I would have said a solid "yes" as well until I heard about the 60-200K debt in National's tickets that mysteriously disappeared.
I've been thinking the same. How does someone making 220K a year, spend 200K on National's tickets? Seems like a serious lack of judgement. Will be interesting to hear how he explains that. I've met some very intelligent people in their own fields who couldn't balance a checkbook.
I've seen a lot of online comments like this, mystified at the huge baseball bill, but when I read a news piece on it, it was described as primarily season tickets and home renovations. You can have a lot of renovations on a million dollar home, and under some circumstances, like you are paying contractors directly and partly in advance, you may want to run those through a card in case of dispute or non-fulfillment. In the piece i read, itvwas explicitly stated that the high balance was not a normal year-to-year occurrence.
It would interesting to see the split, like 190k renovations, 10k season tickets. They were also reporting he was buying the tickets for friends or business associates, not sure. Anyway, who spends 110% of his annual salary (before taxes) on a c.c., and thinks that is a prudent decision? He may be a stand-up guy, but that thinking still bothers me. Most likely gets confirmed, as the GOP will say this isn't relevant.
As to running up a large c.c. amount, and paying it off for the travel/buying power credits; how the hell do you pay off that number on his salary?