Look who's in the 1%

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    Why it's our elected officials, they just keep getting richer all the time. Funny how that works.

    Rest of the story here: And Congress’ Rich Get Richer : Roll Call News

    Now where were we on why they spend so much money for a $174,000 per year job??
     
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    Is this news? Were you under the impression that our government wasn't in the pocket of big business already?
     
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    A while back Ariana Huffington's then-hubby (before he went gay) was running for office in SoCal. He spent millions of his own money but ended up losing anyway. I love it when that happens!

    I remember Ariana was on KFI one day and the on air guy, John Cobylt was asking her why he was spending so much of his own money to get a job that doesn't pay much and she was really evasive. Of course it's for the power and connections so they can get rich at all of ours expense.

    The best part was when John asked her why they had donated so much to the John Roger cult and Ariana just said:
    "OK, that's the end of this interview. Goodbye!" and hung up! :lol:
     
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    Luckily, since then she went liberal...
     
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    Oh, you mean like Meg Whitman did running for Governor? She spent $144 million of her own money and lost to governor Moonbeam :lol:

    Like that you mean?
     
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    So, have you signed the petition to get the money out politics?

    Did it bother you as much as me to see John Boner handing out lobbying checks on the house floor during a vote on the issue they got the payoff for?
     
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    It's been an issue for me for a while. People get into politics and become wealthy if they hit DC. I have issues with people getting rich from 'serving' the people. Makes one wonder... who are the 'people' that they are serving. That's why I dislike politicians.

    98% of Americans are honest, hard working people. The rest are in prison, or politics.
     
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    And if the OWS petulant children had half a brain they'd ALL converge on the District Of Criminals and attack the Crony Capitalism, and that includes the biggest fish...Barack Hussein Obama.
     

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