Monday, June 30, 2008
Tim Russert Was Just a Average Guy with a 7.2 Million Dollar Home
According to a Cape Cod newspaper, the above photo is of Tim Russert's home in Nantucket. It has over 6,000 square feet and a value of 7.2 million dollars. Obviously, television punditry pays very well.
The point of posting this letter isn't to criticize the dead. Rather it is to illustrate that people like Tim Russert, regardless of their background, really don't have a lot in common with blue collar Americans. They can afford really expensive homes in places like Nantucket. They can afford to send their kids to really expensive colleges. They can vacation at really expensive resorts.
There is a reason why they identify with Republicans. Its because they are wealthy. How much do you think a Barack Obama victory would have cost Tim Russert? Obama wants to role back the reckless Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, or, to be more accurate, he doesn't want to renew them when they come up for extension in 2010. McCain does. As Business Week pointed out in an recent article, Obama's tax plans help the middle class and working class while McCain's plan helps the really wealthy.
As we have said before, if you want to know why the mainstream media talking heads favor Republicans, just follow the money.