When the act was put into place Truman I believe was president and had no glamorous career that made him a lot of money. Today former president are wealthy businessmen( Bush 1 and Bush 2, and Donald Trump in 4-8 years), successful lawyers(Barack Obama) or really know how to get around on the paid speeches circuit( Bill Clinton). Then there's the book deals they all get. So there's plenty potential for presidents to make money money after their time in office however they should still get some form of compensation for their service which was consequential no matter which party. So maybe a smaller amount, not sure if it's $200,000, but a little smaller than what it is now.