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The thing I find most objectionable about this Nobel Prize thing is Obama gets control of the money. Yeah he's "giving it to charity." But what charity? Is it a charity I support? Will he get a tax deduction? (Will his 2009 income tax show the income?)

When I worked as an employee for someone else, and did something that generated income, the income went to my employer. I got a regular paycheck, not the total profit of the work I'd done to spend as I wished.
Obama works for us (U.S.) Yes he works hard, but he gets a paycheck, and the fringe benefits he earns are off the charts. He won the prize in the course of doing his job.

In this case, I actually agree with George W. Bush.
The prize money belongs to the United States of America, not to Obama. He should sign it over to the U.S. Treasury.

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It's still fair to ask, who does Barack Obama have... by Margaret Bassett on Saturday, Oct 10, 2009 at 8:38:32 AM
that the prize is awarded for work the previous ye... by Peter Duveen on Saturday, Oct 10, 2009 at 5:48:29 PM
Nobel's will says "in the previous year" but it's ... by David Bright on Saturday, Oct 10, 2009 at 6:31:58 PM