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Subject: Re: Diana, Princess Of Wales & Continuing Mindless Celebrity Worship
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 21:04:24 -0700
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On Oct 17, 5:44 pm, wrote:
> Dear Allan,
> Lineage doesn`t necessarily mean wealth and for a very long
> time political office didn`t necessarily gain one wealth either as being a
> lawyer didn`t pay that much and lawyers became presidents else They were
> landowners or military heroes (neither terribly high paying , especially the latter.
> In 1928 We elected an engineer (the sort that plans bridges( to be our
> President. I believe the presidential salary only topped 1 000 000 american dollars
> per year back in the 1980s. I think it had been at 500, 000 for a while but
> running for office haqs been a rather expensive proposition for a while else the
> corruption and great political machines could not have come into being.
> Sincerely,
>
> James W Cummings
>
> Dixmont, Maine USA
>
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Err.. the President's salary hasn't even topped $500,000 yet.

In September 1999, President Clinton signed legislation that increased
the presidential salary to $400000, effective January 2001. ...



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