Originally Posted by Piobaire
Gib, I think they went 250k as that's the MSM and Democratic narrative's entry level for "rich" and "millionaire." It's been that way since the 90s when Clinton and Gore defined a "millionaire" as someone that makes 250k a year for four years (I'm not joking.)
The narrative on higher income wage earners is one of my least favorite parts of the Democratic party. Conflating "anyone who makes six figures" with "millionaires and billionaires" is irritating. It's hard to tell if it's deliberate (selling out to the fatcats pulling the strings) or just pandering to low information voters who don't understand that the Koch brothers (etc) aren't living off a salary.
You see similar stuff with the Facebook types ranting about the "crazy high" salaries of Congressmen.
Also, he only has one job. This runs very contrary to the MSM/left narrative all poor people are working extremely long weeks at multiple jobs. .
There's some conflicting narratives, but a common critique of low paying jobs these days is that you're required to maintain a lot of schedule flexibility but aren't guaranteed enough hours which makes it hard to work a second job.
He told me if I only knew what it was like to be poor I'd think he paid too much in taxes also
I suppose if you're poor, any money that you see going out feels like too much.
A less charitable interpretation would be that a lot of poor people have a huge entitlement complex. You see it any time someone "makes it", all the relatives come out of the woodwork for handouts.