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Who were the 10 wealthiest
US presidents?

United Press International, by Gabrielle Levy

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/18/2013 9:50:54 PM

Happy President´s Day! It´s a good day to be an American--hello, federal holiday--and even better to be (former) president. The guys who once occupied the White House tend to rake in a lot of cash once they leave, and many come in with plenty on hand. The office has almost always been exclusive to those who can afford to costs of running for it, and this year´s updated list of the wealthiest presidents shows just how rich those men are. It says something that had he been elected, Mitt Romney, whose extraordinary wealth was

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/18/2013 9:59:43 PM     (No. 9183993)

Funny how many of these rich guys were democrats.


Reply 2 - Posted by: keeptherepublic, 2/18/2013 10:12:17 PM     (No. 9184007)

Can we trust "facts" from an author who gets the first first lady´s name wrong? It´s MARTHA -- not Mary.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: neanderthal, 2/18/2013 10:27:47 PM     (No. 9184024)

You think they were rich? Wait this the scammer-in-chief and Michelle Antoinette get finished with us about 40 years from now. What with Mau-Mauing the Flackcatchers, roiling up every black trumped-up organization from the New Black Panthers to the Congressional Black Congress, Guilty as Hell and Free as a Bird preaching the gospel-a-la-Wright at every Black church with more than 400 members, being adored by every butt-in-the-air media toadie all the way through the final blessed funeral ceremonies. Then you´ll know what a rich president is really like.


Reply 4 - Posted by: HalfNorsk, 2/18/2013 11:02:21 PM     (No. 9184072)

In the modern era, only one Republican - Hoover. So, tell me again, which party is really the friend of the poor?


Reply 5 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/18/2013 11:08:41 PM     (No. 9184082)

The four "Liberal Lions" on the list, FDR, JFK, LBJ and Slick Willie, all shared/share a basic philosophy concerning money..."It grows on trees.":

Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Born with a silver spoon in his mouth"; never punched a time clock his entire life; never had to balance a checkbook; net worth $60,000,000.00.

John F. Kennedy: A multimillionaire at birth; never had to balance a checkbook or work a regular job; family net worth $1,000,000,000.00.

Landslide Lyndon B. Johnson: Had to borrow the bus fare to Washington, D.C. in 1932; After forty-one years as a "humble public servant," final estate valued at $98,000,000.00.

William Jefferson Blythe Clinton: Another lifelong "humble public servant," felon and disbarred barrister; now worth $55,000,000.00.


Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 2/18/2013 11:10:23 PM     (No. 9184084)

#2: Hmmm. One wonders whether Martha knew about Mary? Starts to sound Biblical. LOL

FTA: "Congress voted to pay him $25,000 per year... which he reluctantly accepted so as to avoid setting precedent where only those wealthy enough to serve without salary could be president."

Yet another example of Washington´s far-seeing wisdom and, though it might seem otherwise, selflessness in some sense. The future of the new Republic was paramount to him. Always.

Washington, BTW, served as General of the Continental Army for no salary, just his expenses. In that wartime service, in part perhaps because he favored white horses, seven horses were shot from under him.

Few later Presidents were comparable. Certainly none surpassed him. We have had many, lately in particular, who soiled the office, and fell incalculably short of what the Great Office should draw and evoke. George Washington of course received a pristine office, as it did not exist except in concept until he was sworn in. He "held it aloft" like the Stars and Stripes [another G.W. story in that, even] even as, each day, day by day, he "created" it. The better as President a man might wish to be, the better he would serve the Republic, the more he will study and emulate George Washington. The path is clear for all to see.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Axeman, 2/18/2013 11:29:42 PM     (No. 9184111)

What about the poorest presidents?


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/18/2013 11:32:08 PM     (No. 9184115)

We will never know Zippy´s wealth or where it came from.

Perhaps the question should be how many politicians went to DC broke and became millionaires from perks ?


Reply 9 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/19/2013 2:16:27 AM     (No. 9184228)

How many build a fortune on the strength of once being president.

Bill Clinton comes to mind as one.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/19/2013 4:04:41 AM     (No. 9184253)

But...but...we´ve been told for 50 years that republicans are the party of the rich. Yet, here we have demonrats actually being shown as the party of the rich.

It reminds me of the Fed and demonrat bankers. The Fed makes them take money at zero percent; the banks turn around and park that money at the Fed; the Fed has to pay interest on that money. When hypper-inflation finally comes to pass, taxpayer money will end up paying for the whole thing. Aren´t demonrats great! Who´s the party of the rich now? Hmmmm?


Reply 11 - Posted by: LadyVet, 2/19/2013 6:30:42 AM     (No. 9184323)

It should be noted that while Washington, Madison, and Jefferson are listed as the wealthiest, they risked their fortunes in the American Revolution - as well as their lives and sacred honor. On the other hand, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama risked nothing. And there was no "sacred honor" to be at risk in the first place. LBJ may have been the first of the Democrat presidents who became rich as a result of their "public service." Bill and Hillary Clinton put LBJ to shame as a grifter.



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