Skip to comments.One-Third of Obama’s Earnings 2009-2011 From Foreign Sources
Posted on 07/17/2012 7:17:49 AM PDT by Baynative
During the time that President Obama has been in office, he has earned some $2,711,340 from foreign sources. Thats 30.1 percent of Obamas total income during that time. During that period, Obama forked over $87,429 to foreign countries. Most of that cash comes from book sales. Thats an inordinately large amount of money coming from overseas far more than the typical American, certainly. And the question becomes whether President Obama is outsourcing his book sales. After all, why not pay American tax rates on that income? Why not ship from the United States, rather than printing abroad?
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No shock there...He’s our Global King! All hail to King Ass Clown!
ROSS’s dress for less?
Any foreign contacts, business, property ownership or income has to be declared on my SF86.
It causes my clearance adjudication to take much longer than normal and could, in some cases, cause it to be denied.
It’s good to be king.
These are the books which have how many lies in them? Guess people at home and abroad really want to read fiction.
I’m bettting the appropriate Hussein Head response is, “TWO-THIRDS of His Holiness’ income came from USA”!
“That is an inordinately high....”
Why? Why do foreigners thirst for obummer books?
Certainly heads of state who are trying to understand who they are dealing with...
But they should not generate such high numbers.
So the obvious question is whether the sales are real or whether they are being used as a cover for illegal payments, donations, etc.
Newt Gingrich was crucified because of book sales/contracts deemed to be inappropriate.
Let's see if the lib press has any interest in where this money really came from.
After all, we are dealing with Chicago ethics.
“Accuse others of what you do.” - Attributed to Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx
That level of foreign books sales on his carp imagined memoirs is hard to believe.
There, fixed it for ya.
It’s not like he hasn’t earned their campaign dollars. He has spread the wealth of America’s future around.
China say, “You need donation? Can’t do that. Illegal. But we buy 1 million book. Any language. No matter cause we just going to throw them away. You can even forget about the printing. Blank paper OK. School kids can use for notebook.”
Prease excuse the rack of ‘L’s turned into ‘R’s.
Duh, were these then “Out-Sourced Earnings?”
Did he really pay his “fair share” of foreign taxes?
How many foreign jobs were involved in these out-sourced earnings of the Creepy Kenyan?
I’d like to see that increase to 100% in 2013.
Isn’t there need for a pooper-scooper in Kenya or perhaps Malaysia?
Book sales and speaking engagements are two very effective ways to pay off politicians.
Sounds kind of shady to me.
Barry is many things, most of them illegal and/or disgusting, but unless he self-pubbed this book, then the publishers is making out. Barry would only get royalties. He is still getting maybe 25% of retail, no small change, but where the books are printed and sold is the publisher’s business.
He needs some picway shoes to go with that shirt. :)
That’s just what was above the table. You can bet there’s many times more that he pocketed under the table.
$2,711,340 certainly buys a lot of books. At $25 a pop, that’s over 108,454 copies. Soros’ library must be packed to the Mezzanine....
Kinda reminds me of former Speaker of the House Jim Wright.
I thought Baraq was the best selling author of all time in Saudi Arabia?
Ooops. I need to run my calculator again. That's 433,814 copies.
A classic example of a distinction without a difference.
Obama didn’t write that book on his own.
Sure.......and monkeys might fly out of my butt.
Not surprising. He raised a sizeable sum of illegal contributions from foreign donors in Europe and the Middle East for his 2008 scampaign.
How many copies did George $oros buy to help Obama get a best seller in an autobiography about a man who hadn’t done anything yet and was described in press releases as Kenyan born?
They don't really deliver the books. Its just a way to pass money to him. Clinton did this too. I remember seeing an article that either he or Hillary had "sold" hundreds of thousands more books than were actually printed.
It was such drivel, the typesetters here refused to finish it. So he went overseas to find typesetters who didn’t understand English.
These sales numbers do not surprise me with a book of this kind (by an American president). Sometimes the foreign rights make it possible for the publisher to actually make a good profit on the book. (Obama’s books would have been profitable anyway, of course.) The foreign rights are sold to many different countries and the book is printed in many languages.
As for printing the books here, that kind of shipping of vast quantities of books hasn’t been done since the 19th century. Harper Brothers, founded in 1817, used to ship all its books in from England. Then the lightbulb went off and they realized they could save tons of money by printing them here—the beginning of American book publishing.