4/12/2005

Daily Kos :: CNN news.. If you make $50,000 or less you are making chump change

CNN's "soul" Wolf Blitzer on Delay's ethic blunders: "But it was just such a tiny ammount!" Do I hear the echoes of Bastille Day on the air ? -- law

Blitzer: One other question before you, I let you go. The $500,000 that his wife and daughter took is from his political action committee, his PAC. What has he explained about that? Because certainly on the surface that doesnt necessarily look that great. Although I take it, it's a lot more common with members of Congresss than would meet the eye.

Henry: And also this was $500,000 over the course of 3 or 4 years and so when you spread it out for example, Tom Delay's daughter made about $50,000 a year as a chief fundraiser. $50,000 sounds like a lot in one year for a lot of people around the country, but in Washington, as you know, these political operatives, $50,000 is chump change. That's not a lot of money at all. So in context I dont think that's quite as serious as the travel.

Blitzer: You'd be surprised to know that $50,000 a year even outside of Washington is not necessarily all that high of a salary either. But then again it's relative.

Daily Kos :: [update]CNN news.. If you make $50,000 or less

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