1. If you're struggling and can't make it on what you're paid, find another job.That's the problem Rep. Sean Duffy had recently. The clip below shows Duffy whining about how $174,000 is making life tough on the young politician. Big deal? It must be, if the Republican Party of Polk County is demanding the video be pulled. Ooops. Too late:
2. You say you're struggling on a meager $174,000, when others have lost their jobs and make a third that amount now in some low wage job? You elitist ass.
3. You're a newly elected Republican Congressman in massive debt, seeking a sympathetic ear from another rabid conservative? Good luck.
First the Republican Party in Polk County, Wisconsin, pulled the tape of Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) fretting about making ends meet on his $174,000 a year salary from its own website. Now they want it gone from the whole Internet.
For a couple hours, the local county GOP was successful. But we've put an excerpt of the video back up.DUFFY:
"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."Note: Even MSNBC's Hardball had the video and played it.