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They Got (Way) Richer, And You Didn't. Tell Us Again Why Socialism Is Bad?

by Abby Zimet

A new study by The Center for Responsive Politics finds that over half of Congress is made up of millionaires whose household worth rose 19 percent last year - to $908,255 - as the national median fell 15 percent, to $84,000. This, as House Republicans refused to extend benefits to up to two million long-term unemployed.

"Few federal lawmakers must grapple with the financial ills - unemployment, loss of housing, wiped out savings - that have befallen millions of Americans... (They) are among the wealthiest of wealthy Americans and boast financial portfolios that are all but unattainable for most of their constituents."

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