Congresspersons Doing Just Fine; Still Out of Touch
November 18, 2010
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While most of America was struggling financially over the past two years, members of congress saw their personal worth grow by 16%. These are the same people who can’t fathom continuing benefits for the long-term unemployed and want to extend tax cuts for the super wealthy.
One of those voting to block the extension of unemployment benefits in today’s vote was California Republican Darrell Issa, whose personal wealth exceeds $300 million.