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(The Daily Caller)   Two presidents later, and taxpayers are still paying $184.26 a month for Bill Clinton's sexual vices   (dailycaller.com) divider line 88
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2013-01-15 10:50:15 AM  
I'm sure W doesn't avail himself of any of these perquisites.
/eyeroll
 
2013-01-15 11:04:45 AM  
Cool.  How many presidents are we going to go through to pay for those two wars?

Maybe more tax cuts will help pay them off.
 
2013-01-15 11:14:52 AM  
 
2013-01-15 11:26:42 AM  
I'm perfectly willing to accept this cost as adding to the deficit as being entirely the Democrats fault if Republicans acknowledge that things Bush did that were entirely his fault on the deficit: the Iraq War, the Bush Tax Cuts, and Medicare Part-D, which is approaching $10T added to the deficit at this point.
 
2013-01-15 11:28:12 AM  
Now THAT'S how you troll in a neadline.
 
2013-01-15 11:31:55 AM  
I want my 5.583333333333333e-7 cent back!!
 
2013-01-15 11:40:42 AM  
How dare you!

Bill Clinton hasn't had to beat off since the late 60s. He's Bill Farking Clinton!
 
2013-01-15 12:35:18 PM  

GAT_00: I'm perfectly willing to accept this cost as adding to the deficit as being entirely the Democrats fault if Republicans acknowledge that things Bush did that were entirely his fault on the deficit: the Iraq War, the Bush Tax Cuts, and Medicare Part-D, which is approaching $10T added to the deficit at this point.


Why don't we get to include every Congresscritter who voted for those things in our finger of blaming?

Also, can we agree to let the current president take ownership of some things now, or will Bush always be the boogerman for every bad thing?
 
2013-01-15 12:36:17 PM  

NowhereMon: I'm sure W doesn't avail himself of any of these perquisites.
/eyeroll


"$1.3 million for George W. Bush in government funding."

Right in the TFA

/eyeroll
 
2013-01-15 12:37:44 PM  

gilgigamesh: Now THAT'S how you troll in a neadline.


heh it was pretty good
 
2013-01-15 12:37:55 PM  

Cletus C.: GAT_00: I'm perfectly willing to accept this cost as adding to the deficit as being entirely the Democrats fault if Republicans acknowledge that things Bush did that were entirely his fault on the deficit: the Iraq War, the Bush Tax Cuts, and Medicare Part-D, which is approaching $10T added to the deficit at this point.

Why don't we get to include every Congresscritter who voted for those things in our finger of blaming?

Also, can we agree to let the current president take ownership of some things now, or will Bush always be the boogerman for every bad thing?


I dunno...will you stop being an insufferable troll and attempting to blame everything from the economy to poor crop growth on Obama?
 
2013-01-15 12:38:36 PM  

GAT_00: I'm perfectly willing to accept this cost as adding to the deficit as being entirely the Democrats fault if Republicans acknowledge that things Bush did that were entirely his fault on the deficit: the Iraq War, the Bush Tax Cuts, and Medicare Part-D, which is approaching $10T added to the deficit at this point.


The republicans never do anything wrong, because god guides them.
 
2013-01-15 12:39:05 PM  
Daily Bawler headline: DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTS ARE SPENDTHRIFTS!

Article:  All President do this.
 
2013-01-15 12:39:37 PM  
I thought we'd be able to agree that millionaire Presidents probably shouldn't be getting these sorts of taxpayer subsidies after they leave office. Should've known better.
 
2013-01-15 12:39:51 PM  
All because Republicans can't win a presidential election fair and square.
 
2013-01-15 12:40:16 PM  

nekulor: Cletus C.: GAT_00: I'm perfectly willing to accept this cost as adding to the deficit as being entirely the Democrats fault if Republicans acknowledge that things Bush did that were entirely his fault on the deficit: the Iraq War, the Bush Tax Cuts, and Medicare Part-D, which is approaching $10T added to the deficit at this point.

Why don't we get to include every Congresscritter who voted for those things in our finger of blaming?

Also, can we agree to let the current president take ownership of some things now, or will Bush always be the boogerman for every bad thing?

