February 25, 2011
Good Question...

Are these people overpaid?

David Rhode is a paramedic in Middleton, Wis. He works 56 hours a week, mostly in 24-hour shifts, frequently carrying wheezy patients up and down flights of stairs. He said he earns about $43,000 a year.

HuffPost asked Rhode, 36, how it feels to be overpaid. His eyebrows went up.

"I drove my Ford Focus here," he said. "I live in a 950-square-foot condominium!"

Luckily, this question is easily answered: Anyone who makes under $250,000 a year is overpaid. Anyone who make over $250,000 is underpaid.

Please make a note of it. It is, after all, one of the base assumptions of our current national discourse.

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Posted by Kurt Weldon at February 25, 2011 01:20 PM
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I work for city government and I can't tell you how much I enjoy being told that I'm lazy, stupid and going to retire rich!

Posted by: Lenora on February 28, 2011 7:20 PM
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