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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Well, if we enforced a "no hypocrisy" standard on all of our politicians there wouldn't be any politicians left.

    Meh... there's much bigger fish out there to fry, IMO.
    Go fry 'em.
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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    I for one can't wait for the day that he leaves office, moves far away from me, and becomes a subject of the ideology he pushes.

    You can already hear the people in Rancho Mirage saying, "There goes the neighborhood."
    The problem is, the Obama are moving to close to my territory.

    If the California state initiative passes and California is broken up into five states, Obama will be living in one of the redest states in America.

    I wonder if Obama knows how close his new home is to Arizona ? Probably not.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Both of those links are bull****, you should know that. They are as all the other sites I've found making the same claims, except those other sites have at least the dignity to include that their claims are speculation and that they have no proof. All this is apparently based upon one of the Bush daughters' trips to Paraguay with UNICEF.

    Funny thing, the speculation was never confirmed.

    Btw, thought I'd add in the reporting of the only semi-reputable org that ran this bull****, The Guardian:



    Paraguay in a spin about Bush's alleged 100,000 acre hideaway | World news | The Guardian
    Right on. I really didn't bother reading what they said. I knew going in they were probably bull****. Like I said, your post just reminded me of that time and how similar the libbos were reacting to it much the same way I suspect righties will react to what Obama does, bull**** or not.

    But it does make me wonder. I know I have Googled before how much a prez gets paid and what's provided for him and it's monetary worth. Doesn't it seem like they get richer than rich, all the while, just getting paid President wages? Bush was already filthy rich. Clinton claims they were broke but they got millions now. Obama buying a four million dollar crib?

    Professional, career politicians. So crooked they screw their shoes in the morning.

    Am I the only one here that finds this to be suspect?

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Right on. I really didn't bother reading what they said. I knew going in they were probably bull****. Like I said, your post just reminded me of that time and how similar the libbos were reacting to it much the same way I suspect righties will react to what Obama does, bull**** or not.

    But it does make me wonder. I know I have Googled before how much a prez gets paid and what's provided for him and it's monetary worth. Doesn't it seem like they get richer than rich, all the while, just getting paid President wages? Bush was already filthy rich. Clinton claims they were broke but they got millions now. Obama buying a four million dollar crib?

    Professional, career politicians. So crooked they screw their shoes in the morning.

    Am I the only one here that finds this to be suspect?
    Yeah, they really don't get paid all that much. I know they bring in bank on speaking engagements and sweetheart deals AFTER they leave office. But Obama had the two books didn't he? That should have set him up pretty well.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, they really don't get paid all that much. I know they bring in bank on speaking engagements and sweetheart deals AFTER they leave office. But Obama had the two books didn't he? That should have set him up pretty well.
    They get paid what, ~$500K/year? Granted that's not professional athlete money, but they don't do nearly the work that a professional athlete does either. Still pretty good bank, and much more than they deserve given what they do, which pretty much is just two things, lying and golfing.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, they really don't get paid all that much. I know they bring in bank on speaking engagements and sweetheart deals AFTER they leave office. But Obama had the two books didn't he? That should have set him up pretty well.
    I'm sure his accountant will make it all look legit.

    Pardon me if I wear my conspiracy hat for a minute.

    Consider this. If a street gang can start a business front as a rap music promoter, pay a rap artist 20k to perform, print up 200k worth of tickets, buy the tickets themselves with drug money and then just give the tickets away.... Now the money is legit. Earned off ticket sales. Bada bing...

    What's to stop a politician from publishing 100k copies of their book and have the corporate crooks, who want to buy their influence, just purchase his books instead of outright bribing him?

    Just a thought.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    You can already hear the people in Rancho Mirage saying, "There goes the neighborhood."
    The problem is, the Obama are moving to close to my territory.

    If the California state initiative passes and California is broken up into five states, Obama will be living in one of the redest states in America.

    I wonder if Obama knows how close his new home is to Arizona ? Probably not.
    Well hopefully he has enough acreage to house his new guests. And water. And food. And septic facilities. And healthcare. And lawyers. And Wifi. And all the other things we, as a nation, were expected to provide free of charge to his new found friends.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    They get paid what, ~$500K/year? Granted that's not professional athlete money, but they don't do nearly the work that a professional athlete does either. Still pretty good bank, and much more than they deserve given what they do, which pretty much is just two things, lying and golfing.
    Since 2001, the president has earned a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment.[78][79] The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001.
    It's on the wiki. Before the Clinton increase it was half that.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    I'm actually surprised. I had them pegged for a house in Hawaii, not California. Interesting. I wonder why there?

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm actually surprised. I had them pegged for a house in Hawaii, not California. Interesting. I wonder why there?
    Money.

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