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(WTOP)   How much money are the Obamas worth? Well, it's somewhere between $1.8 million and $5.8 million. Oh, you'd like him to be more specific? Well, who are you to ask questions of our liege?   ( wtop.com) divider line
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2013-05-16 10:36:57 AM  
I see the derposphere is tee-ing up their next "scandal".  Welcome to life with conservatives when they've finally resigned themselves to the fact that the Dem won re-election.
 
2013-05-16 10:37:06 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Name a President that wasn't part of the elite, either socially or financially.


Harry Truman.
 
2013-05-16 10:37:16 AM  
I have a certain amount of money saved for retirement. I don't have to share that amount with anyone. My salary is not public. You can find out the approximate worth of my home from public records, but not how much I have put into it.

Obama's salary is public, as are properties. But his savings? He also doesn't have to share that amount with anyone. Nor do I have any expectations he needs to do so.

Suffice it to say that after Obama leaves office he will basically be set for life with the lecture and book circuit.
 
2013-05-16 10:37:52 AM  
For those who haven't looked at the actual article, it mentions Benghazi within three sentences.
 
2013-05-16 10:37:59 AM  

Dr Dreidel: A leading Federal politician worth between $1.8 and $5.8 million, you say?

How about John Boehner?

Net Worth: From $1,787,113 to $5,455,000 (only good enough to be ranked 85th in House)
Assets: 104 totaling $1,787,113 to $5,455,000
Transactions: 69 totaling $521,059 to $2,040,000



Boehner could take a few classes in vote-selling from Senator Turtleman:

Net worth: From $9,946,049 to $44,667,000 (ranked 10th in Senate)
Assets: 41 totaling $9,946,049 to $44,667,000
Transactions: 23 totaling $227,024 to $830,000

This from a man who's all but outright said his taking bribes counts as free speech. There's a reason we have the term, "as stupid as a Kentucky voter."
 
2013-05-16 10:38:05 AM  

RexTalionis: PC LOAD LETTER: Name a President that wasn't part of the elite, either socially or financially.

Harry Truman.


He was part of the social elite. That's how he became President.
 
2013-05-16 10:41:43 AM  

ManateeGag: why is it seem  that only the right refers to Obama as "dear leader" or "our liege".  What kind of complex do they have, anyway?


ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-05-16 10:47:30 AM  

bdub77: I have a certain amount of money saved for retirement. I don't have to share that amount with anyone. My salary is not public. You can find out the approximate worth of my home from public records, but not how much I have put into it.

Obama's salary is public, as are properties. But his savings? He also doesn't have to share that amount with anyone. Nor do I have any expectations he needs to do so.

Suffice it to say that after Obama leaves office he will basically be set for sentenced to life with the lecture and book circuit.


FTFY
 
2013-05-16 10:48:48 AM  

Dr Dreidel: A leading Federal politician worth between $1.8 and $5.8 million, you say?

How about John Boehner?

Net Worth: From $1,787,113 to $5,455,000 (only good enough to be ranked 85th in House)
Assets: 104 totaling $1,787,113 to $5,455,000
Transactions: 69 totaling $521,059 to $2,040,000



The "Look over there!" defense is becoming the standard.
 
2013-05-16 10:49:28 AM  
He didn't make that.
 
2013-05-16 10:50:00 AM  
WTF?  Aren't there like 10 straight years of tax returns on public record for the Obama's?

That's some fine butthurt you got going on there, subby.
 
2013-05-16 10:51:11 AM  

JunkyJu: Dr Dreidel: A leading Federal politician worth between $1.8 and $5.8 million, you say?

How about John Boehner?

Net Worth: From $1,787,113 to $5,455,000 (only good enough to be ranked 85th in House)
Assets: 104 totaling $1,787,113 to $5,455,000
Transactions: 69 totaling $521,059 to $2,040,000


The "Look over there!" defense is becoming the standard.


It's not "look over there." It's "Why does this matter for Obama and not for anyone else?" It's not a scandal that Obama's rich. He wrote books, practiced law, was a seantor, and  is the farking President. Why does it matter?
 
2013-05-16 10:52:46 AM  
Ok, so he's worth somewhere between 18 and 58 mil.

I... don't know what that's supposed to imply or prove, but yeah.  He's a wealthy man.  Am I supposed to be upset or something?  Where is this going?  And what happened to my pants?
 
2013-05-16 10:53:39 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: YodaBlues: jehovahs witness protection: He's going to need that money for smokes and baggy pants male hookers in the federal prison.

