President of the United States
The Constitution assigns the president two roles: chief executive of the federal government and Commander in Chief of the armed forces. As Commander in Chief, the president has the authority to send troops into combat, and is the only one who can decide whether to use nuclear weapons.
As chief executive, he enforces laws, treaties, and court rulings; develops federal policies; prepares the national budget; and appoints federal officials. He also approves or vetoes acts of Congress and grants pardons.
$50,000/year expense account
$100,000/year travel expenses
The White House
Secret Service Protection (for life for the President and immediate family)
Camp David (a retreat that many President’s use as vacation or to meet with other heads of state)
Air Force One personal airplane
Personal Staff of 400-500