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10 wealthiest members of congress
« on: September 23, 2013, 12:08:02 PM »
The 10 Wealthiest Members of Congress

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas)$294.21Million

Assets  $294.21 Million

Liabilities  $0.00 Million

Change  298.9%

Supplementary Information and Commentary:

Representing the 10th district of Texas, it is said that MacCaul has an extensive background in law enforcement – including anti-corruption efforts – at the state and federal levels. He has been named Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee’s adjudicatory subcommittee.

He is currently overseeing the Charlie Rangle debacle. I find this a little hypocritical though, apparently he failed to fully disclose dozens of stock transactions worth millions of dollars on his annual federal financial disclosure reports for 2008 and 2009, according to the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call. During this time his wealth had almost doubled.

This wizard of wall street thinks his shit doesn’t stink either.

One of his problems is that he likes to take donations from big business.
◾Business $356,772
◾Labor $3,500
◾Ideological $66,508
◾Other $1,000
◾Uncategorized $1,000

And he does have his enemies.

It seems that Senator McCaul has taken a hefty Donation from “Tax Masters” based in Houston, Texas. This donation was for the maximum allowed by law, $4800.00.

“Tax Masters” was charged by the Texas Attorney General Greg Abott , for defrauding it’s clients! See Below:

“In Texas, TaxMasters CEO Patrick Cox gave $2,300 in 2008 to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, while company VP Alex Clamon gave the legal maximum of $4,800 to U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul. Additionally, Cox and Clamon have combined to give $90,800 to the Cornyn-led National Senatorial Republican Campaign Committee. TaxMasters employee Jeffrey Welch also gave $1,000 to the NSRC, according to Federal Elections Commission data.”

“In several states across the country, Democrats are calling on GOP Senate candidates to return campaign contributions from executives of Houston-based company TaxMasters, which Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott charged in May with illegally defrauding customers seeking help for tax problems”

It seems that Senator McCaul has a hard time hanging around with competent Tax Preparers! Has he given the money back?

In conclusion, MacCaul seems to be somebody who likes to play the stock market. He is good friends with George W. Bush and it seems that the growth in his wealth from his stock investments might have been a subject at a couple of George’s down home barbeque’s. It would be interesting to see MacCauls stock portfolio and how it parallels to Dick Chaney’s and George W. Bush’s.

By Mark Schumacher

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)$220.40Million

Assets  $295.40 Million

Liabilities  $75.00 Million

Change  37.7%

Supplementary Information and Commentary:

Representative of the 49th district in North San Diego County, Darrel Issa is a mixed bag of worms. He is the new Chairman of the Oversight and Reform Committee. He brought up a point about unemployment insurance, and Social Security. He is not in favor of abolishing either one, but believes that “Means Testing”can save the taxpayers quite a lot of money. This idea is dangerous because of the people that have paid into Social Security and Unemployment benefits for many years now might not have access to them if his “Means Testing Idea” is approved.

A California Republican, says he’ll oppose any compromise that fails to make permanent Bush-era tax cuts for the most wealthy . This fact alone puts this man in the BS flag category. See more below:

“First, a brief historical look at the career of Mr. Issa: On his military service, Congressman Issa claimed that he served for nine years in the Army. But records show that he served only five years. Issa also claimed that he was part of an elite Army bomb unit that was detailed to protect President Nixon at the 1971 World Series. But records show that he spent a mere six months on a bomb disposal team while in a college ROTC program, which hardly qualifies him for elite status. Even more devastating, though, is that Nixon never attended any of the 1971 World Series games.”

“TalkingPointsMemo also found that Issa’s Army record was “marred by a bad conduct rating, a demotion, and allegations that he had stolen a fellow soldier’s car.” But that’s not the last time Issa would be accused of a crime.”

