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Why do celebrities fancy themselves experts on all things? Particularly the ladies of “The View” who were just thrilled and tickled with the Democratic debate of last week where Bernie Sanders stood on his “income inequality in this country” soap box.

Now considering what the ladies on “The View” and the politicians are worth, this is really a case of comic relief.

According to the site Celebritynetworth.com, Joy Behar is worth a whopping $8 million, Raven Symone is sitting on $55 million, Whoopi Goldberg is worth $45 million — with a $5 million annual salary — and Candace Cameron Bure is suffering along with $10 million in the bank.

As to the other two hosts, Paula Faris and Michelle Collins, a google search didn’t come up with income information. But I’m sure they are not wallowing in the shoals of the middle class with salaries of $60,000 a year.

The website Insidegov.com looked at the net worth of all the presidential candidates and found that Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernard Sanders — who are both demanding the government reduce income inequality — are worth $21.5 million and $330,506 respectively. Plus Bernie draws a $174,000 annual salary as a U.S. senator, and even though Hillary is technically unemployed at the moment, her household must rake in a whole lot more when she combines it with Bill’s stack of bills.

Yet both candidates wants the big bad bank CEOs and Wall Street execs to share their wealth. Let’s not forget to blame that on the Republicans too. Equality wouldn’t you say?

The ladies of “The View” also want bank CEOs, Wall Street execs, and the evil greedy Republicans to pony up. Yet they are unwilling to give up their big fat contracts, or platinum retirement parachutes in the spirit of equality. Nor do they discuss how much the Hollywood moguls rake in. Maybe they are in the two-percent bracket? Only their accountants know for sure.

Now if all these celebrities and politicians who are fighting against income inequality really want equality, they should be re-negotiating all those high-priced, per-show contracts and political perks they get. They should be aiming for an average $53,000 per year salary — which is what the average American family lives on.

Not for Nuthin,™ but trying to get celebrities and politicians to give up their own golden parachutes in the quest for income equality is harder than finding true love on Tinder or the road to El Dorado.

Follow me on Twitter @JDelBuono.

Joanna DelBuono writes about national issues every Wednesday on BrooklynDaily.com. E-mail her at jdelbuono@cnglocal.com.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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