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  •  I didn't know this (0+ / 0-)

    Elmo. So when Obama flew to Hawaii over Christmas, he pays for Airforce One? I don't know if 400K a year could afford that. So if he stays at a hotel with the family he pays that, except for the extra rooms for the SS? Makes sense.

    "If fighting for a more equal and equitable distribution of the wealth of this country is socialistic, I stand guilty of being a socialist." Walter Reuther

    by fugwb on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 01:39:18 PM PDT

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    •  I think AirForce One is a special case (6+ / 0-)

      He can't fly commercial, obviously, for security as well as communication reasons.

    •  He did make a bunch off his books (2+ / 0-)
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      Smoh, elmo

      He certainly wasn't the richest Senator, but he had a couple million in the bank prior to getting elected.  (Poorest Senator was, of course, Biden.) Michelle also made a very good living as a lawyer.  They paid off their student loans and then wisely saved up enough for a nice house, living frugally, until Dreams of My Father hit the bestseller list.

      I'm sure Obama still gets the occasional royalty check as well.  

      The Cake is a lie. In Pie there is Truth. ~ Fordmandalay

      by catwho on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 06:06:46 PM PDT

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