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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Oh, quit yer whining
Posted by Jill | 6:57 AM
You, with your lost job and your house in foreclosure and that letter from the fuel oil company that tells you that your price cap is going to be 61% higher than last year's. You with your cancer that your insurance company will no longer pay for. Quit your whining already. Things aren't so bad. I mean, look at Cindy McCain. She's going to pull in upwards of a cool $2 million without so much as lifting an impeccably-manicured fingernail -- simply by virtue of owning a bunch of Anheuser-Busch stock as part of her family's beer distributorship:

Cindy McCain, together with dependent children, earned $50,001-$100,000 in dividend income for 2007 from Anheuser-Busch shares, according to a Financial Disclosure Report filing on the Center for Responsive Politics' Web site.

Anheuser-Busch paid $1.25 dividend in 2007 per share, according to company filings.

That indicates that Cindy McCain, together with dependents, owned between 40,000 and 80,000 shares -- figures which were calculated by Reuters.

At the offer price of $70 a share, those shares would be worth $2.8 million to $5.6 million.

I mean, hell -- that could be three or four whole months of shopping on the credit cards right there.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm beginning to worry that maybe the "survivalists" sitting in their caves with a 5-year supply of food and ammo got it right.

They finally got their boy elected; and now his buddies are using every last minute of his 8-years to "get theirs" before they let the survivor boys loose.

Too bad I didn't select my cave years ago. But given the mortgage crisis, we may all be living there soon.. What's the going rate for caves these days?

And too bad the food supply is now contaminated and might kill you. But that's the way it is!! You don't really mind a little dose of Salmonella, now, do you? Do the survivor boys grow their own, or do they only take from others? [I'd be careful taking it from others. You never know who might have pooped on it!]

Blogger Fran said...
You know, it is so wrong.

Blogger dguzman said...
But the McFossils understand the problems we little people are facing! Really, they do! They just like us!