Money Boy Saturday Reading

Mr. 'Get Checks in the Mail', Himself

Mr. ‘Get Checks in the Mail’, Himself

Asked last year about the six-figure speaking fees raked in after his presidency by both Clintons, Hillary Clinton echoed Truman, complaining, “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.”

By contrast, the Clintons, in their first year after leaving the White House, reported earning $16 million, mostly from speaking fees and book advances. By some accounts, Bill Clinton is worth more than any other living ex-president. The Clintons were worth an estimated $15.3 million in 2012, according to a Center for Responsive Politics analysis of a financial disclosure statement Hillary Clinton filed that year with the State Department.

“The notion of former presidents becoming paupers in their old age was laid to rest with Harry Truman,” said Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayers Union, which for years has urged Congress to scale back payments to the former presidents. “With the prospect of ex-presidents becoming even more deeply involved in post-career politics, there should be more motivation now than ever before to try and put reasonable limits on the load taxpayers are being asked to shoulder,” he said.



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26 Responses to Money Boy Saturday Reading

  1. jimhitchcock says:

    That’s just mean, nobody wants the kids of ex-Presidents to go hungry.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Drizzle, as predicted.


  3. Den says:

    Singling out Slick Willies income while ignoring Chimpies seems politically motivated to discredit the Clintons. There is no reason to believe any of this crap but I posted in a drunken stupor last night, hence making this article what it is, right wing poo. No one can pump out the poo better than a Pugger, they are full of it.

    Bush has more expenses than any other former president reminding us of deficit spending, but no one wants to hear what he says so he does not command the money Slick gets for speaking engagements, tsk, tsk.


    • º¿carol says:

      People in my news feed on Facebook are showing off with the Pi stuff. I’ve no idea what Pi is, why normal people are posting things about it as if it means something to them. I see a number that stretches on and on. I can write numbers down all day myself. I know in grade school we learned what Pi was, but I’ve never had to think about it again to this day.

      Bob said today has something to do with it, like an anniversary, or something.

      I’ve never been a math person, not good at it, happy they invented calculators. I can, however, so math on paper as I was taught to do before calculators. Still don’t think I ever used Pi in life.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    American pi day today.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Bowling with grenades in breakaway Ukraine.


  6. º¿carol says:

    Did some vacuuming and dusting today. Road trip into the village to drop off movies and audio books and trash. Got a couple burgers from the value menu at McDonalds so I didn’t have to cook lunch for Bob.

    Continued melting going on here. Pretty much a cloudy day though. Temps staying up a tad to help the melting. Can’t wait to get the birdfeeders moved out to the dead tree. Birds are so messy. The ground under the three feeders is carpeted in sunflower shells and other shells AND rabbit poop. The rabbits come to the feeders at night and hang around. Poop balls are as bad as the oiler shells.

    And you should see the deck rails! And the floor below the rails. Move the feeders out, the spring rains come and clean it all up. We’re having the back deck cleaned and stained this spring so the guys will get it looking REALLY good.


  7. º¿carol says:

    Still signing petitions to do with the 47 treasonous senators for all the good that will do.


  8. David B. Benson says:

    Stopped raining finally.


  9. David B. Benson says:

    Math is in the eye of the observer.


  10. Den says:



  11. jimhitchcock says:

    My post at TBLA, my baseball goto site:

    My pal Carol just recomnended a book, Skeletons at the Feast

    Never read it. NEVER even heard of it!

    Thanks to the wonders of Amazon, though, it will be at my doorstep on 3/20! Unless, of course, my neighbors shoot down the delivery drone again. They’re kind of fucked up that way.

    by jim hitchcock (railway) on 03.14.15 8:59pmreply  flag

    Carol, eh? Not sure I trust her.

    by berkowit28 on 03.14.15 9:28pmup reply  rec  flag

    Well, she’s never been to Canada, but that’s because they stop her at the border.

    by jim hitchcock (railway) on 03.14.15 9:36pm


    • jimhitchcock says:

      (berk is a Canuck, odd for a Dodger fan)


      • jimhitchcock says:

        True story

        My Mom went to work for TWA when I was 12, and we used the free flight ability to boogie around the World.

        I was 20, and I would lose that privilege when I turned 21. I decided to use my last trip to visit my friend Steve, my best friend in high school. His parents had forced him after graduation to join the Air Force, and he was stationed as a ATC controller at Selfridge Air Base, just North of Detroit.

        I wanted to see Canada; after all, we were just a short drive from Windsor.

        Steve really liked his herb. he insisted on stopping to buy some before we crossed the borders the border.

        I told him that was a bad idea, but, you know, he insisted.

        This was when the Montreal Olympics was taking place. He had an Air Force buzz cut, my hair hung 10″ or so over my collar. We were suspected terrorists, and promptly escorted to the room with bright fluorescent lights by Canadian Border Patrol.

        They let us go. We walked out to Steve’s car, trunk open spare tire askew from it’s normal resting place, and there laid the baggie of pot, undisturbed.

        I love Canada.


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