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of course, the president in all 4 years of office makes about 1.5 million dollars. but you have to remember the president does not pay for anything, the government does, and he does not pay taxes, the government pays for them. he lives for free, he just runs our country

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less the president makes between 300 and 500 thousand dollars a year. a athlete can make millions

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There is no comparison, the president makes crap money compared to these athletes now adays.

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