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Quote of the Day - A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money. - Senator Everett Dirksen
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Did You Expect Anything Less?

AP makes a big deal out of six millionaires on the Supreme Court: Bryer; Ginsburg; O'Connor; Scalia; Souter; and, Stevens.

My question is why aren't the other three: Kennedy; Rehnquist; and Thomas? They each earn over $200,000. By my calculations, that's a mere five years to the $1,000,000 mark.

Add to that book deals, supplemental teaching salaries, and travel reimbursements, and they bring in even more bucks.

And think about it: the last appointment to the Supreme Court was in 1994, eleven years ago. They work a few months out of the year and receive a hefty budget to administer their court. Sweet deal. Plenty of time to manage investments or fill out those financial disclosure statements, the rules for which are longer than most opinions.

These days, a million is almost expected. What would have been surprising? My eyebrows would have gone up if AP had used the b-word for their net worth.

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