Guess it’s no surprise that so many of ’em want tax cuts for the rich and couldn’t care less about unemployed folks losing their jobless benefits….
They campaigned on bringing Main Street principles to Congress, but a large chunk of the rookie class of House Republicans will be bringing something else to Washington: personal wealth.
Nearly a quarter of the incoming class of 84 House Republicans have assets of at least $1 million, according to a POLITICO analysis of financial disclosure forms, a sign that this anti-Washington, anti-establishment crowd of congressional freshmen has been quite successful in the private sector……
…….Nearly half the current Congress — 261 lawmakers — already have assets exceeding $1 million, according to a recent report from the Center for Responsive Politics, and that number appears to be growing. Last year, 237 lawmakers made the mint club.