Indiana Dem Sen Candidate: Americans Have An Extra $50-100 To Overspend On Air Conditioners [VIDEO]

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Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana, who is running for is old seat in the Senate, appears to be out of touch with the finances of average Americans despite his bid to campaign as a Washington, D.C. outsider.

In a speech documented by America Rising at a steelworkers conference last week, in an attempt to speak out against outsourcing, Bayh indicated that an additional expense of $50-$100 was not a big deal to American consumers.

Bayh said, “So let’s say for example, I don’t know the figure exactly, let’s say they’re closing down that plant so they can make more money in Mexico. So maybe American consumers can buy a, an air conditioner I don’t know what $50 cheaper, $100 cheaper. I don’t know what it is. But is that the kind of country we want to live in?”

It is worth noting that most Americans are “living right on the edge” financially, according to Market Watch. A large majority (62 percent) of Americans have less than $1000 in their savings account.

Moreover, a CNN investigation of public records found that Bayh seem to prefer his two greatly expensive homes in Washington, D.C. as his main residence as opposed to his other home in Indiana. (RELATED: Despite Two DC Homes Worth Millions, Dem Sen Hopeful Evan Bayh Insists He Never Left Indiana)


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