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SarasotaRepub
02-04-2009, 10:19 PM
Wednesday, February 04, 2009

WASHINGTON -- The White House's nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta, has earned more than $700,000 in speaking and consulting fees since the beginning of 2008, with some of the payments coming from troubled financial firms and from a firm that invests in contractors for federal national security agencies, according to financial disclosures released Wednesday and reviewed by the Wall Street Journal.

Panetta received $56,000 from Merrill Lynch & Co. for two speeches and $28,000 for a speech for Wachovia Corp., according to disclosures released ahead of Thursday's scheduled Senate hearing on Panetta's nomination.

Linky (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/02/04/panetta-discloses-g-speaking-consulting-fees/)

Oops...again. :D

PoliCon
02-04-2009, 10:25 PM
speaking fees??? Please. Call these what they are - KICKBACKS. :rolleyes: Pray tell what did he speak on that was worth $56,000?

rjas77
02-04-2009, 10:56 PM
Wednesday, February 04, 2009

WASHINGTON -- The White House's nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta, has earned more than $700,000 in speaking and consulting fees since the beginning of 2008, with some of the payments coming from troubled financial firms and from a firm that invests in contractors for federal national security agencies, according to financial disclosures released Wednesday and reviewed by the Wall Street Journal.

Panetta received $56,000 from Merrill Lynch & Co. for two speeches and $28,000 for a speech for Wachovia Corp., according to disclosures released ahead of Thursday's scheduled Senate hearing on Panetta's nomination.

Linky (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/02/04/panetta-discloses-g-speaking-consulting-fees/)

Oops...again. :D

Prolly speaking to our enemies broadcasting troop movements, deployments status assessents :(

cat714
02-05-2009, 03:54 AM
Did he at least pay his taxes?

RobJohnson
02-05-2009, 04:27 AM
Did he at least pay his taxes?


:D

The left does not mind tax increases as it's starting to look like they never pay them

SarasotaRepub
02-05-2009, 07:33 AM
:D

The left does not mind tax increases as it's starting to look like they never pay them


Yeah...isn't it funny how that seems to work??:confused: :D

Odysseus
02-05-2009, 09:19 AM
speaking fees??? Please. Call these what they are - KICKBACKS. :rolleyes: Pray tell what did he speak on that was worth $56,000?

He said, "Give me money and I'll make it worth your while."

tacitus
02-05-2009, 10:45 AM
speaking fees??? Please. Call these what they are - KICKBACKS. :rolleyes: Pray tell what did he speak on that was worth $56,000?


Probably on how to screw the government our of more money.

PoliCon
02-05-2009, 11:01 AM
Probably on how to screw the government our of more money.

sounds about right . . . .