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The Senate's Millionaires
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Posted on 06/25/2002 4:13:50 AM PDT by TroutStalker

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:46:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

When the latest Congressional wealth figures came out last week, we learned that no fewer than 40 U.S. Senators are millionaires. But more intriguing is the fact that the richest among them are all liberals.

The richest Senators are nearly all Democrats, and most of those can be found on the party's furthest left reaches. The seven Democrats worth more than $10 million include legendary liberal Ted Kennedy ($10.2), trial lawyer John Edwards ($13.6), national-health care proponents Jay Rockefeller ($82.1) and Jon Corzine ($93.5) and the richest of them all, John Kerry ($139.7) of Massachusetts, the Sierra Club's poster politician. The richest Republican by far is Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island ($53.6), who is also by far the most liberal GOP Senator.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: millionaires; senate
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1 posted on 06/25/2002 4:13:50 AM PDT by TroutStalker
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To: TroutStalker
Uh oh!

Since Dems love to play the class war, big bad rich against the poor, they'd better keep this hidden.

John Kerry ($139.7) of Massachusetts

2 posted on 06/25/2002 4:26:55 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: dawn53
That probably doesn't include his wife's fortune. The Heinz slut is the Jim Jeffords of Senate wives.
3 posted on 06/25/2002 4:32:15 AM PDT by TroutStalker
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To: TroutStalker
Some long-ago fat cat boasted that "someone who has a million dollars is as well of as if they were rich." But with all the inflation in the intervening years, that can hardly be said now, and at this point lotteries usually pay several--sometimes dozens--of millions of dollars . . .

If the "richest" conservative senator has only $2 million, there are no conservative senators who are actually rich. But there are lots of "liberal" senators are.

4 posted on 06/25/2002 4:39:47 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: TroutStalker
"Richest Among Them" =(RATs).
5 posted on 06/25/2002 5:08:09 AM PDT by maxter
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To: TroutStalker
TERM LIMITS !!
6 posted on 06/25/2002 5:59:21 AM PDT by Dallas
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To: TroutStalker
and the richest of them all, John Kerry ($139.7) of Massachusetts, the Sierra Club's poster politician.

And just what did Mr. Kennedy, er, Kerry, do to create such wealth.

9 posted on 06/25/2002 9:20:39 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER
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To: BOBTHENAILER; EternalVigilance
Check this one out for a stellar list of Senators who have no cares about taxes, including inheritance taxes.

I wonder if any would VOLUNTARILY donate half of their net worth at death, just to show us common folk how altruistic they really are?

10 posted on 06/25/2002 9:24:19 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
The richest Republican by far is Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island ($53.6), who is also by far
the most liberal GOP Senator.
11 posted on 06/25/2002 9:39:11 AM PDT by DETAILER
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Your math makes great sense.
12 posted on 06/25/2002 9:56:29 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: BOBTHENAILER
It would be interesting to know how many of these Senate millionaires have become millionaires since their ascension to the Club...

I know of two of the leftists who have made millions through their wives' exploitation of their husband's power...Tom Harkin of Iowa, and Tom Daschle of South Dakota.

Thanks for the very, very interesting flag, my friend.

EV

13 posted on 06/25/2002 9:59:21 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
I believe that these guys are going to be very vulnerable to a freeper other non political types, that have never held a political office and will not take any corporate contributions. With buttholes like Herb Kohl and Teresa Heinz husdband in the Senate, our country is moving closer to being run as an oligarchy of the rich. I am in the formative stages of making a populist run at Herb Kohl, based on some of the hot button freeper issues like immigration, taxes, H1-B, and downsizing the Federal Government. I hope some of you will take up the fight and oust these bastards.
14 posted on 06/25/2002 10:08:34 AM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: TroutStalker



Psssst! And when you get to be a grown up, remember to pull the lever with the Big Huggy Donkey on it! That Elephant Man President Bush wants to let mean Osama give little boys and girls Boo Boos!!


15 posted on 06/25/2002 10:20:17 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: tom paine 2
Keep us posted! I would like to contribute money to your campaign.
16 posted on 06/25/2002 10:21:40 AM PDT by Destructor
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To: BOBTHENAILER
I've been around more than a few State Capitols in the last decade...I am always amused by the fact that it is the Deomocrat legislators who are driving the Lexus'... ;-)
17 posted on 06/25/2002 10:25:15 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: TroutStalker



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$567,000


18 posted on 06/25/2002 10:26:10 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
LOL!!
19 posted on 06/25/2002 10:27:36 AM PDT by mafree
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To: SkyPilot
Ooops!

$567,000,000!!!

20 posted on 06/25/2002 10:28:23 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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