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Mar 28, 2013, 12:50 PM
 
Interesting.

$85,000 in phone calls though?
     
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Mar 28, 2013, 12:59 PM
 
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Mar 28, 2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Mar 28, 2013, 01:16 PM
 
Jimmy Carter, for being one of the oldest living presidents, is pretty darn frugal comparitively. Well, he isn't paying Dallas or NYC rents for office space too.
     
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Mar 28, 2013, 01:17 PM
 
He hammered on the economy enough when he was in office.
     
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Mar 28, 2013, 01:18 PM
 
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Mar 28, 2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Mar 28, 2013, 01:21 PM
 
Said the ghost of Richard Nixon!

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Mar 28, 2013, 02:04 PM
 
Here's where I'd do a Franklin Pierce joke, but no one remembers him.
     
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Mar 29, 2013, 01:13 PM
 
Why do former Presidents need (expensive) office space? Aren't they technically retired?

What's with Nancy Reagan only getting $14k? Are Presidential pension plans really that lousy?
     
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Mar 29, 2013, 01:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by gradient View Post
Why do former Presidents need (expensive) office space? Aren't they technically retired?

What's with Nancy Reagan only getting $14k? Are Presidential pension plans really that lousy?
That's the widows' pension, not the president's.
     
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Mar 29, 2013, 02:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
That's the widows' pension, not the president's.
Right, maybe I phrased that wrong. Regardless, seems crazy that the widow of a President doesn't even get enough to cover rent on a 1 bedroom apartment. I would have thought that a good portion of the presidential pension would roll over to the spouse in the event of death. At least enough to live off of. Is this just normal for pensions in the USA in general?
     
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Mar 29, 2013, 03:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by gradient View Post
Right, maybe I phrased that wrong. Regardless, seems crazy that the widow of a President doesn't even get enough to cover rent on a 1 bedroom apartment. I would have thought that a good portion of the presidential pension would roll over to the spouse in the event of death. At least enough to live off of. Is this just normal for pensions in the USA in general?
She setting a bad example for other Republicans. She shouldn't have a pension.
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Mar 29, 2013, 05:24 PM
 
No Hollywood actress is a real Republican.

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Mar 30, 2013, 04:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
She setting a bad example for other Republicans. She shouldn't have a pension.
That doesn't make sense. A pension is the same as being "on the dole"?
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Mar 30, 2013, 04:02 PM
 
Dole wasn't President.
     
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Apr 2, 2013, 01:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
That doesn't make sense. A pension is the same as being "on the dole"?
Current conservative talking points is about how Pensions are bad and bankrupting everything. Funny thing is, Reagan isn't a conservative by current conservative metrics, he's a bleeding liberal. Likewise with his wife.
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Apr 2, 2013, 01:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Current conservative talking points is about how Pensions are bad and bankrupting everything. Funny thing is, Reagan isn't a conservative by current conservative metrics, he's a bleeding liberal. Likewise with his wife.
So expecting his wife to live up to current conservative ideology makes zero sense then.
     
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Apr 2, 2013, 04:57 PM
 
If she's held up on a pedestal as the wife of the of a man that holds practically god-like status amongst Conservatives, makes sense to me.
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Apr 2, 2013, 05:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
If she's held up on a pedestal as the wife of the of a man that holds practically god-like status amongst Conservatives, makes sense to me.
Nancy Reagan is not guilty of hypocrisy because of how current republicans portray her husband. If current ideologues want to try to redefine conservatism she has no control over that. This is just petty and bitter.
     
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Apr 2, 2013, 08:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Current conservative talking points is about how Pensions are bad and bankrupting everything. Funny thing is, Reagan isn't a conservative by current conservative metrics, he's a bleeding liberal. Likewise with his wife.
I don't understand, what does she have to do with any of that?
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Apr 3, 2013, 11:58 AM
 
I should have put sarcasm tags around my initial post.
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