Another fiscally responsible Republican...Tony Snow, who's only retirement benefits will be Social Security and a union pension. Oh, the irony...
"As a matter of fact, I was even too dopey to get in on a 401(k). So there is actually no Fox pension. The only media pension I have is through AFTRA [a union]."
Read the who article: http://www.slate.com/id/2173288/nav/tap3/
It's packed full of irony (and hypocrisy). Image if he'd had a medical savings account that he's been peddling for the last few years. He'd be bankrupt for sure. Luckily he got that sweet gig at the White House with the great medical benefits. Too bad the $170K plus benefits job doesn't pay enough.
??Snow admitted to feeling pinched on his salary of $168,000, which is about 3.5 times the median U.S. income. "We took out a loan when I came to the White House, and that loan is now gone," he said. "So I'm going to have to pay the bills." ??
As someone else pointed out median doesn't mean average. Though I would like to know what the average income for the different social classes.
Anyway this article is just funny. $168k a year, I can't conceive making that much money, even a 1/3 of that. Guess on the bright side, when you make that much money starting late isn't that bad. He can probably save more in a couple years than most people save in a lifetime.
yes, the poor guy is pretty sick though so I'll cut him some slack on fiscal matters. I hope he goes crazy with his credit and parties for a couple of years.
But since Reagan, republican administrations have chalked up 9 trillion dollars in debt, all the while calling themselves somehow very responsible with money. Sounds like lies to me.
Its charity for the rich, and not even health insurance for 50 million Americans. Who would Jesus insure Georgie?
Actually, Jesus never told people to get the government to perform "acts of charity" or to "care for the poor." He told US to do it...big difference.
As for Tony Snow - I'm sure it's a matter of living a lifestyle you can afford. When you have an income (no matter how large or small) you develop a lifestyle. When that income changes (more or less), your lifestyle changes, too. He's no different than any of the rest us - except, perhaps, GuestZero, who faithfully advocates a frugal approach to living... But I admit that it certainly looks easier when your income is 6 figures...
"I'm sure it's a matter of living a lifestyle you can afford."
No doubt Jesus never 'talked' about that either.
way to twist two different points, MWTMR...I'm sure you're knowledgeable about everyone's charitable giving and actions, as well...
Well I don't give enough. But if I understand it correctly Tony Snow has had colon cancer that has matasticized to his liver. I hope he lives it up