“In 1972, Issa was convicted of “Possession of an Unregistered Handgun,” the second time that year he was arrested on weapons charges. In 1982, he was a suspect in an arson fire at a Ohio manufacturing plant he owned. Just weeks prior to the fire, Issa had greatly beefed up his fire insurance protection on the plant.” (Source: OBRAG)

Updated Information on Darrell Issa:

Here is an interview by CNN. This interviewer is challenging Darrell Isaa on how he is going to head up the “House Oversight Committee”. From the previous information posted about Darrell Isaa’s past, would you trust this man any farther than you could possible throw him? Listen to him obfuscate and dodge his previous promises he had made while trying to get elected during his electral campaign to clean things up in Washington. Honest men do not dodge and run from previous statements made while running for office. The sweat developing on his upper lip tells you he’s in trouble and caught telling half truths and starting to get defensive in the interview. If you read about his past above, it’s obvious he has been in the hot seat before. Clearly, not an honest man. The tea party has not recieve their money’s worth here and has elected a BS artist. Seeinterview.

Courtesy Mark Schumacher

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)$193.07Million

Assets  $232.39 Million

Liabilities  $39.32 Million

Change  2.5%

Supplementary Information & Commentary:

I’m surprised to find that most of these people are Democrats! I would have thought just the opposite. I think that there should be a petition made on whether it is fair to have such wealthy people in office. For example, John Kerry is dodging taxes with his 7 million dollar Yacht ” Isabel” being docked in Rhode Island rather than Massachusetts. This makes this clown look bad in itself because his own state he represents is strapped for cash. This would be a good start. Target Massachusettes some how so these people seethis outrage. Most of them probably already know about it but…… See below:

Mark Schumacher


Deadbeat John Kerry still has not’t paid the taxes on his 7$ Million Dollar Yacht! Real piece of work, Isn’t he?

Just as I suspected, even though there has been reports that this tax was to be paid, It still hasn’t…

“You may recall that Kerry lowered the flag and surrendered in July, agreeing to pony up more than $400,000 to cover state taxes on the toney tub. Mr. Teresa Heinz broke out the checkbook four days after the Track set off a furious tempest with our report that he had purchased the 76-foot floating palace and ported her in Rhode Island, thus depriving the commonwealth of its pound of flesh.”

“A spokesman for the state Department of Revenue confirmed that “a sales tax return was filed” by Kerry last summer to cover state taxes that would have been owed, had he kept the Isabel in his home state’s waters. But according to the Nantucket tax collector, he never paid any excise taxes to the town on the Isabel.”

People, this is a man who clearly doesn’t like to pay taxes. But he wants to have all the toys of a billionaire and not pay for the privilege. This puts him in the “TAX SKIPPER” category.

John Kerry in his re-election bid tried to portray himself as a self styled war hero. Well his fellow brethren who served along side of him had something different to say about that: See below

These are Fitness Reports (FITREP)

“John Kerry’s campaign representatives quote a few words from one of his best Navy fitness reports to support their misleading claim that Kerry’s military evaluations were those of a top-flight officer. They carefully ignore the existence of several other reports that range from mediocre to substandard, thereby presenting an inaccurate picture of Kerry’s service record.”

“The PCF squadron commander, LCDR Elliott has 15 officers in his command, and his report (28 JAN 69) offers an excellent breakout. Elliott ranks his officers in two groups, the top and the bottom, and Elliott ranks Kerry among the top group. Or does he? Just like Hibbard, Elliott “red flags” Kerry in conduct by downgrading him significantly in judgment and personal behavior. When viewed in the context of the total FITREP, it is very clear to a detailer or selection board that Kerry probably ranks 7 of 15. He’s a “pack player” at best, but this is a worrisome FITREP to detailers and selection boards, because the significant flaws Elliott finds are in two critical areas: leadership traits and personal conduct. Moreover, because personal conduct issues have been raised by past commanders, detailers and selection boards would certainly conclude that the officer has exhibited major flaws in leadership and conduct over a sustained period of time that limit both his promotability and his salability to positions of responsibility. None of Kerry’s evaluators had access to his previous FITREPS — his commanders observed the same flaws independently. ”

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.)$81.63Million

Assets  $86.63 Million

Liabilities  $5.00 Million

Change  0.2%

Supplementary Information and Commentary:

Senator John D. ‘Jay’ Rockefeller, IV represents West Virginia. This man is an interesting study to say the least. He is scarred to death of the Internet, Fox news and MSNBC.

