Politics GW does the troops a solid. And for the bargain of only 100k!

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  1. killallposers

    killallposers VIP Extreme Gold

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    I especially like that he told them he was giving them a much reduced rate, but he really wasn't. I really don't know how some people look in the mirror and live with themselves.

    To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000

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    To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000 (ABC News)
    Former President George W. Bush charged $100,000 to speak at a charity fundraiser for U.S. military veterans severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and former First Lady Laura Bushcollected $50,000 to appear a year earlier, officials of the Texas-based Helping a Hero charity confirmed to ABC News.


    The former President was also provided with a private jet to travel to Houston at a cost of $20,000, the officials said.

    The charity, which helps to provide specially-adapted homes for veterans who lost limbs and suffered other severe injuries in “the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said the total $170,000 expenditure was justified because the former President and First Lady offered discounted fees and helped raise record amounts in contributions at galas held in 2011 and 2012.





    “It was great because he reduced his normal fee of $250,000 down to $100,000,” said Meredith Iler, the former chairman of the charity.
    However, a recent report by Politico said the former President’s fees typically ranged between $100,000 and $175,000 during those years.

    One of the wounded vets who served on the charity’s board told ABC News he was outraged that his former commander in chief would charge any fee to speak on behalf of men and women he ordered into harm's way.

    “For him to be paid to raise money for veterans that were wounded in combat under his orders, I don’t think that’s right,” said former Marine Eddie Wright, who lost both hands in a rocket attack in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004.

    “You sent me to war,” added Wright speaking of the former President. “I was doing what you told me to do, gladly for you and our country and I have no regrets. But it’s kind of a slap in the face.”
     
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    Can you spell "RAT"?
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Someone really wants to open up the Hillary / Bill speaking fee can of worms?
     
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    Sickeningly shameless.

    He'd easily qualify to be NSAL's next CEO.

    He'd send Beef to Walter Reed with a box of kittens and a photographer.
     
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    They didn't start this quagmire. Bush and his cronies all deserve life sentences
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Over time, the Clintons have disclosed more than $130 million in speech income since 2001. The foundation’s haul is at least $12 million and could be more than double that since the payments were disclosed only in broad ranges.

    The Clintons have been coveted public speakers for trade conventions, foreign governments and financial institutions, both of the lists released this week show. Some speaking fees come from special interests that have had numerous issues before the federal government and lobbying activities that include the U.S. State Department, which Hillary Clinton led as secretary of state.
     
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    You're funny.

    Democrats = angels and selfless
    Republicans = evil and should be killed
     
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    Hillary and Bill have accepted MASSIVE amounts of money from multiple Arab nations under the guise of "charity" for their foundation. The UAE has given them over $20 million....for what?

    That Clinton foundation spends a tiny, tiny fraction of what it brings in. It's just a giant pot of money sitting around for Bill and Hill.

    The graft is beyond words, but silly people want to suggest that because the Clintons are Democrats, that they're not engaged in shenanigans.

    Watch how much money Obama pulls in after he leaves in 18 months. And for what?
     
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    I would have expected this from the Clintons but not Bush. As dumb as he is,
    I thought his heart was at least in the right place. How can anyone be such as asshole.

    If I were bush id be there apologizing to every single one of them. The guilt I would feel would probably keep me in bed for the rest of my life.
     
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    Can't help but think Dubya was just a dumb-ass.
    Cheney was pure unadulterated evil and should have faced the same fate as German war criminals did I n World War II.

    Thanks, Obama
     
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    Do you dimwits think that disabled veterans are being charged a tax to see Bush speak?

    Your mock outrage is funny.

    This is all about fundraising, and big business pays for it.

    You should be more worried of why the Russians paid $500,000 for a Hillary speech in Moscow. What, exactly, is inspirational about Hillary speaking in a foreign language to a bunch of rich Ruskies?
     
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    That's fine. I have no allegiance to them. I think they're shitheads as well. If the article I just read was about one of them doing this, I would've posted that.
     
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    So according to Dem logic in this thread, Republican ex-Presidents should donate their time for free, but it's OK for Bill and Hillary to rake in over $100 million in "speaking engagements" on top of the massive donations to their foundation.

    Got it.

    Sounds righteous. Because Republicans are money-hungry....right?
     
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    it was the wrong call, but Cheney is a good man who did what he thought was right at the time.
     
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    Is it impossible for you to comprehend that both sides are wrong?

    I can see that you obviously have all of your chips 'in' with the repubs.....You're no better than mindless liberal sheep

    Congrats :hat:
     
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    :facepalm:

    Wow
     
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    Put down the Huffington Post and stop being such a simpleton.
     
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    I think it's crazy that President's get to keep their salary for life. I am okay with them getting half if they don't bring in money afterwards and speak on behalf of the govt, but to go make millions and then still take the $400,000 is a joke and really shows how pathetic they all are and don't care about our deficit/citizens. The taxpayers have to live on a lower amount from SSI, why don't they.

    I do not believe that Representatives and Congressman should get to keep their salary under any conditions.
     
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    LOL
     
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