So Much Hooey On The Hill

HOUSE GOP ROOKIES are making plenty of preposterous pronouncements. Representative Fred Heineman (R-N.C.) recently rewrote economics textbooks by declaring that middle-class people earn between $300,000 and $750,000 a year. With a congressional salary and cop pensions totaling $180,000, the former Raleigh police chief placed himself in the lower-middle class. After Democrats ridiculed him, Heineman took to the House floor to insist his estimates "were accurate for me and others like me."

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