Friday, August 31, 2007

Mo' Money

Tony Snow is resigning as White House spokesman. He's been battling colon cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, but that's not the reason he's stepping down. He's stepping down for financial reasons.

From the New York Times:

Mr. Snow, who has been battling a recurrence of colon cancer and just finished a lengthy set of chemotherapy treatments, had said that he intended to leave before the end of President Bush’s second term. In recent interviews, he said he would depart for financial, not health reasons.
The former journalist with Fox News who had a nationally syndicated talk show received a salary of nearly $170,000 as White House press secretary, far less than his cable show earnings.
He recently told Hugh Hewitt: “I’m not going to be able to go the distance, but that’s primarily for financial reasons,” Mr. Snow said. “I’ve told people when my money runs out, then I’ve got to go.”

Geez, if he can't make $170,000 work, along with countless benefits that I'm sure comes with the job, what hope does a parent working a minimum wage job have? This should be proof to the administration that working class folks need help. Instead, though, the administration will probably see it as evidence that the rich need tax cuts.

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