* From the 2013-2014 Missouri “Blue Book” available online from the Missouri Secretary of State web site.
Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (r) [file photo]
Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 09:37 AM PST
Missouri Lt. Gov says his $86,000 salary has left him ‘impoverished,’ requests daily allowance
by Jen Hayden
Small government lover and fiscally conservative-minded Pete Kinder says his $86,000 just isn’t enough.
Uh, shouldn’t you have thought about that when you were deciding whether to run for reelection?
And social media runs with it:
Dr. Brad Bradshaw @bradshawformo
Missourians, we ask you-could you live on $86k/year, or is that too close to the poverty line? #PoorPeter [….]2:44 PM – 19 Feb 2015
Tom and Julie @WelovekctjTom
@RyanSilvey any ideas to cover @PeterKinder allowance? Does he have a chore chart? 12:58 PM – 19 Feb 2015
Stanford Griffith @StanfordAlan
#Missouri Lt. Gov @PeterKinder says his $86K #salary left him ‘impoverished’ [….] Wish I made 1/3 that and had benefits. 3:00 PM – 19 Feb 2015
Holly Atkinson @EditorHolly
Proud day for Missouri. Our Lt. Gov earns $86k a year, and he wants a raise! Average MO household makes $50k/year. 11:16 AM – 19 Feb 2015
Yeah, that went over really well.