If you’re in the top 4% whose net worth went up 14% while everyone else’s went down 36%, you didn’t earn it. You stole it.
— David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) July 26, 2014
The Ventura County Democrats apparently believe that Julia Brownley’s $235,000+ in salary and investment income, which puts her in that top 4%, is the product of theft…
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I felt that the original formatting by the NRCC was, ah, a bit lurid. But it’s accurate. The fact of it is, even a beginning Congressman’s salary – like Brownley’s – puts them squarely in the top income brackets ($174K a year is a good deal of money). Add in the investments and Congresswoman Brownley is doing all right for herself. Does this mean that we should pay Congressmen less? …Maybe? And maybe not: it’s a tough job with long hours and an infinite number of ways to crack under the strain.
Or maybe you don’t care about that. That’s fine. That’s absolutely fine… unless you happen to be the chairman of the Ventura County, California Democratic party. When you’re that person – like, specifically, David Atkins – then you have to explain why you’re calling your own sitting Congresswoman a dirty thief. I mean, does David Atkins know something that the rest of us don’t? And if he does, then why hasn’t he notified the relevant law enforcement agencies?
Or is David Atkins merely a sloppy idiot?