Sciencing elections may be a dead end.
The problems of coalition building. Do Democratic voters not live and talk to each other?
$6000 for a vacation broke my brain too. Are they flying first class? Are they going to Europe? Are they going to strip clubs while there?
The intention seemed to be something like "look, these people make $500,000 a year and, after expenses, they *ONLY* have less than $8,000 left to their names!"
It was the Bizarro World other side of the coin of the "Poor People Have Refrigerators" argument.