While Americans wealth is down 8% Congress is up 15%

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    Why?
     
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    becuase the wealthy got wealthier and the middle class was squished down into the lower class.

    Its what republicans ideas bring to the table
     
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    See, the system is working just as it was designed to do.
     
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    two words. Insider trading!!!
     
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    You're a complete idiot. Did you even read the article. Did you know PELOSI is one of the highest paid and makes the most which is a democRAT!!!
     
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    did you think rich democrats wouldnt also prosper in the "republicans make the rich richer" plan?
     
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    Ding Ding Ding. Our politicians are corrupt and spending our tax money to make themselves richer.

    And TM doesnt seem to have a problem with this as long as they have a D next to their name.
     
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    The dems get much more in contributions from the "rich" and wall street than the pubs do. Besides the "congress" are our ruling class they should be wealthy. The need it if the are going to continue to live like royalty.
     
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    The Wealth Gap Between Congress and Voters Is Growing - National - The Atlantic Wire

    Both The New York Times and The Washington Post have separate reports today about the widening wealth gap between members of Congress and the people they represent. Almost half of all Congresspeople are millionaires and their median net worth has climbed to $913,000, compared to $100,000 for the rest of America households. According to the Post, that number drops to $725,000 when excluding home equity (and adjusting for inflation), but the same median figure for American families is just $20,500. And that gap has only grown wider in recent years.

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