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Angry Dragon

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Presidential Perks: Paying for Carter’s postage, Bush’s bills, and Clinton’s rent


It's a little-noticed part of the federal budget: Each year U.S. taxpayers pick up the tab for the expenses of our former Presidents. For the likes of Carter, Clinton and Bush that means free rent, postage, phone and office staff — all courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer.

In 2010, taxpayer-financed expenses included $15,000 for Jimmy Carter's postage, $579,000 for Bill Clinton's rent and a whopping $80,000 for George W. Bush's phone bills. It adds up: All told, U.S. taxpayers were on the hook for more than $3 million of expenses for the four surviving former U.S. presidents.

They certainly don't seem to need the money. These days being a former U.S. President is a lucrative business. After all, Bill Clinton raked in more than $10 million just in speaking fees last year. George W. Bush made even more: $15 million just for giving speeches.

This entitlement for the very rich was put in place when at least one former president wasn't rich. Congress created this presidential entitlement in 1958 because Harry Truman couldn't afford to pay his bills.

more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/presidential-perks-paying-carter-postage-bush-bills-clinton-100551264.html

The rich just want more and more..................
Posted by Angry Dragon | Wed May 9, 2012, 01:32 AM (2 replies)

Question: Too big is bad??

We hear all the time that government has gotten too big and controls our lives.
How can republicans do not say the same thing about corporations that have gotten too big and have gotten too big and controls our lives??

I would think that things that have gotten too big to do the job should apply to all things.

Just another disconnect with the republican brain
Posted by Angry Dragon | Sat May 5, 2012, 08:28 PM (6 replies)

Just heard on the radio

President Obama in Afghanistan
Posted by Angry Dragon | Tue May 1, 2012, 03:01 PM (9 replies)

Just listened to an interview with Jim Graves on WCCO

He is running in the 6th

he sounds so much different than Michelle Bachmann
he doesn't yell, lie, blame everyone else for the problems

Article about him

Early religions are considered pagan and cults by many

What seperates the Christian religion from these religions??

Rep. Alan West on the radio ---- WCCO

West coming to Minnesota
For the most part sounded coherent

Wants to drill on federal and state lands
Thinks the oil drilled here will stay here

Refused to answer question about whether the President is a Christian

Thinks we should attack Pakistan more and has no problem bombing any country
Go where the enemy is

I no longer have Automatic Post Formatting Buttons and Smilies

I noticed they were not there Sunday

High School Sex

In high school he had dated almost exclusively bisexual girls - he'd
mention sex, the girls would say "bye".
Posted by Angry Dragon | Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:48 PM (0 replies)

Catholic Question

It is my understanding that their god demanded that they go out and multiply.

How come the pope, cardinals, bishops, priests are exempt from this demand??
Or was their god just talking about learning the new math??

"Religion is the opium of the people"

"Religion is the opium of the people" is one of the most frequently paraphrased statements of Karl Marx. It was translated from the German original, "Die Religion ... ist das Opium des Volkes" and is often referred to as "religion is the opiate of the masses." The quotation originates from the introduction of his 1843 work Contribution to Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right which was subsequently released one year later in Marx's own journal Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher, a collaboration with Arnold Ruge. The phrase "This opium you feed your people" appeared in 1797 in Marquis de Sade's text L'Histoire de Juliette and Novalis's "eligion acts merely as an opiate" around the same time.


Republicans are so against Marx and socialism and then at the same time they embrace religion with all their heart.

It is hard to truely understand the hypocracy of the right...........
Posted by Angry Dragon | Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:43 PM (6 replies)
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