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Millionaires' Club: For First Time, Most US Lawmakers Are Worth $1 Million-Plus - Why Work at Burger King?

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, healthcare, housing, socialsecurity, government, ethics )

- 2017 days ago -
Members of Congress have long been far wealthier than the typical American. Just a hair over 50 percent are millionaires. A watershed moment at a time when lawmakers are debating issues like unemployment benefits, food stamps and the minimum wage?


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Arielle S (313)
Friday January 10, 2014, 4:52 pm
This must be why they are so compassionate and why they empathize so easily with people who are struggling...

Freya H (344)
Friday January 10, 2014, 7:06 pm
Maybe we need a law that your net worth can't be above such-and-such an amount before you run for Congress. Fat chance that would pass, though! Unfortunately, the amount of money you need to run for even a low, local office is pretty daunting, and either you have to kiss a lot of a--es to raise it or join one of the two Big Parties - neither of which gives a [bleep] about this country.
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