[The richest member of Congress is Republican California Rep. Darrell Issa, whose net worth is estimated to be in excess of $250 million. He’s followed by four Democrats: California’s Jane Harman (approx. $245 million), Wisconsin’s Herb Kohl (approx. $215 million), Virginia’s Mark Warner (approx. $210 million) and Massachusetts’ John Kerry (approx. $209 million).
Among the top 25 wealthiest legislators- which includes Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, and Olympia Snowe- there are 14 Democrats and 11 Republicans.
Democrats control the majority of the nation’s wealthiest congressional jurisdictinos. More than half of the wealthiest households in the country are concentrated inthe 18 states where democrats control BOTH Senate seats.
This new political demography holds true in the House of Representatives, where the leadership of each party hails from different worlds. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, represents one of America’s wealthiest regions. Her San Francisco district has more than 43,700 high-end households. Fewer than 7,000 households in the western Ohio district of House Republican leader John Boehner enjoy this level of affluence.
When the lib-progs talk about the evil rich and how they are going to “get them”, bear in mind that the average middle class family in this countyr has lost $4500 worth of purchasing power in the last 4 years. And during that same time the wealthiest segment of the country has seen a gain in real wealth of their assets of 2%. And this includes the 2 first years when the lib-progs controlled both houses of Congress AND the presidency and could have done ANYTHING they wanted regarding taxes and wealth, and the last 2 years where the Harry Reid control of the Senate could since then have blocked ANYTHING that was attempted to UNDO what they did in the first 2 years.
So skip the rhetoric. Skip the likeability. What have they actually DONE?