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Obama Gave Petraeus And
Wife Big Government Salaries

Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 11/15/2012 11:40:26 PM

Power: President Obama calls government spending "investments." But Obama had taxpayers invest not just in harebrained green energy schemes, but in those who might hurt him — like David and Holly Petraeus. The late British Stalinist journalist Claud Cockburn is given credit for quipping, "Never underestimate the effectiveness of a straight cash bribe." (Snip) On top of Gen. Petraeus´ sizable government salary, CNSNews reports that since last year his wife Holly, the victim of Petraeus´ alleged affair with author Paula Broadwell, has been enjoying a $187,605 salary as an assistant director within the Dodd-Frank law´s new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 11/15/2012 11:56:55 PM     (No. 9017513)

Lots of screwing going on....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bob913, 11/16/2012 12:38:00 AM     (No. 9017544)

Plus his large pension. Traitor to all of America.
He was bribed. He will continue to lie.
Imagine those men who died were "why is no help coming?!"

Because General Betrayed you along with obama.

Now you are dead. Now imagine all the other soldiers wondering what will happen to them when they are fighting for their lives?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Delilah, 11/16/2012 1:10:55 AM     (No. 9017573)

Holly´s ´job´ bears a resemblence to Michelle´s former ´job´ with a hospital which benefited from her husband directing millions to her employer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: montanabound, 11/16/2012 1:48:13 AM     (No. 9017586)

I´d love to see Holly´s job qualifications. All I could find was that she graduated from college and did volunteer work.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/16/2012 2:47:52 AM     (No. 9017615)

So much for Petraeu´s integrity. His testimony to congress today behind closed doors can now be considered to be all lies to protect his life style. To hell with telling the truth.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 11/16/2012 3:30:26 AM     (No. 9017634)

perfumed prince

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/16/2012 4:21:26 AM     (No. 9017647)

Pure Chicago style patronage job. This kind of crap is epidemic throughout liberal circles and a big reason we keep getting smacked with tax increases.This is clearly a no show job and it´s getting more disgusting by the day how people are selling their country out for the almighty buck.

The simple fact that Petraeus even took a job under Obama should have been a tip off he might be a closet liberal.You can pretty much assume his wife is now.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 11/16/2012 6:59:44 AM     (No. 9017750)

Old soldiers never die, they just get bigger pensions under the ´rats.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 11/16/2012 7:00:52 AM     (No. 9017754)

Incomplete reporting here...she got the job after a meeting in the WH with the WH staffer slated to direct the new CFPB, but who was blocked = now Senator elect Elizabeth Warren of Mass and was among its first hires...Holly was a highly executive for the BBB working on military members/family consumer issues for a short period, a position she never applied for...one someone just called and offered her the newly created post...

Holly´s name was first mentioned on this site in my 10/26 reply questioning GenP´s silence:

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=708968

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/16/2012 7:23:48 AM     (No. 9017793)

Very disappointed in Patraeus. He is just as responsible for the death of those four Americans as are Obama and Hillary. Isn´t there some point at which the U.S. military tells Obama to stick it?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/16/2012 7:32:16 AM     (No. 9017815)

Evidently she didn´t spend any of that lavish taxpayer cash on personal grooming.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 11/16/2012 7:46:02 AM     (No. 9017835)

The least and reasonable thing to do is wait for Petraeus´ testimony. That he´s going to lie is pure unwarranted speculation at this point.

I get hope from the fact that he did not need a subpoena. Maybe he will roll over, but indications are that he may not.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/16/2012 7:51:26 AM     (No. 9017846)

Sympathy for Holly just went south.
The bribery, blackmail and sell-outs occuring during this administration would, doubtless, boggle the mind. Start with Old Media´s treachery in reporting lies and hiding any truth which would unmask the president ....

