In 2007, the median household income in the United States was about $50,000. John McCain earned more than that in pensions alone that year and he hasn’t even started collecting the Senate pension to which he’ll be entitled when and if he retires. No wonder he doesn’t see the need for Social Security. The $23,157 he pulled in in benefits is like small change to him. But not everyone has two pension to draw on, our annual household servant expenditures that run over $200,000.