posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 11:15 AM
The rest of the country is still struggling with high unemployment amid a sluggish-at-best economic recovery -- but the wealthiest members of
Congress are in high cotton. Indeed, the top 50 wealthiest lawmakers saw their combined net worths increase last year, according to the Hill's annual
analysis of financial disclosure documents.
Combined, the 50 lawmakers were worth $1.4 billion in 2009 -- an $85.1 million increase over their 2008 total -- the Hill reports. The members' total
combined assets depreciated by nearly $36 million last year -- but Congress' well-to-do set also reduced their debts by a combined $120 million.
The list of 50 lawmakers spans both parties (27 Democrats and 23 Republicans) and both chambers of Congress (30 House members, 20 senators), the Hill
reports.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Of course many of our elites aren't seeing hard times and in fact, they are doing pretty well, as is obvious by their apparent disconnect with the
reality that the rest of us live through.
It's good to see that their descisions don't negatively effect them too, not even in an indirect way. This little piece of information is disgusting
and not for the obvious reasons. I have no interest with the government spreading wealth, only that I think they should get their hands off of mine or
what little I do have.
I suggest that everyone