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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.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:40 | 4324691 Professorlocknload
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Cool, I'm just ahead of Alcee Hastings. I feel better! 

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:44 | 4324699 tarsubil
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This is BS. Chambliss is worth way more than 240K. He has just had to hide his money unlike Rockefeller.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:45 | 4324701 ejmoosa
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I think this is bullshit.  For someone to tell me that my Senator, Saxby Chamblis has a net worth of less than 240k, is ridiculous.

One does not get elected and stay a Senator for that long without amassing more assets than that.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:20 | 4324779 tarsubil
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Our posts were 1 min apart. Funny. Issa is labeled the richest because he has a story to account for his fortune. But what in the world is he doing in Congress if he has half a billion dollars? Earning real money.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:57 | 4325109 Arrowflinger
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Yeah, only $250,000 after blocking regulation of derivatives in 2010? The scoundrel has an offshore bank account somewhere.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:59 | 4324724 JR
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And where do these Congressmen get their money?

Who was the key speaker at the recent conflab of one of the most influential lobbying groups supporting the Republican Establishment’s attack on conservatives? John Boehner.

In one of the lobbying group’s many tricks, it has labeled its name “'Main Street' Partnership" but could not be more removed from Main Street. It is “the pro-bailout, pro-debt, pro-amnesty, anti-drilling group founded by former liberal New York GOP Congressman Amory Houghton [and] includes three liberal Senate Republicans (John McCain, Mark Kirk and Susan Collins) and 52 center-left House Republicans..

Heading the group is former Rep. Steven LaTourette, who aggressively attacked the Tea Party movement, both while he was in Congress and since he resigned to take the position at MSP about a year ago, according to Breitbart.

Beware the left-wing-funded ‘Main Street’ Republican | Michelle Malkin – January 10, 2014

What do George Soros, labor unions and money-grubbing former GOP Rep. Steven LaTourette all have in common? They’re control freaks. They’re power hounds. They’re united against tea party conservatives. And they all have operated under the umbrella of D.C. groups masquerading as “Main Street” Republicans.

LaTourette heads up the so-called “Main Street Partnership,” which claims to represent “thoughtful,” “pragmatic,” “common sense” and “centrist” Republican leadership. Reality check: The pro-bailout, pro-debt, pro-amnesty, anti-drilling group founded by former liberal New York GOP Congressman Amory Houghton includes three liberal Senate Republicans (John McCain, Mark Kirk and Susan Collins) and 52 center-left House Republicans. LaTourette himself is a self-serving Beltway barnacle who held office for nearly two decades. Now he’s leveraging his new tea party-bashing platform to benefit a family-operated lobbying business.

The New York Times shed light on LaTourette’s tangled web of GOP establishment outfits last week. But that story just scratched the surface. As the paper reported, the Main Street Partnership is a nonprofit group that charges members up to $25,000 per year to rub elbows with Washington’s rich and powerful. The Main Street Advocacy Fund and the Defending Main Street SuperPAC are political satellites planning to amass $8 million to bolster Republican liberals and moderates facing tea party challengers in 2014. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is LaTourette’s lobbying firm.

The Times notes that “corporations and lobbyists” fund the Main Street Partnership. But far-left donors provided seed money for these affiliated K Street fronts. Who’s behind the Defending Main Street SuperPAC? Big Labor. National Journal’s Scott Bland reported last month that “two labor organizations, the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Laborers’ International Union of North America, directed a combined $400,000 to the Republican group in September and October.

Main Street says it has raised roughly $2 million total between its super PAC and an affiliated nonprofit group so far — and that means labor has supplied at least 20 percent of those funds.”

Along with the anti-tea party U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the “Main Street” fat cats and union leaders have banded together to help President Obama push through illegal alien amnesty. The payoff: cheap labor for big business, cheap votes for the Democratic Party.

