What are your thoughts on the US President’s pay rate, as compared to the super-rich media?

Buying everyone in her studio audience a new car, as Oprah Winfrey an annual income of $ 275 million, according to Forbes magazine, Oprah makes $ 523.21 every minute, even when she’s asleep. So she earns enough to buy a new Pontiac G6, the kind of car she bought her audience members, in roughly 37 minutes.

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SmartSpending/FindDealsOnline/celebrity-buying-power-slide-show.aspx?GT1=33009

The First U.S. Congress voted to pay George Washington a salary of $ 25,000 a year, about $ 566,000 in 2008 terms.

The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and came into force in 2001; prior to the change, the president earned $ 200,000, plus expense accounts. This was needed because other officials who received annual cost-of-living increases had salaries approaching that of the president, and in order to raise their salaries further, his needed to be raised as well.

President Bush currently earns $ 400,000 per year, along with a $ 50,000 expense account, a $ 100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $ 19,000 for entertainment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States

Does this seem right to you, that talk show hosts make this much money?

Oprah = $ 75,000,000
Bush = $ 400,000
The Bush’s together, contributed a total of $ 165,660 to churches and charitable organizations and paid $ 221,635 in federal income taxes.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/04/11/bush.taxes/

Oprah: African Girls Deserve My Charity More than American Girls … Oprah Winfrey is firing back at critics of her decision to build a $ 40 million school complex in South Africa – saying she didn’t build it in the U.S. because inner-city kids here don’t appreciate the value of a free education.

http://digg.com/celebrity/Oprah_African_Girls_Deserve_My_Charity_More_than_American_Girls

In 2007, John McCain contributed $ 105,467 of his $ 405,409 income to charity, according to his tax returns, which represented 26 percent of his total income.

http://wearesc.com/forums/showthread.php?p=558520

Obama = $ 4, 238,165

http://aclockworkobama.com/

Best answer:

Answer by Mike
Yes it’s okay because talk show hosts are paid by private companies and government officials are paid by our taxes.

Edit: I don’t quite understand what your problem is. I don’t like Oprah, but she is not employed by taxpayers, so I have no problem with what she makes. If you are a Republican I would think you would support capitalism.

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