Professors Feingold and Warren should save themselves the trip from California and Massachusetts – all they need to do is take a good look in the mirror.
The $1.6 million+ that they both demanded in salaries, speaking fees, and honoraria could have gone a long way in helping the students they are now conveniently pretending to care about during campaign season.
When grilled yesterday by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Editorial Board about his decision to rake in exorbitant sums of money from struggling colleges and universities across the country, Senator Feingold was peculiarly defensive. The overpaid professor then shared his belief that a $450,000 payday does not amount to "a bundle of money."
The college students who were forced to pony up for Feingold’s going rate of $7,895 per lecture might beg to differ.
- Since Leaving Office, Feingold Has Earned At Least $450,000 From Salaries And Honoraria From Colleges And Universities. (Russ Feingold, 2012 Personal Financial Disclosure Form, Filed 7/11/13; Russ Feingold, 2013 Personal Financial Disclosure Form, Filed 5/28/14; Russ Feingold, 2014 Personal Financial Disclosure Form, Filed 4/17/15; Russ Feingold, 2015 Personal Financial Disclosure Form, Filed 5/29/15; Russ Feingold, 2015 Personal Financial Disclosure Form, Filed 5/15/16)
- In 2015, Feingold Was Compensated $150,000 For Teaching Two Courses At Stanford University For 19 Classes, Approximately $7,895 Per Class. (Russ Feingold, 2015 Personal Financial Disclosure Form, Filed 5/15/16)
- In January 2012, Warren Reported Earning $429,981 In Salary From Harvard University For 2010 And To Date In 2011. (Elizabeth A. Warren, 2012 Personal Financial Disclosure, Filed 1/10/12)
- In May 2012, Warren Reported Earning $93,775 In Salary From Harvard University For 2011 And To Date In 2012. (Elizabeth A. Warren, 2012 Personal Financial Disclosure, Filed 5/15/12)
- Warren Was Paid $429,981 As A Harvard Law Professor From 2010 To 2011. “Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was paid $429,981 as a Harvard law professor from 2010 to 2011 and got nearly $134,000 in consulting fees on legal cases in 2010.” (Andrew Miga, “Elizabeth Warren Got Nearly $430,000 Teaching At Harvard,” The Associated Press, 1/12/12)
- In 2009, Warren Was Paid Nearly $350,000 To Teach At Harvard. “Warren’s salary at Harvard could still be used as a cudgel against her populist positions. According to documents filed with the Senate, as Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law, she made $349,375 in 2009 in addition to more than $182,000 in royalties and consulting fees. But she is not a member of Harvard’s old guard. Before she came to the school in 1995, she taught at the public flagship universities in Texas and Michigan and attended the University of Houston and Rutgers University.” (Mary Carmichael, “Harvard Link Could Aid, Hinder Warren,” The Boston Globe, 9/20/11)