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2 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2012 - 8:26PM #1
TENAC
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Now this would, imho, be the most unmitigated gall I have ever seen in a public servant.

PLEASE JOE, SAY IT AINT SO.

Read this.

Geeez, at least its not obama.


Biden Earned $21,000 Last Year From the Secret Service


Joe Biden is charging rent to the secret service who are on his property to protect him.

Do I have that right?
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2012 - 9:26PM #2
Find1Answer
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www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/landlor...


apparently this type of arrangement has been going on for all sorts of  presidents and ex presidents and is something that happens.      

"I don’t care if the federal government is telling me to buy my employees Jack Daniel’s or birth control. What gives them the right to tell me that I have to do that? That’s my issue, that’s what I object to, and that’s the beginning and end of the story."

This hint that Potter had merely swaddled an anti-government rant within a "religious" blanket illustrates the main problem with Justice Samuel Alito's majority opinion in Hobby Lobby: it takes claims of religious scruples for granted.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-expanded-hobby-lobby-20140702-column.html#page=1
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2012 - 9:28PM #3
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Do you know what would happen if the Bidens did not have that cottage on their property available for the Secret Service?  I do.


The SS would have to rent a property nearby at the market value, to house their detail and maintain a presence at the residence.  Chances are, the taxpayers would be on the hook for a lot more if that cottage was not made available to the SS.  There is no scandal here.  Because of the hospitality of the Bidens, they are probably saving the taxpayers at least a grand a month.  Besides that, this expense is built into the budget of protecting the VP.


What do you think it costs the taxpayers when the VP travels?  Did you know it is standard practice to rent out the entire three floors where the VP stays? One floor above, and one below, all in the name of security.  This has been the practice since Ford was president.


Bad joke, indeed.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2012 - 1:35PM #4
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Its the idea that Biden gets to charge the rent and keep it as income.  Or Clinton, or any ex president.


If anything, it should be a straight pass through.  But since taxpayers are not only paying their salaries, paying for the secret service protection, the idea they can actually "profit" from it is ridiculous.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2012 - 2:43PM #5
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It's how rich people stay rich, doncha know?

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2012 - 7:56PM #6
Find1Answer
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Apr 15, 2012 -- 2:43PM, rabello wrote:

It's how rich people stay rich, doncha know?


the snopes article I linked used a similar situation with Ronald,  the wonderful, Reagan.

"I don’t care if the federal government is telling me to buy my employees Jack Daniel’s or birth control. What gives them the right to tell me that I have to do that? That’s my issue, that’s what I object to, and that’s the beginning and end of the story."

This hint that Potter had merely swaddled an anti-government rant within a "religious" blanket illustrates the main problem with Justice Samuel Alito's majority opinion in Hobby Lobby: it takes claims of religious scruples for granted.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-expanded-hobby-lobby-20140702-column.html#page=1
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2012 - 8:21PM #7
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Clinton/W.Bush/ Obama, and by extension Gore/Cheney/Biden /Hillary, haters require no true “facts”. Their hate drives their facts not i.e.  feelings derived from facts.  

“I seldom make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.” Edward Gibbon
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2012 - 9:43PM #8
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Apr 15, 2012 -- 8:21PM, Fodaoson wrote:


Clinton/W.Bush/ Obama, and by extension Gore/Cheney/Biden /Hillary, haters require no true “facts”. Their hate drives their facts not i.e.  feelings derived from facts.  




Because everybody does it, that makes it right?


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2 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2012 - 10:51AM #9
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Apr 15, 2012 -- 9:43PM, TENAC wrote:


Apr 15, 2012 -- 8:21PM, Fodaoson wrote:


Clinton/W.Bush/ Obama, and by extension Gore/Cheney/Biden /Hillary, haters require no true “facts”. Their hate drives their facts not i.e.  feelings derived from facts.  




Because everybody does it, that makes it right?



TENAC, do you think you just discovered something, perhaps something that no one else ever knew? 


NEWS FlASH!  It's expensive to protect the president, VP, and former executives.


And I can guarantee you the discussion did not sound like this: "Well, fellas, you're welcome to stay in our guest house out back for the next four years ... of course, we'll have to work out some sort of rental agreement ... security deposit ... first and last ... all that. and uh ... no pets!"


I'll bet you were all over the reports that the Clinton staffers 'vandalized' the west wing before they left.


It turns out all they did was remove the "W" from all the computer keyboards.  LMAO!

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2012 - 12:12PM #10
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The Secret Service is mandated to protect the life and person of the President (and other officials). In order to adequately   do so require near proximity at all times.   Four sitting President have been  assassinated while in office, two other wounded by gunshot  and  assassination attempts  on  20 others. 


 I will repeat   what I posted earlier; not because it is an attempt to say “everybody does it so it is all right” because it does not even slightly suggest that.  The post says and means exactly what it states.


Clinton/G.W. Bush/ Obama, and by extension Gore/Cheney/Biden /Hillary, haters require no true “facts”. Their hate drives their facts not, i.e., Feelings derived from facts.   

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