Democrats: The Real Party Of The Rich

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Right after the Supreme Court's decision to lift limits on campaign contributions, Democrats and their left-wing supporters assaulted the decision as a boon to Republicans, "the party of the rich."
    This of course is part of a far-wider narrative — slavishly repeated by largely unquestioning liberal media — that the GOP outspends Democrats on campaigns thanks to big-buck donors like the billionaire Koch brothers.
    But, as it turns out, that's a lie — as big a lie, in fact, as "you can keep your insurance," "you can keep your doctor" and "ObamaCare will bend the cost curve down."
    By almost every measure, in fact, it's the Democrats, not the Republicans, who are the party of the rich.
    Start with Congress itself. Who are the wealthiest members? Well, there are 269 millionaires among Congress' 535 members. And most of them are Democrats.
    And contrary to the hand-wringing on the left about the Supreme Court's 5-4 McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling Wednesday, Democrats far outspend Republicans on elections. It isn't even close.


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    It was a terrible decision by the SC regardless of which party a person supports.
     
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    Why is it a terrible decision? Shouldn't a person be able to spend his money as he pleases? Should I covet what a rich Democrat has and does?
     
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    The majority of them are seemingly very wealthy and continue to see their wealth increase many times quicker than the average person while they are in Congress.

    Exactly WHO do they really represent?
     
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    Don't be sorry. I think you're 100% correct. I was just looking at the disclosure numbers from 2012.

    Darrell Issa (R-Calif) H R $330,380,031 $464,115,018 $597,850,005

    Mark Warner (D-Va) S D $96,221,316 $257,481,658 $418,742,000

    Jared Polis (D-Colo) H D $69,791,412 $197,945,705 $326,099,998

    John K. Delaney (D-Md) H D $65,151,162 $154,601,580 $244,051,998

    Michael McCaul (R-Texas) H R $102,547,780 $143,153,910 $183,760,040

    Scott Peters (D-Calif) H D $27,518,090 $112,467,040 $197,415,991

    Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) S D $86,307,329 $103,803,192 $121,299,056

    Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa) S D $63,269,025 $101,290,514 $139,312,004

    Vernon Buchanan (R-Fla) H R -$58,149,853 $88,802,066 $235,753,986

    Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) H D $1,046,071 $87,997,030 $174,947,989

    Diane Black (R-Tenn) H R $3,443,087 $69,569,042 $135,694,997

    Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) S D $42,673,137 $68,446,578 $94,220,020

    Tom Rooney (R-Fla) H R $41,385,465 $64,314,955 $87,244,445

    Chris Collins (R-NY) H R $22,263,037 $59,104,518 $95,946,000

    Robert Pittenger (R-NC) H R $29,927,054 $54,791,526 $79,655,998

    Suzan DelBene (D-Wash) H D $23,908,063 $54,251,531 $84,595,000

    James E. Risch (R-Idaho) S R $19,123,056 $53,517,527 $87,911,998

    Bob Corker (R-Tenn) S R $8,675,020 $49,114,509 $89,553,998

    Gary Miller (R-Calif) H R $17,813,046 $46,542,523 $75,272,000

    Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) H R $20,908,191 $45,402,595 $69,897,000

    Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) H D $36,418,070 $42,462,048 $48,506,027

    Alan Grayson (D-Fla) H D -$2,212,951 $40,362,024 $82,936,999

    Scott Rigell (R-Va) H R $14,104,074 $38,247,537 $62,391,000

    John Hoeven (R-ND) S R $10,209,077 $37,115,538 $64,021,999

    Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) H R $31,338,760 $36,634,730 $41,930,701

    Look at the min , avg and max wealth of just the top 25. And we're to believe that these folks are doing what's in the best interest of the average American citizen?

    More so than ever, vote for them one time and let's get them out of there.
     
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    Zaac, why do you think I'm so adamant nobody vote for these clowns ? It's celebrity congress USA. Hollywood for the less comely.
     
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    Ahhh . . . it's good to be a corporatist! :thumbs:
     
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    One word - senority
     

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