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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-05-08 12:30 PM
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15. That's how I see it too.
If they're big-name politicians and still influential in the party... then I can't help but detect a whiff of corruption.

All that money spent on speeches... while workers have trouble making ends meet. Bleh.
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  -Isn't $109 million obscene? Onlooker  Apr-05-08 12:15 PM   #0 
  - praise donnie mcclurkin that obama never accepts $$ for books and speaking nt  msongs   Apr-05-08 12:17 PM   #1 
  - If a democrat does it then its OK  thewiseguy   Apr-05-08 12:17 PM   #2 
  - By God I think you got it....but Cheney is evil...not just because he  movonne   Apr-05-08 12:23 PM   #10 
     - I was referring to his shady business deals  thewiseguy   Apr-05-08 12:24 PM   #12 
        - On that note...  redqueen   Apr-05-08 12:26 PM   #13 
  - He earned it  Taxmyth   Apr-05-08 12:18 PM   #3 
  - Amen.  kiranon   Apr-05-08 12:18 PM   #5 
  - I don't think it's limited to former Presidents -  gateley   Apr-05-08 12:18 PM   #4 
  - That's how I see it too.  redqueen   Apr-05-08 12:30 PM   #15 
  - Some actors make 20 million for a few weeks of work on a move and some press junkets.  wlucinda   Apr-05-08 12:20 PM   #6 
  - But they bring a return on the investment (ROI).  redqueen   Apr-05-08 12:31 PM   #16 
  - Only to those of us struggling at 50,000 or less...  tokenlib   Apr-05-08 12:20 PM   #7 
  - I can't understand how anyone could charge $250k for one speech  Raven   Apr-05-08 12:21 PM   #8 
  - Try 450k for one speech  thewiseguy   Apr-05-08 12:22 PM   #9 
  - How anyone could charge a charity 250k for one speech...  bhikkhu   Apr-05-08 12:29 PM   #14 
  - Exactly!  redqueen   Apr-05-08 12:32 PM   #17 
  - Because he was a great president!  thewiseguy   Apr-05-08 12:32 PM   #18 
  - Yes, how the charity justifies it is beyond me. The state's AG should look into how tax  GodlessBiker   Apr-05-08 12:45 PM   #26 
  - It worked for Reagan, and there wan't any problem w/it...  rasputin1952   Apr-05-08 01:22 PM   #32 
  - I agree  DJ13   Apr-05-08 12:23 PM   #11 
  - You mean like with Halliburton & Cheney?  redqueen   Apr-05-08 12:33 PM   #19 
  - For Months the Obamites went bezerk over the Clintons tax records...  niceypoo   Apr-05-08 12:36 PM   #20 
  - On another note, where are Obamas records of his time  MNDemNY   Apr-05-08 12:39 PM   #23 
  - $109 million.  Life Long Dem   Apr-05-08 12:46 PM   #28 
  - You got it.  emilyg   Apr-05-08 12:54 PM   #29 
  - Again...  XtraProudDem   Apr-05-08 01:38 PM   #33 
  - Depends entirely on how they made it.  bowens43   Apr-05-08 12:36 PM   #21 
  - Yes, unless  donheld   Apr-05-08 12:37 PM   #22 
  - If I read it correctly, they made 109 million from 2000, which puts  spenbax   Apr-05-08 12:41 PM   #24 
  - nope, you got it right  onenote   Apr-05-08 01:40 PM   #34 
  - It's only obscene because I didn't make that much.  GodlessBiker   Apr-05-08 12:42 PM   #25 
  - All ex-presidents make money on the lecture circuit, esp if they are articulate.  McCamy Taylor   Apr-05-08 12:46 PM   #27 
  - The amount itself is not obscene, it depends on how it was accumulated and how it's spent.  Zavulon   Apr-05-08 01:04 PM   #30 
  - Hey . . . that's only $13 million and something a year . . . isn't that what everyone makes?  defendandprotect   Apr-05-08 01:06 PM   #31 
     - you might want to correct your post -- senator s do not make $1 million/year  onenote   Apr-05-08 01:44 PM   #35 
        - Sorry -- you're correct, of course ---  defendandprotect   Apr-05-08 08:50 PM   #36 
 

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