From Daily Kos:
"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.
"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.