White House Press Secretary Tony Snow resigned, saying he couldn’t live on his current salary of $169,000 per year. (and he completely denied it had anything to do with his cancer)
Snow was making approximately $2 million on his prior gig at Fox.
But get this:
According to the US Census Bureau, the median HOUSEHOLD income in 2006 was $48,201.
The median income per household member was $26.036.
Yes, that’s right, the average HOUSEHOLD in America is skipping along just fine on 1/3 of what Mr. Snow considers poverty wages.
Read this article from Forbes for more on “median” familes, and the rise of the super-successful.