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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:17 AM
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"We should pay an extra tax to supplement the president's salary
because $300,000.00 is not enough for what he is doing now".
Just when you think you've heard everything a deluded bu$h- loving freeper can possibly say...BANG!
Sometimes I'm jut too tired to argue with the stupid.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:18 AM
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1. What crazy fool idiot said that? And was the frigging clown really serious
.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:28 AM
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7. A nurse I work with. She's from a San Diego miltary family.
And thinks that we are doing more good than bad in Iraq. And the Swift Boat Liars were heroes.

When she said that I opened my mouth to tell her a thing or two couldnt. just stunned silence and I turned and walked away.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:19 AM
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2. IIRC, its $400k. We DO pay it. He is on vakay >40%. WTF!?!?
Edited on Sat Mar-26-05 10:20 AM by BlueEyedSon
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:20 AM
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3. Freepers for taxes? Did that guy get a bad peep in his candy basket?
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:28 AM
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9. Girl not Guy.
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:33 AM
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11. 
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:23 AM
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4. Consider this:
How much does the CEO of any significant corporation make? By the relatively low pay we give for the job requirements of the position, the salary for a POTUS should be 7 figures annually, maybe 8 figures. This way we almost guarantee that only those who are already wealthy will run, and that they will have ego reasons for doing it. I am speaking of serious runs, NOT symbolic runs that have zero chance.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:29 AM
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10. I wonder how we ever made it this far with only symbolic runs.
Or is it your contention that every person who ran for President throughout history was extraordinarily wealthy?
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:39 AM
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12. In modern times the cost of a run have become almost prohibitive.
Edited on Sat Mar-26-05 10:40 AM by Silverhair
Things have changed a lot since that one candidate ran without ever leaving his home. He believed it was unseemly for a candidate to beg for votes. He made himself available on his front porch to answer questions.

Do you think the POTUS should draw any pay at all? There have been presidents that have refused any salary.

I think the pay should match the responsibilities.

BTW - I am talking about the POTUS in general, NOT W in particular.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 11:17 AM
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15. What does the cost of a run
have to do with the salary of the office?
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 12:22 PM
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16. The salary is low, but
the opportunities after are wonderful.

Any former president can make $ 39 k a night in speaking fees and can sell a book, so I don't worry about them.

Still, 400 k is very low. It's about what the very worst player on the Yankees makes.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:26 AM
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5. JFK refused his salary, btw.
Freepers can be so mindnumbingly stupid.
For one thing, the president gets 400K.

For another, it's not like GWB is hurting for money. To be president you have to have more than a bit of cash.... but you know, JFK refused his salary. Of course, he wasn't a Republican.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:27 AM
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6. Hey, about letting my s.o. off the hook from taxes
'cause I've been technically unemployed for the last 2.5 years? We'd get a hell of a lot more mileage out of that.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:28 AM
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8. I an't buying it n/t
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left is right Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:54 AM
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13. I think said freeper
is actually * (or perhaps Jenna/Not Jenna) posting pseudonymously. Nothing else makes sense even for a freeper.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 11:11 AM
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14. We're paying extra taxes to supplement his political appointees' pay.
In the bureaucratic layers of all the administrative agencies, filled by political appointees or politically connected relatives who are "hired" by said appointees, there have been big fat bonuses given annually. Whereas your basic fed career employee may get a couple of hundred dollars, these professionally inexperienced but politically connected hacks are getting tens of thousands. It was part of the deal for them to take these federal jobs which didn't pay them the money their politcally connected families think they're worth. They are called "performance" bonuses, and I don't understand why they should be given at all. If you performed your job well, you improve your chances of getting promotions and/or increases in grade level, which carry with them higher salaries. Unfortunately for the political hacks, there are mandated salary ranges and years of experience tied with the grade levels. Hence, the bonuses.
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