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  1. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 6 months ago

    Say, Dick: Are you still recieving “deferred income” checks from Halliburton?

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Yep.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    SO TRUE!!!

  4. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 6 months ago

    @MangeyMoose

    No, he is not. He divested himself from all profits when he ran as Vice-President. All profits from Halliberton Stock Options are in a Gift Trust that goes to charities.

    Copy of Gift Trust Agreement

    Kerry Ad Falsely Accuses Cheney on Halliburton

  5. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 6 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    OK, I read the entire article, and all the comments which followed.

    I remember during the second, or third year as VP, reading in the newspapers that Cheney was still receiving checks. His answer was “deferred income”. This didn’t strike me as “severing all ties”. And later, seeing bricks of cash, in Iraq, being doled out to all comers, and reading about no-bid contracts to Halliburton: Let’s say it did not, and still does not pass the “smell test”.

    I’m sure everything Cheney did was LEGAL; most wealthy try to make sure of that. But it is not necessarily RIGHT.

  6. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 6 months ago

    @MangeyMoose

    Then you didn’t read the article.

    “…all of it was earned before he was a candidate, when he was the company’s chief executive.”

  7. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 6 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    It might have looked better, smelled better, if he had taken all due compensation BEFORE he took office as VP. And, If he was more open about the subject, he might have said, at that time, that he did ask for that income to be deferred, spread out over the next few years for tax-saving purposes. Then the flap would not have arisen.

    “Both the President and Vice President are specifically exempted from federal conflict-of-interest laws, for one thing, as are members of Congress and federal judges.”

    If the above is true, it was news to me. But then again, not very surprising.

    Thank you for a courteous exchange.

  8. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    That’s not what history will say.

  9. echoraven

    echoraven said, 6 months ago

    @old1953

    Cheney never complained about being “dead broke”. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

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