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      11-06-2012, 10:38 PM   #360
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Originally Posted by MiddleAgedAl View Post
There are some great, smart leaders out there in the private sector.

Offer them the job. Tell them you want them to run an entity whose financial model is fundamentally untenable long term, it always spends more than it takes in, and the aging demographics and shrinking taxpayer pool suggest that will only get worse. You want them to turn this ship around. Oh, and their family will lose a lot of their personal freedoms to go do stuff, and their own life is so in danger they need 24/7 suffocating levels of protection (which still doesnt always work), and it pays 1/10 what they get now.

Yeah, that'll attract the cream of the crop.
Unfortunately very very true

Also, for anyone wondering, the President's wages:

The president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment. The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001. This does not take into account the Presidential amenities such as Air Force One, Blair House, etc.