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Justin Wolfers is an economist at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and also teaches at their School of Economics. Today, he tweeted this:
What he wants you to know is that Bidenomics are great, and what are you complaining about?
Well, teaching at a public university kind of insulates you from the pain, doesn’t it? According to the publicly available U of M budget, Wolfers makes $152,860 from the Ford School and another $147,750 from the School of Economics. His “domestic partner,” Betsy Stevenson, also rakes in $246,739 from the Ford. She was also Chief Economist of the Department of Labor under Barack Obama. (Wolfers and Stevenson boast that they won’t marry for tax purposes.)
You know, if my wife and I “earned” over $547K a year we probably wouldn’t visibly shudder every time we go through the grocery store checkout. I believe that’s called “rich-splainin’.”
I prefer the old saying that ends with “and the horse you rode in on.”Published in