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Old 05-22-2007, 01:35 AM   #1
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John Edwards Charges $55,000 For Speech On Poverty

On top of that the school is facing Tuition Hikes

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That is rediculous
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Re: John Edwards Charges $55,000 For Speech On Poverty

would it be wrong to have a banquet for a speech about people that were starving? Same sort of deal. His time is worth something, he is running for president and all. He set his time at $55k... they agreed to pay. And no, I'm not just saying this because I'm a "democrat"... if Bush did the same thing, I'd have the same feelings.
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If it is such a issue that is near and dear to his heart, I would like to think I would be a big enough man to actually donate my time. ESPECIALLY considering the circumstances of the speech. Let's be a 55k hypocrite shall we?
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yeah, that would've been a great campaign thing, but he didn't do it. You can't fault him for wanting paid.
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yeah, that would've been a great campaign thing, but he didn't do it. You can't fault him for wanting paid.
Yea I can and do.
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Re: John Edwards Charges $55,000 For Speech On Poverty

well, I guess it's safe to say you won't be voting for him then...
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Anyone that takes 55,000 dollars from a school to talk about poverty while the school is facing tuition hikes and then goes back to Washington and talks about Education reform needs to be exposed for the hypocrite they are.
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Anyone that takes 55,000 dollars from a school to talk about poverty while the school is facing tuition hikes and then goes back to Washington and talks about Education reform needs to be exposed the hypocrite they are.
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yeah thats pretty ****ed up. the honorable thing would be to donate 55k to the school due to its situation and do a 5 minute speech for free, because 1) it will get him votes, and 2) votes get him into office. i would think low of it if i hear any politician doing such act, and while we dont hear about it much, im sure they all get something.
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You should take all the adds off the site and give everyone supporter access so that it facilitates more discussion about mustangs. Thats what the site is here for right? I mean I know it takes money and time to keep the thing up and running, but you should just donate your money and time to keep it going since you like mustang discussions.

Why do we pay the president so much? Should he just donate 4 years because he loves america and gets to travel the world and be the most powerful man alive?

If you just have to put blame on someone, why isn't it the school system? Its not like couldn't have just said "no that costs too much and we are facing tuition hikes already" Trying to fault a man for getting paid to do what is pretty much his job is just ludicrous. Nice spin job with the "it was about poverty" bull**** too, like that makes a ****ing difference at all. Would it have been ok if the speech was about something else?

I hate politics, I don't even know who John Edwards is, but I hate polarized "news" even more. The news is so biased one way or the other these days its borderline worthless.
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You should take all the adds off the site and give everyone supporter access so that it facilitates more discussion about mustangs. Thats what the site is here for right? I mean I know it takes money and time to keep the thing up and running, but you should just donate your money and time to keep it going since you like mustang discussions.
I don't see how that relates to this at all. John Edwards is making his living by taking money from an education system that is already strained to help promote a President campaign that promises to fix the problems with education in America. One of those problems is obviously schools doing retarded **** with their money.

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Why do we pay the president so much?
He actually gets paid **** for what he is responsible for. When Ford's CEO gets a 20 million dollar payment from a company that is losing money everyday, yet the President makes 200,000 dollars and is responsible for the security of this country and the economy that the 20 million dollar CEO is contributing too.

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Should he just donate 4 years because he loves america and gets to travel the world and be the most powerful man alive?
Maybe. Then we may get something done in this country instead of having congressman and potential presidents taking money from our schools to give a however long speech on poverty which is not going to do a damn thing to help poverty, just fill his pockets.

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If you just have to put blame on someone, why isn't it the school system? Its not like couldn't have just said "no that costs too much and we are facing tuition hikes already"
I agree it was stupid on their part.

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Trying to fault a man for getting paid to do what is pretty much his job is just ludicrous.
The point is he robs a school of 55,000 dollars for a few minutes of his time and then goes right back to Washington with his 55,000 dollars and tries to figure out what is wrong with the education system in America That makes complete sense.

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Nice spin job with the "it was about poverty" bull**** too, like that makes a ****ing difference at all. Would it have been ok if the speech was about something else?
It was meant to be ironic. School faces tuition hikes which will put a strain on families yet he is talking about poverty while straining the school even more.

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I hate politics, I don't even know who John Edwards is, but I hate polarized "news" even more. The news is so biased one way or the other these days its borderline worthless.
The news is biased but that doesn't change what he did and the school system did. Just because they went after John Edwards and not the school system doesn't mean that now we have to put all the attention on the school system and let Edwards slide, who is seeking election as President of the United States and will face the very issues that he is helping create.
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The point is he robs a school of 55,000 dollars
But he didn't rob anybody?
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lol, it never ceases to amaze me how many people think Presidents make the "big bucks" while in office. Sure 200k might sound like a lot, but you have to consider EVERY president goes into office probably at LEAST a mil in debt from the campaign if not rediculously more. And with the education they have, they would most likely be making a lot more in the private sector with their 4 years. So, yes, they probably are, in effect, donating their time to the country.
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But he didn't rob anybody?
To me he did. Maybe a better word would be "screwed"
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To me he did. Maybe a better word would be "screwed"
Nobody forced the university to pay him that money. That's who you should be mad at.
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Nobody forced the university to pay him that money. That's who you should be mad at.
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I agree it was stupid on their part.
The school is as much at fault. John Edwards wants to be President though and doing what he did was retarded.
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lol, it never ceases to amaze me how many people think Presidents make the "big bucks" while in office. Sure 200k might sound like a lot, but you have to consider EVERY president goes into office probably at LEAST a mil in debt from the campaign if not rediculously more. And with the education they have, they would most likely be making a lot more in the private sector with their 4 years. So, yes, they probably are, in effect, donating their time to the country.
I don't know anyone that thinks they make the big bucks while in office its that they continue to make "pretty good" bucks for the rest of their life...
They also make upwards of $400k now, just fyi.

From the wiki -Retired presidents now receive a pension based on the salary of the current administration's cabinet secretaries (Executive Level I), which is $183,500 as of 2007. Many former presidents also collect congressional pensions.

Not a bad retirement for 4 years on the job...



That being said, I still don't see how John Edwards did anything wrong. Time is money and they wanted his time. It doesn't matter who wanted it, and if it made for an "ironic" headline. If this strawman argument is the worst dirt they can dig up on him, he's doing pretty good. (Not an Edwards fan, though i get the impression most of you dislike him for one reason or another as big as you bought into this crap)
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True, not bad for only 4 years on the job, but they would still be making more for that 4 years on their own and with the connections they ALL have. Truly, being presidnet of the most blessed, economically sound countries in the world, doesn't pay much for the stress.

Oh, and Edwards is a dumbass. I didn't like his retardedness 4 years ago, and still don't like him. :dunno:
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