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Anthony Weiner: At $500K, ‘I make far less than I should’
Disgraced former Democratic New York Rep. Anthony Weiner said he’s a solid businessman with a family income that’s in the $500,000 range – and that he’s worth a lot more.
“I make far less money than I should,” said the shamed pol who quit Congress after tweeting photos of his private parts.
Mr. Weiner has been trying to rehabilitate his image in hopes of relaunching his political career by granting interviews to the New York Times and returning to Twitter to champion middle class ideals.
Still, his private sector consulting income has been alluring.
Mr. Weiner said “with all the advice that I’ve given and how lucrative it’s turned out to be for the companies,” the near-$500,000 is a lowball value.
Mr. Weiner suggested he should be charging more for his services, calling himself “a good capitalist,” in the Times piece.
The back pat is curious, given a statement he made in 2008 that came across as much more populist in tone. Then, Mr. Weiner decried the rich-poor gap.
“When the gap grows so far between those at the top and everyone else, we lose this very American sense of that aspiration that keeps us moving forward,” he said then, Breitbart reported.
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About the Author
Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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