Fine, Then Quit…

…and get a job at Wal-Mart.

At a town hall meeting in Polk County, Wisconsin earlier this year, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) was asked whether he’d vote to cut his $174,000 annual salary.

Here’s what Duffy says about his salary:

I can guarantee you, or most of you, I guarantee that I have more debt than all of you. With 6 kids, I still pay off my student loans. I still pay my mortgage. I drive a used minivan. If you think I’m living high on the hog, I’ve got one paycheck. So I struggle to meet my bills right now. Would it be easier for me if I get more paychecks? Maybe, but at this point I’m not living high on the hog.

To be fair, he eventually did say that he’d accept a pay decrease.

On the other hand, if he’s tying his procreativity to his, ahem…, near poverty, perhaps he should have kept is dick in his pants and not had so many kids?

After all…

Isn’t ‘don’t have kids that you can’t pay for’ what conservatives always preach to poor people (while simultaneously supporting restrictions on the availability of contraceptives)?

8 Responses to Fine, Then Quit…

  1. His wife should at least be practicing safer sex, who knows what he does in public restrooms!

  2. Jennifer Hilliard says:

    Actually, both Sean Duffy and Rachael Campos-Duffy (his wife) have not had the “typical” early adulthood experiences as most people. Duffy was on the sixth season of MTV’s Real World (Boston). Campos-Duffy was on the third season of Real World (San Francisco). Both appeared on other MTV shows. Campos-Duffy also tried out for a host position on “The View” twice (losing out to Lisa Ling and then Elizabeth Hasslebeck).

    And it’s ok that they have mulitple children. They are traditional Roman Catholics, so they are just being “true” to their religious beliefs. That would be their justification.

    • Katrina Rose says:

      She lost out to Hasselbeck?

      Did she have too many brain cells? Or too few even for the rightwing side of The View?

  3. Kathleen says:

    My Mom & Dad had nine kids – they would have felt a salary like that was luxurious indeed.

    And it’s not his only source of income – his spousal income from last years (2009) financial disclosure form is about $57,00 – and he has an extra $7,000? or so from other sources. The school loans are listed in a range of $50,000 to $100,000. His spouse has employment from AOL & Penguin publishing – along with various appearances on TV shows – which I think we can be sure will have increased since his election – I’m not going to cry over a family that was taking in over $200,000 last year and will likely take in significantly more this year.

    Boo-f’ing-Hoo

    If you can’t get by on that – you really suck at budgeting your money – you know – that whole “Hey – when a family has money problems they sit around the kitchen table & cut expenses?” You don’t get to talk about how poorly anyone else does that -including government.

    http://pfds.opensecrets.org/N00030967_2009_nom.pdf
    http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030967&year=2009

  4. Republicans are the new Welfare Queens.

    Child after child after child after child after child after child, and he expects the taxpayer to continue picking up his tab. People like that are bankrupting this country.

    • Megan says:

      I wouldn’t say that republicans are the new welfare queens; they (and the corporations – which are all run by republicans anyway) are the original welfare queens. Nobody else abuses the system like they do.

  5. [...] do implode, don’t they? First the Republican Party in Polk County, Wisconsin, pulled the tape of Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) [...]

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