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    The Obamas have bought, at about half price, a little piece of Martha’s Vineyard for $11+ million. Being the president of the USA must pay well...or was he in cahoots with some foreign leader?🤔
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    @great-big-stees said
    The Obamas have bought, at about half price, a little piece of Martha’s Vineyard for $11+ million. Being the president of the USA must pay well...or was he in cahoots with some foreign leader?🤔
    Well, they both have their book income (maybe also income from speaking engagements [or 50-minute lectures, in the case of Professor and former President Elocutious Windbag Obama], plus whatever money came with the Nobel Peace prize (which was given in advance -- too bad for all the innocent people killed as collateral damage during drone strikes), and they are pals with the likes of Sir Richard Branson. So maybe that's how they managed it. Maybe they leveraged some of their socio-political capital, too.

    Per Wikipedia: "Since 2001, the president's annual salary has been $400,000, along with a: $50,000 expense allowance; $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 entertainment account."
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    @caesar-salad said
    Well, they both have their book income (maybe also income from speaking engagements [or 50-minute lectures, in the case of Professor and former President Elocutious Windbag Obama], plus whatever money came with the Nobel Peace prize (which was given in advance -- too bad for all the innocent people killed as collateral damage during drone strikes), and they are pals with ...[text shortened]... : $50,000 expense allowance; $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 entertainment account."
    I may apply for the job. It sure pays better than what I get as a stipend for many years of work. Oh wait....do you have to be American? Any single American women out there looking for a husband? Oh wait, my partner would likely not go along with this, she's like that eh, so forget it.
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    @great-big-stees said
    I may apply for the job. It sure pays better than what I get as a stipend for many years of work. Oh wait....do you have to be American? Any single American women out there looking for a husband? Oh wait, my partner would likely not go along with this, she's like that eh, so forget it.
    We are many single women 'out there' but we are not looking for somebody who is already a husband. 🙂
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    @torunn said
    We are many single women 'out there' but we are not looking for somebody who is already a husband. 🙂
    Hmmm 🤔 In my experience there are some who like a challenge like that. 😲 😉
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    @great-big-stees said
    The Obamas have bought, at about half price, a little piece of Martha’s Vineyard for $11+ million. Being the president of the USA must pay well...or was he in cahoots with some foreign leader?🤔
    LOL "Pay for play" is hardly an earth shattering revelation, Stees. Happens all the time with the seasoned "pros" in Washington.
    You can count the uber rich 1%-ers among them all day long
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    @great-big-stees said
    Hmmm 🤔 In my experience there are some who like a challenge like that. 😲 😉
    That's an illusion that many men seem to share. 🙂
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    All pollies get richer after they leave the job. Just the book and speaker stuff, along with high-paid non-executive-director appearance money and lobbying consultancies. Getting elected is paid apprenticeship for the real career.
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    @kewpie said
    All pollies get richer after they leave the job. Just the book and speaker stuff, along with high-paid non-executive-director appearance money and lobbying consultancies. Getting elected is paid apprenticeship for the real career.
    Although retired I may just run, starting with our local council, and work my way up the political ladder. Justin, watch out.
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    @kewpie said
    All pollies get richer after they leave the job. Just the book and speaker stuff, along with high-paid non-executive-director appearance money and lobbying consultancies. Getting elected is paid apprenticeship for the real career.
    very true.

    But some still hang in their a long time and get rich while in office. Nancy Pelosi with her big wall around her wonderful mansion, Sen Liz Warren, - lots of them, really.
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    @great-big-stees said
    Although retired I may just run, starting with our local council, and work my way up the political ladder. Justin, watch out.
    I bet you'll get elected, Stees 🙂 Talking is a big part of it.
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    @great-big-stees said
    Although retired I may just run, starting with our local council, and work my way up the political ladder. Justin, watch out.
    Too bad you don't live down here (although I don't recommend it).

    In 2024 we'll probably have someone who went straight from president of a home-owners' association to POTUS.
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    @torunn said
    That's an illusion that many men seem to share. 🙂
    A lot of woman sleeping with married men
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    @trev33 said
    A lot of woman sleeping with married men
    They may also have illusions.
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    @torunn said
    We are many single women 'out there' but we are not looking for somebody who is already a husband. 🙂
    Most of you aren't. Some of you, I fear, are.
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