"Middle Class" is the Heart of America "Upper Class" Politicians Bleed Us Dry
Welcome to Congress Members That Do Not Care
Let it be known that those members of both Houses, have for several decades, have made empty promises to the Americans. Members of Congress have said they care, and would help the majority that need the most help, the "middle-class," and poor, the homeless, that include children. They have failed, and have been responsible for helping the "upper-classes" and the elite only. Congress has shed no blood in wars that they created, that we did not have to engage in. They have not sacrificed anything for America and it's people.
The members of Congress will pass a bill that state" "Members of both the Houses agree to have the following percentage deducted from their government salaries, on the agreed amount of pay deduction will be paid to a community based, programs of their choosing, in their States and Districts. that the Members of both Houses serve. he members of Congress will pass a bill that state" "Members of both House agree to have the following percentage deducted from their government salaries, and the agreed amount of pay deduction will be paid to a community based, programs of their choosing, in their States and Districts. that the members of both Houses serve.
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By Jessica Flores
A Wealthy Congress Disconnected from Americans' Pain
Nearly half of all members of Congress are millionaires or multimillionaires, while only 1 percent of Americans reach that standing, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. While members of Congress have mostly gained back their financial losses from the recession, Americans are still feeling the effects of the economic collapse.
There’s been little analysis of congressional wealth before the last decade, but political scientists agree that generally, wealth in Congress has always outstripped that of the average American.
But in the aftermath of the recession, the wealth divide between Congress and the rest of America appears to have gotten even wider. The median wealth for all Congress members rose by 16 percent, growing from $785,515 in 2008 to $911,510 in 2009, according to a report from the Center for Responsive Politics.
On average, senators were worth three times more than House members ($2.38 million vs. $765,000), though the wealthiest politician was a member of the House — Darrell Issa, a Republican from California.
Meanwhile, life for the average American isn’t getting much better.
The latest numbers from the Federal Reserve show that the average American’s net worth decreased by 23 percent from 2007 to 2009. And the average American brought home $500 less between 2008 and 2009 — the same period in which congressional wealth increased.