Meet America's 25 Richest Politicians

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Mon, 01/17/2011 - 16:54 | 882499 Sudden Debt
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At least, when Obama leaves office, he'll be a billionaire :)

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:03 | 882523 umop episdn
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I can't stop thinking of the Zim 'starving billionare' guy...

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:10 | 882535 Sudden Debt
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Wouldn't it be hilarious if he made Wiki's top 40 :)

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 18:03 | 882660 clymer
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who here actually believes that Jay Rockefeller is only worth a paltry 100 mill..

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 18:42 | 882747 knukles
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Nope.  Have rubbed shoulders in academia with some of the clan, and that's more like the overnight float between checking and MasterCard alone.

Tue, 01/18/2011 - 01:04 | 883462 Malcolm Tucker
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Here is a Chilean telling David Rockefeller, older generation rich American politician, that he's not welcome in Chile:

http://fedupmontrealer.blogspot.com/2011/01/david-rockefeller-gets-welcomed-in.html

Maybe it has something to do with the alleged Pinochet collaborator who gets in the car with him!

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 18:54 | 882774 knukles
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Ya know, SD, seems to me that withholding the names right now is Julian's "Stay Out of Jail Free Card", if you get my drift.  Not only wealthy folk, but probably many holier than thoust, big dreams, common man diatribe, save the planet and God only knows what else whohave extremely high profiles to destroy or no public profile wanted under any circumstances, ever. 
Enormous Influence. 
Kind of a brushing along side a number of Bilderbergers, Davos attendees, Illuminati type crew suspected by the Conspiracy Theorists to be behind every sin, evil and malfeasance on the globe.
Lots of influence.
And mighn't the press not have afree ticket to distribution, ratings, etc., feed the curiosity of the public. 
And so many of the public given the strains of divisiveness, spotlihgt them fuckers from the opposite political side and crucify at will.
My God, the pressure must be enormous to ensure that the names never, ever get released.

Pressure's on baby... keep your hands off my glands, no Private Manning shit for me, says Julian. 

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:11 | 882540 MarketTruth
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BHO and others will be billionaires because INSIDER TRADING IS LEGAL for them. Seriously, they can do insider trading while virtually no one else can.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:20 | 882561 Sudden Debt
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I'm sure they don't trade. Only their wife, their 5 year old kids, their dogs and cats and the rest of the family.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 18:07 | 882671 RacerX
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Yep, it's all in a "blind trust". So that means uncle's Joe, Harry, Phil, and Aunt Martha too.

And just remember, 50 million aint what it used to be.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 18:19 | 882701 Arch Duke Ferdinand
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Who is gonna pay for the new millions of Baby Boomer's Social Security?

 

http://seenoevilspeaknoevilhearnoevil.blogspot.com/2011/01/are-these-us-factoids-correct.html

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 18:21 | 882707 Arch Duke Ferdinand
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Who is gonna pay for the new millions of Baby Boomer's Social Security?

...Let's rape the Politicians for a change...

http://seenoevilspeaknoevilhearnoevil.blogspot.com/2011/01/are-these-us-factoids-correct.html

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 21:25 | 883049 fleur de lis
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+1

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:53 | 882616 Michael
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I don't have a special love for this race, that race, or any group of people, as most people are brainwashed to have. This is all part of the control mechanism, pitting one group against the other in the name of their special love.

There are scum in every race and every group of people, and I call the scum out no matter what their race or affiliation.

We live in the age of conspiracies while at the same time being socially engineered to ignore them through the use of crafty language. Words like "conspiracy theory" and "conspiracy theorist" are designed to make you feel bad about exploring deeper into the subject presented. You do now instinctively turn away from the topic whenever you here these words out of someones mouth, as if you've been hypnotized to do so. No words will set your mind at ease and allow you to delve further into the issue. Through constant repetition of the feel bad words, you are very controlled. Not even when the words are corrected to indicate the true nature of the exercise with such words as "Conspiracy Researcher", will your mind be put at ease.

You can substitute the words "conspiracy theory" and "conspiracy theorist" with "Anti-Semite", "Anti-Semitism", or whatever, so you can discover the control mechinism.

And for your information, God has no special love for any group or race either.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 18:11 | 882681 Logans_Run
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+1

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 22:45 | 883229 Michael
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Americans are not designed to be socially engineered like Europeans are.
Americans were designed to be Free and Independent.
The Internet and the blogosphere are responsible for undoing decades and decades of social engineering within a matter of a few short years, and it's something they never envisioned or foresaw in all of their planning/strategy/thinktank sessions, ever. This is why the control freaks and our corporate overlords hate the Internet so much. We are too good at crowd sourcing the the truth within a very short period of time. I am enjoying watching their social engineering and brainwashing efforts self destruct in real time, making the control freaks and corporate mainstream media overlords heads explode with rage.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 23:09 | 883263 Freddie
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The problem is Americans are largely sheep who enjoy being lied to and brainwashed in HD.  As long as they have their clicker, ball games and beer - the slaves are happy.   Issa at the top of the list is actually by far the best of the bunch.  The guy has balls.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 18:31 | 882733 ronin12
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+1

I came to this same realization a couple of years ago. How fortunate it is for conspirators that "conspiracy theories" are dismissed out-of-hand.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 22:13 | 883155 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Pay close attention.  I've heard more than one person actually say (with a straight face and loads of conviction).

I don't want you to think that I am a conspiracy theory or anything like that...

I even ask them to repeat themselves.  <sigh>

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 22:52 | 883219 Michael
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I say to the ones that try to dissuade me; I love researching bad conspiracies.

