Nice Work if you are Willing to Sell your Soul

Between 1984 and 2009, the median net worth of a member of the House has risen 2 1 / 2 times, according to the analysis of financial disclosures, rising from $280,000 to $725,000 in inflation-adjusted dollars.

Over the same period, the wealth of an American family has declined slightly, with the median sliding from $20,600 to $20,500, according to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics from the University of Michigan.

As reported in the Washington Post it pays to hold elected national office.  Not only are your investment returns superior to your constituents, your income much better as well…..

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