By Javier ManjarresThe Sun Sentinel’s Broward Politics blog has followed up on our earlier reporting about the purported “middle class” lifestyle of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and a very expensive luxury cruise that the Shark Tank reported she took back in June- a cruise which to many eyes appears like an exorbitant expenditure that is beyond her financial means, even as a Member of Congress. (Source–Luxury Cruise Vacation)
Broward Politics’ Anthony Man reports-
The cruise was actually a once-in-a-lifetime event to celebrate her twins Bar and Bat Mitzvahs when they turned 13, Wasserman Schultz spokesman Jonathan Beeton said. After saving for years for the event, Beeton said, the congresswoman and her husband gave the kids the option of a big party or the trip, and they chose the trip.
A “once in a lifetime event?”Is this a credible explanation as to why she decided to take such a pricey cruise? Or was Debbie forced to offer up a bogus alibi once it was disclosed that she took a cruise whose tab may have been in excess of $30,000? You be the judge. Regardless, we thank the Congresswoman verifying our report and answering our question.
As a follow up, we’d still like to know- does Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz still consider herself “middle class” after spending all of that loot on a seven day vacation?
According to emitz.com, the average cost of a bat or bar mitzvah ranges between $15,000-30,000. If Wasserman Schultz did indeed celebrate the twins’ bar and bat mitzvahs, she paid just about the average cost for each event. But the question remains, what middle class family can afford a $30K+ seven day vacation, even if they saved for years?
Most middle class Americans tend to save their money for a rainy day or for unexpected emergencies, but it’s all blue skies and calm seas aboard the Royal Loft Suite of the Oasis of the Seas for Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
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