I dunno...will you stop being an insufferable troll and attempting to blame everything from the economy to poor crop growth on Obama?


Anywho, we should take care of our former presidents and none of that looks excessive, frankly.
 
2013-01-15 12:40:53 PM  
Well, this is clearly an important discussion to have when trying to reign in the deficit.
 
2013-01-15 12:42:56 PM  

Chummer45: Well, this is clearly an important discussion to have when trying to reign in the deficit.


no one is trying to reign in the deficit. Can we have the discussion now?
 
2013-01-15 12:43:43 PM  

Chummer45: Well, this is clearly an important discussion to have when trying to reign in the deficit.


Dude, that is literally cents per American per century.  EVERY century!!1!

It adds up!
 
2013-01-15 12:44:53 PM  
But how much are we still paying for W. to play war games?
 
2013-01-15 12:46:35 PM  

Cletus C.: nekulor: Cletus C.: GAT_00: I'm perfectly willing to accept this cost as adding to the deficit as being entirely the Democrats fault if Republicans acknowledge that things Bush did that were entirely his fault on the deficit: the Iraq War, the Bush Tax Cuts, and Medicare Part-D, which is approaching $10T added to the deficit at this point.

Why don't we get to include every Congresscritter who voted for those things in our finger of blaming?

Also, can we agree to let the current president take ownership of some things now, or will Bush always be the boogerman for every bad thing?

I dunno...will you stop being an insufferable troll and attempting to blame everything from the economy to poor crop growth on Obama?

Anywho, we should take care of our former presidents and none of that looks excessive, frankly.


Two wars for no real reason aren't excessive?
 
2013-01-15 12:47:00 PM  
And if we didn't go to war, every household in America could have had free Skinemax since Clinton's presidency ended, too!

But it's the dumbocrats' fault because Bill Clinton back then and a slightly less black guy now
 
2013-01-15 12:47:14 PM  
Well...he is getting older. Probably needs the 30 days of rest in between.
 
2013-01-15 12:48:03 PM  
Aww, and here I was hoping they were trying to complain the article was on service on the debt accrued investigating and impeaching Clinton. Instead it's just a lame "look how much it costs in travel, rooms, meals, and entertainment for Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton!" Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these expenses usually related to a president's Secret Service detail? I don't know how that would cover cable, but how many times have we heard stories about "The Obamas spending a million dollars of our money on vacation!" or "Bo Obama got a private jet!" only to find out that it all goes back to things that they indirectly benefit from rather than some sort of raid of the public till. Funny how neither Bush has any costs related to their post-presidency, bootstrappers that they are.
 
2013-01-15 12:48:49 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: But how much are we still paying for W. to play war games?


It's a huge part of the debt Obama has wracked up.  OOOOH!  THOSE DEMOCRATS AND THEIR PROFLIGACY!!

Teabaggers say "profligacy" a lot, right?
 
2013-01-15 12:49:36 PM  

Grungehamster: Aww, and here I was hoping they were trying to complain the article was on service on the debt accrued investigating and impeaching Clinton. Instead it's just a lame "look how much it costs in travel, rooms, meals, and entertainment for Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton!" Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these expenses usually related to a president's Secret Service detail? I don't know how that would cover cable, but how many times have we heard stories about "The Obamas spending a million dollars of our money on vacation!" or "Bo Obama got a private jet!" only to find out that it all goes back to things that they indirectly benefit from rather than some sort of raid of the public till. Funny how neither Bush has any costs related to their post-presidency, bootstrappers that they are.


or you could just read TFA
 
2013-01-15 12:51:38 PM  
Neither Bush has wasteful costs, sorry. I'm sure only Carter and Clinton have embarassing line items, while Bush's costs are all reasonable.
 
2013-01-15 12:52:07 PM  

make me some tea: I want my 5.583333333333333e-7 cent back!!


184.26/311591917 = 5.91350385e-7

311,591,917 pulled from the Google Knowledge Graph result for "population of America".

/technically correct
//the best kind of correct
 
2013-01-15 12:53:56 PM  
I'd missed the news that lifetime Secret Service protection for former presidents, their spouses/widows, and minor children has been restored by Congress. Under a 1994 law, Clinton was the last to get lifetime protection and Bush's would have expired in 2019. Not a surprise this would be rethought 9/11 but I'm sort of surprised it took this long and happened during one of the most acrimonious times between Congress and a sitting president who will benefit from it.
 
