237 MILLIONAIRES IN CONGRESS … SURPRISE! EXEMPTING THEMSELVES FROM NEW HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION… !

UPDATED – THE SENATE MOVES INTO ACTION SATURDAY MORNING TRYING TO GATHER VOTES FOR A HEALTH CARE BILL MOST OF AMERICA IS AGAINST BECAUSE 85% ARE HAPPY WITH THEIR COVERAGE!  BUT NO, LET’S BANKRUPT THE COUNTRY EVEN MORE AND PUSH THIS 2,000 PAGE TURKEY THROUGH!

HELLO! IS ANYONE LISTENING?  CONCENTRATE ON JOBS AND FORGET HEALTH CARE … WE CAN’T AFFORD IT AND NEITHER CAN THE GENERATION THAT WILL BE STUCK WITH THE BILLS!

OH, YA AND CONGRESS WILL MAKE SURE THEIR FAMILIES WILL NOT HAVE TO ABIDE BY THE RESTRICTIONS OF THEIR LEGISLATION!

My cookies are really frosted this morning!

I gotta tell ya, with unemployment figures at 10.2% (as high as 16 or 17% in some areas of the country), a Congress intent in spending even more money for a health care plan the majority of Americans DO NOT want, and with Congress harping on what those nasty executives on Wall Street make it almost made me choke to read the following!

The Reformed Broker is reporting that while 1% of the total US population are millionaires,  44% of our Congress men and women are millionaires … yes, these selfless representatives of our Republic who cannot find the time to read the bills they vote on demonstrate what charlatans and hypocrites they are.  We have millionaires trying to pass health care legislation that they will exempt themselves from.  This ghastly legislation is good enough for us but not for our rarefied legislators!

No wonder the approval rate for Congress is in the cellar! We can’t vote these bastards out of office fast enough!

According to Politico

As Washington reels from the news of 10.2 percent unemployment, the Center for Responsive Politics is out with a new report describing the wealth of members of Congress.

  1. Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven members (237!) of Congress are millionaires. That’s 44 percent of the body – compared to about 1 percent of Americans overall.
  2. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), worth about $244.7 million; Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), worth about $214.5 million; Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), worth about $209.7 million; and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), worth about $208.8 million.
  3. All told, at least seven lawmakers have net worth’s greater than $100 million, according to the Center’s 2008 figures.

No wonder Congress is so tone deaf! They don’t have to live like the rest of us … having to make decisions based on an economy of their making. Tarp funds, bail outs for banks and the auto industry … help for everyone but Main Street and Small Business!

Richest Members of Congress

Name Minimum Net Worth Average Maximum Net Worth
Darrell Issa (R-Calif) $164,650,039 $251,025,020 $337,400,002
Jane Harman (D-Calif) $112,318,335 $244,796,667 $377,275,000
Herb Kohl (D-Wis) $163,510,027 $214,570,011 $265,629,996
Mark Warner (D-Va) $73,315,204 $209,700,598 $346,085,992
John Kerry (D-Mass) $158,643,501 $208,801,275 $258,959,049
Jared Polis (D-Colo) $50,737,134 $158,173,566 $265,609,998
Vernon Buchanan (R-Fla) $-68,340,597 $142,432,692 $353,205,982
Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa) $60,196,019 $94,306,010 $128,416,002
Frank R Lautenberg (D-NJ) $47,632,169 $74,744,094 $101,856,020
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) $42,912,257 $72,380,637 $101,849,018

Not listed above is Nancy Pelosi’s net worth, which according to Wikipedia is $19 million. However, according to NNDB her net worth is substantially higher:

Like most members of Congress, Pelosi is a multi-millionaire. Mostly on the strength of her husband’s portfolio of commercial real estate, the Pelosis’ net worth is at least $25M and may be as high at $92M — financial disclosure forms for federal officials report assets and liabilities in broad ranges, so the figure is difficult to pinpoint. The Pelosis own a small office building in San Francisco and another in the suburbs of Marin County, as well as millions of dollars in stock in Microsoft and AT&T, and a minority interest in Piatti Locali, a small chain of Italian restaurants in California.

Harry Reid’s net worth was between $2,613,056 and $6,258,998 in 2007, according to Reid’s mandated financial disclosure statements. For more information on all of our Congressional representatives go to Open Secrets.org.

VOTE THESE BASTARDS OUT OF OFFICE!



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