Debra J. Saunders

PolitiFact rated Biden's statement as "half true," as the Bidens own five bank accounts. Also, wife Jill owns stocks. That said, it is refreshing to see a politician who recognizes that a six-figure salary and generous benefits are a fair reward for elective office. He even described his $230,700 salary as "a lot of money."

Biden seems to understand the fact that fundraising, which puts politicians in an orbit with the super-rich, doesn't mean they are entitled to a private-plane lifestyle.

Let the reader beware. Democrats who crusade against income inequality oftentimes are counting the days until they, too, can rake in many times more than the median earner they claim to champion. Worse, in their case, they think they're so selfless that they deserve it.


Debra J. Saunders


 
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