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  •  Of course not (0+ / 0-)

    90%+ of America makes less than $100k a year.  How many Congressional newcomers make less than $100K?  How many have made less than $100K any year within 10 years of their first election to Congress.  I would guess the number is asymptotic to nil.

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    by ActivistGuy on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:14:14 PM PST

    •  I would say it includes most of Ohio's Democrats (0+ / 0-)

      few though they be in number. I would guess my congresswoman is among them. Previous to going to Congress, she was the mayor of a smallish Cleveland suburb. I don't think Marcy Kaptur, Tim "The Good" Ryan or Joyce Beatty is rich. Unfortunately, part of the Cleveland area is now represented by the execrable Teabaggin' Jim Renacci, one of the wealthiest individuals in Congress. And THE wealthiest individual in Congress, the execrable Darrell Issa, actually went to high school here in my Cleveland suburb. I was actually thinking about him earlier today when I drove by Heights High on my way to Whole Foods. He seems an unlikely person to have come from a city that went for Obama by 70 points and where he did not lose a single precinct.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

      by anastasia p on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 07:34:21 PM PST

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