Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Feeding a Family on $200,000 a Year

Jeez, thank god I don't have to live like that.

Louisiana Teabagger Congressman John Phlegming is whining that after he feeds his family, he has "only" $400,000 left over from the $600,000 that he takes home from his businesses. Note that he's not including his $175,000 congressional salary in those calculations.

For those who are math-challenged, that means that Phlegming is eking out a hand-to-mouth existence on only $547 per day to put food on his family.

I don't know how many family members are reliant on Phlegming for their daily sustenance, but it seems to me that, even in age of conspicuous excess, that's a little high.

But still, you gotta do what you gotta do when it comes to putting food on your family, even if that "food" includes coats made from skinned weasels (aka "mink") that your mistress wears across her surgically-enhanced bosoms.


BadTux said...

Well, being a politician does have extra costs. You need a second home in Washington D.C. (and believe me, it will *not* be cheap, the sort of house that would cost you $100K in Louisiana will cost $1M in the D.C. area), you need to entertain potential campaign contributors regularly on your own dime, and so forth. Still, whining about $600K/year not being enough has to sort of indicate a detach from his Louisiana constituents -- the median family household income in Louisiana is $42,460. Considerably less than what Mr. Teabagger thinks is "barely getting by".

- Badtux the Former Louisiana Penguin

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, BT. Always a pleasure hearing from you.
--The F Man