The Shark Tank, a Florida blog, has another breaking story about Florida Congresswoman and DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This little self-professed ‘Middle Class’ pol has a second home in Newbury, New Hampshire. Until ST’s post – the fact that her middle class lifestyle supports a second home where the median house price in 2009 was $315,854, was unknown to most of us – maybe because her legal name is Deborah Schultz, and that is how she signed legal mortgage documents. Congressional legislation? She signs Debbie Wasserman Schultz, no doubt because legislation seldom represents anything legal these days.
…but Wasserman Schultz has the chutzpah to claim she is a member of the middle class with which Republicans are “out of touch.” Yet some simple online research clearly shows Schultz is anything but a middle-class American. First, with a congressional salary of $174,000 plus the numerous free perks that come with being both a congresswoman and head of the DNC such as taxpayer paid travel, immediately disqualify her middle-class claims. In fact, her Congressional salary is more than three times greater than the median salary for individuals in her own district (FL-20) which is $54,194.
Furthermore, for a woman who on a weekly basis demands that Mitt Romney release his financial statements, it is very troubling that since 2004, her husband, who is the Vice President of Commercial Lending at the Community Bank of Broward has his salary listed as N/A on Federal Financial Disclosure Statements required of all Members of Congress.
One wonders whether or not there is something in her financial statements that the Congresswoman is trying to hide besides the fact that she is not a middle-class American even in her own district.
In 2009, the median income in Newbury, NH was $75,361. Deborah Schultz represents Broward and Miami Dade counties. The median listing price for homes there is $276,000 – $338,000, and is essentially the same for Miami Dade, for July 2012.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz on being middle class (video)