President Obama was back in town Wednesday night to see old friends -- couples who cared enough about him to spend $32,400 for a dinner at the home of Bettylu Saltzman, who has been funding Obama’s campaigns since he ran for the U.S. Senate in 2004.
People Who Weren't At Obama's $32,400 Dinner
Updated at 2:57 PM CDT on Thursday, May 30, 2013
About 70 people attended. Your Ward Room blogger couldn’t afford the tickets, but he can put the price into perspective -- by telling you what kind of people WEREN’T there. Here’s a list of occupations that pay less in a year than Obama’s supporters spent to have a photo taken with the president.
Social and Human Service Assistants $30,880
Library Technicians $32,320
Teacher Assistants $25,310
Pharmacy Technicians $30,430
Veterinary Technicians $31,470
Home Health Aides $21,830
Nursing Assistants $25,620
Security Guards $27,240
Short Order Cooks $21,240
Movie Projectionists $21,600
Hotel Desk Clerks $21,960
Couriers and Messengers $27,020
Farm workers $24,040
Bicycle repairers $25,250
Bus drivers $31,480
If your job is on this list, you weren't there.