44% of Congress Millionaires

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    Of the 535 Senate and House members 237 are millionaires.

    Among the top 25 wealthiest legislators, which includes... Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein and Olympia Snowe... The limousine liberals pull out ahead with 14 to the Republicans 11.

    Report: 237 millionaires in Congress - Erika Lovley - POLITICO.com

    Ya think members of the Senate and House will exempt themselves from paying taxes on the health care bill...?
     
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    Think there is already a thread about this. :razz: But yeah ... anyone who thinks politicians care about them are fools, any politician, even Obama, is in it only for their pocket books. ;)
     
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    They've exempted themselves from Social Security taxes. Why not?

    I can't imagine they'd be that dumb. The taxes they pay will be far less than the money they will make off future bailouts. And when socialized medicine becomes a reality, they will still have the money to buy "extra" coverage for themselves, or go to Canada for surgery. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Try India or Taiwan. ;)
     
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    Congress has been paying into Social Security for 25 years, where have you been?
     
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    I don't know whether you noticed, but being a millionaire is no longer a big deal.

    I would wonder why all members are not millionaires
     
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    again, I wonder if they were millionaires before they got to congress or is this millionaires club funded at the taxpayers expense. Why don't they pay social security taxes again?
     
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    I believe the answer is that the DO pay social security taxes and have been for 25 years
     
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    so the person who said they exempted themselves from social security was wrong?
     
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    Yes they technically do pay social security taxes, but in addition to drawing the benefits they get congressional benefits free of any contribution on their part, far in excess of ordinary citizens. It seems to many that this is not really the same as their being a part of the system they foist on the rest of us. Eh?
     
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