2013-01-15 12:54:01 PM  
HOLY SH*T HE'S SPENDING PART OF HIS COMPENSATION!

that son of a B*TCH.
 
2013-01-15 12:54:52 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Cletus C.: nekulor: Cletus C.: GAT_00: I'm perfectly willing to accept this cost as adding to the deficit as being entirely the Democrats fault if Republicans acknowledge that things Bush did that were entirely his fault on the deficit: the Iraq War, the Bush Tax Cuts, and Medicare Part-D, which is approaching $10T added to the deficit at this point.

Why don't we get to include every Congresscritter who voted for those things in our finger of blaming?

Also, can we agree to let the current president take ownership of some things now, or will Bush always be the boogerman for every bad thing?

I dunno...will you stop being an insufferable troll and attempting to blame everything from the economy to poor crop growth on Obama?

Anywho, we should take care of our former presidents and none of that looks excessive, frankly.

Two wars for no real reason aren't excessive?


Uh, I was referring to the money we spend making former presidents comfortable. But I believe that first war was necessary, mostly. Clean out the vermin trap, dontcha know.

The second one? Complete clusterfark. Cowardice on the part of Congress owns some of that too.
 
2013-01-15 12:55:44 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: HOLY SH*T HE'S SPENDING PART OF HIS COMPENSATION!

that son of a B*TCH.


think of it this way - Bush is getting $1.3M annually as a pension for the bang up job he did.
Now feel the anger wash over you
 
2013-01-15 12:55:53 PM  
I'm sorry, is there any evidence that somebody is watching "Skinemax" in Clinton's office at 3 a.m.? No? Daily Caller has really lost it the past couple months. There are actually a number of Americans that receive that same exact cable package. Are they dirty perverts? Or just the ones that vote Democrat?
 
2013-01-15 12:56:19 PM  

skullkrusher: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: HOLY SH*T HE'S SPENDING PART OF HIS COMPENSATION!

that son of a B*TCH.

think of it this way - Bush is getting $1.3M annually as a pension for the bang up job he did.
Now feel the anger wash over you


sorry, not even a pension. As an expense account.
 
2013-01-15 12:56:26 PM  
None of them should be getting any money from the government except for their pension.
 
2013-01-15 12:56:50 PM  

Chummer45: Well, this is clearly an important discussion to have when trying to reign in the deficit.


Okay--so there is a reason, whether I like it or not, we provide a discretionary fund for the president after he leaves office (I don't particularly like it, especially nowadays where just obtaining the office guarantees huge monies for just speaking engagements after). But isn't this small potatoes in our spending even still? I mean, What does this break down per taxpayer actually? Does this bother you as much as say, a multi-billion dollar war to rebuild a country we just plain didn't like? What about another one to protect poppy plants?
 
2013-01-15 12:56:59 PM  

marsgwar: None of them should be getting any money from the government except for their pension.

 
2013-01-15 12:59:14 PM  

skullkrusher: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: HOLY SH*T HE'S SPENDING PART OF HIS COMPENSATION!

that son of a B*TCH.

think of it this way - Bush is getting $1.3M annually as a pension for the bang up job he did.
Now feel the anger wash over you


He got paid for a job he did poorly. That fact doesn't make me any angrier than I already am that he was president at all.
 
2013-01-15 12:59:30 PM  
Additionally, Clinton and Carter's offices both use taxpayer funds to pay for subscriptions to [clutch pearls here] The New York Times.

Well. There you have it.
 
2013-01-15 01:00:51 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: skullkrusher: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: HOLY SH*T HE'S SPENDING PART OF HIS COMPENSATION!

that son of a B*TCH.

think of it this way - Bush is getting $1.3M annually as a pension for the bang up job he did.
Now feel the anger wash over you

He got paid for a job he did poorly. That fact doesn't make me any angrier than I already am that he was president at all.


and he got $1.3MM to spend on his office in 2011. Sweet.
 
