“..Last week’s report by Washington, D.C. political blog The Hill details the vast wealth of the nation’s legislative representatives – and serves as an indictment of the anti-democratic nature of the American political system.
The “50 Wealthiest Lawmakers” list shows that dozens of congressional politicians have amassed huge fortunes -
- while simultaneously slashing the wages, benefits and social services of the American people.
In other words, not only are these members of Congress overseeing a massive transfer of wealth from the working class to the ruling class -
- they are also profiting from this transfer.
The report reveals the bipartisan composition of the extremely wealthy in congress.
Seven of the top 10 richest members of congress are Democrats -
- overall, Republicans make up 60 percent of the list…”
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