Main Street Partnership’s chief operating and financial officer is Sarah Chamberlain Resnick. She also serves on the partnership’s board of directors and previously served as an officer of the soft-money-raising Main Street Individual Fund. The MSIF is yet another spinoff group that received $50,000 from progressive billionaire George Soros in 2002 soon after it was created. Soros also dangled a “seven-figure contribution” in front of the Main Street Partnership, but Resnick said the group declined that one. The MSIF accepted a separate $50,000 Soros donation during the 2004 election cycle. It was mysteriously returned in November 2005 after I called attention to it.

These various groups are legally independent entities on paper, but have shared staff and legal resources. When I reported on the “Main Street” farce eight years ago, the partnership’s counsel sent me a threatening letter baselessly claiming I had made “libelous” statements about its network. My sin? Exposing the radical environmental funders of “Main Street” Republicans who had sabotaged House conservative efforts to open up drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The “Main Street” Republicans back then gloated over their successful campaign to force squishy GOP leaders in D.C. to cave in to the left. There’s nothing principled about their agenda. It’s not about “common sense.” It’s about the Benjamins. These statists in populist clothing are running a Washington incumbency protection racket. Same as it ever was.

Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:01 | 4324728 Ms. Erable
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A congressman is worth the amount of 'campaign funding' he receives from GS, JPM, AIPAC, and other similar slush fund groups. The more the congressman gets, the more important he becomes; the more important he becomes, the more reliable his 'vote' becomes.

Remember: it's a big club, and you ain't in it.


Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:01 | 4324732 FredFlintstone
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Surprising how unsucessful some of these people are. If you are in your late 50's to late 60's and may have had a small inheritance or two, it would be hard not to be at more than $1M net worth.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:17 | 4324765 bankonzhongguo
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This is a spurious chart.  Most of their wealth is kept in advanced estate planning shells, offshore trusts and silent partnership deals with various local buddies that got them into office in the first place.

I would suggest that for about 20% of these crooked bozos, their net worth is 10x greater but they are gaming the very system they oversee.

Does anyone think Jay Rockefeller is worth only $101MM?

It is interesting to see wealthy folks from poor districts and states.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:41 | 4324818 Black-Man
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That old geezer Patrick Leahy is worth $130,000?? Are you kidding me? He either is a baffoon or hides his wealth.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:27 | 4325045 JR
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It’s obvious that after four decades as a free-living DC U.S. Senator that the money is somewhere else… there’s money there somewhere…. he’s using  his “$130,000 worth” as a political trick to show how poor he is, i.e.,  it's boob-bait for Vermont’s great unwashed…

His son, Kevin F. Leahy, has been registered as a lobbyist or foreign agent by LegiStorm. 

Family: Wife, Marcelle Leahy; three children… The Leahy’s own a tree farm in Middlesex…

Political Highlights: Chittenden County state's attorney, 1966-75; U.S. Senate, 1975-present…

Comprehensive donor information for Leahy is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Leahy raised a total of $7,495,946 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 25, 2013…

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Leahy paid his congressional staff a total of $2,417,121 in 2011…. (He earns $174,000 year plus all those free senatorial perks that have guaranteed him and his family virtual free living for 40 years)…

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Patrick Leahy has voted with the Democratic Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 20th among the 52 Senate Democratic members as of June 2013.

This lack of and distorted information indicts the journalists  and Googles of the world.


Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:42 | 4324820 americanspirit
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The whole premise of this article is wrong. These people are worth nothing. Zero. Zilch. Worthless. Even pond scum has value compared to Congress.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:54 | 4324847 world_debt_slave
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It's a club and we aren't invited to join.


Oh, and Tyler, thank you for allowing us ot mouse over the annoying commericals to nix the sound.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 14:44 | 4324956 Heroic Couplet
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Absolutely, which is why a group in DC investigates Congressional distracts and does the comparison: posts children on food stamps against morons like Michele Bachman receiving large dollar Ag subsidies, all in the same district. We need to account for all of it: what are Mitch McConnell and Randy Paul stashing in salary and in offshore accounts? When Kentucky unemployment and food stamp use reach X level, they both need to be sent home and staff the unemployment office and the food staff office. They can each return, at their own expense, to DC to vote on one issue.

