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Would you believe that a North Carolina State Representative drives a Ferrari convertible? A picture is worth a thousand words.
NC State Rep. Larry Womble (D-Forsyth Co.) has either come into some serious money, or he needs to answer some questions. The first one is: how does a public servant earning $14,000 a year on my tax money afford a $200,000 car? The second is, what kind of money does a “former educator” earn in the state of North Carolina? I want in on that gig.
Here’s some more about the story….
Looking at Womble’s 2007 financial disclosure report, [right-click, then “save as” if you have problems viewing it] it shows his only sources of income are from rental property of a condo (of which he has a mortgage), his legislative salary (approx. $13,000), social security, and his retirement from the State of NC as an educator and assistant principal.
According to the statement and Forysth County Tax Records, he also owns four properties in Forsyth County, with assessed values ranging from $17,200 to $107,200.
I’m not saying it’s not possible, but it certainly raises questions as to how a career government employee can afford a quarter-million dollar car.
So his car cost more than his most expensive home?!?!
Interestingly, Rep. Womble is the same legislator who wants North Carolina to apologize for slavery. More interestingly, he has sponsored legislation to raise the pay of General Assembly Members to $20,000. Well no wonder!
He certainly takes the term “limosine liberal” to a whole new level!