For the 2016 Presidential Election

President Description

Presidential Requirements- The requirements are simple; you need to be a natural born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old, and you must live in the united states for at least 14 years.

Salary- A president gets paid by the hour which is $223.84 an hour and usually works 40 hours a week which is $400,000 yearly.

(Benefits While Sitting)

Staff- The President receives basically unlimited staff, as determined by Congress.
White House - Movie theater, bowling alley, pool, tennis and basketball courts, putting green, groundskeepers, florists, valets and butlers, a pastry chef and 24-hour cooking staff.
Recreation- The President receives some of the best recreation available. They receive invites to the best parties, and any invitation they send out is unlikely to be rebuffed. Many many activities occur on the South Lawn.
Air Force One- The middle level of these planes carries up to 70 passengers, as well as a 26-person crew. There's ample room in the staff, media and security areas in the back half of the plane, but the president has a personal suite under the cockpit with an office, bathroom, bedroom and workout room.
Ground Transportation- The Beast is generally one of the most secure vehicles on the planet. They receive two 'Dignitary Buses' at around $1MM each. The Beast shoots grenades and sees in infrared.
Blair House- Its 119 rooms include more than 20 bedrooms for guests and staff, 35 bathrooms, four dining rooms, a gym, a flower shop and a hair salon.
Travel & Advance Team- The Presidential Advance Team includes logistics and security for the president's motorcade, as well as employing Secret Service against the 500 death threats the president receives each month, on average.
Camp David- The Presidential vacation home. No Washington heat or traffic. Features 11 cabins, office cabin, swimming pool, shooting range, bowling alley, etc. Plus the use of Marine One to helicopter.

Security- Presidents before 1997 received security for life. This was changed to only 10 years for George W Bush, but then retroactively returned to lifetime security. It includes the spouse, and any children until age 16. Secret Service can also decide autonomously to continue security after.
Pension- Executive Level One Pay, which is currently $199k, in perpetuity. There's a few bills trying to change it to 200k in total (removing all above) with removal of each dollar in personal annual wealth over $400k. These are fully taxable.
Transition- Presidents receive 6 months of transition costs. It covers office space, staff compensation, communications services, and printing and postage associated with the transition
Allowance- 30 months after the 6 month transition, you receive $150k in post-presidential staff pay, and $96k a year after that.
Travel- Congress determined that former Presidents must travel as part of their civic duties, and are allowed $1MM in travel expenses.
Health Benefits- Presidents receive health benefits for 5 or more years of Federal service, and while it is 'the same as Congress,' they also get the added bonus of priority and use veteran's hospitals.
Presidential Townhouse- The Townhouse mentioned in the 'Sitting' sections Blair House is a perk that continues into retirement.

Major Issues

1. If Kennedy or I were president of the United States, we would be all for gun control and looking more into it. Their should be higher stakes being taken when all we see on the news lately are shootings all over different parts of the country. We think that there should be more than just a background check to purchase guns, there should be a list of requirements. No one really takes these tragedies to heart but you never know if it could happen to you or not. We need to start fixing this issue. We need to take action now to prevent anything happening in the future.

2. We would resolve this issue by having televised debates on this topic and see what the people have to say about it. People living in this county should feel safe at all times and as president of the United States we want to fix that.

Leadership Traits

1. Trust- Trust is an important because the whole country is relying on you to make a decision that is probably affecting the country in some way.

2. Goals- Having and setting goals is important because as president you are trying to make the country a better place and if you achieve your goals the country will respect you as president.

3. Decision making- making good decisions is important because you want people to agree with what you are doing.

4. Resolve conflicts- As president of the United States a lot of conflicts will come up and you will have to know how to solve them the best way possible for the country.

5. Vision- As president you will need to inspire a vision that everyone supports.

Roles of the president

1. Party leader- Helps members of his party get elected to office

2. Commander and chief- Commands the armed forces, military leaders take his orders

3. Chief executive- Has power to administer laws of the nation

4. Chief of state- Represent the U.S. in public events mainly symbolic role

5. Chief diplomat- Interacting with other nations leaders like developing polices

6. Chief legislature- Voice your ideas and options to congress while they draft legislation