John McCain spends at least twice as much on staff to maintain his (7, 8, 10?) houses than I spent--well, borrowed--to buy mine:
The McCains increased their budget for household employees from $184,000 in 2006 to $273,000 in 2007, according to John McCain’s tax returns.I highlighted the key phrase, because, as we know that Cindy McCain refuses to release her tax returns. Who knows if there are more payments to household staff documented on those.
The additional cash supports an “increase in the number of employees,” said the McCain aide, who did not say whether the growing staff stemmed from the addition of new properties to the family’s real estate portfolio.
UPDATE: Dan Cody's got the same idea.