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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 17th, 2020, 11:38 pm

I know that it's possible to make that much per day at the track, but you have to know when to quit.

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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 18th, 2020, 1:19 am

I keep rolling the dice. I usually get different results. It's driving me crazy.
Keep rolling 'em, I say. Rudy Giuliani sure is:

Giuliani Is Said to Seek $20,000 a Day Payment for Trump Legal Work - November 17

Not per week, per day

It made me laugh out loud and I know some people here will appreciate it too.

You know, I don’t think it’s crazy. It’s supposedly billed to the Trump campaign. That is a pool of money that will never see any other use and will either pay up or (probably more likely) declare bankruptcy. So, why not charge an arm, a leg, a spleen and various miscellaneous body parts. Who else would put on a show for him at the Four Seasons*?
 
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November 18th, 2020, 1:25 am


You know, I don’t think it’s crazy. It’s supposedly billed to the Trump campaign. That is a pool of money that will never see any other use and will either pay up or (probably more likely) declare bankruptcy. So, why not charge an arm, a leg, a spleen and various miscellaneous body parts. Who else would put on a show for him at the Four Seasons*?
Well, I know, and also, even if he worked every single business day, it's only $52 million a year.

Elon would probably not bother getting out of bed in the morning for that kind of money.

Except that the loves his rockets! : )

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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 18th, 2020, 2:08 am

Umm - not to pick on your math or anything, but you have an extra zero going on. It’s more like $5 million. Which is of course not to imply, at all, that he’s worth it.
 
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November 18th, 2020, 2:41 am

Umm - not to pick on your math or anything, but you have an extra zero going on. It’s more like $5 million. Which is of course not to imply, at all, that he’s worth it.
Haha $5.2 million. Not my math, just typing quickly on a small device, missed the "."

Well, let's see what you can buy for that much. Sotheby's International Realty

Of course, you can do very well with less, but you have to know the region. Interesting note: lots of properties for sale on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket on another website I visit from time to time, and they are selling, but I wonder about climate change.... underwater in 10 years?   
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 18th, 2020, 4:24 am

The Clintons, and I'm sure many others, earned an average of $210,000 per speech when out of office. I will guess Trump will earn similarly. And how long is an oft-repeated speech -- an hour? 

LeBron James earns $435,000 per, let's say 2.5 hr basketball game -- about the same rate as the Big Cheese speakers.  

Johnny Carson earned about $250,000 per 1 hr Tonight Show.  

The highest paid actors can get $30 million per movie, but how many hours is that? 3 weeks work and we're back to $250,000/hr

Good for them.

These rates are suspiciously similar. Is there a  rule here: the most you can earn in "wages" (instead of via capital gains), is about $250,000 per hour? Nice if you can get it, but I have a suspicion it's not the ceiling on "wage labor" rates. Who earns more?
 
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November 18th, 2020, 3:30 pm

I’m struggling to see anybody paying Trump to speak when it’s no longer a matter of buying access and favors, but I guess it’ll be paid for with “other people’s money”.

I suspect major televangelists suck a lot more money out of their audience during an hour’s speech. And performers filling stadiums. But there is a lot of overhead involved.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 18th, 2020, 5:03 pm

One might have thought the same about Nick Leeson!
 
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November 18th, 2020, 6:18 pm

One might have thought the same about Nick Leeson!

Well, after his time in prison, I guess it becomes more plausible for Trump, too.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 18th, 2020, 6:41 pm

I'm not sure how much Trump would learn from prison!
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 18th, 2020, 8:41 pm

If Biden appoints an attorney general who prosecutes Trump criminally for whatever, then here we go again! The next 4 four years will be all about Trump, too! The media and Bill Maher will love it. Trump might even relish it, if he thinks it's a fight he can win, and sees his speaking fees skyrocket. Because of all that, and the stink (and potential vicious cycle) of political revenge, I am guessing it won't happen. 

Sure, the IRS might have some civil tax case they've been waiting to file, but that's a different ballpark. 
 
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November 18th, 2020, 10:03 pm

It is widely assumed that he will either preemptively pardon himself or, perhaps to add an extra veneer of legality, resign and have Pence pardon him, so the more juicy federal crimes are probably out. But New York stands ready to prosecute him for bank and insurance fraud for starters. And a sentence there would not be affected by a presidential pardon, valid or not.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 18th, 2020, 10:14 pm

In what year did these alleged frauds occur?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 19th, 2020, 12:09 am

The subpoenas for his tax and accounting records would have covered roughly 2010-2018, but the office of Cyrus Vance Jr has been somewhat stingy on details. They did add state tax fraud to the list a couple of months ago, though.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 19th, 2020, 3:52 pm

So, as expected, the GOP is going all in to overturn the result of the presidential election, because they don’t like the outcome. Their intellectual leader, Mr Opacity himself, will run a press conference at the Republican National Committee offices in DC later today. Apparently, local funeral parlors and porn shops have categorically refused to make their parking lots available to his antics.

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