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Mon Jun 12, 2017, 03:21 PM

Why are people being allowed to work in the WH for free?

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Reply Why are people being allowed to work in the WH for free? (Original post)
jmowreader Jun 2017 OP
guillaumeb Jun 2017 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2017 #2
jmowreader Jun 2017 #4
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2017 #6
gratuitous Jun 2017 #9
Control-Z Jun 2017 #3
Wounded Bear Jun 2017 #5
HeartachesNhangovers Jun 2017 #7
former9thward Jun 2017 #8

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Jun 12, 2017, 03:24 PM

1. Because they are so filled with patriotism that............

Or, they are filled with something that is not called patriotism.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Jun 12, 2017, 03:27 PM

2. Whom are you referring to?

Ivanka? Jared?

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 12, 2017, 05:02 PM

4. Those are the ones

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 12, 2017, 06:04 PM

6. I wouldn't say they are working "for free"

Ivanka has a taxpayer-funded (I assume) office and staff and Jared has expenses-paid trips to Iraq and wherever to do his father-in-law's bidding. I wouldn't say that they are completely "working for free". And this is just what we KNOW about. Anyway, given how "transparent" the Trump WH is, we would really have no way to know if they are being paid for their work or not.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 12, 2017, 06:57 PM

9. Because otherwise they'd run afoul of 5 U.S.C. 3110

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3110

The way to get around having your daughter and son-in-law work in the White House is not to pay them.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Jun 12, 2017, 03:30 PM

3. So they can make serious money. n/t

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Jun 12, 2017, 05:04 PM

5. It's harder to prove espionage if you don't pay them...

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Jun 12, 2017, 06:15 PM

7. I don't think WH interns get paid and there's a small army of those

in every administration.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Mon Jun 12, 2017, 06:45 PM

8. JFK and Herbert Hoover both rejected pay as President.

As did Robert Kennedy when he was Attorney General. Why should people be forced to take pay?

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