I’m a tad alarmed that this is not only an AP headline, but that it’s considered newsworthy even in the conservative Boston Herald.
The two often traded jokes, especially when Steele panned President Barack Obama’s long-stated plan to let income tax rates return to higher levels for families making more than $250,000 a year.
“Trust me, after taxes, a million dollars is not a lot of money,” Steele said.
Ford later asked the audience of mostly college students, “Who in here makes a million dollars a year?”
“How many of you want to make a million dollars a year?” Steele quickly responded when no hands were raised.
9.7 percent unemployment, roiling populist sentiment against giant Wall Street bonuses, and he’s scoffing at a cool mil before taxes? Dude?