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McCain Owns How Many Homes? September 22, 2008

Posted by Who? in Election 2008, Politics, Random.
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I’ve been hearing about this for the last month or however long it has been.  Article from Politico here.  Two things in the article catch my eye.

First, McCain spends a lotof money on “household help”.  “The McCains increased their budget for household employees from $184,000 in 2006 to $273,000 in 2007, according to John McCain’s tax returns.”  How can you be in touch with the American public when you spend that much money on “the help”?  Most Americans won’t EARN that much in 4+ years let alone spend it on a luxury item in a SINGLE YEAR.

Second, McCain’s wife, Cindy, comes from a very wealthy family.  The article mentions several times that many of the McCain homes are purchased using Cindy’s trust(s).  This sets off the warning bells because at that level of wealth, the rules are different.  That kind of money allows you to operate in a completely different environment than the rest of us.  I need some caffeine before I can fully articulate this point, but I just don’t like the idea of elitist politicians.  They live in a completely different world.  When you have the connections, the money and the $900/hr attorneys, the rules are different.  Do we really want another elitist President?

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1. TheTumultuousTurtle - September 25, 2008

Interesting to note…

Obama doesn’t need to cling to guns himself; with the $4.2 million he earned from his books in 2007, a $780 Remington hunting rifle would cost him the equivalent of 97.5 minutes in earnings.

That may be partly due to the wealth of his wife, Cindy, though, because his 2007 earnings of $405,409 mean it would take him more than six months to earn enough to buy a typical American home.

So, Obama isn’t exactly on the same level as the rest of us either.

2. TheTumultuousTurtle - September 25, 2008

Sorry, the second paragraph was McCain.

3. Jason - September 25, 2008

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