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Obama Administration Gave Petraeus's Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job
CNS News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Penny Star

Posted on 11/15/2012 8:54:43 AM PST by IbJensen

(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 Servicemember 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.

“In her role at the new agency, Holly will continue her work to strengthen consumer financial protection for service members,” Warren wrote. “The Office of Servicemember Affairs will work in partnership with the Department of Defense to help ensure that: military families receive the financial education they need to make the best financial decisions for them; complaints and questions from military families are monitored and responded to; and federal and state agencies coordinate their activities to improve consumer protection measures for military families.”

On Nov. 3, 2011, Mrs. Petraeus testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. In her introductory remarks she detailed her qualifications for addressing financial issues faced be member of the military.

“In my role as a military family member, I have seen the problems that can arise for our service members who may experience ‘too much month and not enough money,’” Mrs. Petraeus said in her prepared testimony. “I have also seen first-hand the devastating impact financial scams and predatory lending can have on service members and their families. Unfortunately there are still too many young troops learning about wise spending through hard experience and years of paying off expensive debt.”

Mrs. Petraeus served from 2004 to 2010 as director of the Better Business Bureau’s Military Line, a program to provide consumer education and advocacy for service members.

“While with the BBB, I made on-site visits to military units all over the country: learning about the consumer issues that impacted them, giving presentations on consumer scams, and working to establish local BBB-military relationships,” Mrs. Petraeus said. “I guided development of six teen and adult financial workshops taught to more than 20,000 individuals in military communities around the United States.”

Mr. Petraeus has not spoken publically since her husband resigned as CIA director, while admitting he had committed adultery.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; duplicate; evilobamaregime; holly; job; kenyanflash; payoff; petraeus; phonyliarpres; traitorousgovt
Duty, Honor, Country.

The Bronco Bama administration is like a long-dead fish: rotten from the head down and Betrayus, et al, is close to the end where the poop comes out!

1 posted on 11/15/2012 8:54:53 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Double dippers, tripple dippers, quadripple dippers.

I bet these people will be pulling in a $million/year in government pensions.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 8:57:27 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: IbJensen

She gets paid $187,000 to say military families’ budgets are beyond tight?


3 posted on 11/15/2012 8:58:23 AM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: IbJensen

Hush money until it was decided it that it didn’t need the general any more?


4 posted on 11/15/2012 8:58:44 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: IbJensen
Maybe there never was an affair and this is an elaborate cover story...

"Sorry Mrs. Petraeus. We are going to have to drag your husband's name through a pond of $h!+, but we will make it all worth it to you."

5 posted on 11/15/2012 8:58:54 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: IbJensen

Hush money to Petraeus via wife. Nothing new for communists.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 8:59:01 AM PST by Logical me
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To: IbJensen

Already posted last night: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2959698/posts


7 posted on 11/15/2012 8:59:57 AM PST by madison10
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To: IbJensen

They don’t have jobs like that in the private sector. The growth of government is what SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS mean by REVENGE on the working middle class. They have to squeeze them some more to pay for useless jobs like this. How many other programs already in existence cover what this job covers.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 9:00:33 AM PST by spawn44 (moo)
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To: sockhead
No, she gets paid this money as hush money for her husband.
If he doesn’t go along with the program, she will lose her job.

And even if they get a divorce, he will have a smaller divorce settlement to pay her.

This is a payoff to keep quiet.

9 posted on 11/15/2012 9:02:10 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: IbJensen

So... someone bribed the private banking cartel to give her a job. The whole thing is so rotting from top to bottom, I don’t see any way out other than when it collapses.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 9:02:40 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: IbJensen

“The Office of Servicemember Affairs will work in partnership with the Department of Defense to help ensure that: military families receive the financial education they need to make the best financial decisions for them; complaints and questions from military families are monitored and responded to; and federal and state agencies coordinate their activities to improve consumer protection measures for military families.”

So she is the new Queen of a Home Economics course. My God!


11 posted on 11/15/2012 9:04:00 AM PST by sheana
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To: IbJensen

Sniff sniff...what’s that I smell? Rat?


12 posted on 11/15/2012 9:05:37 AM PST by bigbob
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To: spawn44

“They don’t have jobs like that in the private sector.”

True, When Obama says he wants to grow the economy from the middle class out he means government employees.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 9:06:07 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: madison10

so what?


14 posted on 11/15/2012 9:06:23 AM PST by bigbob
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To: IbJensen

Akkadian Private Ventures, Grayson Wolfe, ex hubby of the more crazy of the twins.

Infrastructure construction fee kickback to dems scandal...? I think so....!


15 posted on 11/15/2012 9:08:43 AM PST by gaijin
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To: madison10

My faux paux.

