Half the members of Congress are millionaires

Half the members of Congress enjoys “1 percent” status as millionaires, according to a new study by the Center for Responsive Politics.

While the economy at home and abroad has limped along since 2008, Congress’ estimated median net worth remains robust—up about 7.6 percent from 2009 and about 13 percent from 2008. Full Story »

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Nov. 17, 2011

An article which basically does nothing more than list the richest people in congress. While the data are interesting, there is nothing here about the real issue: our flawed election process that sells America’s governments (state and federal) to the highest bidders.

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - Nov. 16, 2011

This article is too short and does not cover the issue as well as I hoped. Who else would run for Congress at this point of time?

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Nov. 16, 2011

The article is short, but supported by data, and provides a good talking point relative to the reasons why our democracy is broken. However, it does not talk to the reasons why one must either be rich or a prostitute to the rich in order to afford a competitive election campaign. Publicly financed elections are not mentioned as any part of any solution.

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Nov. 16, 2011
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