Congress is filled with millionaires. A recent graphic indicates how many members have a net worth over $1 million.
But rich politicians have long voted for higher taxes and lots of Federal controls. They do so well as members that they are protected from the effects of their own legislation. They are big government people, because big government has made them rich and powerful.
This report spells it out.
1. Talk about the 1%. Over half of the members of Congress, who are sent to Washington on the behalf of the common man, are millionaires.
2. Legal Insider Trading? There is currently no accountability or oversight to prohibit members of the U.S. Congress from profiting in the financial markets based upon the inside information they obtain in the course of their daily work. (The news program, 60 Minutes, recently blew the lid off of the Congressional insider trading scandal. Watch here.)
Then there are the very well off. These are federal employees.
3. Federal Employees Everywhere. As of 2010, over 80,000 federal workers held jobs that earned $150,000 or more a year. That number has soared tenfold in the past five years and has doubled since President Obama took office, according to USA Today.
The spending never slows down. It accelerates.
The size of government increases. Its intrusion into our lives increases. Yet the voters do not know what they want, other than free lunches.