You can add “Truther”, “Birther” and “Denier” to that list or whatever, so you can discover the control mechanism for yourself.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 19:19 | 882823 lesterbegood
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+1

"God" is utterly indifferent to our fate.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 20:01 | 882880 Michael
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I believe the purpose of humans is, to become as the creator of the universe is. To become as God is, if you will.

One caveat; Not everyone gets in the club. First you must qualify.

Note: God is not a singular entity in and of itself.

 

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 20:55 | 882994 merehuman
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+ lightyears.  correct on all 3. Thank you.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 21:37 | 883065 Beatscape
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+1.  A good current example the main stream media is parroting at the moment in order to discourage interest in gold is, "what good is gold--if the apocalypse really comes you can't eat it" as if to say that if you're buying gold in anticipation of an economic collapse that it won't do you any good.  I suppose this assumes a complete nuclear holocaust and 99% of the planet's inhabitants are annihilated and there is no use for money or currency whatsoever.   Highly unlikely.  They try to characterize people who build wealth via gold as 'gold bugs' who wear tin foil hats, belittling them and making them seem odd. The gold bugs are getting the last laugh.

Tue, 01/18/2011 - 01:10 | 883467 chumbawamba
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There are scum in every race and every group of people, and I call the scum out no matter what their race or affiliation.

I call them niggers.  Time to re-purpose the word.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 01/18/2011 - 11:11 | 883933 trav7777
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that's just YT guilt talk.  A nigger is a black person; stop trying to modify the word so that you can feel ok about using racist speech.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 16:55 | 882501 jbc77
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It's a whos who list of scumbags.

Looks like public service sure does pay well these days.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:09 | 882534 traderjoe
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Like how Hilary made $100,000 trading cattle futures from $1,000. Or how Bill Clinton can afford a $3 million wedding for Chelsea. Being a politician sure can be lucrative...

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:47 | 882606 DosZap
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jbc

Looks like public service sure does pay well these days.

Well, if your in the Inner Circle in D.C., yes it does.

However, and I would say 90% of your major problem is the majority of this 25 were at least this wealthy before ever taking office.

Therein lies our dilema.

Tue, 01/18/2011 - 05:26 | 883584 sushi
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Snow of Maine was born to a millworkers family. She was orphaned early in life but ended up getting a degree in poli-sci. As best I can tell from Wikipedia she has never worked at other than in elected political positions yet she is worth 28 millions of dollars.

I don't think either of the Clintons had wealth prior to politics.

What is clear is that asking this group to pass increased taxes on the wealthy is a non-starter. One in nine US families may be on food stamps - Let them eat cake!!

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 20:22 | 882934 Arius
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it always did - what do you think smarty they went into the public service to serve the public? awake up...the world doesnt work that way...

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 16:55 | 882502 dick cheneys ghost
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Issa is the biggest whore of them all.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 16:56 | 882504 EscapeKey
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 (and Hilary, whatever she is)

Oh, fucks sake, now I have to clean the coke off my desktop


Mon, 01/17/2011 - 16:59 | 882512 Spalding_Smailes
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An old Pilot sat down at the Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee.

As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him..

She turned to the pilot and asked, ‘Are you a real pilot?’

He replied, ‘Well, I’ve spent my whole life flying biplanes, Cubs, Aeronca’s,  Neiuports, flew in WWII in a B-29, and later in the Korean conflict,  taught 50 people to fly and gave rides to hundreds, so I guess I am a pilot.’

She said, ‘I’m a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about naked women.

As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about naked women.  When I shower, I think about naked women. When I watch TV,  I think about naked women. It seems everything makes me think of naked women.’

The two sat sipping in silence.

 

A little while later, a young man sat down on the other side of the old pilot and asked: “are you a real pilot?”

He replied, ‘I always thought I was, but I just found out  I’m a lesbian.’

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:12 | 882541 Sudden Debt
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... me... to....

how am I going to tell that to my wife....

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:51 | 882623 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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By eating her like she's the last guava on earth...

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:58 | 882653 Hulk
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With those fucking teeth?

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 18:09 | 882676 Cheesy Bastard
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LOL.  That's gonna leave a mark.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:36 | 882587 FatFingered
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@EscapeKey

Kankles.  Only women have them.  She must be a women.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 16:59 | 882511 the not so migh...
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Wow public service pays well.  They fixed so many problems and our country is doing so well.  

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:00 | 882513 Pegasus Muse
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Harry Teague (D-NM) -- This one-term wonder voted for the Stimulus & Obamacare.  Back to the oil patch for this guy (his company is in the oil service industry).

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:46 | 882607 nmewn
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Grayson is gone too...back to IRS tax dodges offshore no doubt.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 22:54 | 883238 Bob Sacamano
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No - one termer Grayson (lover of all things Pelosi & Obama - actually to the left of those two) is not that sophisticated.  He is back to chasing ambulances.  Slip and fall?  Call Alan.  He makes his living suing "evil corporations" - understanding that term is a redundancy on this site.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:00 | 882518 Dr. Gonzo
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Doubt any of these people would even know how to change a flat tire but they sure know how use their money to throw their weight around.  

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 20:24 | 882937 Arius
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what is the connection?

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:04 | 882522 lsbumblebee
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Please take a number ladies and gentlemen, behind Dr. Faustus.

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:04 | 882525 Trimmed Hedge
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On Yahoo Finance, Robert "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" Kiyosaki is yabbering on about gold & silver.

Sure sign of a top, folks.

Sorry about that....

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:09 | 882532 bingaling
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for the dollar maybe

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:14 | 882551 Sudden Debt
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The only top I see in silver is when I pile up my silver stash and place the last bullion on top.

And after looking to it for 5 seconds, all I can think of is... what if I buy more. Then the top will be higher.

I wonder how high I can pile them up...

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:08 | 882531 Trimmed Hedge
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By the way, I'd love to see a list of the poorest politicians and their net worth....

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