What are politicians thinking when they stay stuff like this in interviews?
Heidi Cruz, the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), is upset that she still has to be her household’s primary breadwinner because her husband “only” makes $174,000 a year as a member of the United States Senate.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Cruz complained that her husband’s Senate career has meant that he’s been stuck making less than $200,000 a year for the past seven years, which puts more pressure on her to bring in the bucks.
“Six to seven years in it, with me being the primary breadwinner — it’s like, ‘Uh, yeah, this is when people say thank you. I’ll now take that appreciation,’” she said. “Yeah, we’re seven years into this, and we’re not buying a second home anytime soon.”
I’m sure that her husband’s constituents all over Texas (one in four children living in poverty!) feel her pain. Mrs. Cruz is, by he way, an investment manager at Goldman Sachs, a professional choice that really does force people to live close to the bone, having to think hard about vacation homes!
So what was she thinking? “This will play well with voters?”