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  •  Would be great to find out (3+ / 0-)
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    How many Republican Congressman / Senators own their homes outright, and what they owe on their mortgages, credit cards, student loans, etc.! How much debt are the austerity bots actually carrying?!?!

    Any way we can get this info?

    Excessive literary production is a social offense. - George Eliot

    by pyramus on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 11:42:30 AM PDT

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    •  my point exactly (2+ / 0-)
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      the reason why a lot of these Politicians speak a language other than what "average" Americans do, is because they've got too much money and dont know whats like to live like the rest of us. They dont know what's like to depend only on your social security check for your month to month survival....they dont know whats like NOT to have health insurance or a pile of student loan debt....I am at a point where any time I hear about someone running for office (on both sides), my first question is: how much is this fucker worth? If it's too much, then I know there's no way in hell they can effectively represent me!!!

      Can we stick to the issues? Please!

      by AnthonyMason2k6 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 11:52:31 AM PDT

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    •  There was something floating around (1+ / 0-)
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      the internets last week - and if I recall correctly there were quite a few of them carrying mortgage debt for 3-5 properties.

      I can understand 2 - since most of them maintain homes in two places by the nature of their jobs - but 3, 4 and 5?

      The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy... the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

      by lcbo on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 12:15:52 PM PDT

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    •  You might take a look at ... (3+ / 0-)
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      OpenSecrets.org
      It appears you can look up Congress-people's debts, including mortgages, along with many assets (but not personal residences, as far as I can tell).
      I only did some spot-checks, not an in-depth look, but somebody wanting to do some research can get quite a bit of info.

    •  The metaphor is broken (0+ / 0-)

      but it refuses to die.  I think the reason is that our elected leaders believe we are too dim to understand federal finances, and need a down-home analogy.

      Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. --Not Benjamin Franklin

      by Boundegar on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 02:25:02 PM PDT

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