Big spenders always have a reason for spending more. Let's give these guys a country home and a butler when they decide to hang it up. Let's pay teachers a six figure salary. Let's raise the minimum wage to $40k a year so bagging groceries is a viable job for the breadwinner of a family.
This guy shouldn't have been shocked that his government paychecks ended when he resigned after 16 years. He knew the bargain.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will