Let's see Detroit collapse, but let's know what banker 1% vultures, what frickin' muni-bonds deals have made money for the 1% that's gotten stashed in offshore accounts. The United States does not have a debt problem. The United States has a corruption problem. Plow up the Detroit roads, return them to gravel, and account for how the block works against the banks, the 1%, the hucksters. Do the same with the real estate collapse: how many Alan Greenspans have been blocked and taken out of the real estate bubble loop in favor of  sustainable real estate.

Public Bank of North Dakota: institute it in the 49 other states. The 49 other states don't have Wall Street: New York state doesn't need Wall Street screwin' over the rest of the country for the benefit of the 1%.

Someone suggested Members of Congress wear NASCAR badges to show who are their paymasters; web pages should have identical badges.

People bitch about Roosevelt and Smoot-Hawley? then let'e make certain the American Medical Association and medical doctors don't get to practice Smoot-Hawley. How many medical doctors are produced world-wide each year? Once Pandora's box of globalization is opened, nothing goes back in the same way. If there are medical doctors from around the world who have same training and who will work for 2/3's of the salary US doctors work for, then let's know that and use it. Obamacare indeed.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 14:55 | 4324987 lakecity55
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Haha, not one of these bastards represents us, just their bank accounts.

Fuck 'em all!

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:03 | 4324990 Trucker Glock
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I think they should be paid meager salaries, a small apartment in DC, and a single round trip ticket from their district to DC.  Any other expenses to be funded by their district, perhaps locally taxing the people in their district.  However they want to do it.  That should help keep them in line, having to beg their constituents for money.  And call lobbying what it is - bribery.  And bribery of Congress is treason and should result in hanging of both parties of the transaction.

Edit:  Buy your own fucking coffee and bagels, bitchez!

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:33 | 4325067 Disgruntled One
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I fear nothing will change in any part of government as long as corporations and other entities can offer excellent jobs when a politician or bureaucrat departs office or position.

These legal perks are known to exist by all involved so no promises need be made.  Just behave acceptably in office and those jobs and highly-paid speaking fees await.

These opportunities also often extend to entire families.

Just look at past politicians and how well they fare in life.  Never having to compete with or live among us mere commoners.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:41 | 4325080 Rbh110
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37 senators are doing something wrong. I'm just a working middle-management, single income household slob in my 40's and I have a higher net-worth than 37 of those vultures.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 16:16 | 4325144 justanothersucker
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I think it would be more fair to compare before and after.  Some of these slugs were already millionaires when they were elected.  Jussain.  My boy Cantor only has 9mm after over 20yrs?  Hell, his wife has probably done better than that!

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 16:35 | 4325184 q99x2
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Arrest them for treason and replace them with open source software.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 16:46 | 4325213 hooligan2009
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how the hell did pelosi get to be worth 88 million and hwy is it so hard to find out what elected reps are actually paid?  the tranparency on this site makes a mockery of freedom of information

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 23:18 | 4326199 willwork4food
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Clearly, she is so loved by her constituants by voting on the things that mattered; upholding the US. Constitution, suggesting solutions for small business, upholding gun rights.. and all in all, just being so cool  that they offered her financial advice that she was able to give half away to the needy in California and still be worth that much.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 09:19 | 4326848 hooligan2009
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worth 35m in 2010? now 88m? and gave away half?

i can see up half a million in 2010 because of apple...but wtf?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 16:54 | 4325232 NickVegas
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It has been stated before, but as their credibility drops to zero, what is their exit plan. I believe they do have an exit plan. Interesting times indeed.


Sun, 01/12/2014 - 18:44 | 4325482 BullyBearish
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If you believe these numbers...I have a law for you to vote on

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