The US flag flies over the US Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/ Karen BLEIER
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
For the first time ever, half of US Congressmen, both Democrats and Republicans, are millionaires, according to figures from a group that examines the influence of money on politics.At least 268 of 534 lawmakers currently elected to the House of Representatives and the Senate had a net worth of $1.0 million or more in 2012, according to disclosures filed by all members of Congress. Median figures for Republicans and Democrats in the "millionaires club" are nearly equal, with Democrats edging just a bit ahead with $1.04 million compared to $1.0 million for Republicans.But in both parties, the average has risen from a year earlier, from $990,000 for Democrats and $907,000 for Republicans.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE