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2009/4/16-20 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:52855 Activity:nil
4/16    The Obama couple had an AGI of $2.6M in 2008 and $4.2M in 2007!
        http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/92476/?fp=1
        How much did the Dubyas and the Clintons make?
        \_ Obama wrote two bestselling books right around that time.
           \_ But Obama wasn't that famous before the presidental election
              campaign in 2008.
              \_ Dude, they were bestsellers.  (Looking if up Dreams
                 from my Father was a rereleased in 2004, to high critical
                 acclaim.)  Look it up dude, from wikipedia: "Their 2007
                 tax return showed a household income of $4.2 million, up
                 from about $1 million in 2006 and $1.6 million in 2005,
                 mostly from sales of his books."  Further reading at
                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Audacity_of_Hope
                 and
                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreams_from_My_Father
        \_ Why did Michelle Obama, who is highly educated, make so little?
           \_ are you being internet troll.  MOBAMA made a pretty good
              salaray before this first lady business
              \_ I read that she made $63K last year.
                 \_ I read she was making 300k as a hospital admin
                    \_ Might be true. She made $63K last year. Maybe
                       because she took a lot of leave for the campaign?
                       "Obama earned $139,204 as a Democratic senator from
                       Illinois last year before leaving his seat after
                       winning the November election. Michelle Obama
                       received a salary of $62,709 from the University of
                       Chicago Hospitals, where she was an executive."
                       Source: http://tinyurl.com/djn9ve
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My Activity Buzz Search The Buzz Log What's hot on Yahoo! Our crack team of editors takes a closer look at the hottest trends on Yahoo! And that includes the leader of the free world and his right-hand man. Vice President Biden were recently released to the public. Quicker than you can say "spread the wealth," searches on both documents skyrocketed. But when it's the Obamas' and the Bidens', the 1040s are actually pretty interesting. Reuters, President Obama (who filed jointly with his wife, Michelle), reported an adjusted gross income of $2,656,902. They paid roughly $855,000 in federal income taxes and almost $78,000 in state income taxes. Now hold up--since when do (honest) politicians make millions of dollars? In comparison to his boss's return, Vice President Biden's 1040 looked downright modest. The VP and his wife reported an income of $269,256 for 2008. Still, a good portion of that came from sales of Mr Biden's memoir, "Promises to Keep." UPI reports that the Bidens reported donations of $1,885 to charity in 2008, but the White House notes that the Bidens made additional donations to their church that weren't included (lest you think they're stingy).
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