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Forum Post: George W. Bush Requests More Taxpayer Dollars Than Any Other Former President

Posted 2 years ago on May 10, 2012, 1:46 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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"George W. Bush is slated to receive $1.3 million in taxpayer dollars for fiscal year 2013, including $85,000 in phone costs and $26,000 in printing costs, according to a budget proposal compiled by the General Services Administration."

Are you fucking kidding me? How many more ways will Americans find out how their tax dollars are abused and wasted? Seriously... the government is like "1,000 ways to waste your tax dollars"

And this too "Former President Bill Clinton is requesting more than $1 million."

Because let's give rich people millions in tax payer dollars.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/09/george-w-bush-requests-more-taxpayer-dollars_n_1502819.html

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[-] 2 points by cJessgo (729) from Port Jervis, PA 2 years ago

George needs the money.It's not like he can make a bundle on public speaking.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

lulz! Nice one.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

but he needs to pay tutors so he can lern how too reed an spel gud

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6007) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

The ex-CEO of the place I used to work, got ran out because he just about ruined the company and gets that much every year for life from the company, three times what he was making working when he cooked up the sheme that almost destoryed the company, but he still gets triple in "retirement" than he was making in sallery before he made the move, it work out for him, me too I guess in the long run....

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[-] 0 points by beautifulworld (22180) 2 years ago

Outrageous. Despicable. How stupid are the American people?

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

It's outrageous how much these clowns get paid in the first place. My congressman is making over 178,000 a year... and a city administrator in a small town next door makes 90 grand. 50% of American's make less than 26 grand a year and the average income is 40 grand. There is no reason a city administrator should be making more than double the average annual income.

And then Bill and George come in asking for 2.3 million combined when they hold no government role? Bullshit.

Of course the higher up positions, like Congress, get paid better... it's easy because they vote on their own pay.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6007) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

What their paid is peanuts compared to the private sector, then we wonder why the private sector is ran better? Of course the private sector is only ran better if you think trips to Vegas are a good investment as they do many more than the government, of course when that guy took the fifth I hope he was fired that day or already had been.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22180) 2 years ago

If anything G W should be stripped of all of his riches and put in jail for what he did to this country.

And, I was just told to stfu by a troll if I didn't provide a link to that famous statistic of how half of Americans earn less than $26k. LOL

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Does that troll know they're on the internet? It's only on Google. Lulz

"By definition, 50 percent of wage earners had net compensation less than or equal to the median wage, which is estimated to be $26,363.55 for 2010."

http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/netcomp.cgi?year=2010

Also to add on to your comment about Bush... I think both Bush and Obama should be taken to court for war crimes.

[-] 0 points by beautifulworld (22180) 2 years ago

At this point I'd have to agree with you. And, yes, the trolls are pretty funny. They seem to be out in droves since May Day and since the announcement of June 20 in support of, oh my goodness, how dare they, A Living Wage.

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

I laugh when they try and get at me for suggesting a living wage... which is hilarious because I actually make more money than what the living wage would be... they try and accuse me of being lazy and asking for what i don't deserve... well I'm actually already making more... but a living wage is necessary. Why can't they think of it from a selfish perspective.... wouldn't it be nice to not have homeless people in your streets? Why do people get so pissed at the idea of increasing minimum wage? It would make our country so much better and it would increase spending on the economy. But nope... they'd for some reason rather support the CEO's pocketing all the cash for themselves and storing it in the Cayman's where they can by bigger Yachts.

And the trolls are working hard today. JiffySquid and Epa1nter are trolling me hard today too. My notifications are flooded with their comments of how terrible I am because I will not be voting for Romney or Obama this year. They're working in shifts or something. It's really funny actually. Apparently I share a lot of blame for all the problems in America because I speak out against the problems and refuse to support flawed policies. According to them my refusal to support any pro-war candidate means I am voting for Romney somehow.... it's ridiculous. Their rhetoric reminds me of when the Bush administration said you had to vote for him or you're not a patriot because these are times of war.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22180) 2 years ago

Jiffy and Epa mean well, I think. It is too bad how folks on this forum, who really have more in common than not, get divided from time to time. And, there is something sick about a society where people can only think about their own situation, where compassion and empathy are completely lacking. I've never made minimum wage in my life, much higher actually, yet I will never stop fighting like hell for the people who do make that little. And, re: Jiffy and Epa they have a point about voting for Obama because of the differences in social programs. Reps will just erode social programs, supposed "entitlements," to a painful level and many will suffer. With Obama there is a better chance that real peoples' suffering will be less as he is more supportive of things like food stamps, unemployment insurance, health care, and education financing, etc. I know where you are coming from, though.

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

I have no problem if people vote for who they want. They can support Obama all they want. I just can't stand when people play spin games and try to make anti-war liberals look like bad guys that somehow support Mitt Romney even though they oppose Romney and will not be voting for Romney. It's divisive and idiotic.... and a troll tactic.

I voted Obama in 2008... but he's done too many wrongs for me to vote for him again. Had he not done those wrongs... he'd have my vote again. But I refuse to support pro-war candidates. Especially when our country has been at wars for record breaking time. Democrats need to learn they are not supposed to be the pro-war party. That's what the republicans do.

[-] -1 points by beautifulworld (22180) 2 years ago

It's definitely dividing us and that is a mistake. I respect both positions, actually. I think both arguments have a great deal of merit. In the end, I'll vote for Obama just because of the social programs. I just can't bare to think of the suffering the Reps would bring to every day people. But I totally get where you are coming from and I think we need people like you to keep pushing. You are certainly not wrong.

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Yeah a bunch of social programs are going to get slashed soon because of that super committee failure. People need to pay attention to congress. My igno congressman has been in the House for too damn long. He started off with a big failure too... he voted yes for the Financial Modernization Act of '99. He spends all of his current time lobbying for keystone xl even though a majority of the people in my state want that shit moved. Congress is the biggest threat to social programs. I've never heard of executive orders to discontinue social programs.... but I'm also only 25.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22180) 2 years ago

I get your point, the President does have limited power with regard to social programs. But, he does have the power of the veto and persuasion.

Gosh, this is all so depressing. No matter what age you or anyone is, this is all worth the fight. Never give up.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Never give up is the key to victory!

[-] -1 points by CarlosFenito (36) 2 years ago

Shooz said that all federal spending does not come from taxpayers, because the fed is able to print it. So it doesn't matter, Bush is helping stimulate the economy.