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

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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