What truly amazes me is the vast number of people willing to become traitors for a price. I´m one of naive ones who actually believed most American citizens would stand up for country and countrymen. But John Wayne and Bob Hope are really dead, and today´s Hollywood has desecrated their memory.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/16/2012 7:53:26 AM     (No. 9017855)

Can´t help but wonder (according to Jay Carney, say) what in her background made Mrs. Petraeus uniquely qualified for the $187K a year job as "an assistant director in the Consumer Financia Protection Bureau".

Don´t bother organizing a weekend drinking game based on the number of times the alphabet media mentions this story. Your buds will go home parched.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/16/2012 7:53:46 AM     (No. 9017859)

Closet liberal? How about plain crook? Petraeus 2016, anyone?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: privateer, 11/16/2012 8:26:55 AM     (No. 9017921)

Reasonable, 12. But after he lies can we then speculate? Or will our speculations be resoundingly confirmed?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/16/2012 8:29:02 AM     (No. 9017923)

Thoe who are confusing the Petraeus extramarital affairs with any guilt in the Benghazi matter may be thinking as well as they can but not too successfully. They are not related, except in a way many people may not have considered.

Holly´s pay - with no disrepect to her- is another indication that other people´s ( our) money is too easy to spend, as in Solyndra and other governmental matters.

This federal administration is running amok.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: saucy, 11/16/2012 8:34:11 AM     (No. 9017935)

At the end of all this at least David and Holly will have each other.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LZK, 11/16/2012 8:51:35 AM     (No. 9017975)

Well -- folks -- that does it for me....

I won´t believe anything Petraeus and his wife say....

Don´t waste time on it....

He -- "did" -- betray those brave Americans that died in Bengazi.........

LZK

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Reply 20 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 11/16/2012 8:52:29 AM     (No. 9017977)

#16. You bet. The proof of the pudding is in the tasting. I still have hopes that Petraeus will stand up and be counted. If he doesn´t then I will also be saddened by his "betrayal."

Besides, then if he lies, it´s no longer "speculation."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: wwsweet, 11/16/2012 9:22:01 AM     (No. 9018058)

Can all the other Congrssional committees ask/require Petraeus to testify or does he have to appear only once? I´d love to see Jason Chaffetz and Trey Gowdy get their turns with the good general -- they seem pretty tenacious.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/16/2012 9:24:47 AM     (No. 9018069)

This bit of news makes the general and wifey a little more unsympathetic. Right now, General P is at the scum ball level, and wifey, pigging out there in the troff.There are so many facets to this story, there will be a point where there are no surprises.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 11/16/2012 9:58:56 AM     (No. 9018173)

I might add, that the msm will be spinning anything that comes out of a "closed" hearing like a whirling dervish. Hopefully we get the real truth.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Arby, 11/16/2012 10:05:17 AM     (No. 9018190)

I lived in Washington for nearly two decades. The voting public has no idea how much corruption, bribery and general ne´er-do-wellism is going on.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/16/2012 10:50:57 AM     (No. 9018338)

(throws coffee cup at wall)

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Reply 26 - Posted by: larryp, 11/16/2012 11:00:32 AM     (No. 9018372)

Glad all this dirty stuff came out. f´em both. He never quit the Army did he? Still a general He still has his pension of wht? $200 k per year?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/16/2012 11:04:25 AM     (No. 9018384)

Its a little like alimony; the screwin we get for the screwin we got.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/16/2012 11:48:38 AM     (No. 9018495)

I have posted several times about them being co-opted by this Administration.

I always thought it was because the general was perceived as a potential Presidential threat to another Dem candidate and his (and wife) employment with the Admin would taint him.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: veritas, 11/16/2012 1:11:53 PM     (No. 9018710)

Good posts, good points.

But don´t let the big points in these couple lines get past you!

FTA: The CFPB, which is expected to destroy thousands of small banks, is funded by the Federal Reserve, so Congress has no oversight over it. Indeed, Mrs. Petraeus´ post is not subject to Senate confirmation.

Clever. Set up the CFPB, thanks to Dodd and Frank, outside Congressional oversight. Well, well, well.

