Lawmakes Pile Up Their Own Debt

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    You can't make this stuff up. It seems our elected officals cant manage their own finances - and they want to manage the nations?

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    Lawmakers pile up personal debt

    By: Josephine Hearn
    Jul 17, 2007 06:48 PM EST


    Forty-eight members of the House and three from the Senate had more than $10,000 in family credit card debt last year, with some carrying balances totaling more than $50,000, according to their personal financial disclosure reports.

    Most of the lawmakers with high card debt, though, denied they were poorly managing their own finances, saying they were beating the prevailing rates and avoiding the high fees. Although most said they were keeping a close eye on their credit scores, some said the rating was not a concern to them because they weren't planning to borrow money soon.

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) reported that his wife, Cindy, held a platinum American Express card with a balance of $50,000 to $100,000 and a Chase card with charges from $15,000 to $50,000. The first card had a zero percent interest rate; the second, 15.99 percent.

    Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) owed from $50,000 to $100,000 on several cards.

    Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas) said his more than $50,000 in card debt was due to "family obligations." He recently consolidated his debt "at a rate unattainable through a bank," he said.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0707/5002.html
     
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    Cindy McCain is an heiress...she is worth millions of dollars. Hardly a concern.

    I hate those in Washington more than you do...but this is a stupid, nonstory.
     
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    You would think that if she has that money like you say she would put into her husbands broke ass campaign like Kerry's wife did.
     
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    God damn McCain Pisses me off. What they hell could she have rung up to total that much? Talk about compulsive and a shopaholic.
     
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    First off, that bearing has absolutely NOTHING to do with his politics. NOTHING. ZERO. NADA.

    Second, she is worth tens of millions of dollars...that balance on a credit card is NOTHING to her.
     
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    Do you honestly really fucking care?
     
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    Ah, the man who screams about fiscal responsibility bellows
     
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    McDone is history as far as the primaries are concerned
     
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    Then why not pay it?
     
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    Fiscal responsibility has NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING to do with his story.
     

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