You're not even trying anymore.

Well, I would go farther and mention the gallows, but the senate will never allow barry to be tried for treason.


Well, considering there is literally nothing treasonous that he could be tried over, that actually makes quite a bit of sense.
 
2013-05-16 10:53:59 AM  
It's too easy to get people who don't pay attention to statistics riled up with a couple of numbers.  It's like every time the unemployment report comes out someone will point out the "REAL" unemployment rate, even though that's a number tracked by the same agency.  Or a couple of years ago during the debt ceiling kerfuffle Grover Norquist was going on about how the White House debt reduction proposals were obviously trying to inflate the numbers and trick the American people because their proposals were for debt reduction over 10 years, failing to mention that EVERY budget measure talks about projected effects over 10 years, because that's how the CBO works.
 
2013-05-16 10:54:34 AM  
Who cares?
 
2013-05-16 10:55:34 AM  

JunkyJu: Dr Dreidel: A leading Federal politician worth between $1.8 and $5.8 million, you say?

How about John Boehner?

Net Worth: From $1,787,113 to $5,455,000 (only good enough to be ranked 85th in House)
Assets: 104 totaling $1,787,113 to $5,455,000
Transactions: 69 totaling $521,059 to $2,040,000


The "Look over there!" defense is becoming the standard.


Unless you want to be outraged 544 more times (435 Reps, 100 Senators, 9 SCOTUS justices, V/POTUS), this isn't a scandal. If you want to keep your blood pressure down a bit, narrow your focus to the longer-termed folks who came in with net worths under a million and haven't produced much (like a book), yet are somehow now worth many millions.

There's fewer of those, and far more "there" there to get outraged about.

Pointing out that a guy who wrote 2 best- and long-selling books while also making ~$150-200k salaries in the last 7ish years is now worth over a million isn't really an insight into anything other than Obama being pretty good at capitalism.
 
2013-05-16 10:56:03 AM  

JunkyJu: Dr Dreidel: A leading Federal politician worth between $1.8 and $5.8 million, you say?

How about John Boehner?

Net Worth: From $1,787,113 to $5,455,000 (only good enough to be ranked 85th in House)
Assets: 104 totaling $1,787,113 to $5,455,000
Transactions: 69 totaling $521,059 to $2,040,000

The "Look over there!" defense is becoming the standard.


Defense?  What is there to defend?
 
2013-05-16 10:57:15 AM  

mrshowrules: Who cares?


I kind of agree.  I don't really care how much politicians are worth in dollars.  But, if they are going to force them to report it, they should require it to be meaningful.  Not, "I am worth somewhere between zero and all the dollars."
 
2013-05-16 10:57:28 AM  
Pocket Ninja:   And so here we are with Obama's taxes. What was it that liberals were wetting their pants over during the 2012 election? What was that, again? Oh, that's right -- Mitt Romney's taxes. His net worth. They wanted to know everything about him, every little worker he fired and every little corporation he chopped up and every little show horse he purchased for his wife. Tell us more, tell us more, they kept screaming. I've told you what I have to, he'd intone. Not enough, not enough, they'd whimper. I'm following the law, he'd say. We don't care about the law, we want to know, they'd lament. And on and on. And now Obama can shroud his untold millions under the veil of "paperwork" and "required disclosure?" Does that seem like anything to you? It does to me, and I'll tell you what that is:HYPOCRISY.

It's worse than just hypocrisy.

Don't you think it's suspicious the government gives such a wide range of possible values for his ill-gotten wealth?  I mean, 1.8 to 5.8 million dollars?  Let's just assume the real figure is the average, which is... *counts on fingers* about six million dollars.

What job did 0bama have before stealing the Presidency?  He proudly brags that he was a community organizer.  How much does a community organizer make?  Enough that he can pocket a nest egg of six million dollars?  Riiiiigggght.

I wonder what other kind of job involves wandering the mean streets of the ghetto, interacting with lots of people in dark alleyways and deserted street corners, and making a lot of money with shady transactions.  Yeahhhh.  That's what the lamestream driveby in-the-tank liberal media won't tell you.
 
2013-05-16 10:57:46 AM  

JunkyJu: The "Look over there!" defense is becoming the standard.


Much like the "That uppity ni....well, that is, what I meant to say was, socialist thinks he's better than you!" charge has become the GOP standard. Is there any evidence to any GOP charge aside from "Well, I mean...just look at him, you know he did it!"?
 
