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How Much Is Your Congressional Representative Worth: The Complete Infographic

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As we reported several days ago, for the first time in history the majority of members of Congress currently have a net worth over $1,000,000. Of course, this also means that just under half are still aspiring to get in Wall Street's "preferred politician" rolodex, and says nothing about any one politico's individual's assets. So for all those curious how much their congressional representative is worth, the following comprehensive summary infographic from Vizual Statistix has the answers.


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Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:06 | 4324630 NoDebt
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I see a lot of opportunities for income redistribution here.

- Barack Obama

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:19 | 4324648 Oh regional Indian
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As always, the wealth pyramid is the inverse of the population pyramid.

Just so happens that at this time, the population and it's pyramid have a FAT bottom.


Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:33 | 4324672 Skateboarder
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Some of these folks are apparently millions in the negative! BULLFEATHERS!

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:48 | 4324703 BKbroiler
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I see a lot of opportunities for income redistribution here.

The senate Republicans are a million dollars richer on average, hence the need for redistribution. What's fair is fair.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:52 | 4324709 Son of Loki
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"If you want to live like a Republican, you need to vote like a Democrat," the guy next door says.


Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:59 | 4324722 boogerbently
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The big winner:

Issa.....What did he do before raping masses as a "public servant" ?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:36 | 4324806 FEDbuster
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John McCain (AZ, RINO) numbers are understated.  His wife is worth $100m +, perhaps she has it in some sort of trust that doesn't count towards his net worth?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 16:35 | 4325182 markmotive
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This is where revolutions come from.

Will America have one soon?


Sun, 01/12/2014 - 17:15 | 4325279 Chupacabra-322
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I can only imagine how much of that net worth was made on insider trading which was exposed on 60 Minutes which in turn singled the Criminal CONgress & Senate to give themselves retro active immunity from prosecution.

But not Persecution. The Criminals will ultimately be hunted down.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 22:22 | 4326072 Real Estate Geek
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Worth?  I'm more interested in a a table showing each one's cost.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 08:32 | 4326770 kralizec
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They worthless but not costless.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:00 | 4328332 boogerbently
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...or the total $$ amount of pork, authored by them,  attatched to bills.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:00 | 4324726 economics9698
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Knock $20 million off Grayson, he's getting a divorce.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:00 | 4326914 Scarlett
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good to see you again!

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:55 | 4324713 boogerbently
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I want the chart that shows their income growing per year in office.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 16:49 | 4325219 Muddy1
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AND, may I suggest, how much they leave office with when they retire or are voted out.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 17:42 | 4325336 Shad_ow
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IMO this entire chart is BULLFEATHERS!   They are all worthless.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:41 | 4324693 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Wealth effect bitchez!

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 14:46 | 4324964 max2205
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Don't be fooled these numbers are off to the tune of a factor of ten....


Shumer and menendaz under 1 mill.....give me a break!   They have more than that in walking around money.....


Calling BS!

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:34 | 4324674 Eireann go Brach
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If they are all on salary, how they acquire so much wealth so fast?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:40 | 4324690 Colonel Klink
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Graft and insider trading.  Any more questions?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:55 | 4324715 boogerbently
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"Campaign contributions".

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:02 | 4324735 Colonel Klink
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See aforementioned "graft"

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 17:50 | 4325349 GeezerGeek
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The chart is of no use in determining who's milking the 99%. One would need to see how much each had upon entering Congress and how many years one has been in office, along with how much is - as others have indicatd - held in trust, or is otherwise hidden from reporting requirements. My representative (Lois Frankel, D-Fla) is shown at +2 million, but only ascended to office a year ago. More interesting to me would be to know which are lawyers, whereupon we follow Shakespeare's suggestion in Henry VI, part II.

