Friday, September 30, 2022

Fauci's Net Worth Doubled During Pandemic, As Americans Struggled to Make Ends Meet
Sarah Arnold / Townhall Tipsheet

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci made out like a bandit during the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly doubling his net worth when millions of Americans were struggling to put food on the table. 

According to watchdog group OpenTheBooks, Fauci and his wife saw a $5 million net worth growth, expanding from $7.5 million in 2019 to $12.6 million by the end of 2021. 

While Dr. Fauci has been a government bureaucrat for more than 55 years, his household net worth skyrocketed during the pandemic… Fauci’s soaring net worth was based on career-end salary spiking, lucrative cash prizes awarded by non-profit organizations around the world, and an ever-larger investment portfolio,” OpenTheBooks CEO Adam Andrzejewski revealed to Fox News Digital. 

Fauci has continued to be the highest paid federal employee, making $456,000 in 2021 and $480,000 in 2022, out-earning the president, the vice president, and about 4.3 million other federal bureaucrats.

DeSantis Calls on Biden to Put 'Politics Aside' As Hurricane Ian Causes Severe Damage 
Sarah Arnold / Townhall Tipsheet

Hurricane Ian plowed through the state of Florida, causing severe life-threatening damage to residents, so it would be common sense to think that the President of the United States would step up and help those in need. 

However, Joe Biden and his Democrat colleagues are playing a game of politics, in a time of desperate need.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla) said that he has yet to hear back from Biden about whether the federal government will reimburse the state for the damage the storm caused. 

“When a natural disaster like this strikes a state it is common, I think it’s always the case that the state receives federal aid… given how politicized things are at the moment, are you confident you are going to get the federal support Florida needs?” Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked DeSantis.

The Florida governor responded by insinuating that Biden hasn’t contacted him about it yet. 

“So, I spoke with the president and he said he wants to be helpful so we did submit a request for reimbursement for the next 60 days at 100%. That’s significant support, but it’s a significant storm,” DeSantis said, adding “so, we haven’t heard back from him but I’m cautiously optimistic that we do.”