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

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.


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"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

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