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(Bloomberg)   Obama does the Wall $treet six-figure speechmakin' circuit. This will be a headline every year until the politics tab has grandkids   ( bloomberg.com) divider line
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2017-09-18 01:40:57 PM  
That does it, I'm not voting for that bastard again!!

Wait, how much is he going to be paying in taxes this year? More than Donald J Trump and his whole family paid in the last 20 years? Well, alright then!
 
2017-09-18 01:42:21 PM  
so he's not allowed to make money?

what about trump? has he given up all his money making schemes?
 
2017-09-18 01:43:12 PM  
That does it, I'm heading home to safeguard my Saltines.
 
2017-09-18 01:44:32 PM  
If it is done legally, I hope Obama makes as much money as he possibly can.
 
2017-09-18 01:45:49 PM  

NewportBarGuy: That does it, I'm not voting for that bastard again!!

Wait, how much is he going to be paying in taxes this year? More than Donald J Trump and his whole family paid in the last 20 years? Well, alright then!


He doesn't have to, but I think Obama should publish his tax returns for 2017 to Twitter just to f*ck with Orange asshole.
 
2017-09-18 01:46:25 PM  
I assume the headline is calling this out because Obama wasn't smart enough to enrich himself while he was in office, as is the current trend?
 
2017-09-18 01:48:39 PM  
Truly, history's greatest monster!
 
2017-09-18 01:51:48 PM  
When I was in Hawaii, Oahu  I kind of happened to go by the places where Obama is said to be from.  And the place he wants to stay.  They are on opposing sides of the island and there is a great wind across the pass.
 
2017-09-18 01:58:30 PM  

kevlar51: I assume the headline is calling this out because Obama wasn't smart enough to enrich himself while he was in office, as is the current trend?


Stupid blah man, can't even grift right.
 
2017-09-18 02:02:07 PM  

freddyV: so he's not allowed to make money?

what about trump? has he given up all his money making schemes?


only republicans can make money.  all liberals have to give every cent they have to charity or else they are traitors to the party.
 
2017-09-18 02:04:25 PM  
Shiat!  if someone were paying me that much to deliver an after-dinner speech the last thing I would concern myself with was what a bunch of bottom-feeding, scum-sucking conservotard members of the ultra-lame right-wing press nuts thought about it.
 
2017-09-18 02:05:21 PM  

kevlar51: I assume the headline is calling this out because Obama wasn't smart enough to enrich himself while he was in office, as is the current trend?


That or this is an attempt by conservatives to point to Obama doing this and saying he is no better than Hillary.
 
2017-09-18 02:10:28 PM  
Of course.  The uppity blah guy shouldn't be making money!  Never mind that the insane Orange Menace is raping the country blind....
 
2017-09-18 02:17:19 PM  
Ass kissing thread in effect.
 
2017-09-18 02:17:48 PM  
Good. I hope when he retires he is disgustingly rich and that Donnie rots away in jail more and more miserable
 
2017-09-18 02:17:52 PM  
Good. For. Him.
 
2017-09-18 02:19:30 PM  
And he'll say something those rich bastards need to hear.
 
2017-09-18 02:24:00 PM  

Deep Contact: Ass kissing thread in effect.


Well, you go ahead with the frothy indignation if you want to, hon.
 
2017-09-18 02:24:03 PM  

freddyV: so he's not allowed to make money?

what about trump? has he given up all his money making schemes?


Whataboutism is the best ism.

With Donald Trump in office, Democrats will be able to whatabout their way out of anything Alex Jones could manifest with his mind-matter transfer rays.
 
2017-09-18 02:24:08 PM  
Thanks for not prosecuting any of these guys Obama, nice work there
 
d23 [BareFark]
2017-09-18 02:24:14 PM  
Yup.  Obama is a *real* Marxist, isn't he.
 
2017-09-18 02:24:35 PM  
Take aaaalll their money Obama.  Every penny they throw your way and do something good with it.
 
2017-09-18 02:25:07 PM  
Why the fark would anybody pay money to listen to an experienced, educated, intelligent, dedicated, humanitarian ex-president whose leadership and ideas turned around the world economy and improved just about every metric he had any influence over?  Why doesn't he just put that shiat out on twitter for free?
 
2017-09-18 02:25:09 PM  
but i was told that nobody would pay for a speech from a famous politician unless it was part of a corrupt scheme to sell access
 
2017-09-18 02:25:42 PM  
Private citizens can still earn money.  This is, or should be, a non story.
 
2017-09-18 02:26:27 PM  
It's his turn.
 
2017-09-18 02:26:41 PM  

ski9600: When I was in Hawaii, Oahu  I kind of happened to go by the places where Obama is said to be from.  And the place he wants to stay.  They are on opposing sides of the island and there is a great wind across the pass.


