[Rushtalk] CLINTONS WORTH 50 MILLION, Bill still gets NEARLY A MILLION A YEAR FROM THE TAXPAYERS?
John A. Quayle
blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sun Jul 20 18:21:50 MDT 2014
At 04:34 PM 7/20/2014, Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
>For all this the witch crys poverty.
Carl, think about it........in her world, that IS poverty!
There's a special place in Hell for these kind of people............
>June 25, 2014
>SNYDER - OPED
>Since leaving the White House, the Clintons have earned at least 100
>million dollars and currently have a net worth of up to 50 million
>dollars. So why in the world do the taxpayers need to give Bill
>to fund his extravagant lifestyle in 2014? If ordinary Americans
>truly understood how much money many former politicians are being
>handed every year they would go bananas. According to a
>Congressional Research Service report that was published earlier
>this year, the federal government has given a total of
>16 million dollars to Bill Clinton since 2001. Each one of those
>dollars is a dollar that some U.S. taxpayer worked really hard for
>or that we had to borrow. Yes, we don't want our former presidents
>to go broke for a whole bunch of reasons, but it is absolutely
>absurd that we are showering them with millions upon millions of
>dollars. Yesterday, I wrote about the trouble that Hillary has
>caused for herself by claiming that the Clintons were
>broke" when they left the White House.
>The way things have been set up, there is no way in the world that
>any former president is going to be "dead broke" ever again unless
>the law is changed.
>Washington Post, Bill Clinton has been receiving about a million
>dollars a year "for office space, staff, and a pension" since he left office...
>According to an April report from the Congressional Research
>Service, Bill Clinton has received nearly $16 million in pensions
>and benefits from the federal government since leaving office. That
>includes $944,000 in fiscal year 2014 for office space, staff, and a pension.
>That is insanely wasteful.
>But wait, there's more.
>George W. Bush is actually receiving more money from the taxpayers
>Clinton is each year...
>Bush the younger is costing taxpayers $1.28 million this year, and
>averages 4 per cent more annual than Clinton.
>The government's General Services Administration inexplicably
>budgeted $102,000 for Bush's telephone expenses in 2014, and planned
>to spend $135,000 more on furniture, computers, office supplies and
>How in the world is George W. Bush racking up $102,000 in phone
>expenses a year?
>Does he have the world's worst calling plan?
>And of course what we spend on our former presidents is peanuts
>compared to what we spend on our current president.
>According <http://amzn.to/UPuW4W>to author Robert Keith Gray,
>approximately 1.4 billion dollars is spent on the Obamas every
>year. Here are just a few nuggets <http://amzn.to/UPuW4W>from his book...
>-The Obamas have the
>staff in history at the highest wages ever".
>-Obama has 469 senior staff working directly under him, and
>of them make more than $100,000 a year.
>-There is always at least one projectionist at the White House 24
>hours a day just in case there is someone that wants to watch a movie.
>-The "dog handler" for the family dog Bo reportedly makes
>per year and sometimes he is even flown to where the family is
>vacationing so that he can care for the dog.
>Yes, the White House needs a large staff.
>But at this point we spend more on our presidents than any nation on
>the planet does on their entire royal families.
>Over the years, the political elite have tilted the rules of the
>game dramatically in their favor. Neither political party objects
>because they both benefit from riding on the endless gravy train.
>If you can believe it, there are
>to 15,000 retired federal employees that are currently collecting
>federal pensions for life worth at least $100,000 annually. This
>list includes names such as Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Trent Lott,
>Dick Gephardt and Dick Cheney.
>And most people are astounded to hear that
>than 4 million dollars a year is spent on the "personal" and
>"office" expenses of each U.S. Senator.
>Not that they need the money. As I wrote about
>more than half of the members of Congress are millionaires at this
>point, and nearly 200 of them are multimillionaires.
>Politics in America has become a game that is played by the elite
>for the benefit of the elite. If it seems like they are "out of
>touch" with ordinary Americans that is because they are.
>Meanwhile, things just continue to get
>tougher for the middle class. Even though money is flowing like
>wine in Washington D.C. for the moment, a brand new Gallup survey
>percent of Americans believe that the economy is getting worse.
>It is shameful that our politicians are living like rock stars while
>tens of millions of American families are suffering so deeply. For
>example, consider the case of
> and Kristen Cummins...
>Andrew and Kristen Cummins and their 8-year-old son Colton have been
>in and out of homelessness for the past four years.
>It all started when Andrew moved to Indiana for a temporary
>warehouse job that was supposed to turn into a full-time job. But
>instead he said he was let go as soon as the company would have had
>to start providing him with full-time benefits.
>Since then, he has worked at several other temporary jobs that
>haven't turned into full-time work either.
>Kristen has been in the same position: She has also had temporary
>jobs, but nothing has stuck.
>So for now, the three stay at a local homeless shelter called the
>Haven House. Since women and men are required to sleep in separate
>areas, Andrew doesn't get to see his wife or son after 9 p.m. each night.
>There are millions of other families just like them that are
>scratching and clawing their way through life the best that they can.
>Perhaps our politicians should actually do something to help them
>instead of sitting back and living the high life at our expense.
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