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
>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.
>According to 
>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 
>other miscellany.
>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 
>discovered that 
>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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