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Old May 6th, 2017, 07:54 PM   #1
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Congress may try to cancel Barack Obama's pension following his $400,000 speech

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ay seek to cut the pension of Barack Obama following his decision to accept a $400,000 fee for an upcoming speech to Wall Street executives.

During his time in the White House, Mr Obama vetoed a bill that would have capped the retirement funds of former presidents should they accept large sums of outside income.

Now that Mr Obama himself meets those criteria, Republican sponsors of the bill have said they will revive the legislation and hope that President Donald Trump signs it into law.

"The Obama hypocrisy on this issue is revealing," Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and sponsor of the 2016 bill told USA Today. "His veto was very self-serving."

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Obama better give as many speeches as he can before Trump signs that law....

And would that law mean Trump would never get any pension money?

And would that law also apply to congress?

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"I did not run for office to..ahh..ahh..h..h..help o..o..out some fat cat bankers on Wall Street"

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Obama better give as many speeches as he can before Trump signs that law....

And would that law mean Trump would never get any pension money?

And would that law also apply to congress?
Yup, I'm sure trump is worried about that, what is he doing w/ his pay check again?
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I am all for the bill as long as there is an amendment added to cut a retired congressman's pension if they work for a lobbying group or any company or industry that lobbied them and they voted yea on a bill that benefitted them if they make more than their congressional pay.
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"I did not run for office to..ahh..ahh..h..h..help o..o..out some fat cat bankers on Wall Street"

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Oh PULL-EEEZE, Obama is the definition of eloquence compared to that stumble-bum Trump.
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That's just stupid. He deserves to get what the Market will bare.
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I have to wonder where was Congress when W. was getting 100,000.00 to speak at a charity event for wounded vets?
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"I did not run for office to..ahh..ahh..h..h..help o..o..out some fat cat bankers on Wall Street"

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How do you spell hypocrisy = OBAMA.
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