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GentleJackJones
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Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
Would you rather:

(1) Be the President of the United States and all its perks – i.e, power, prestige, influence, notoriety. However, that position has its disadvantages – i.e., stressors, incessant attention, constant scrutiny, etc. ; or

(2) Receive a one-time, lumpsum payment of $150,000,000? The payment is tax-free and no one would know about it (media, estranged family members, friends, and so on). You are free to do with it what you please. You are free to retire and do what you want. There are no strings attached. I chose this specific sum, as opposed to multiple billions, as it most likely would set you and generations up for life. A prudent one can live extremely comfortably just off a conservative interest return. However, unjustifiably, it isn’t impossible for one to blow it all – i.e., bankrupt athletes and musicians, lottery winners who are now living paycheck to paycheck, etc.


Blackfield
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
150M without blinking


hendersonshands
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
You’d have to be an absolute fricking idiot to choose POTUS


JetsetNuggs
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New Orleans
Member since Jun 2014
8839 posts

re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
The millions.

frick being known by every single person and hated by half of them


Wally Sparks
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
$150 million tax-free and it ain't close.


BottomlandBrew
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
I'll take the cash. You couldn't pay me enough to be President.


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jlovel7
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Louisiana
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
I'd take the money and then act like George Washington. Go retire immediately to my farm and eventually die while my sons grovel for my fortune.
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CHEDBALLZ
LSU Fan
South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
Give me the money, I'm not set up to get ridiculed every day, not matter what I do. I'd rather be fishing, hunting, hiking, banging OT 9.5s or just hanging out on the beach.


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Packer
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
Who the hell would choose #1


Tornado Alley
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2012
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
Take on the most stressful job known to man or never have to work again?

Hmmmm. Tough choice.


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beerJeep
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
President. Print myself 500,000,000

Resign.



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Boston911
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Dec 2013
1411 posts

re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
If I had to take one or the other, $10,000,000 would do it for me


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WhoGeaux
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2011
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
I'd be POTUS. Just big chilling in the basement playing Madden. Sign me up.


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Warfarer
Auburn Fan
Dothan, AL
Member since May 2010
11173 posts

re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
I would rather get 1 million cash than be president. Hell, I would probably rather have 50k than be president.


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Salmon
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
how is this even a question?


Pettifogger
Atlanta Braves Fan
Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Member since Feb 2012
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
10 years ago President without hesitation

Now still President, but it's close. I'm assuming you don't have to campaign to magically get the job. If you have to do that slog it changes the hypo.

I want to know about shite and see stuff few others get to see.

The only real downside is accusations and fabricated accusations about stuff from your past, but my record is pretty boring so it'd be fake stuff mostly.
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mylsuhat
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re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
I wouldn't be POTUS for $150,000,000 much less taking the money for nothing


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scott8811
LSU Fan
Ratchet City, LA
Member since Oct 2014
7259 posts

re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
how is this a real question??? 150M...live in a house bigger than POTUS with none of the stress


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kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
57257 posts

re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
I think that would depend on some factors:
Do I have to pay taxes on that $150m?
Does my political party have majorities in either house of congress?
Am I well-supported by my own political party?
Is the media 100% aligned against me, with me, or somewhat impartial?

I sure as shitte would take $150 million over being a president in the same position as Trump the last 4 years.

If DC were a little less stacked against me, though, I’d take the presidency and go down in history as a legend or a tyrant.


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Travis Scott
Houston Astros Fan
McDonald’s
Member since Jan 2021
689 posts

re: Hypothetical - would you rather be POTUS or have $150,000,000?
President

I want to pardon C-Murder


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