Internet should never been invented

Fox news and MSNBC should be eliminated

Rockefeller family skeletons

I won’t go into a lot of detail with this man because my information posted above says it all. Rockefeller family has come from oil. But…

” We need to be drilling in ANWR, in Alaska. We need to be drilling off the shore in the Pacific, in the Atlantic. We need to be drilling for shale oil in Colorado, in Wyoming and Utah.”

“We have got plenty of resources here. We need to be doing everything else, the alternative resources. I mean the natural gas, nuclear energy, the coal that we have, we need to produce it all. And we need to unshackle ourselves from that foreign energy. Senator Rockefeller has blocked energy exploration and production in the United States.”

Obviously, Rockefeller could care less about our own security and creating jobs in America.

By Mark Schumacher

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)$76.30Million

Assets  $76.32 Million

Liabilities  $0.02 Million

Change  8.7%

Supplementary Information and Commentary:

As a Junior Senator from Virginia, Warner is a believer in our Constitution and as myself wants to see Obama removed from office for violating Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, which states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.” See below-

“It is undeniable that Obama was born with dual US-British citizenship, therefore, does NOT meet the definition of a “natural born” citizen as required by Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. Republicans will have to be willing to raise the possibility of public hearings, requiring Dems and liberal legal scholars to finally provide proof of Obama’s eligibility, and requiring the Dem Party and its Electors to show cause why they failed to properly vet their 2008 presidential candidate. If not, if they are unwilling to play winner-take-all hardball when the future of the nation hangs in the balance, then we are in for a very long period of hand-to-hand combat… and it won’t be limited to just the halls of Congress.” (Source:

Rep Warner is a self styled hypocrite who think taxes are only for the little people. See below:

Business have already been cheating and not reporting they’re employees payroll withholding to the IRS, and considering this a short term loan. Sometimes they get caught. See below:

Criminal borrowing: How much of this has our “Big Business Friends” been getting away with before this? Is Senator Warner looking into to this with businesses that employ thousands of people? If he wants to introduce legislation to lower payroll taxes as an incentive to hire new employees ,as he is purposing, will this include big business as well?

November 19, 2010

When a small business fails to remit payroll withholding to the IRS, sometime they justify it to themselves as only a short-term loan to tide the business over tough times. The IRS doesn’t look at it that way at all, as a South Dakota manufacturer has learned the hard way:

“The former owner and president of two businesses in Brookings, South Dakota, who collected taxes from his employees and then failed to account for and pay those federal income and FICA taxes, was sentenced November 15, 2010, to 21 months in federal prison.
 Michael D. Hoppe, age 60, from Watertown, South Dakota, received the prison term after a May 27, 2010, guilty plea in federal court in Sioux Falls. Hoppe was convicted of one count of failing to account for and pay taxes.”

“Mr. Hoppe will also have to pay $670,000 in restitution for taxes not remitted from July 2005 through January 2009.”

“The IRS seems to be much more willing to pursue criminal charges for payroll tax nonpayment than they used to be. As risky as non-remittance has always been, it’s even more foolish now.”  (Source: ROTHCPA)

Senator Warner has many Corporations, Notice how is income is always listed between $100,000 and $1,000,000.00, why is this? What is he trying to hide? See below:

Sen. Mark Warner Reported Income Between $100,000 And $1,000,000 From Columbia Capital Corporation, A Privately Held Company In Alexandria, VA. (Sen. Mark Warner, Personal Financial Disclosure For 2008, Submitted 8/19/09, p. 20)

Sen. Mark Warner Reported Income Between $100,000 And $1,000,000 From Columbia Capital Investors, LLC, A Privately Held Company In Alexandria, VA. (Sen. Mark Warner, Personal Financial Disclosure For 2008, Submitted 8/19/09, p. 21)

Sen. Mark Warner Reported Income Between $100,000 And $1,000,000 From Columbia Capital Equity Partners IV, L.P., A Privately Held Investment Company In Alexandria, VA. (Sen. Mark Warner, Personal Financial Disclosure For 2008, Submitted 8/19/09, p. 23)

Sen. Mark Warner Reported Income Between $100,000 And $1,000,000 From Rex Capital RuNet Investors, L.P., A Privately Held Investment Company In Providence, RI. (Sen. Mark Warner, Personal Financial Disclosure For 2008, Submitted 8/19/09, p. 25)

