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Al Sharpton complains about Mitts $10 grand bet

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
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    On his TV show tonight- Sharpton was going on about the "bet" that Mitt made to Rick Perry about a policy that may or may not have been in Mitts book.

    First of all - I doubt it would have been a serious bet.

    But then Sharpton (thats right, I will not call him Rev) - complained about Newt making $60 grand per speech.

    I wonder why he didn't mention that Bill Clinton commands
    "usually charging about $150,000 per event. On occasion, the price was much steeper."

    Hmm - 60 vs 150 - wow, thats over twice as much!

    and Clinton also gets:
    Presidential Retirement and Maintenance
    Under the Former Presidents Act, each former president is paid a lifetime, taxable pension that is equal to the annual rate of basic pay for the head of an executive federal department -- $199,700 in 2011 -- the same annual salary paid to secretaries of the Cabinet...
    (note: annual pay for POTUS in office is 400 grand)

    In addition to the retirement check he also has additional beenies

    Wow, a man can be President for four years and recieve 199 per year!
    I served 15 years active Army - and no retirement pay -
    (& yes - Honarable discharge)
  2. blackbird

    blackbird Administrator

    Feb 21, 2002
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    10 Grand for Sharpton??? Why----that's "Chump Change" for him!!! Petty Cash!!!!!