Friday, November 18, 2011

Big, Gigantic Thought For The Day

Image credit: Mark M./Occupy Together

They probably don't realize it, but there's a big difference between folks like Newt Gingrich:
Gingrich is refusing to elaborate on his work at Freddie Mac, the government-backed mortgage giant that hired the former House speaker as a consultant months after he left Congress, and paid him more than $1.6 million over eight years.
Gingrich has yet to make a convincing argument about his eight-year long relationship with the once-beleaguered organization. His comment that he was hired as a “historian” has, in fact, put his credibility into question even more.

Freddie Mac Ties Threaten to Hurt Newt Gingrich’s Credibility
and the rest of us. That is this:

If I had earned $1.6 million from someone, I'd have remembered what I did for them. I would have remembered, because it would have taken decades to earn that money, and they'd be the only people I was earning anywhere near that kind of money from.

I suspect that at least 99% of Americans could say the same thing...

(h/t Jon Walker)

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