Saturday, August 20, 2011

The 50 Richest Members of Congress (2011)

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Seven of the top ten wealthiest members of Congress are democrats. An interesting bit of information I suppose.

At the end of the day what is the practical usefulness of this information? I mean really. Other than it explains perhaps why they really show little concern for the true voice of the people.
Roll Call - To determine the richest lawmakers, Roll Call adds up the minimum value of total assets reported by each Member on their annual financial disclosures and subtracts the minimum liabilities. Percent change refers to the change since last year's disclosure forms.

An asset valued at $5 million to $25 million is counted at the lesser amount, as is a liability valued at $1 million to $5 million.

You can visit previous editions of 50 Richest lists here.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) $294.21 Million
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) $220.40 Million
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) $193.07 Million
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) $81.63 Million
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) $76.30 Million
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) $65.91 Million
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) $55.07 Million
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) $52.93* Million
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) $45.39 Million
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) $44.21 Million

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Of course, the rich Democrats don't represent the people. Progressives clearly understand this. What most of us don't understand is how conservatives can vote for Republicans knowing hat the GOP is wholly owned and operated by the Ultra-Wealthy.

    Must be all that proclaimed moral authority...

  2. Grung e Gene said: Of course, the rich Democrats don't represent the people.

    Then why do the "rich" Democrats say they understand "the people"; are fighting for "the people"?

    It's quite obvious that DC is completely out of the loop as to how "real" Americans live, regardless of political affiliation. How anyone can defend these politicians, who go to DC and end up multi-millionaires, is beyond my comprehension.

  3. The ones that aren't fabulously wealthy are owned by the fabulously wealthy. They certainly do their bidding.

  4. Pelosi's gotta be up there. too. The lady has a winery, a couple of restaurants, a ritzy golf course, and various other real estate holdings. And, AND, she never hires a speck of union labor, either. Flaming hypocrite.

  5. Will - Indeed, Indeed. There is hypocrisy aplenty in the halls of congress and the senate.

  6. If you actually look at the list, and click on the ALR information, you'll note Democrats in general have seen relatively modest gains during their tenures at best. You'll also note, the ALRs for Republicans are all over the place, from large losses to large gains, often in short spans of time.

    Does that tell you guys anything about those wealthy Republicans, or is it - whoosh - right over your heads?

    You should take special note the suspicious liabilities of Republican politicians when you "responsible," "mature," "adult," "conservatives" ba like sheep for the GOP at the polls. They're doing risky private business while they're in public office. Dangerous combination.


  7. And I hear a sheep going baa at the polls for the democrats...

    Yada, Yada, Yada JMJ.

  8. So no intellectual curiosity about any of that all all, huh Les?



  9. JMJ - Because you fail to even attempt to remotely understand {or even think outside the limited prism of your box} I have no reason to seriously respond to your question.

  10. JMJ: So as long as the Democrats are "moderate" millionaires, it's okay? Or that they made their millions on "less" risky investments?

    You've got to be kidding me! They are SUPPOSED to be PUBLIC SERVANTS! Yet they go into politics and end up MILLIONAIRES!

    I don't begrudge anyone making a million or two or even ten, but politicans shouldn't be able to do that, NOT on OUR dime!


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