posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 12:03 PM
Originally posted by Endorra
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by HangTheTraitors
Ummm.... It's not spin when I'm going by reports based on the documents to show such a thing, one way or the other.
OK, I will bite.
What did they pay for servants in 2009 or 2011?
First, let me say by your first comment...I'm also sick of the bickering. On the topics I'm getting involved in at all anymore, it isn't without
sources, at least one or two and from sources everyone generally accepts... I'm just staying out of topics where I can't come in with that much as a
very basic starting point.
So much of the bickering isn't even on facts...but countless versions of facts and many really seeming to lack any basis which can be cited at all.
If anything, it's the pure opinion masquerading as factual presentation that is getting old the quickest for me.
As for a specific reference, this is a print out from the 2010 Tax Return from the Romney Family showing the amounts paid out to hired help on a
personal level. As the original story I just quoted the media for on page 2(on the same figures), they noted that in the Mass area market, full time
would run 40,000-50,000 a year. Hence..I'm taking from this they hired part time help here and there as opposed to anyone working full time.
The same article quoted before went on to add this:
Kelli Harrison was paid wages of $8,667 by the Romneys for personal assistant-type tasks and errands, said a source with knowledge of the
situation. Harrison was the most highly paid of the four women listed as domestic employees of the Romney family, and the other three women did not
work for the Romney PAC at all, the source confirmed. Harrison was paid for her PAC work with PAC
So, in further considering things, perhaps with a couple cases, it was a matter of hiring existing staff for political positions to do some side work
and pick up extra money. I'm guessing that few of the young people in these campaigns are without a college background and unless they just fell into
money somehow, the opportunity to make extra money is probably quite welcome....seeing as how it's all claimed and legal.
In FAIRNESS to Michelle Obama..and as much as I hate having to give the Obama's anything...Staff wise, Michelle isn't carrying anything for staff
size that hasn't been done before. That part isn't outrageous at all and both Laura and Hillary pretty well matched her in that Dept.