Sen. Mark Warner Reported Income Between $100,000 And $1,000,000 From MRW Timebills, LLC, An Investment Company In Alexandria, VA. (Sen. Mark Warner, Personal Financial Disclosure For 2008, Submitted 8/19/09, p. 27)

Sen. Mark Warner Reported Income Between $100,000 And $1,000,000 FromJefferson Capital Partners II, L.P., An Investment Company In Richmond, VA. (Sen. Mark Warner, Personal Financial Disclosure For 2008, Submitted 8/19/09, p. 29)

“Warner proposes that Congress: (i) Retain the tax breaks for the bottom 98% of us; (ii) Allow the tax breaks for the top 2% to expire* as scheduled; and (iii) Take the same amount of money that would otherwise be spent on favors for the top 2% over the next two years — roughly $65 billion — and plow it directly into business incentives that are far more likely to create jobs. Those measures might include a more generous R&D tax credit, increased allowances for expensing and depreciation, and — my personal favorite — reducing the employer share of payroll taxes for firms that hire new workers.” (Source: ROTHCPA)

Warner wants to raise the Social Security age:

“Listen, some of this stuff is not Democrat or Republican. Some of it’s just math. For example, 50 years ago, eight retirees for every worker, now only two. Look, folks at 25 or 30 years old today aren’t going to get Social Security at 65 or 67. We’re going to have to raise the retirement age slowly, in a slow way that doesn’t affect folks 50, 55. But this is just math. We’ve got to do some of these things.”  (Source: Think Progress)

Warner is another firm believer in using political office to enhance his personal wealth:

“Mark Warner Makes Millions in Business Deals:
 By 1983, Warner realized that he needed wealth to pursue public office. After 2 failures, he struck success with his 3rd venture. Using political contacts, he learned that the government would be giving away radio frequencies for wireless phones. Warner organized investor groups to apply for licenses, and took a slice of the profits. Regulators have since outlawed such insider arrangements.
 Warner made a $100 million fortune from these deals, and then rededicated himself to politics. ”  (Source: US Liberals)

Looks like Mr. Warner likes to make money the easy way. CHEAT! Looks like Warner has a hard time doing things like a normal hard working American.

By Mark Schumacher

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.)$65.91Million

Assets  $67.94 Million

Liabilities  $2.03 Million

Change  16.7%

Supplementary Information and Commentary:

Jared Polis, Congressman for the 2nd district of COLORADO, was elected to the Colorado Board of Education in 2000, where he served for six years. He is the first openly gay man elected to the House as a freshman. I think we all know who the other one is. You guessed right , our good friend Barney Frank, Rep of Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district.

During the 2009 session Mr. Polis was absent from roll call 15 times. Looks like polis likes the easy life.

Being absent from roll call so many times might explain why he enjoys the Cayman Islands so much. Why you ask? See below:

“Jared Polis still needs to explain to voters about his investments in power generation facilities, energy speculation, oil and gas development and war profiteering-and these investment connections to the Cayman Islands.”

“For five years Jared Polis paid no personal U.S. income taxes for years 2001, 02, 03, 04, and 05 “I have paid a lot of taxes. I should have paid more, by the way.”

This tax dodger is what we all love to hate here in real America. You can read more about this clown’s cheating ways.

Polis also has his enemies. See Below:

“In October 1999, right before the first dotcom crash, Polis, then known as Jared Polis Schutz, sold, his family’s online greeting-cards website, to Excite@Home for $780 million, including $350 million in cash that Excite couldn’t really spare. Excite sold it for $35 million in September 2001, and filed for bankruptcy a month later. People still talk about it as one of the most spectacular cashouts of the dotcom boom.” (Source: Gawker)

“Killing Of Gay Iraqis Shouldn’t Be Ignored” This is the kind of thing that Polis is interested in. Maybe he should spend more time and energy with our own problems here at home instead of the gay rights of the Iraqis. See below:

“The first openly gay man to be elected to the House, Polis has been investigating the treatment of gays in Iraq for several months, according to The Post’s Michael Riley. His research led to the discovery of a transgender Iraqi man who told the congressman he had been arrested, beaten and raped by security forces with Iraq’s Ministry of Interior.” (Source: Vote Smart)

In conclusion Polis is another one of our esteemed hypocrites who believes that paying taxes is for the little people. He is a man who believes he can hide his investments tax free in the Cayman Islands and spend his hard earned money here in America. Another piece of trash that needs to be thrown out.

