Congressmen Need A Raise-They should Be Paying Us!

You know it is often the offshoot of a story we read that gets us a better perspective on something. I watched to a video of Pelosi at a news brief today (don’t recommend unless you like feeling nauseous). I left a nice little 2-page “comment” then happened to look at a website called Roll Call. Look what I discovered.  If anyone should be paid a salary or get a raise, it should be citizens of the US via “salary donations to help fund Social Security or some elderly care project.”

 

Wealth of Congress

 

Updated as of January, 2015

It was a good year for members of Congress in one respect: their pocketbooks.

Roll Call has for decades calculated the “50 Richest” members of Congress by poring through financial disclosure forms, and this year, we’ve taken the added step of tallying the minimum net worth of every member of Congress.  

The combined minimum net worth of Congress jumped — up more than $150 million to $2.1 billion — according to a CQ Roll Call analysis of the financial disclosure forms for every member of Congress and delegate who filed one for 2013.

That’s an increase of about $300,000 to $3.9 million per lawmaker — although, as with the general public, most of the wealth is concentrated at the top.

The top five lawmakers on the list had more than 37 percent of the combined minimum net worth reported of all 538 members and delegates, according to the CQ Roll Call analysis. The minimum net worth of the 50 Richest was $1.7 billion, or more than 80 percent of the total for the entire Congress…

Our analysis also found at least 188 millionaires — about a third of Congress — up from 185 the previous year.  

Complete news release HERE

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Be sure to scroll down the list HERE.

But I did a quick run down here are the top 10 multimillionaires at the end of 2013:

Topping the list at #1 –  Rep. DARRELL ISSA  R-CA

2- Rep. Michael McCaul – R-TX

3- Sen. Mark Warner – D-VA

4- Sen. Richard Blumenthal – D-CT

5- Sen. Jay Rockefeller – D-AL

6- Rep. John Delaney  – D-MD

7- Rep. Jared Polis – D-CO

8- Rep. Scott Peters – D-CA

9- Sen. Diane Feinstein – D-CA

10- Rep. James Renacci – R-OH

Remember now the paragraph said over at least 7.5 million but #50 showed 5 million in assets or trust.   It appeared each of  they were reporting minimum in cash.  But we all know rich people Know ways to get accountants to file taxes. An interesting side note observation almost every one of these people are in states receiving a Lot of incoming refugees/immigrants  or with concentrations of Muslim immigrants. And nearly all appear to side more with Obama’s agendas.  

By the way, Pelosi was #15, McCain #27, and McConnell #39.  Neither Boehner or Reid made this high fly list. Just a little ditty about our dotty bad boys and girls list.  🙂

–Uriel–

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6 Responses to Congressmen Need A Raise-They should Be Paying Us!

  1. Crawfish says:

    To be fair, Issa made his fortune before running for Congress

  2. Uriel says:

    That is true. Most came in reasonably wealthy Crawford but note the Increase in wealth statement from 2012. They are each extremely astute investors, had excellent inheritances or there is more to the stories.

  3. Uriel says:

    Sorry Crawfish. Myou auto correct has a leftist virus.

  4. Clyde says:

    Hmmm….. I guess crime DOES pay.

  5. Kathy says:

    Notice how it’s mostly Ds on the list, although I’m sure there’s plenty of Rs working the room just as much. I think (?) Feinstein would be closer to the top if more of her assets weren’t listed in her husband’s name.

    • Uriel says:

      Lol Kathy. You have only to listen to the news for the last few months to find Some of them have Creative Accounting Degrees from SchemeToTob Univ.