You need a better map.   Seriously.   Honolulu and Kailua are not on opposite sides of the island.   It did screw up local traffic when he vacationing, but the Marine base is near (he'd go there to work out, etc) and there is less disruption than if he stayed in Honolulu (which has horrible traffic anyway).
 
2017-09-18 02:27:05 PM  

d23: Yup.  Obama is a *real* Marxist, isn't he.


It's just a clever tactic to throw people off the trail of his deep-rooted socialist communistic fascism. Duh.
 
2017-09-18 02:27:24 PM  

HawgWild: And he'll say something those rich bastards need to hear.


He already did. "We're not going to try to prosecute any of the bankers, and we're not going to do anything to interfere with the massive transfer of wealth to the richest Americans."
 
2017-09-18 02:28:25 PM  
It was bad for Hillary, since she was trying to get elected and had to answer to the public.

Obama served his terms, and can do whatever the fark he wants, and more power to him and his family. Amazing the sheer level of idiocy he had to endure from the racist douchebags.
 
2017-09-18 02:28:28 PM  
Whatever happened to free speach?!!!
 
2017-09-18 02:28:35 PM  
Yeah, no.

After "electing" a Grifter-in-Chief, who single handedly reintroduced the term emoluments into the American lexicon, you do not get to moralize the previous holder office for doing what presidents have done without controversy for decades.

Sorry, not yours.
Not sorry,
 
2017-09-18 02:30:13 PM  

houstondragon: It was bad for Hillary, since she was trying to get elected and had to answer to the public.

Obama served his terms, and can do whatever the fark he wants, and more power to him and his family. Amazing the sheer level of idiocy he had to endure from the racist douchebags.


Why was it bad for Hillary?
 
2017-09-18 02:30:27 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Thanks for not prosecuting any of these guys Obama, nice work there


Effectively rewarding Wall Street for farking up opened the door to a serial business fark-up becoming the next president.

Lenny_da_Hog: HawgWild: And he'll say something those rich bastards need to hear.

He already did. "We're not going to try to prosecute any of the bankers, and we're not going to do anything to interfere with the massive transfer of wealth to the richest Americans."


It's ironic how, given their tendency to oppose environmentalism, the super-wealthy always insist upon getting treated like some sort of endangered species ("Don't startle them, or they'll fly away!").
 
2017-09-18 02:31:03 PM  
Fartbongo is only doing this to make Subby mad.

/good
 
2017-09-18 02:31:27 PM  
Good. F*cking LISTEN to him, Wall Street. We'll all benefit.
 
2017-09-18 02:31:27 PM  
The first black editor of the Harvard Law Review was always going to make a shiatload of money.
 
2017-09-18 02:31:55 PM  
This will be Obama's Katrina.
 
2017-09-18 02:32:58 PM  

max_pooper: houstondragon: It was bad for Hillary, since she was trying to get elected and had to answer to the public.

Obama served his terms, and can do whatever the fark he wants, and more power to him and his family. Amazing the sheer level of idiocy he had to endure from the racist douchebags.

Why was it bad for Hillary?


Only in sense the GOP used it as a distraction point during her campaign.
 
2017-09-18 02:33:04 PM  

max_pooper: houstondragon: It was bad for Hillary, since she was trying to get elected and had to answer to the public.

Obama served his terms, and can do whatever the fark he wants, and more power to him and his family. Amazing the sheer level of idiocy he had to endure from the racist douchebags.

Why was it bad for Hillary?


Because reasons and such as and furthermore BENGHAZI!!11!!
 
2017-09-18 02:33:08 PM  
This makes him no better than those thugs making their hippity-hop music.
 
2017-09-18 02:34:27 PM  
Maybe he should start a youtube channel.
 
2017-09-18 02:37:58 PM  
Obama said "I hate money.  I wish all money would go away", but now he gets paid with money.  What a hypocrite.  Sad!
 
2017-09-18 02:39:23 PM  
At least he waited until after  he was elected!

Amirightguyz??
 
2017-09-18 02:39:49 PM  
I bet he talks about how he took all the guns away and about how the economy sucked when he was president and about how much p*ssy he grabbed and about how much he used twitter to attack private people and institutions.

//I still have a mad crush on Michelle Obama
 
2017-09-18 02:41:33 PM  
He is certainly with in his right to do it but it sucks and the optics are shiatty

to each their own I guess. Wall St owns the DNC
 
2017-09-18 02:42:08 PM  
I miss Obama. It was nice having a dignified, scandal-free White House while it lasted.
 
2017-09-18 02:42:17 PM  
Obama is only getting a few hundred dollars for the speeches. The rest is going to The Decemberists.
 
2017-09-18 02:42:36 PM  
ZOMGWTFBBQ he's reading from a teleprompter!
 
2017-09-18 02:42:38 PM  
How else is he gonna pay for the time machine he bought on credit?
 
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