Politics can be a very lucrative career. In fact, many of our elected officials are some of the most highly-paid people in the country.
Donald Trump was already wealthy before he entered the White House, but there was a lot of talk about how much Barack Obama made during his term.
And now, we learn that several of his staffers got very rich as well.
In fact, they got very rich very quickly — and now a few of them are worth many millions of dollars.
They’re also bound to rake in even more cash in the coming years, because they’re returning for the Joe Biden administration.
Now, politicians like Susan Rice and Ron Klain might be under a little scrutiny.
Via The Daily Caller:
Former officials reuniting in the White House under President Joe Biden have gotten dramatically wealthier since the previous Democratic administration, a Sunday report shows.
The report from ABC News first focuses on Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice.
She has drastically upped her personal wealth, reporting between $36 million and $149 million in total assets.
That is three or four times the amount she reported in 2009, just before she spent years working in the Obama administration.
Rice further disclosed shares worth between $250,000 and $5 million in various corporations. This included Apple, Microsoft and Netflix.
Then there’s White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain.
Klain apparently increased his wealth by “millions” since the start of the Obama administration.
He got $2 million in salary from venture capital firm Revolution LLC, for example. That’s double what he reported in 2009.
When politicians start earning this kind of money, the citizens start asking questions.
For instance, what is their primary goal in Washington? Is it to be representatives of the people, or simply to line their pockets?
These are the sorts of statistics that get everyday voters a little riled up, and one can understand why.
- A new report shows that several Obama staffers have gotten much richer.
- People like Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice are worth many more millions after serving under Obama.
- This causes taxpayers to wonder about the goals of their elected officials: to serve, or to get rich?
Source: The Daily Caller