For several days the search feature wasn’t working and I just assumed it was still malfunctioning.

Sorry.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 9:09:26 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Holly P padded up with cash, a fine little title and a mahogany desk with with absolutely nothing measurable on it, or in it, a vacuum, defines leverage.

This is the mob.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 9:12:34 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: IbJensen
Now, we know why he didn't run for the presidency. He knew the Obama/Axelrod gangster administration had this over him and could use it at the perfect time (like now as one of those times) Petraseus was very foolish to do this not only to his family, but his career. You cannot have leaders like this and expect the ones who care about honor/integrity to be supportive. Now, the Obama regime are in full mode to destroy the patriotic American and US military while down. Lost the election(feel bad), Now, we destroy the top military officials to replace with people like John Fn Kerry and Susan not so fast Rice.
18 posted on 11/15/2012 9:17:05 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: IbJensen

Don’t apologize. I just wanted to cross-reference the topic, not to razz you.

Yeah, lots of people are having trouble with the search feature.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 9:22:04 AM PST by madison10
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To: IbJensen

Hmmm, this is beginning to stink as much as that of the residue of somebody that took a bodacious fresh, slimy, wet Obama lying there in the middle of the road.

And the flies.......


20 posted on 11/15/2012 9:23:11 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: IbJensen

Holly has had this job for over 1-1/2 years, nothing to see here.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 9:23:20 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: IbJensen
“In my role as a military family member, I have seen the problems that can arise for our service members who may experience ‘too much month and not enough money,’” Mrs. Petraeus said in her prepared testimony.

I stand in awe of Mrs. Petraeus's ability to use such a hackneyed phrase... almost crime enough...

The system's been dirty since dirty began? Patraeus's looking dirty? Are all the rest of you out there afraid? Maybe you're not perfect either? Oh well, it's easier to control people who have been compromised. And MUCH easier to control those who have been mildly compromised.

22 posted on 11/15/2012 9:28:04 AM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: IbJensen

There must be some type of regulations forbidding nepotism in federal appointments and/or employment. But I guess those are only applicable to Republicans.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 9:28:42 AM PST by onedoug
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To: IbJensen

I’m running out of popcorn!


24 posted on 11/15/2012 9:30:12 AM PST by clearwinner
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To: DManA

Democrat or Republican are terms for the plebes. In washington we simply have the Ruling Government Party. The goal is too preserve the Gov’t and take care of anyone within it.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 9:30:12 AM PST by PGR88
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To: IbJensen

Isn’t a government job great? You get inflation-adjusted benefits and you get to give jobs to reward your friends.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 9:46:57 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: TruthWillWin
nothing to see here.

There may be.

She's an Elizabeth Warren groupie. When you figure that Grayson Wolfe (the Lebanese sister's ex) was head of the Iraqi import-export bank and Holly Petraeur was backing the sister in the custody battle along with John Kerry it might make one think there's something to see.

27 posted on 11/15/2012 9:53:59 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

What I’m saying is that this appointment was not made recently. She has had this position for 1-1/2 years.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 10:02:07 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: IbJensen

My theory is that the Petraeuses are libs. I can tell Holly is a lib from a mile away. I think this is one reason why Obama was so willing to get Petraeus out Afghanistan before the affair became public and under the jurisdiction of JAG (the other reason was Petraeus did help Obama by taking command of the war, a step down for him). The job is just another love fest. However, when Obama need cover, the compromised General was more than willing to lie to congress.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 10:13:36 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: TruthWillWin

True. But it does give insight into Holly Petraeus’ character and some of the connections going on in Tampa.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 10:16:39 AM PST by what's up
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To: IbJensen
wife
31 posted on 11/15/2012 10:34:56 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: FR_addict

She thought they really respected her......appreciated her work for Elizabeth Warren. She was a starry eyed tool for Obama and will be discarded now that her husband is no longer useful. She’ll blame her husband for her job loss.....but who needs her now. She will never understand how little the dems thought of her. Let’s see how fast her position is eliminated or filled with an affirmative action type like Susan Rice.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 10:56:44 AM PST by upstatenyrepublican
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To: IbJensen

So, a job was created for her just like Moochelle’s make believe hospital job.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 11:03:19 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: GOPJ

Love what you said about the hackneyed phrase and love this:

(Petraeus confession: like something from a ‘Soviet purge trial’....)


34 posted on 11/23/2012 10:18:59 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: what's up
When you figure that Grayson Wolfe (the Lebanese sister's ex) was head of the Iraqi import-export bank and Holly Petraeur was backing the sister in the custody battle along with John Kerry it might make one think there's something to see.

John Kerry makes my skin crawl...

35 posted on 11/24/2012 12:40:35 PM PST by GOPJ (The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen - Leno)
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