Michael Steele Is on a Mission to Sound Super-Wealthy

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"Trust me, after taxes, a million dollars is not a lot of money." —RNC chairman Michael Steele, during his forum with Harold Ford Jr. at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock yesterday, for which he reportedly earned $20,000. Ford, provided with the perfect setup, asked the audience of college students, "Who in here makes a million dollars a year?" [AP via Times Union]