PPP – Presidential Political Profit


Obama’s $400,000 Cantor Speech Makes Him Wall Street’s Newest Fat Cat

To start and end with; there is nothing that Mr. O or any of his predecessors could say that would interest me; BUT Wall Street and many others see it differently.

http://fortune.com/2015/06/11/politician-speaking-fees-speeches/

Mr. O is not the only X-president that is cleaning house on the speaking tour. GWB made a fortune doing the same. BUT, GWB, in my opinion, is one heartless dude.  He charge the Veterans Administration over $100,000.00 for an appearance and insisted on a private jet for transportation that cost the VA another 20 G’s. He didn’t want to wrinkle that $2,000.00 suit he was wearing by flying commercial.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/09/george-w-bush-veterans-charity-100000

George W Bush charged veterans’ charity $100,000 to speak at fundraiser

The former president was also provided with a private jet to travel to the 2012 Helping a Hero event in Houston at a cost of $20,000.

Now here is a guy; because of his poor judgement and taking the advice from his sidekick that called himself a VP,  they put all of the vets in hospital beds and wheel chairs when they invaded Iraq illegally. He has taken big time fees that could have been put to better use from organizations that are dedicated to help our vets.  That is pretty low.  It is not like the guy was going to miss any meals. GW is estimated to be worth $35,000,000.00. NEVER worked a day in his life!!

Other examples:

According to CNN; Wild Bill Clinton and his bride raked in $153,000,000.00 on speaking engagements.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/05/politics/hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-paid-speeches/

It is no wonder a politician will spend $500,000,000.00 or more on a political campaign to make a couple hundred thousand a year. The perks they receive after the fact are immeasurable.

These are a few examples of what some of the other good olde boys were worth.

Name Estimated Net Worth Vice President Party Affiliation
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
$4,500,000,000
President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
$7,000,000
President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
$35,000,000
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
$70,000,000
President George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
$23,000,000
President Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
$13,000,000
President Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
$7,000,000
President Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
$7,000,000
President Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
$15,000,000
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon Johnson
$98,000,000
President John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
$1,000,000,000
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight Eisenhower
$8,000,000
President Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
$1,000,000
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
$60,000,000
President Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover
$75,000,000
President Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge
$1,000,000
 President Warren G. Harding
Warren G. Harding
$1,000,000
President Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
$1,000,000
President William Howard Taft
William H. Taft
$3,000,000
President Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
$125,000,000

I will compare politicians to a cliche I made up about Catholic priests. I never saw a skinny priest driving an old car!!

The same goes for the political thieves. Some of them go into office with cardboard inside their shoes because they have holes in them and come out riding in a limo.

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Another cliche I made up. They say (I could never figure out who THEY is); prostitution is the oldest occupation in the world. My take on it is;  I say a politicians was her pimp. Naturally, the politician had to come before the ladies of the night.

With the exception of some people like GWB and the Clinton’s that hoses people they shouldn’t; I don’t blame the politicians for taking money for speaking engagements, BUT always the BIG BUT; I always question the sanity of the fools that are paying them.  I put them on the same level as sports team owner that pays some dude $ 250.000.000.00 to throw a basa-ball.

My parents used to say; don’t you know there are people in this world that are starving to death?

Politicians know exactly what they are doing when they throw their hat in the political ring. When they get it back, they are absolutely sure it is  going to be loaded with $$$$ .

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