Bending the Third Rail
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Scalia Admits Failure
Scalia admits that half of the people in the United States can't raise a family on their salaries.

"If you become a federal judge in the Southern District of New York (Manhattan), you can't raise a family on what the salary is," Scalia said during a speech to the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Federal judges earned salaries of $165,200 in 2006. Scalia said lawyers can easily earn significantly more by staying in the private sector. source

Okay, that isn't what he means. But half of the people in this country make less than $30k so what does that mean for half of the families in this country?