Congress is super-duper rich
CNNMoney created this graphic based on the Center for Responsive Politics’ congressional wealth research.
via Tami Luhby:
Members of Congress are much richer than you and me.
With a median net worth of $878,500, Democratic lawmakers were actually worth more than nine times the typical American household in 2010. Not bad for the party that positions itself as the defender of the middle class.
And 21 congressional Democrats have average assets of more than $10 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which analyzed politicians’ financial disclosure forms.
That seems pretty rich, until you consider that the richest 70 members of China’s legislature added more to their wealth in just the last year than the combined net worth of all 535 members of the U.S. Congress, the President and his Cabinet, and the nine Supreme Court justices.