2013-05-16 10:58:55 AM  
How much more specificity is required?  In that range the Obamas are definitely rich, but not rich enough to light cigars with thousand dollar bills.

I guess the idea is to equate this to Mitt's refusal to release his tax returns when he ran for prez, but that will only play the intellectually ingenuous people who would never have anything but a negative impression of Obama in the first place.
 
2013-05-16 10:59:43 AM  

DubyaHater: The only reason to go into politics is money and power.  Otherwise, what's the point?


Lately, anyone running for office is just a bored rich guy.
 
2013-05-16 11:01:05 AM  

PreMortem: PC LOAD LETTER: Name a President that wasn't part of the elite, either socially or financially.

Truman


Carter
 
2013-05-16 11:01:42 AM  
I don't seem to remember getting an itemized list of the Bush assets.  Why does shiat like this only matter when a Dem is in office?
 
2013-05-16 11:02:47 AM  

theknuckler_33: JunkyJu: Dr Dreidel: A leading Federal politician worth between $1.8 and $5.8 million, you say?

How about John Boehner?

Net Worth: From $1,787,113 to $5,455,000 (only good enough to be ranked 85th in House)
Assets: 104 totaling $1,787,113 to $5,455,000
Transactions: 69 totaling $521,059 to $2,040,000

The "Look over there!" defense is becoming the standard.

Defense?  What is there to defend?


That a ni-*bong* has a little money. Must be a scandal.
 
2013-05-16 11:05:35 AM  
Subby want to maybe let us know how much money is donated to political campaigns and by whom? I think that might be more relevant than knowing precisely how many millions out politicians personally have.
 
2013-05-16 11:07:01 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Name a President that wasn't part of the elite, either socially or financially.


When he was running for office? Clinton. People have already mentioned Truman.

I've heard that FDR was a man of modest means.
 
2013-05-16 11:08:30 AM  
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2013-05-16 11:10:22 AM  

Bloody William: JunkyJu: Dr Dreidel: A leading Federal politician worth between $1.8 and $5.8 million, you say?

How about John Boehner?

Net Worth: From $1,787,113 to $5,455,000 (only good enough to be ranked 85th in House)
Assets: 104 totaling $1,787,113 to $5,455,000
Transactions: 69 totaling $521,059 to $2,040,000


The "Look over there!" defense is becoming the standard.

It's not "look over there." It's "Why does this matter for Obama and not for anyone else?" It's not a scandal that Obama's rich. He wrote books, practiced law, was a seantor, and  is the farking President. Why does it matter?


Err, $1.8-5.8m in assets is not rich. It was 100 years ago, but inflation and economic growth put it pretty much in the upper middle class now: Less that $6m means you are still in the 99%, not the 1% (and let alone part of the really rich):

http://wealthymatters.com/2012/05/30/what-makes-you-well-off-in-amer ic a/
 
2013-05-16 11:11:13 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: theknuckler_33: JunkyJu: The "Look over there!" defense is becoming the standard.

Defense?  What is there to defend?

That a ni-*bong* has a little money. Must be a scandal.


That's reverse racism!

*runs!*
 
2013-05-16 11:16:40 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: hillbillypharmacist: jehovahs witness protection: YodaBlues: jehovahs witness protection: He's going to need that money for smokes and baggy pants male hookers in the federal prison.

You're not even trying anymore.

Well, I would go farther and mention the gallows, but the senate will never allow barry to be tried for treason.

How are you doing these days?

Fighting infection now but getting a lil better. My right arm and leg aren't working very well, so it takes me longer to make snarky comments these days.


You do know Obamacare covers that, right?
 
2013-05-16 11:20:03 AM  
the black man has made some money by writing books... all by himself!

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2013-05-16 11:20:10 AM  
Only $1.8-5.8 mil?  Do you want some more porridge?

theunconventionalconservative.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-16 11:27:31 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Name a President that wasn't part of the elite, either socially or financially.


Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho
 
2013-05-16 11:29:54 AM  

pueblonative: jehovahs witness protection: hillbillypharmacist: jehovahs witness protection: YodaBlues: jehovahs witness protection: He's going to need that money for smokes and baggy pants male hookers in the federal prison.

You're not even trying anymore.

Well, I would go farther and mention the gallows, but the senate will never allow barry to be tried for treason.

How are you doing these days?

Fighting infection now but getting a lil better. My right arm and leg aren't working very well, so it takes me longer to make snarky comments these days.

You do know Obamacare covers that, right?


