Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media:
I’m left wondering how the right purport to speak for the financial interests of Joe Six Pack. According to varied statistics, the “average” American household makes somewhere around $50,000. How is it then, that the talking heads of the right can accurately describe life on main street, when they’re really living on easy street? By boiling public blood over taxes that go to pay for schools, roads, care for the elderly, the military, infrastructure, etc they’ve successfully been able to make fast cash:
Glenn Beck made an estimated $23 million in 2008.
Michele Bachmann $174,000, a sum modest in comparison. In addition, her holdings in her federally subsidized family farm are worth $250,000.