The couple also reported investment income of nearly $6 million over the past 16 months and earned income for Edwards of $1.25 million.
His biggest single source of earned income was his $479,512 salary from Fortress Investment Group, the hedge fund for which he was a consultant last year.
Edwards has made fighting poverty a signature element of his campaign. He has said his work for a fund that generally caters to the wealthiest of investors was designed to educate him about the relationship between poverty and wealth and should not overshadow his work for the poor.
Wait, let me get that last line there...
He has said his work for a fund that generally caters to the wealthiest of investors was designed to educate him about the relationship between poverty and wealth and should not overshadow his work for the poor.
How on earth can suckers on the left actually believe people like Edwards when they say they are for the poor? Edwards is for Edwards.
Tell me, how can you be FOR THE POOR, when at every turn you are coming up with more plans to keep them dependent on the government? Why not allow them to excel? Why not keep more money in the private sector so jobs can be created and the poor could collect EMPLOYMENT checks?
Oh... who am I kidding? That would make Republicans (or worse... free thinking LIBERTARIANS) out of them and the democratic party would cease to have a cause.
Oh, wait... they'd still have global warming, right?
Go ahead Edwards. Earn your money. I'm not faulting you for that. Just don't try to tell me you were doing it "for the poor".
Now we have a story that John Edwards even charged $55,000 dollars for a speech on poverty.