Congressman Whines That He Only Has $400K Left Over At Year’s End [VIDEO]
2:25 pm, September 19th | by Hillary Reinsberg
A Republican congressman from Louisiana may have just isolated some of his constituency. John Fleming, you see, owns some Subway and UPS franchises — businesses that bring in $6 million a year. But by the time he pays employees, and invests in new equipment, he makes “just a fraction of that.” Aww.
Fleming appeared on MSNBC to speak in opposition of tax hikes on the rich imposed by President Obama, but the personal example he used to combat the tax didn’t go over too well with his host. He explained that, when’s finished paying employees and growing his business, he complained that he’s left with a meager $600,000 a year — which is further diminished by the time he puts food on the table.
“By the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left,” he explained. Um, who are you feeding? Unless “feeding your family” is a euphemism for something else, that’s nearly $17,000 spent on food.
His MSNBC host fired back with what we have to imagine everyone was thinking: “You do understand, congressman, that the average person out there, who’s making 40,50, 60,000 dollars a year…when they hear that you only have $400,000 left over…it’s not exactly a sympathetic position.”
“Class warfare has never created a job,” Fleming replied.
[via Political Wire]