From Politico (via TPM):
The McCains increased their budget for household employees from $184,000 in 2006 to $273,000 in 2007, according to John McCain's tax returns.That's certainly something all Americans can relate to, right? 1/4 million dollars a year on "household employees"... He's out of touch, out of touch, out of touch.
The additional cash supports an "increase in the number of employees," the McCain aide told Politico. The aide did not answer a question about whether the growing staff stemmed from addition of new properties to the family's real estate portfolio.
While we're at it, I'm sure someone's checked into the legal status of said employees? Were they paid a living wage? Health-care benefits?