Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mitt & Newt: Struggling; Janitors: Filthy Rich


From Daily Kos:

Newt Gingrich:
"New York City pays their janitors an absurd amount of money because of the union. You could take one janitor and hire 30-some kids to work in the school for the price of one janitor, and those 30 kids would be a lot less likely to drop out."
What is the absurd salary of those New York City janitors? $37,710, after two years on the job.


Mitt Romney:
"And then I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much."
What is the pittance that Romney received from speeches? $362,000.

So to recap, a gazillionaire vulture capitalist making ten times that much from nine speeches is "not very much." And a "historian" making $1.8 million for providing "advice" to Freddie Mac, at an hourly rate of $27,500 is perfectly okay. Tiffanys isn't a charity!

But if a union member makes $37,710 per year, in freakin' New York City, that's "absurdly high".

P.S. That salary is roughly half the median salary in Manhattan.

3 comments:

Bob said...

Out-of-touch, delusional, pigfucking, one-percenters.


Just sayin'.


XOXOXOXXO

froggy said...

good grief! Both of those statements are so tone deaf!

nitrox11 said...

There's a word of people like them, but you don't say it in polite company.

Sounds like shunts though...

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