a $200,000 pension, compensation and benefits for office staff, and other costs like travel, office space and postage.

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