By Mark Schumacher

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.)$55.07Million

Assets  $55.07 Million

Liabilities  $0.00 Million

Change  10.8%

Supplementary Information and Commentary:

Frank Raleigh Lautenberg is the Senior Senator from New Jersey. Senator Lautenberg serves on three Senate committees: Appropriations; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Environment and Public Works.

“With friends like this who needs enemies?”

“The FDA is supposed to protect the people. Our elected officials are supposed to make sure the FDA does its job. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it erroneously approved a knee-implant device two years ago after bowing to “extreme” pressure from four members of Congress from New Jersey. They are Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. and Steve R. Rothman and Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg. This quartet appealed to the FDA on behalf of ReGen Biologics of Hackensack, during the agency’s review of the product. This is probably just a coincidence, but ReGen executives contributed a total of $24,000 to the four lawmakers from December 2007 to October 2008 — $11,300 to Rothman, $7,100 to Menendez, $3,300 to Pallone and $2,300 to Lautenberg, according to Federal Election Commission records.”  (Source: Politics Patrol)

“Frank Lautenberg on Budget & Economy” Looks like Senator Lautenberg enjoys spending other peoples money!

Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
 Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
 Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
 Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
 Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs’ effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
 Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
 Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
 Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
 Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
 Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
 Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

“Background on Budget & Economy”

Senator Lautenberg grew up during the Great Depression and understood the meaning of the word poverty, but nevertheless went on to found a business empire – ADP (Automatic Data Processing) – As of 2007 it employed 40,000 people world wide. Based in El Paso, the city, county, and particularly, the state all chipped in on incentives to ADP, in the form of a property tax rebate and grants.

“As by far the largest payroll processor in the country, ADP is in a good position to assess the overall health of the private sector job market, although its figures have often differed significantly from the official Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) numbers, which come out on Friday. This was the sixth straight month of private sector job gains, according to ADP.”

Looks like Senator Lautenberg is in a good position to influence the Government on job numbers and also could manipulate them if he pleased. No proof of that anywhere yet, but possible.

“LAUTENBERG HAS GOTTA GO!” Looks like he does have his enemies!

“Over two decades ago Senator Lautenberg spearheaded efforts to eliminate smoking on airplanes. During that same first term he was instrumental in effectively raising the legal age for drinking from 18 years of age to 21, throughout the nation. Lautenberg fought hard for the passage of his legislation that linked federal funding to states for their roads to their raising the legal drinking age. No state wanted to lose out on the federal money available to maintain and build their roads. So this resulted in a uniform legal drinking age throughout the nation and prevented teens from driving across state lines so that they could legally drink in one state and then get behind the wheel to drive back to their home state while intoxicated. The bill may have actually saved lives. It was a responsible and, at the time, a creative measure. But since that first time in office, Frank Lautenberg has produced nothing.”

“Lautenberg has provided no solutions to our nations problems. For display he has simply offered a press release or sound bite in regards to issues, but little, very little, more than that. On taxes Frank Lautenberg has never opposed an increase that has been proposed. On the budget, the only thing he has endorsed cutting is spending on our national defenses. He has never once moved to significantly reduce government spending or it’s size.” (Source: Politics Gather)

Senator Lautenberg has recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer. I wish him a speedy recovery.

By Mark Schumacher

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)$52.93*Million

Assets  $52.93 Million

Liabilities  $0.00 Million

Change  n/a

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)$45.39Million

Assets  $47.39 Million

Liabilities  $2.00 Million

Change  -1.5%

Supplementary Information and Commentary:

At 77 years old, Senator Dianne Feinstein is Senior Senator of California. Dianne Feinstein was elected San Francisco’s first female mayor in 1979 and became one of the nation’s most visible and recognized leaders. In 1992, when she was elected to the Senate, she and Barbara Boxer became the first female senators from California.

