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Most Unethical Congress Ever Got Rich While You Got Poor

Posted by Casey on October 28, 2008

For those of you with only an elementary education on the US government know that the US Congress is far more influential on the economy than the president is. That’s by design by the way.

While most of the government programs that got us into this housing mess were Democrat plans they were also run primarily by Democrats. We are now seeing just what happens when government gets too involved in a free market system, but I digress.

We were promised a lot of things by the Democrats when they took power, but we only saw them fulfill one item on their platform before their leadership went public and stated that they were throwing out their platform. Among the promises that were thrown out with the trash were that Congress was going to work harder and longer weeks, we would get more money in our pockets, and they would be the most ethical Congress in the history of the country. None of which came to fruition, and in all those examples … the opposite became true.

This current Congress has the worst approval ratings ever in the history of the United States. Most of us would think that doesn’t merit any improvement in pay. However, Congress’ wealth grew 13% last year alone, and a lot of that was a direct result of the subprime lending market.

clipped from www.mcclatchydc.com
Times are tough, but don’t worry about most members of Congress making ends meet.

Their collective wealth grew by 13 percent last year, leaving them in better shape than most Americans to make it through an economic downturn, according to a new analysis of personal financial reports.

Overall, nearly two of every three senators are millionaires. That includes presidential candidates Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. In the House, 39 percent of all members belong to the exclusive club.

Only 1 percent of all Americans are considered millionaires.

A representative republic indeed.

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