SURPRISE! Democrats In Congress Are Wealthier Than Republicans
January 11, 2014
Open Secrets recently published a new report which says that for the first time, a majority of members of congress are millionaires. Naturally, the report features a photo of Darrell Issa, a Republican.
Would you be surprised to learn that Democrats, who have made it clear that they’re running on economic inequality in 2014, are worth more than Republicans?
Maybe Democrats are planning to share their own wealth with the less fortunate…
For the First Time, Half of Members of Congress are Millionaires…Democrats Worth more than Republicans
Members of Congress continued to get richer last year, resulting in more than 50% of lawmakers possessing a net worth of $1 million or more—something that’s never happened before in congressional history.
Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 were millionaires, according the Center for Responsive Politics’ review of financial disclosure reports filed last year.
The median net worth for the 530 lawmakers who were in Congress as of the May 2013 filing deadline was $1,008,767—up from $966,000 during the previous year.
The center also found that Democrats overall were a little wealthier than Republicans in Congress, $1.04 million versus $1 million. Both groups saw their collective net worth go up, from $990,000 for Democrats and $907,000 for Republicans in the previous year.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
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