A Majority Of Congress Members Are Now Millionaires

contractsAre we on our way to a point at which being a millionaire will become virtually a prerequisite for pursuing any important political position? Via CNN:

For the first time ever, more than half of current members of Congress are millionaires, according to a new report from the non-profit Center for Responsive Politics.

Among the 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more for 2012, the CRP said, citing disclosure forms filed last year.

CRP executive director Sheila Krumholz said the data reflect the reality that “in our electoral system, candidates need access to wealth to run financially viable campaigns, and the most successful fundraisers are politicians who swim in those circles to begin with.”

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  • American Cannibal

    And the majority of the dross still have no problem with the wealthiest controlling everything. Because they believe, one day, they too will be a millionaires, if they work hard enough, sacrificied enough, prayed enough, then the kingdom of riches will become theirs, just like it is for their members of Congress. God Bless the American Dream.

  • Rhoid Rager

    Perhaps the good majority of Congressmen realized that

    Languishing at lower levels of socioeconomic status would

    Undesirable

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  • Len

    It was like this in the beginning of our country. After all, don’t these people know what’s best for the rest of us?

  • BuzzCoastin

    the wealthy & their pawns
    aka: the Homeland Congress
    den of greedy vipers & hungry ghosts

    • Rhoid Rager

      With ravenous appetites and mouths as thin as pin holes, Preta, have to be one of the more lurid Buddhist metaphors applicable to the One-Dimensional-Man Society. I’ll be using their imagery for its metaphorical value in an article I’ll be writing presently on the corrupting force of usury.

      • BuzzCoastin

        The body, which thou hast now is called the thought-body of propensities.(9) Since thou hast not a material body of flesh and blood, whatever may come,-sounds, lights, or rays,-are, all three, unable to harm thee: thou art incapable of dying. It is quite sufficient for thee to know that these apparitions are thine own thought-forms. Recognize this to be the Bardo.

  • rhetorics_killer

    .. The next step shall be: over 2/3 of congressmen have inherited their office.. Who said we left middle-ages?

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