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Tea Party Rep. Apparently Spends $200K To 'Feed His Family' (VIDEO)


"That's before you pay 500 employees, you pay rent, you pay equipment and food," he said. "The actual net income of that was only a mere fraction of that amount."

So how much are we talking about? Just a few-hundred thousand, give or take.

"The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 of that $6.3 million," Fleming said. "So by the time I feed my family I have maybe $400,000 left over to invest in new locations, upgrade my locations..."

The remainder -- $200k -- sure would buy a lot of Subway sandwiches.

Fleming's office did not immediately return TPM's request for further comment.

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