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How 47% of Congress Became Millionaires



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The specifics of how they became

millionaires are important, of course, but the word "millionaire" is not a dirty word and no longer refers to someone who's greatly wealthy. It's just someone who has accumulated a an extremely comfortable nest egg. It's not even someone who wields a particular amount of power due to wealth, just not as vulnerable as the rest of us due to being able to afford lawyers and such.

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Cyril's picture

Once again, I hesitated between laughing and punching the wall.

Once again, I hesitated between laughing and punching the wall.

I'm gagging.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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Oh my. You follow peasants. Come be my subject - Queen Elizabeth

Dear American Commoner,

We shall send round our royal coach & invite you on a royal world cruise. You need not be lead by peasants. Mere common millionaires. Please allow us to treat you to the life you may be accustomed to, should you seek better leadership. Royal bloodline leadership. Let us show you the benefits of being our royal subject. Queen Elizabeth II

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Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

You know, an interesting

You know, an interesting thing would be something that says who ever runs for congress cant be rich...

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Cyril's picture

BUMP. Good one. To the point.

BUMP.

Good one. To the point. Ah yes, I had forgotten insider trading with the stocks thing (which I don't play)... Forgetful me.

I'm not a big fan usually to point fingers at people's classes re: their wealth or income levels - for I don't encourage envy - but when it's about politicians or government going corrupt and greedy, I consider it A CIVIC DUTY to denounce it FIRST AND FOREMOST.

Thanks for sharing.

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"How...?" You mean, besides voting perverted laws of plunder

"How...?" You mean, besides voting perverted laws of plunder over the people, and getting bribes back from their corporate cronies?

Or their $175,000/year tax-payer paid rent for them to not even read the same bills they're bribed for?

Okay... I guess I have to watch the video... I probably missed other perks of theirs.

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egapele's picture

States are now hiring white collar crime investigators

to supplement their civil prosecution teams.

Maybe the pols will start to mind their p's & q's. They should as they are being watched.