Is Palpatine paid a salary or did he just decide all the repuplics cash was his to do with whatever he wanted? Were the Jedi paid in ROTS? Palpatine could of actually cut their pay and tax dollars for needed resources eventually causing the jedi to fold financially if his other plan didnt work. Then needing money with a kid on the way Anakin would of went on the take and joined the sith, not only to save his wife but to feed his kids. Im guessing Dooku didnt get any republic money indirectly as payroll because he had enough money already. Padme was propobly on a Queens retirement plan so if she and Anakin would have announced their husband wife status then they would of had plenty of money, housing and food to live well and raise kids anyway. Roo edit: You'd do better to ask this in [link=http://boards.theforce.net/literature/b10003/p1]Literature[/link].