Oh... Holly´s sinecure pays $129,000 less than Michelle´s $316,000 evaporating Chicago hospital "job" did. Sheesh. $129,000 is a pretty hefty income itself.

Crooks!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jimrunner, 11/16/2012 2:04:02 PM     (No. 9018841)

Sounds like going to work for Obama is akin to sealing a pact with the Devil.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/16/2012 8:06:55 PM     (No. 9019560)

All we got to hang our hat on now is 2016 in hopes that the country can still be saved by then. Sadly these big government salaries paid as political payback is pretty widespread. How about that fiscal cliff coming up folks, so the Obamanation can get those big pay raises next year?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: My 2 Cents, 11/16/2012 8:30:41 PM     (No. 9019581)


They’re telling this story about Lord Beaverbrook and a famous actress. In a game of hypothetical questions, Beaverbrook asked the lady, “Would you live with a stranger if he paid you a million pounds?”

“Yes,” she answered.

“And if he paid you five pounds?”

The irate lady fumed, “What do you think I am?”

“We’ve already established that,” returned Beaverbrook. “Now we’re trying to determine the degree.” —The U. of California Pelican


We all know a version of this, but a a lady of the night is still a hooker.

And that is what Petraeus and his wife are.

I cleaned up the language from using the W word.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: navyjag907, 11/16/2012 10:45:38 PM     (No. 9019741)

Petraeus gets $200K plus in retirement pay and Holly gets $187K plus whatever he made as CIA director ($200K plus?). Roughly $600K from the public trough. Not bad.//Hitler gave his field marshals and senior generals gifts of large sums of money to shore up their loyalty. Obama is indirectly doing the same thing.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: FormerDem, 11/16/2012 11:00:02 PM     (No. 9019748)

considering that the WH is trying to destroy Petraeus, I´m not, and I´m not at the moment interested in any negative story the WH could have planted. I just don´t want to join any chorus they are leading. Let´s wait and see what Petraeus does. I can just imagine one of the WH equerries noting to Petraeus that it didn´t take long for the right to turn on him in a pack. let´s give him a chance.

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The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency´s tea party controversy. Rep. Dave Camp set a committee vote for Wednesday on whether to refer Lois Lerner, who used to head the agency´s tax-exempt division, to the Justice Department "for possible criminal prosecution." Camp, R-Mich., did not specify which laws Lerner may have broken. Lerner´s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, has said she broke no laws. On Monday, Taylor emailed this response to Camp´s announcement: "One word: Ridiculous." Camp´s committee has been investigating

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

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USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
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The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Handling of former IRS employee
Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

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Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
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As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk. Ms. Lerner faces a vote in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that could begin the process of accusing her of contempt of Congress. The Ways and Means Committee announced that it will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to officially accuse Ms. Lerner of breaking the law by

Team Boehner to Drudge: We didn´t ´
expand´ Obamacare, we repealed a piece

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Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
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Hours after the Drudge Report suggested on Sunday that "Republicans expand[ed] Obamacare" in the headline for the site´s lead story, an "alert" from the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, countered that they had actually "chip[ped] away another piece" of the law. The recent change "eliminated a cap on deductibles for small group policies offered inside the law´s health care exchanges as well as outside," the Associated Press explained. "Successfully repealing this Obamacare provision is just one part of Republicans´ larger effort to repeal the full law and replace it with better solutions focused on lowering health care costs for families

Barbara Walters´ Final Scheduled
Television Appearance Announced

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ABC News, by Lesley Messer    Original Article
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Almost a year after she announced her plan to depart daily television, Barbara Walters is preparing to say farewell. Her last day co-hosting "The View," a program that she created, will be May 16, and ABC will air a two-hour special highlighting her life and career that night, from 9-11 p.m. ET. Walters will continue to executive produce "The View," and will be a lifelong member of ABC News, contributing as news warrants. "In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then there is Barbara Walters," Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive of The Walt Disney Company said. "She's a dear friend and colleague as well as


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