Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WI rep. whines about his $174K pay

Whiny-ass Rep. Sean Duffy
Just when you thought Wisconsin Republicans couldn't get any worse, here's a congressman complaining about his salary. (We except Sen. Dale Schultz from our condemnation of Wisconsin Republicans because he voted against Koch whore Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting bill).

Talking Points Memo got hold of the video in which U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy bellyaches about his struggle getting by on $174,000 a year. The median household income in Polk County is $50,520. You can see the video here. In it, Duffy tells a constituent:
I can guarantee you, or most of you, I guarantee that I have more debt than all of you. With 6 kids, I still pay off my student loans. I still pay my mortgage. I drive a used minivan. If you think I'm living high on the hog, I've got one paycheck. So I struggle to meet my bills right now. Would it be easier for me if I get more paychecks? Maybe, but at this point I'm not living high on the hog.
TPM also reports that a Duffy spokesman complained that Democrats would take partisan shots at his gaffe.

Ya think?