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Old December 30th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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The list is a little dated, but, the 25th poorest Congress member in 2010 was worth ... drum roll ... $4,732,002.



Yes, the 25th poorest out of 535 Congress men and women is worth almost $5M.



It is any wonder that Congress is out of touch with the majority of Americans?



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Old April 20th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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Um, I am sorry but that figure is incorrect! The figure for the poorest congressman is for Alcee Hastings (dem of florida) and while the number is accurate you forgot the NEGATIVE, as in -4,732.002. That is over 4 million dollars in debt. There are also plenty of republicans with negative three figures as well. While I agree the congress is out of touch and most are wealthy. Please report accurately. -berrigrl
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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #3
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Um, I am sorry but that figure is incorrect! The figure for the poorest congressman is for Alcee Hastings (dem of florida) and while the number is accurate you forgot the NEGATIVE, as in -4,732.002. That is over 4 million dollars in debt. There are also plenty of republicans with negative three figures as well. While I agree the congress is out of touch and most are wealthy. Please report accurately. -berrigrl


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I should have fact-checked that article more closely.



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Old April 21st, 2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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Old April 21st, 2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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Um, I am sorry but that figure is incorrect! The figure for the poorest congressman is for Alcee Hastings (dem of florida) and while the number is accurate you forgot the NEGATIVE, as in -4,732.002. That is over 4 million dollars in debt. There are also plenty of republicans with negative three figures as well. While I agree the congress is out of touch and most are wealthy. Please report accurately. -berrigrl
Hahaha. First post and you've already called out on IT's error. Nice. No offense towards IT of course. Welcome. My name is Locke, pleasure to meet you.
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That's what they "report", probably most of those figures are inaccurate so they don'
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