2013-01-15 01:05:35 PM  

skullkrusher: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: skullkrusher: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: HOLY SH*T HE'S SPENDING PART OF HIS COMPENSATION!

that son of a B*TCH.

think of it this way - Bush is getting $1.3M annually as a pension for the bang up job he did.
Now feel the anger wash over you

He got paid for a job he did poorly. That fact doesn't make me any angrier than I already am that he was president at all.

and he got $1.3MM to spend on his office in 2011. Sweet.


You'd think that for that amount of money he would have at least been TDY'd out to some national park to clear brush.
 
2013-01-15 01:06:11 PM  
www.strangepolitics.com
 
2013-01-15 01:06:42 PM  

Karac: skullkrusher: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: skullkrusher: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: HOLY SH*T HE'S SPENDING PART OF HIS COMPENSATION!

that son of a B*TCH.

think of it this way - Bush is getting $1.3M annually as a pension for the bang up job he did.
Now feel the anger wash over you

He got paid for a job he did poorly. That fact doesn't make me any angrier than I already am that he was president at all.

and he got $1.3MM to spend on his office in 2011. Sweet.

You'd think that for that amount of money he would have at least been TDY'd out to some national park to clear brush.


exactly. Give bike tours maybe?
 
2013-01-15 01:08:43 PM  

skullkrusher: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: skullkrusher: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: HOLY SH*T HE'S SPENDING PART OF HIS COMPENSATION!

that son of a B*TCH.

think of it this way - Bush is getting $1.3M annually as a pension for the bang up job he did.
Now feel the anger wash over you

He got paid for a job he did poorly. That fact doesn't make me any angrier than I already am that he was president at all.

and he got $1.3MM to spend on his office in 2011. Sweet.


Yeah, but getting a sh*t ton of money to fail for a living is W's raison d'etre. It's all he knows. To take that away from him would be cruel and unusual. It's just not something I can work up a solid rage face for.
 
2013-01-15 01:09:38 PM  

skullkrusher: Grungehamster: Aww, and here I was hoping they were trying to complain the article was on service on the debt accrued investigating and impeaching Clinton. Instead it's just a lame "look how much it costs in travel, rooms, meals, and entertainment for Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton!" Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these expenses usually related to a president's Secret Service detail? I don't know how that would cover cable, but how many times have we heard stories about "The Obamas spending a million dollars of our money on vacation!" or "Bo Obama got a private jet!" only to find out that it all goes back to things that they indirectly benefit from rather than some sort of raid of the public till. Funny how neither Bush has any costs related to their post-presidency, bootstrappers that they are.

or you could just read TFA


I don't click DC links, I don't want to encourage tucker carlson's meandering drivel
 
2013-01-15 01:09:57 PM  

skullkrusher: marsgwar: None of them should be getting any money from the government except for their pension.


You guys need to spice it up a bit if you expect any hits. This just isn't derpy enough. Mkay?
 
2013-01-15 01:10:15 PM  
FTFA: every living ex-president is quite wealthy

Protip: there's a way they achieved that status (all except for W are self-made), and it ain't by blowing money on cable bills when they can get someone -  anyone - else to pay for it. In this, all rich people are alike.
 
2013-01-15 01:12:26 PM  

Nem Wan: I'd missed the news that lifetime Secret Service protection for former presidents, their spouses/widows, and minor children has been restored by Congress. Under a 1994 law, Clinton was the last to get lifetime protection and Bush's would have expired in 2019. Not a surprise this would be rethought 9/11 but I'm sort of surprised it took this long and happened during one of the most acrimonious times between Congress and a sitting president who will benefit from it.


why did the cretins remove the protection in the first place??
 
2013-01-15 01:13:02 PM  
Let's see, according to TFA "Clinton also used the funds to wire at least 10 televisions in his offices to a premium suite of content from DirecTV"

Hmm, why would he need DirecTV in his office?

(A) To sit and jack off to Skinemax
(B) So he and his staff has easy access to CNN, FOX News, etc.

/also - who knows why such an office would need a subscription to the NYT
 
2013-01-15 01:14:02 PM  

Parthenogenetic: [www.strangepolitics.com image 300x481]


No wonder their vacations cost $200,000,000.00 / day!!1!
 
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