Millionare Senators

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posted on Jun, 14 2003 @ 02:26 PM
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Look. The Senators of the U.S. Congress are a bunch of millionares!!! I got this off of cnn.com:

Here is a link to the story:edition.cnn.com...

Senate millionaires
John Kerry, D-Massachusetts: $163,626,399
Herb Kohl, D-Wisconsin: $111,015,016
John Rockefeller, D -West Virginia: $81,648,018
Jon Corzine, D-New Jersey: $71,035,025
Dianne Feinstein, D-California: $26,377,109
Peter Fitzgerald, R-Illinois: $26,132,013
Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey $17,789,018
Bill Frist, R-Tennessee: $15,108,042
John Edwards, D-North Carolina: $12,844,029
Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts: $9,905,009
Jeff Bingaman, D-New Mexico: $7,981,015
Bob Graham, D-Florida: $7,691,052
Richard Shelby, R-Alabama: $7,085,012
Gordon Smith, R-Oregon: $6,429,011
Lincoln Chafee, R-Rhode Island: $6,296,010
Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska: $6,267,028
Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee: $4,823,018
Mike DeWine, R-Ohio: $4,308,093
Mark Dayton, D-Minnesota: $3,974,037
Ben Campbell, R-Colorado: $3,165,007
Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska: $2,963,013
Olympia Snowe, R-Maine: $2,955,037
James Talent, R-Missouri: $2,843,031
Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania: $2,045,016
Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire: $1,916,026
John McCain, R-Arizona: $1,838,010
James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma: $1,570,043
John Warner, R-Virginia: $1,545,039
Kay Bailey Hutchison, R - Texas: $1,513,046
Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky: $1,511,017
Harry Reid, D-Nevada: $1,500,040
Sam Brownback, R-Kansas: $1,491,018
Thomas Carper, D-Delaware: $1,482,017
Ted Stevens, R-Alaska: $1,417,013
Maria Cantwell, D-Washington: $1,264,999
Barbara Boxer, D-California: $1,172,003
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah: $1,086,023
Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana: $1,080,014
Bill Nelson, D-Florida: $1,073,014
Charles Grassley, R-Iowa: $1,016,024
*These figures are base estimates provided by senators on their financial disclosure forms.




posted on Jun, 14 2003 @ 02:36 PM
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Rich people are going to be the choice for these possitions because they are the ones who can afford the campaigns. The only other way for someone to accuire such funding is from group activities. And that's less likely, these days especially. Great find, hmmm this give me an idea...



[Edited on 14-6-2003 by ADVISOR]



posted on Jun, 14 2003 @ 07:45 PM
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i thought clinton was also a millionaire!
oh well doesn;t suprise me they need the money to campaign and to gain a profile with voters for example the guy who ran for governor of ohio was married to kate mulgrew(capt janeway ST:Voy)



posted on Jun, 14 2003 @ 11:57 PM
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Ahem.

It doesn't take THAT much effort to plan and work and invest and take stock to find you have a net worth of one million dollars. Just some financial literacy to go with your income-producing whatever takes your fancy.

I'm certain that amongst the millionaire senators there are some who were born with proverbial silver spoons in their lying mouths, and some who have done it differently, perhaps even retaining some personal integrity on the way.

A millionaire might have been someone to pedestalise in the 1930s and 1940s if you were that way inclined. Not any more. Any child or adult you meet here at ATS could be a millionaire now or in a short time.



posted on Jun, 14 2003 @ 11:58 PM
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Actually I bet Grassley isn't all that happy to appear where he does on that list.



posted on Jun, 15 2003 @ 12:10 AM
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So what? As stated above, you need money to run. That is political reality. I am sure their are some senators in history that got electeted on a fluke without spending millions on the campaign. If your point is that a senator should be a typical guy from his district, I disagree. Do you want Joe Blow the plumber to look after your interests?



posted on Jun, 15 2003 @ 12:18 AM
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My point was that people should not be in awe of the term "millionaire" as it doesn't mean as much these days.

You're quite right, no funds, no connections, no hope of being an elected representative.

Can be different in other parts of the world, but I would never play down the "connections".



posted on Jun, 15 2003 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
My point was that people should not be in awe of the term "millionaire" as it doesn't mean as much these days.

You're quite right, no funds, no connections, no hope of being an elected representative.

Can be different in other parts of the world, but I would never play down the "connections".


Absolutely correct. It depends on connections now.



posted on Jun, 16 2003 @ 06:49 AM
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Wow, I would have thought most top millionaires would have been republicans! There's quite a separation there. Makes one wonder why they are promoting the tax cuts for the rich theory when it looks like that would be them. Maybe once you get so rich, most of your money finds loopholes to fall through and taxes really don't affect ya very much.





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