It might even offset the psych costs of Obama Derangement Syndrome.
 
2013-05-16 11:30:42 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: hillbillypharmacist: jehovahs witness protection: YodaBlues: jehovahs witness protection: He's going to need that money for smokes and baggy pants male hookers in the federal prison.

You're not even trying anymore.

Well, I would go farther and mention the gallows, but the senate will never allow barry to be tried for treason.

How are you doing these days?

Fighting infection now but getting a lil better. My right arm and leg aren't working very well, so it takes me longer to make snarky comments these days.


That's covered under Obamacare you know...
 
2013-05-16 11:31:59 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Name a President that wasn't part of the elite, either socially or financially.

Jose Mujica

.

Of course you'll have to go to Uruguay for him to be your president.
 
2013-05-16 11:33:01 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: PC LOAD LETTER: Name a President that wasn't part of the elite, either socially or financially.

Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho


Didn't he make his bones as a wrestling and porn star? I'd say he was firmly in both the social and financial elites.
 
2013-05-16 11:33:46 AM  
Romeny runs for office and every day you hear about his wealth, how much money he has, and rumors are spread about his tax returns.

Actually ask what a sitting President is worth and the libtards scream.
 
2013-05-16 11:34:01 AM  

YodaBlues: jehovahs witness protection: hillbillypharmacist: jehovahs witness protection: YodaBlues: jehovahs witness protection: He's going to need that money for smokes and baggy pants male hookers in the federal prison.

You're not even trying anymore.

Well, I would go farther and mention the gallows, but the senate will never allow barry to be tried for treason.

How are you doing these days?

Fighting infection now but getting a lil better. My right arm and leg aren't working very well, so it takes me longer to make snarky comments these days.

That's covered under Obamacare you know...


YodaBlues: jehovahs witness protection: hillbillypharmacist: jehovahs witness protection: YodaBlues: jehovahs witness protection: He's going to need that money for smokes and baggy pants male hookers in the federal prison.

You're not even trying anymore.

Well, I would go farther and mention the gallows, but the senate will never allow barry to be tried for treason.

How are you doing these days?

Fighting infection now but getting a lil better. My right arm and leg aren't working very well, so it takes me longer to make snarky comments these days.

That's covered under Obamacare you know...


What about the alcoholism treatment? I ask not just for jwp, but for other farkers who need such help.
 
2013-05-16 11:34:14 AM  
Make way for Obama-Has-Money-Gate!
 
2013-05-16 11:35:04 AM  

Danger Mouse: Romeny runs for office and every day you hear about his wealth, how much money he has, and rumors are spread about his tax returns.

Actually ask what a sitting President is worth and the libtards scream.


Actually get an answer and the conservatards scream anyway, apparently.
 
2013-05-16 11:36:08 AM  
No wonder his housing plans took so long to work. He's still paying 5.625% on his mortgage! I don't trust anyone who doesn't know enough to refi at today's rates. IMPEACH.
 
2013-05-16 11:39:05 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Make way for Obama-Has-Money-Gate!hazi

 
2013-05-16 11:45:17 AM  
Put the IRS on it. They can find out for you. They don't car what you do with the information when you get it either.
 
2013-05-16 11:47:07 AM  

Danger Mouse: Romeny runs for office and every day you hear about his wealth, how much money he has, and rumors are spread about his tax returns.

Actually ask what a sitting President is worth and the libtards scream.


You mean after Obama made public 10 years of tax returns?
 
2013-05-16 11:47:29 AM  

EngineerAU: PC LOAD LETTER: Name a President that wasn't part of the elite, either socially or financially.

Jose Mujica .

Of course you'll have to go to Uruguay for him to be your president.


I love that guy.

No.  Seriously.  I'm not making a Uruguay joke.  Any president that gives away all his money, lives in a hut with his wife and occasionally rides his bike to work is okay in my book.
 
2013-05-16 11:47:33 AM  
Wait, you're saying that a guy with a $400,000 a year job and two best-selling books is RICH?

That's it, I'm never voting for him again.
 
2013-05-16 11:48:57 AM  

Danger Mouse: Romeny runs for office and every day you hear about his wealth, how much money he has, and rumors are spread about his tax returns.

Actually ask what a sitting President is worth and the libtards scream.


Republicans whine about how it's none of our business.

Unless, of course, it's a Democrat. Then there's wailing and gnashing of teeth from conservitards.

Keep farking that chicken, baby - you know it wants it.
 
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