Skip to comments.And Congress’ Rich Get Richer
Posted on 11/05/2011 11:01:40 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty
Members of Congress had a collective net worth of more than $2 billion in 2010, a nearly 25 percent increase over the 2008 total, according to a Roll Call analysis of Members' financial disclosure forms.
Nearly 90 percent of that increase is concentrated in the 50 richest Members of Congress.
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Actual examples cited are two Republicans, one of which is Darrell Issa. A subtle or not so subtle slam? I suppose in an ideal world, government funding scandals should only be investigated by poor people, but we got what we got.
Roster of the 50 richest: http://www.rollcall.com/50richest/the-50-richest-members-of-congress-112th.html
How does a complete effin moron named Eddie Mahkey
D.MA acquire a huge amount of donuts without eveh having a real job?
He Alledgedly lives in his parents house in Malden MA. No one is there.
And the only ones the article mentions by names are Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas)and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca).
Now what are the chances of them just randomly picking two Republicans to name. one being the man going after Obama on his ethics?
Gee, how interesting.
Show me the ones where it is hard to account for how they got their their . Especially those whose wealth was accumulated during their time in Congress. People like Charley Rangel.
They are #1 & #2. Of course 7 of the top 10 are Democrats but that doesn’t leave the impression this piece wants to leave...
Just part of their class warfare BS.
Is it any wonder that they don’t improve economic policy? It’s been a great economy for them.
So why is their not... an Occupy (3) John Kerry, (4) Jay Rockefeller, (5) Mark Warner, (6) Jared Polis, (7) Frank Lautenberg, (8) Richard Blumenthal, (9) Dianne Feinstein and throw in Number 13, Nancy Pelosi, whose worth is $35,200,000 not counting her hubby's big bucks from deals she guided congress to steer his way?
Having money is NOT a sin.
Stealing other people’s money (aka government taxation or redistribution of wealth) IS!
Billionaire business mogul Penny Pritzker is a member of one of Americas richest families and was the Finance Chair for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. It was Pritzker that led the prolific, and illegal, fundraising that helped power Barack Obamas presidential campaign. She was the chair of Chicago-based Superior Banks board for five years.
Pritzker was into subprime lending before it became all the rage starting in around 2000. Prtizker's chairmanship was to concentrate on sub prime lending, principally on home mortgages, but for a while in subprime auto lending, too, after the Pritzkers' bank acquired its wholesale mortgage organization division, Alliance Funding, in December 1992.
Superior Bank went belly up in 2001 with over $1 billion in insured and uninsured deposits; 1,406 depositors lost much of their life savings. This collapse came amid harsh criticism of how Superiors owners promoted sub-prime home mortgages.
One has to understand, when holding elected office one must conform to the “one hand washes the other” rule to ever get ahead. “Scratch my back and I will scratch yours” is the credo of ALL politicians.
Congress is filled by crooks and criminals sponging off the backs of hard working law abiding and moral Americans while ensuring their own wealth (either in office or after office) through tools they use such as COMPROMISE and POLITICAL CORRECTNESS to appease those who funnel money and power into their corners as payment.
How many have become millionaires while in congress on our watch? and how is that so? Seem right to you?
It’s interesting that a congresscritter can enter congress poor as a church mouse and leave a multi-millionnaire. That’s exactly what my putrid liberal congresscritter did. Now he’s escaped the state and is living on millionnaire’s row in Florida.
I may have missed it, but I haven’t seen any questions to the candidates on how they would handle lobbyists. I think this should be addressed.