Statement released from Leinencuckoo:
Friends, recently my comments regarding my lack of wealth have come under fire. I’m not backing down, though.
Like most hard-working Wisconsites, I am NOT a wealthy man! I’m going through the same struggles as YOU!
Like most hard-working Wisconsites, I was born into a family that still owned the family business that my great-great grandpa started in the 1800s. And, like most hard-working Wisconsinites, I joined that family business and quickly became a vice president and earned a meager six figure salary. And, like most hard-working Wisconsinites, my family would sell the business to Miller and make me the heir to a meager cajillion dollars.
That’s right: I only made a six figure salary and am only heir to a cajillion dollars! At best, like most hard-working Wisconsinites, I’m a cajillionaire. I’m no billionaire or trillionaire, but still people want to call me “wealthy”!?! Absurd! John Menards? Herb Kohler? Now your talking “wealthy”! But me?!? A meager Leinenkugel heir?!? “Wealthy”?!? Ridiculous!
The reality is that, like most hard-working Wisconsinites, I’m in the lower 99% income bracket, struggling from paycheck to paycheck just to make ends meet.