The 50 wealthiest lawmakers were worth almost $1.4 billion in 2009, about $85.1 million more than 12 months earlier, according to The Hill’s annual review of lawmakers’ financial disclosure forms.....
Twenty-seven Democrats along with 23 Republicans make up the 50 richest in Congress; 30 House members and 20 senators are on the list.
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Answer by CABlonde at 3:52 PM on Aug. 31, 2010
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NO! DC hasn't a clue to what the average American has to do to keep a family, job, home, etc. I think something happens after that winners party in the local election, they get a Hollywood Head and then they go and live in that rarefied air in DC. I believe in term limits because I do not think that politics should be a career. They should have a term to serve their State, County, whatever, and go back and get a job. I don't think that they should have a LIFETIME retirement check for serving only ONE term! Come on, who works for four years and then gets paid until the day they die? I can understand a President having that benefit because what other job can you possibly do after that, Wal-Mart? Heck, I think most of the DC crowd now would fail a Wal-Mart test!
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