“What Did Dianne Feinstein Really Say About Unemployment Benefits? ”

“Dianne Feinstein made some controversial remarks on unemployment benefits that made her sound like Marie Antoinette.” See Below:

“Feinstein discusses the way the country went from surplus to debt over the past 10 years. “It’s going up and this is a big concern.”
Reporter: “So concerning that it overshadows the need for unemployment benefits extensions?”

“Well, it does. And then there’s part of unemployment extensions. We have 12.6 percent unemployment, almost two and a half million people out of work. We have 99 weeks of unemployment insurance now. The question comes, how long do you continue that before people just don’t go back to work at all and are permanently stuck [inaudible].”

Reporter: Why can’t you get this done?

“Well you can’t get it done unless it isn’t paid for. The answer is unemployment insurance has never been paid for. But unemployment insurance has never carried the heavy weight that it does right now, the cost that it does right now, so people are concerned. And there isn’t a lot of documentation on this. Last night for the first time I had somebody from a company tell me they’ve offered jobs to individuals and they said well, I want to not come back to work until my unemployment insurance runs out. So we need to start looking at these things. And, we need to start paying for it.”

“Delaney told me he “reported the context and meaning accurately” and I agree. Feinstein is suggesting there is a problem with simply extending unemployment insurance indefinitely, and implying that at some point we’re going to have to stop.”

“Her anecdote, which certainly doesn’t describe the experience or sentiment of the overwhelming majority of the unemployed, absolutely indicates she worries that extended unemployment benefits act as a disincentive to working, which is a core right-wing talking point.”

“Of course, Feinstein voted the right way this time – to extend benefits – but her remarks suggest she might not always do so. And that’s worrying.”

“The way to deal with unemployment benefits is to return to a policy that emphasizes full employment. People want to work. But the US Senate is doing everything it can do to destroy jobs and decrease wages, through its unwillingness to support new stimulus and job creation programs.”

“That’s the real problem here. Senator Feinstein needs to work to convince her fellow Democrats, including Ben Nelson, that the way to deal with the deficit and unemployment benefits is to support the creation of new jobs, and resist the call of Hooverism.”

“Unfortunately, Feinstein appears to be trending in the wrong direction.” Folks, this lady could care less about the unemployed. The facts speak for themselves.

“EXCLUSIVE: Senator’s husband’s firm cashes in on crisis” Looks like another piece of garbage that doesn’t like playing by the rules. See below:

“On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband’s real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms.”

“Mrs. Feinstein’s intervention on behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was unusual: the California Democrat isn’t a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs with jurisdiction over FDIC; and the agency is supposed to operate from money it raises from bank-paid insurance payments – not direct federal dollars. ”

“Documents reviewed by The Washington Times show Mrs. Feinstein first offered Oct. 30 to help the FDIC secure money for its effort to stem the rise of home foreclosures. Her letter was sent just days before the agency determined that CB Richard Ellis Group (CBRE) – the commercial real estate firm that her husband Richard Blum heads as board chairman – had won the competitive bidding for a contract to sell foreclosed properties that FDIC had inherited from failed banks.”

People this woman is as corrupt as they come! How does this crap happen?

“About the same time of the contract award, Mr. Blum’s private investment firm reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission that it and related affiliates had purchased more than 10 million new shares in CBRE. The shares were purchased for the going price of $3.77; CBRE’s stock closed Monday at $5.14. ”

“Spokesmen for the FDIC, Mrs. Feinstein and Mr. Blum’s firm told The Times that there was no connection between the legislation and the contract signed Nov. 13, and that the couple didn’t even know about CBRE’s business with FDIC until after it was awarded”  (Source: Washington Times)

I think I need to go no further here. In conclusion, this woman is a corrupt politician who who grabs at the best opportunity to enrich herself and her family, while at best, gives the rest of us the finger. Throw her out as fast as possible California.

