Wisconsin GOP lawmaker complains of struggling on a $174,000 salary

By David Edwards
Thursday, March 31, 2011 14:41 EDT
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The Republican Party in Polk County, Wisconsin has demanded that video of Rep. Sean Duffy (R) complaining about his $174,000/year salary be pulled from the Internet.

Talking Points Memo reposted the clip Wednesday.

“I can guarantee you, or most of you, I guarantee that I have more debt than all of you,” Duffy said. “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.”

This video was uploaded by Crooks and Liars on March 31, 2011.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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