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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:32 PM

How the pope's retirement package compares to yours

Its good to be the pope even a retired one, it turns out.

As Pope Benedict XVI steps down on Thursday, his retirement package the first one the Vatican has had to prepare in almost 600 years would likely be considered a sweet deal by the average American senior, providing a steady income and generous perks.

Lets start with the basics: The pope emeritus will receive a monthly pension of 2,500 euros, according to Italian newspaper La Stampa.

That translates to almost $3,300, or close to the monthly maximum of $3,350 that Social Security will pay to an American who retires this year.

http://lifeinc.today.com/_news/2013/02/28/17119472-how-the-popes-retirement-package-compares-to-yours?lite

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Reply How the pope's retirement package compares to yours (Original post)
joeybee12 Feb 2013 OP
cthulu2016 Feb 2013 #1
Bake Feb 2013 #7
MineralMan Feb 2013 #2
Rider3 Feb 2013 #3
Rex Feb 2013 #5
bluedigger Feb 2013 #4
Initech Feb 2013 #6

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:33 PM

1. Well yeah... but consider his dry-cleaning bills

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:24 PM

7. He doesn't get to keep the hat. Or the ruby shoes.

Not sure about the jewelry ...

On the other hand, Castel Gandolfo is a pretty sweet crib!

Bake

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:35 PM

2. He'll also get a place to live, gratis,

along with many other perks. It's not at all the same thing.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:36 PM

3. He's GOT a retirement package.

I'll be lucky if I'll ever get to retire.

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Response to Rider3 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:37 PM

5. +1

nt.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:36 PM

4. What does he need money for?

If we went out to eat, I'd probably pick up his tab...

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:49 PM

6. He also gets immunity from prosecution for that child rape thing too.

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