By Mark Schumacher

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.)$44.21Million

Assets  $70.66 Million

Liabilities  $26.45 Million

Change  -20.3%

Supplementary Information and Commentary:

Vern Buchanan represents the 13th District of Florida. The Congressman’s top legislative priorities are to get the economy moving again, stop irresponsible spending and change the way Washington works. He has introduced the “Balanced Budget Amendment Act” to require a balanced federal budget and the “Earmark Accountability and Reform Act” to reform the process through which federal funds are “earmarked” for pet projects. He is a millionaire Sarasota, Florida car dealer. He also has his tax problems. See below:

“Lawsuits cloud Rep. Vern Buchanan’s political future”

“Representing Florida’s 13th District in the U.S. House is an honor and a privilege,” Buchanan said. “I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving the people.”

“What Buchanan didn’t say: Just three days earlier he had been in Orlando, giving a deposition in a lawsuit that accuses him of breaking his promise to reward a former employee who saved a real estate deal involving Buchanan’s Sarasota Ford. It was a deal in which Buchanan and his company “made out like bandits,” the seller says. ”

“And it is just one of 14 lawsuits — all accusing Buchanan and his auto stores of shady practices — that may torpedo any ambitions for higher office, at least in the foreseeable future.” Here is a man who knows how to sell a car! Which is it Congressman? Screwing you former employees? or trying to creat jobs. (Source: Tampa Bay News)

“Charges mounting against FL Republican congressman…Vern Buchanan”

“SARASOTA | A lawsuit filed in Sarasota County on Friday levies new allegations against U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan and his Florida car dealerships, including sexual harassment, death threats and federal income tax evasion.”

“It is the eighth in a series of cases that former employees and one consumer have brought against the freshman Sarasota congressman since May. The new charges come from the highest-level former Buchanan employee yet to file suit – a former controller at Sarasota 500 LLC, the company registered with the state to operate Sarasota Ford.”

“The ex-employee, Melissa Hacker, says she was fired in November 2006, after about a year on the job, for refusing to ignore an IRS tax levy on a 20-year employee for whom Sarasota 500 LLC had never withheld federal income tax. Her lawsuit alleges that the employee, Moe Gingerich, was a personal friend of Buchanan’s who made more than $100,000 a year.”

“Hacker also says Buchanan’s former business partner at Sarasota 500 LLC, David Long, continued to sexually harass and verbally abuse her after she complained to the company’s lawyer. She says three employees made death threats against her while she was with the company, including Gingerich, whom she says responded, “What if I shoot you?” when she refused to ignore the IRS request.” (Source: Democratic Underground)

So far it looks like that he only represents himself & the other top 2% of the population.

Although he does call for lower taxes in Florida.

“I’m a businessman not a career politician,” said Buchanan. “I have experience with starting businesses and creating jobs. Less spending and extending the tax cuts so that small business and working families can keep more of their hard earned money to invest in the economy and will help put Americans back to work.”  (Source: Buchanan.House.Gov)

In conclusion, sure this moron probably has done some good for the community! But it sure was a lot easier to find the bad. Folks, another fine example of our esteemed elite.
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Re: 10 wealthiest members of congress
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 03:21:55 PM »
I can remember ever since high school looking at the worth of these people. I used to be shocked how wealthy they were then.  Now it is in the hundreds of millions.


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Re: 10 wealthiest members of congress
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013, 03:30:16 PM »
Rockefeller is worth at least three times the $81 million described in this article.
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Re: 10 wealthiest members of congress
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2013, 03:36:02 PM »
Rockefeller is worth at least three times the $81 million described in this article.
I think Feinstein is worth more as well.

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Re: 10 wealthiest members of congress
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 05:31:36 PM »
Ali Bama was worth about 1.2 million when he took office and now is worth almost 9 times that.  Considering he hasn't yet made a million dollars as POTUS, that is some good "investing. :da man:
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Re: 10 wealthiest members of congress
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 05:40:05 PM »
Considering he hasn't yet made a million dollars as POTUS, that is some good "investing"

Perhaps he had Hillary advise him. She seems to have some talent in that area.
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Re: 10 wealthiest members of congress
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 05:48:24 PM »
Wow. How do these guys live with themselves? What do they see in the mirror? Or is there even a reflectin? at all?
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Re: 10 wealthiest members of congress
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 10:41:34 PM »
The article is rather full of venom and spite, making it a rather untrustworthy source.

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