Contact Us

Wealth Gap Between Congress and Average Americans Widens [OPINION]

It’s no secret that politicians are paid too much, but even in the worst of economic times the gap between Congress and average Americans continues to widen according to a Washington Post report.

How can our elected leaders continue to ask us to sacrifice, while they continue to receive 5 percent pay increases during the greatest recession of our lifetime?  The Post report analyzed financial disclosure forms and public records from all Congressional members and found that the median estimated wealth for members of the House was $746,000 and $2.6 Million for senators. Not a bad living if you can get the work.

While two Republican Congressman top the list, this isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue. John Kerry is third. They’re all overpaid. Are we to believe this is a system our founding fathers would have wanted? It favors electing people of wealthy status and creates career politicians. People aren’t called to serve, they’re being served and we all pay for it.

Here’s the list of weatlhiest Congressman:

  1. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) $448.1 million
  2. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) $380.4 million
  3. Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) $231.7 million
  4. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) $143.2 million
  5. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Florida) $136.2 million
  6. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) $101.1 million
  7. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) $99.1 million
  8. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) $85.6 million
  9. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) $73.2 million
  10. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-California) $69.0 million

Best of 92.9 Jack FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://929jackfm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Freeloaders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Freeloaders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.