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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-02-08 09:50 AM
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Holy Hilton, Batman! No wonder they can't connect with Blue Collar folks.
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The McCains increased their budget for household employees from $184,000 in 2006 to $273,000 in 2007, according to John McCains tax returns.

For real. They pay more for "help" annually than most Americans earn. Not just that - but those card bills we were all aghast at - those aren't debt - those are paid off monthly. Did you hear that! That is how much the McCain's charged in one month.

Their credit card bills peaked between January 2007 and May 2008, during which time Cindy McCain charged as much as $500,000 in a single month on one American Express card and $250,000 on another, while one of their two dependent children had an AmEx card with a monthly balance as large as $50,000.

A campaign aide who did not want to be identified discussing the McCains personal finances stressed that the credit card balances are not ongoing debt.


It has been the McCains practice and procedure, as previously indicated, to pay off the balance of credit cards on a monthly basis, so they do not carry credit card debt, the aide said in a statement.

On a reassuring note - Cindy McMoney will deign to purchase suits from an American designer if she becomes First Lady; until then she will continue to purchase her $3,000 Escada suits.

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  -Holy Hilton, Batman! No wonder they can't connect with Blue Collar folks. FLDem5  Jul-02-08 09:50 AM   #0 
  - Rush Limbaugh, 'common man' republicon draft dodger, scores $400 million  SpiralHawk   Jul-02-08 09:53 AM   #1 
  - Easy there SH, you debase the rest of us draftdodgers  predfan   Jul-02-08 10:21 AM   #8 
  - If you are advocating war war war, then you deserve debasing...  SpiralHawk   Jul-02-08 10:39 AM   #12 
  - Are you telling me that from $23,000.000, now they've jumped his salary  The Backlash Cometh   Jul-02-08 11:06 AM   #19 
  - that is disgusting  FLDem5   Jul-02-08 05:59 PM   #27 
  - McCain is such a man of the people.  EmperorHasNoClothes   Jul-02-08 09:53 AM   #2 
  - Neither I or my family have anything income with these elitists. nt  nc4bo   Jul-02-08 09:57 AM   #3 
  - income/incommon, yall know what i mean ;) n/t  nc4bo   Jul-02-08 11:02 AM   #18 
  - An observation if I may.  Wcross   Jul-02-08 10:03 AM   #4 
  - Sometimes the conditions in which you live make you.............  nc4bo   Jul-02-08 10:15 AM   #7 
  - One correction on that observation  Jake3463   Jul-02-08 10:25 AM   #9 
  - And our guy did not "dodge the draft", as there was no draft  Stephanie   Jul-02-08 10:43 AM   #14 
  - Nobody said he did, I said BUSH dodged the draft.  Wcross   Jul-02-08 09:49 PM   #29 
  - Calm down.  Wcross   Jul-02-08 09:46 PM   #28 
  - if you read the article - it begins with "the RNC's tactics are coming back to bite them"  FLDem5   Jul-02-08 11:20 AM   #22 
  - Amazing.  Stephanie   Jul-02-08 10:14 AM   #5 
  - linky link?  Stephanie   Jul-02-08 10:14 AM   #6 
  - So sorry! I can't believe I forgot the link! Here it is:  FLDem5   Jul-02-08 11:21 AM   #23 
  - Well, it does make a difference if their household staff is 5 people or 20.  NCevilDUer   Jul-02-08 10:33 AM   #10 
  - I hope they all have their green cards!  Stephanie   Jul-02-08 10:42 AM   #13 
  - Now who in the world needs a $3,000 suit?  Brigid   Jul-02-08 10:38 AM   #11 
  - LINK:  Triana   Jul-02-08 10:44 AM   #15 
  - This is obscene. nt  jaksavage   Jul-02-08 10:49 AM   #16 
  - In CONTRAST - Obama lived on food stamps at one time as a kid...  Triana   Jul-02-08 10:57 AM   #17 
  - I wonder if the increase in payroll for the "help" is  gateley   Jul-02-08 11:14 AM   #20 
  - They had to increase wages to pay legal immigrants.  SoonerPride   Jul-02-08 11:18 AM   #21 
     - yep  NatBurner   Jul-02-08 11:37 AM   #25 
  - LOVE that "photo" of Marie and Louis McSame. LIeberman is agreat touch.  BrklynLib at work   Jul-02-08 11:33 AM   #24 
  - The son of Gloria Vanderbilt in the pic is priceless.  SoonerPride   Jul-02-08 11:39 AM   #26 
  - Are all of their help "legal"?  Missouri Girl   Jul-02-08 10:26 PM   #30 

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