And while the author was at it, we should have been shown how wealth increases after congresscritters - and presidents - leave office.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 23:05 | 4326168 willwork4food
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No shit. Why not just hang them for treason and run a new election with the caveat that THEY will be hung if they do the same thing? Problem solved.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:35 | 4324677 Colonel Klink
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Ah, remember most of these CONgress critters are exempt from the very wealth redistribution mechanisms which apply to the commoners.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 16:35 | 4325186 In Fed We Trust
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I think worth would be much higher if it was phrased like "A Price on their head"  Or Dead or Alive, etc

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:11 | 4324638 quietdude
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This is just the tip of the iceberg. The fat coffers of bribe money do not appear on this chart. I bet your CONgress critter has lots of precious metal stashed for a self created rainy day.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:12 | 4324639 Vooter
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I have a congressional representative?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:16 | 4324643 Shad_ow
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Time for us to change the wording, they are now Congressional Overlords.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 17:52 | 4325353 GeezerGeek
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It depends on what you mean by 'have'. I am represented by a person with whom I disagree some 99% of the time. Do I really have a representative?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:15 | 4324642 Schmuck Raker
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More frightening is how many have negative net worth.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 14:44 | 4324955 Trucker Glock
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That's only for tax purposes.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:16 | 4324644 666
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Now that we the public can see how poor they are, they should vote themselves another raise for doing such a fine job.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:19 | 4324651 xavi1951
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That can't be right!  I thought Pelosi's husband had billions!

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:46 | 4324692 LMAOLORI
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It's millions not billions but her wealth grew 62% in ONE YEAR


Pelosi's wealth grows by 62 percent





A good breakdown is at the link below and it includes their favorite stock holdings


Millionaires' Club: For First Time, Most Lawmakers are Worth $1 Million-Plus


Sun, 01/12/2014 - 16:51 | 4325223 NickVegas
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We choose them, you elect them. Does anyone think she was elected legitimately?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 23:07 | 4326174 willwork4food
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Funny that.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:20 | 4324652 Stuck on Zero
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I'm not worried about how rich they are.  Maybe the richer the better.  I'm more worried about how much their wealth grows while in Congress.


Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:22 | 4324655 nottfar
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I saw on another blog that we should make our representatives wear NASCAR uniforms so that we know who their sponsors are.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:42 | 4324696 Skateboarder
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That's one of the greatest ideas I've ever heard. I vote for making 'em wear bicycle jerseys so they look like ____ too.

Obie should be wearing a uniform with his sponsors, UC Twerkeley, Haaavad, Microballs, Sploogle...

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:18 | 4324772 RaceToTheBottom
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OK, but not the pants.  Seeing congresspeople in spandex would just do me in.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:27 | 4324788 sleigher
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A good idea yes, but they should also be forbidden from managing or having any involvement with investments while they are in office.  All public figures who are elected should have their accounts seized and their day to day expenses paid for.  This way they will only be doing the job of the constituents and have no ability to work for themselves.  Most of the millionaires in office wouldn't want the job then.  We may actually get real leaders in that case...

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 17:54 | 4325356 GeezerGeek
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I'd rather see them all in bright orange jumpsuits.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 21:15 | 4325890 jon dough
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I'd rather see them all bleeding out...

...while wearing bright orange jumpsuits.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 23:08 | 4326178 willwork4food
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Along with their Blackwater protection goons.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:23 | 4324657 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Not surprising. When you are legally allowed to conduct insider trading, and you are able to front run big decisions on govt contracts, and have a nice working relationship with Wall Street and the MIC it's actually surprising they are only worth a million.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:27 | 4324664 lasvegaspersona
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These are mostly in line with the wealth of successful people.

I too am more concerned with wealth acquired while in office. Not everyone can be as 'lucky' as Hillary trading futures.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:34 | 4324671 Colonel Klink
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Are these CONgressional SCUMBAGS still able to insider trade legally?  Laws which apply to all the proles, yet our "representatives" who write them are exempt from the very laws which are supposed to make us a better society?  Like ObamaSCAM

Just checking....

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:40 | 4324689 A. Buttle
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Needs 2 more charts:

Net worth before elected to office;

and net worth of spouse, relatives, crony associates, and capos.

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