Obama's Community Organizer Salary
10:38 PM, Aug 25, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Jerry Kellman, the man who hired Barack Obama as a community organizer, said earlier tonight:
As I've written before, that $10,000 figure is almost certainly incorrect. Though that amount (plus a $2,000 car stipend) is cited in Dreams from My Father, Obama said in May that he made $12,000 plus the $2,000 car stipend.
In inflation-adjusted dollars, $14,000 in 1985 translates into over $28,000 today. Speaking from personal experience, one can live comfortably in Washington, D.C., on $28,000. I'm pretty sure Obama wasn't scraping by when he was making the equivalent in 1985 in Chicago.
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