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I Wish My Employer Would Buy Me a House

I’d even settle for a measly $400k house. I was willing to look past the suits and the travel. That was a nothing burger. But this isn’t. I get that the EVP of NRA is going to have security concerns, and that work is the primary driver of those concerns. So I’d be OK with a housing allotment to deal with security issues at any home the EVP owns. But our membership dollars should not be buying the EVP a house outright. Also, why Dallas?

I’ll be completely honest with you, if NRA buying Wayne a $6MM house in Dallas would convince him to retire, I’d say it’s a deal.

13 Responses to “I Wish My Employer Would Buy Me a House”

  1. 34 says:

    “I’ll be completely honest with you, if NRA buying Wayne a $6MM house in Dallas would convince him to retire, I’d say it’s a deal.”

    Cheap at twice the price.

  2. The_Jack says:

    Geeze… no wonder there’s such blood in the water

    https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2019/08/14/trump-says-spoke-anti-gun-congressman-gun-control/

    And so far Trump is pushing UBC’s, and not as much Red Flag laws (other than that tweet against Chris Cuomo).

    Meanwhile here’s the ILA telling the /Senate/ to oppose UBC’s https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190813/tell-your-us-senators-and-representative-to-oppose-gun-control

    While not mentioning Red Flag laws at all.

    If there /is/ a plan in the NRA (I know) it could very well be to get the senate to go with a Red Flag law instead of UBC.

    • Ian Argent says:

      The tweet about Cuomo was *mocking* both Cuomo *and* Red Flag laws.

      Also, RFLs are less likely to be Constitutional under current jurisprudence, I think.

  3. Bitter says:

    I’m curious if NRA would let me toss in an extra $10 to a $6.5 million account and walk away with a stake worth $65,000.10.

    But, remember, NRA officials tell us that despite the official agreement and signatures from executives, this wasn’t a real plan at all…

  4. Andy B. says:

    “I was willing to look past the suits and the travel. That was a nothing burger.”

    I hope you mean only in terms of economic impact.

    Otherwise, I’ll apologize for turning into a self-righteous old fart, but say corruption starts with the first wink-wink-nod-nod deal; and even if it’s pilfering office supplies while everyone looks the other way, things will go downhill from there, until finally everyone finds out about it. Sort of like what the NRA is experiencing now.

    • Sebastian says:

      The travel expenses were immediately after Sandy Hook, so I would think related to that. The clothes expenses were over a period of 15 years. I’m OK with expenses relating to something your job requires that’s way outside of the ordinary (like appearing on TV).

      But members don’t owe Wayne a house, and that’s a lot of money. Like I said, security allotment would be OK. If I were getting death threats because of my job I’d expect them to pay for security enhancements. But not a whole house.

      • Andy B. says:

        I have to apologize for not having much sympathy for people who maneuver and finagle for a posh lifestyle, while they use the language of guerrilla war to persuade the rest of us to fund that lifestyle, and to sacrifice our own time and treasure for The Cause. There is a certain irony to conservatives using Leninist tactics. (Lenin is often credited for coining the term “useful idiots”.)

  5. Richard says:

    Can’t read article because paywall but how well sourced is it. WSJ is a hostile publication so it raises a question.

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