The VPC recently tweeted this:
What percentage is this $276K of the NRA's total donations each year?
Then there's Josh Sugarmann's near exclusive income from the Joyce Foundation.
Who's the mouthpiece/puppet again?
Let's look at it another way. The Anti's were up in arms the other day over a report that Wayne Lapierre makes over $1m annually. The NRA has a membership of about 4m. That's .25/member/yr not even figuring in donations from the 'industry'. That's 1% of your annual dues. Again, we're not even accounting for donations and other income.
Were we to put Josh in the same situation, he would make $0.00/year since the VPC has NO membership. If we were to be generous and he got 1% of the total income of the VPC/yr, he would make about $4k on average. But instead, he pockets about $140K/yr, between him and Rand, nearly 1/3rd of the VPC's operating budget.
What a racket.