Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is slated to appear at a residence in Evanston, Ill. next week to raise cash for her campaign.
The Nov. 2 gala will occur between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. inside the stately Evanston mansion of real estate developer Eric Janssen.
Attendees must pay $2,700 each for the privilege of attending the two-hour event.
For their $2,700 contributions, wealthy devotees will be able to pose for a photograph with Clinton. They will also automatically become members of Clinton’s Hillstarter program and enjoy a brief reception.
Clinton’s protracted 2016 campaign slogan is: “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion.”
New data from the Social Security Administration shows that the median wage for working Americans in 2014 was $28,851 per year. That’s $554.82 each week before taxes. (RELATED: 1 In 2 Working Americans Make Less Than $30,000 A Year)
Thus, in order to afford the $2,700 cost to attend next week’s Clinton campaign event, the average American would need to work almost five weeks (and pay no taxes).
The Social Security data shows that 51 percent of working Americans make less than $30,000 a year. Forty percent are making less than $20,000 annually.
The federal government considers a family of four living on an income of less than $24,250 to be impoverished.
The co-hosts of the Clinton event are Janssen, media mogul Fred Eychaner, Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl.
Co-hosts must pay or otherwise $27,000 for the privilege, according to an email sent to The Daily Caller by Schakowsky for Congress.
Thus, the hosts will pay 94 percent of the amount an average American earns in an entire year to attend the two-hour Clinton fundraiser.
Janssen, the real estate developer, was born and raised in the Netherlands and then moved to Jakarta, Indonesia before moving to the Chicago area. He specializes in foreclosed commercial properties.
Eychaner is the chairman of Newsweb Corporation, a company which does not appear to have its own website but which prints dozens of ethnic and alternative newspapers. Eychaner’s estimated net worth is $500 million. He is a generous Democratic Party benefactor. During the 2014 election cycle, Newsweb Corporation gave $9,659,350 in 2014 election contributions. Donations to Democratic candidates and left-wing causes included $1 million to EMILY’s List, the largest financial resource for pro-abortion female Democratic candidates.
Laura Ricketts is a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and the first openly gay owner of a major-league sports franchise. Her spouse, Brooke Ricketts, will also be at the gala.
Schakowsky has been the U.S. representative for Illinois’s 9th Congressional District since 1999. The 9th District is composed mostly Chicago’s ritzy North Shore suburbs. In 2004, Schakowsky’s husband, Robert Creamer, was indicted on 16 counts of bank fraud. He eventually plea-bargained down to a single count. He was sentenced to a prison term of five months followed by 11 months house arrest. Schakowsky served on the board of Creamer’s company, the Illinois Public Action Fund, when the bank fraud occurred.
Tisdahl, the Evanston mayor, has instituted a law in town which prohibits more than three people who aren’t related from living at the same residential address. The law has not sat well with students at Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston. Tisdahl has also instituted a gun confiscation program. (RELATED: Hillary Reveals How She Wants To Confiscate Your Guns)