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Let them eat cake - Obama staff get big pay raise - country tanks

  1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
    uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago

    While he was busy complaining about how much money is made by free people in a free market in a free country he gave his staff huge pay increases.  How can someone with those ears be so deaf?  While the economy stagnates he lives the life of a king, even more egregious, his wife lives like an empress.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/whraises.asp

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/08 … this-year/

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/ny-daily … ntoinette/

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nileg … um=twitter

  2. MikeNV profile image76
    MikeNVposted 5 years ago

    Obama is paying off his buddies at every level.

    How anyone with an IQ over 80 can support this puppet is beyond the scope of intelligent reasonable thought.

    What kind of country do you have when the private sector is eliminated?

  3. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Hmm, Social Security recepients are getting a hike too. And so is the military...

    Geeee, but nothing like the 500 times what the CEO's make in comparison to the ones who do all the work for them. Go figure.

    Must be nice to complain about the communist president while you live like Mussolini!

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
      uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      CEOs don't take their salary from taxpayers whose average income is 40% of the average federal employee.  Blah, blah, blah, blah blah blah blah blah - tired of hitting my head against a bitter Art History Major brick wall - heck of a choice there.  Big employment possibilities - if only everyone could be made to respect the brilliance of that.  Tell me you got a Library Science minor at least.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What's wrong with art history?

        1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
          uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          As a hobby - nothing.  Long story.

          1. Mighty Mom profile image89
            Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            My college roommate was an Art History major.
            She could buy and sell just about anyone I've met on Hub Pages 10x over.

          2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
            Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Really, tell that to Oleg Prokofiev's first wife. Look it up.

      2. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Here's a news-flash for you, Mr Personal Insult ALL THE TIME.

        Politics is for everyone in all walks of life. We all have to live and survive here. Not just YOU and YOURS.

        It doesn't take a phd to see what the problem is: Greed.

        1. Repairguy47 profile image61
          Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That is true, the 99% need to quit being so greedy and trying to take other peoples money. Work harder or at all and save your money.

          1. profile image0
            Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Work harder and save? Do you actually pay attention to the news? We did that. My savings are still fairly well gutted. I got my 401k report. Down once again. The only column that made money was the one where I'm paying back a loan I took, to keep me house, when my husband lost his job; because of the stagnant economy.

            I would expect corporations that pay their CEOs mega millions per year to make a profit, so I could make a few pennies. But hey, my savings and our economy should certainly be sacrificed to make sure everyone at the top stays cushy and has fun. You need to watch Inside Job. It's a fascinating look into the world of high finance today. If I conducted business as Wall Street does I'd be sitting in jail for embezzlement and myriad other charges.

            Wake up. For the love if America, please, you guys need to set your greed aside and wake up.

            1. Moderndayslave profile image60
              Moderndayslaveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              This is working hard?  http://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/der … axzz1bUo6i
              Now the 99% slackers are paying for them

          2. PrettyPanther profile image84
            PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Your ignorance is astounding.  Read a book.  It might help.

            "Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers" Ellen E. Schultz

            Ellen Schultz interview

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          lavender3957posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I am not into politics but what would happen if they had to work for minimum wage like everyone else? What would happen if everyone worked for the same pay no matter what they did? These are question from my students, any answers?

          1. Repairguy47 profile image61
            Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Tell them to check a history book and look up the Soviet Union.

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
              Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              As always, full of useful insights.

              1. Repairguy47 profile image61
                Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks, wish I could say the same for you.

                1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
                  Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  That wasn't sarcasm?

                2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
                  Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  That wasn't sarcasm?

          2. lovemychris profile image79
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Well, I'd like to know who it is that decides pay anyway! Like once my mom said "That janitor makes more money than us." (she was a secretary at the time) And I said, "Yeah, but you get to sit in a nice air-conditioned office all day while he scrubs toilets."

            If we all made the same pay....now THAT would be very interesting! No one to Lord it over you. MAYBE. You'd see who really cared, and who didn't, that's for sure.

        3. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Well said, I read an interesting hub the other day, about the tactics of a propagandist. Would you be surprised to learn that they often insult the intelligence of their opponent, mock their qualifications, call them Anti... when they do not conform. And, well, basically, try anything they can to shut them up. Particularly when they have touched on a nerve. smile

          1. lovemychris profile image79
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Surprised? We've all had a graduate course in that!!!

            Fox "News" and righty-hate-talk radio!!

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
              Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I forgot to add as an addendum. Of course you wouldn't, just highlighting the obvious for those that think we're too dumb to see. lol

              1. lovemychris profile image79
                lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Maybe we hurt their feelings? Could it be? Some men are used to being cow-towed to....maybe that's why they like Bachmann-Turner-Overdrive?

                She says "conform to your husband."
                For gods sakes, look what she sleeps with every nite!

                ****

                And now I'm insulting for fun. My bad....but COME ON!
                This is 2011. Have they met this generation???

                1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
                  Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  "conform to your husband" that makes me chuckle. lol Ahhhhh, hurt feelings, report, report, report. Warning: must not meet this generation, they challenge, they bad, therefore, they are welfare losers that never shower!!!! Off to bed now, 12.55 me knackered. lol (still chuckling lol)

  4. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    I got as far as the snopes.com article -- read down to the bottom to understand the context. Those that got raises also got title changes/new responsibilities.
    Total number of staff and total payroll for the White House DECLINED in 2010.
    As usual, the devil is in the details.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nah, who needs details when distortion is so easy. lol

    2. uncorrectedvision profile image61
      uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Title changes are easy when it is only words that change - Czarina.

  5. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Gotta go to Beckles the Evil Clown for insight......he "knows allll".....
    "You are getting sleeeepy"

    Obama Yo Mama Osama Hussein!

  6. GoGreenTips profile image60
    GoGreenTipsposted 5 years ago

    Wouldn't have too much of a problem with these salaries for either the CEO's or the government employees if the country wasn't in such a mess, well I figure they'd earned it.

    Wouldn't have a problem with CEO's making large salaries to the ones that don't run their companies into the ground and expect taxpayer help. And if you're a CEO running an American based company you should make some attempt to help create jobs in this country. Then I can live with the high priced salaries.

 
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