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Obama Administration Gave Petraeus's Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job
CNSNews.com ^ | 14 Nov 2012 | Penny Starr

Posted on 11/15/2012 5:14:02 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen

(CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration named Holly Petraeus--wife of retired Gen. David Patraeus, who resigned last week as CIA director after revealing he had had an extramarital affair--to a $187,605-per-yer job in the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

The CFPB, created by the Dodd-Frank law, was placed by that law under the umbrella of the Federal Reserve. The funding of the CFBP, which comes from the Federal Reserve, is not subject to congressional oversight.

Mrs. Petraeus became a member of the CFPB Implementation Team on Jan. 12, 2011. She is now the assistant director for the Office of Service member Affairs. Her position pays an annual salary of $187,605, according to the communications office of the bureau.

The communications office also confirmed to CNSNews.com that Mrs. Petraeus’ post at the bureau did not require Senate confirmation.

On Jan. 6, 2011, Elizabeth Warren, then assistant to the president and special advisor to the secretary of the treasury for the CFPB (and now senator-elect from Massachusetts), posted a blog about Mrs. Petraeus’ new job on the White House website……….

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 201101; 20110106; 20110112; bbb; benghazi; cfpb; davidpatraeus; dod; doddfrank; elizabethwarren; federalreserve; hollypetreaus; hud; obama; paytoplay; petraeus; warren

1 posted on 11/15/2012 5:14:10 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Maybe there never was an affair and this is an elaborate cover story...
2 posted on 11/15/2012 5:19:43 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Her position pays an annual salary of $187,605, according to the communications office of the bureau.

Not bad. I heard she was asking for 187,605.33

3 posted on 11/15/2012 5:20:36 AM PST by ILS21R
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To: Stand Watch Listen

They are all corrupt


4 posted on 11/15/2012 5:22:19 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Sounds familiar. Is she going to run for Senate in NY next?


5 posted on 11/15/2012 5:23:21 AM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Well her salary would be a 'cushion' if hubby loses any benefits.

Hmmmm... he will testify under 'executive session' and most possibly NOT under oath???

Subterfuge...it's all subterfuge.

6 posted on 11/15/2012 5:26:12 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen

The stink of corruption.

Welcome to the late Ottoman Empire, American style.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 5:26:33 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: madameguinot

Or possibly John Kerry’s old ‘vietnam’ seat. ;)


8 posted on 11/15/2012 5:27:33 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Everyone one the payroll or make them pay or die. The Clinton years are here again. The skies above are clear again.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 5:28:29 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Travis McGee

How true...how so very true.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 5:29:00 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen

I had read elsewhere that Holly Petraeus was a big Elizabeth Warren supporter. Now we know why.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 5:32:01 AM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
corruption and loot. Nice to know my taxes went to line her pockets. Maybe not as sweet a deal as what the first wookie got paid ($385k) as director of diversity for the University of Chicago hospital, but still pretty good plundering of the taxpayers.

Kelley, Armstrong, Broadwell, Petraeus, everyone screwing each other, and all of them screwing the taxpayer big time. But that's a big part of what government is all about.

12 posted on 11/15/2012 5:32:03 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Maybe there never was an affair and this is an elaborate cover story...

What floors me is that anyone would think anything otherwise?!

Look at Obama, forget Petraeus!

13 posted on 11/15/2012 5:35:48 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Inclined to agree with you—one thing, that number of emails(20,000-30,000)Allen is alleged to have sent sounds like an estimate someone pulled out of their a$$. Can’t they just do a count of traffic and come up with a specific number rather than give a number with a range of 50% over the base number. Sending that amount of emails requires lots of time for a theater CO.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 5:42:51 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: from occupied ga

I’ll bet the new term will include a “salary” for the hard working first lady. She was b***hing about that last week.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 5:56:21 AM PST by averagemo
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To: Stand Watch Listen

I have been trying to find information about this and found very little. Thanks for posting!


16 posted on 11/15/2012 5:59:23 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: from occupied ga
Scorecards,
scorecards here...
cannot tell the paid-up, hushed-up players without a scorecard!!!

17 posted on 11/15/2012 5:59:37 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Has the CFPB protected, or recovered, so much as one penny for consumers? They didn’t lift a finger to help customers of Peregrine or MF Global. Do they do anything except collect big, fat paychecks?

Furthermore, if the fed is “independent,” (i.e. lacks Congressional oversight) then why is Obama in charge of offering anyone any jobs there? Either it’s political or it isn’t, and if it’s political, it should be at least nominally under the control of The People. (But, see my tagline.)


18 posted on 11/15/2012 6:11:04 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: ILS21R
Patraeus's weakness was that he was bought with his wife's gubmint job. His downfall was that he was bought so cheap. Nobody in Washington respects small-time fleecers. Steal big! Lie Big!

Well, at least he got the lying part right.........

19 posted on 11/15/2012 6:13:42 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: sirchtruth

That’s what I keep thinking. I have doubts there was an affair, especially since it was reported Petreaus had prostate cancer. More diversions.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 6:15:25 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Government jobs are just a way of rewarding friends of government officials.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 6:15:55 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Unemployment has gone down by one. Progress.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 6:22:16 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Reading between the lines here I’m guessing that Mrs. Petraeus has had some issues controlling her Visa and MasterCard balances.

Those are the folks who generally become fans of the Fake White Indian.

And now they are the regulators. Life’s a b*tch, Robert Rubin.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 6:27:57 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Stand Watch Listen

I feel like I totally screwed up. I should have become a democrat and gone to work for the government and kissed up to the party big wigs.

187k/year for the general’s wife, MO made over 300k/year because she was Obama’s wife, Hillary is wine tasting in Australia (on our dime I’m sure) instead of testifying about her lies and role in denying protection to now dead Americans.

Our government has become just one big giant scam on people like me.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 6:35:25 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Aria
I feel like I totally screwed up. I should have become a democrat and gone to work for the government and kissed up to the party big wigs.

You laugh, but now that they have the upper hand for the foreseeable future, there are gonna be some folks at the margins of our movement who are seriously considering exactly that.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 6:42:07 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Stand Watch Listen

How much longer Lord? How much longer?


26 posted on 11/15/2012 6:59:39 AM PST by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“That’s what I keep thinking. I have doubts there was an affair, especially since it was reported Petreaus had prostate cancer.”

General Fritsch of the Blomberg-Fritsch affair was falsely accused as well.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 7:01:42 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: crosshairs

“How much longer Lord? How much longer?”

I’m not the Lord, but I doubt it could be a whole lot longer. (See Irvin Baxter on The Endtime is Now on the Church Channel and other Christian networks. I think he has some pretty good takes on it through years of research.)


28 posted on 11/15/2012 7:25:37 AM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

Prostate cancer does not always necessarily render one sexually impotent. It’s a matter of degree and the chosen
course of treatment.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 7:28:01 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Prostate cancer does not always necessarily render one sexually impotent.”

I have heard that.

My point was about the apparent repetition of history.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 7:49:40 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Malesherbes

Hmmm...Where are all the people who were telling me a few days ago what a lovely woman Holly is?


31 posted on 11/15/2012 8:01:26 AM PST by Belle22
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The good old boy system is doing just fine thank you.
Guess where the D.C. hacks kids will start when out of school.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 10:03:08 AM PST by Vaduz
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