This is actually quite incredible. That this Louisiana politician can seem to imply with a straight face that having $400,000 in disposable income after feeding his family is somehow a hardship is just bizarre. Of course, he goes on to say that he needs this $400,000 to create jobs. But in an economy with a higher than 9% unemployment rate, and with an average income before feeding one's family of around $40,000 -- one-tenth of what Fleming has after he pays his bills and feeds his family -- Fleming's whine just sounds tone-deaf. The wealthy think that class warfare is always and everyone one-directional. But what folks like Fleming just don't ever get is that, when people are out of work, staring poverty in the face, on the cusp of losing their homes or their health insurance, through no fault of their own, his cavalier attitude towards the tough times average people are facing coupled with a kind of gross notion that almost a half-million dollars a year in disposable "fun" money is bordering on the "hard life" for him is a kind of "class warfare" of the worst kind. It's a "let them eat cake" kind of class warfare. It won't play well in a context where these very wealthy people are calling for average folks to endure more austerity and belt-tightening in the name of "fiscal" responsibility, all the while resisting such austerity and belt-tightening for themselves.