52 minutes ago, SassyPants said:
A net worth of 3.5 million is a pittance for a family of that size. Who else besides Austin and Ben have income independent of the cult? I’m betting JB has more than that stashed away.
Is he bankrolling Jinger and family as well? And isn't the youngest married (18 ugh) in Texas working for a father in law? I've heard people talk about JD being self supporting, but doesn't he make his living flying Mommy and Daddy's plane? His constable thing is unpaid IIRC.
I have no idea what pastors make, but is Ben making enough that if they took a stand against JB and M they'd be able to afford adequate housing on their own?
From what I remember, which isn't much, I think Josiah seemed fairly bright and could make his way in the world if he had to. They just have one baby so while it won't be easy, now would be the time to do that. Maybe connections for a job through his wife's family or something....he should be quietly networking.
Joe and Kendra are fucked if her family can't help get him something that pays enough for their kids. The other newly married (failed politician) should try to get something outside of the family while they'd still only need a small apartment.
JB is on the hook for Josh's family for life, but he should be pushing the other ones toward independence for financial reasons alone. "Remember what we said before about leave and cleave? Well now we mean it, the umbrella can only cover so many and it's starting to smell under here so you guys need to find your own way." JB can use that if he likes, on the house.