Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Millionaires Club In Congress

January 10, 2014 12:00 PM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Millionaires Club In Congress
" BOSTON (CBS) – They’re getting richer on Capitol Hill.

A new report by the Center for Responsive Politics finds a majority of Congressional members had a net worth of $1 million or more in 2012.

First time we’ve ever been able to say that.

Keep in mind that members of Congress make $174,000 a year.

The latest financial disclosure numbers are making news because they come from the very same same people who are deciding whether to extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and whether to hike the minimum wage.

If people already thought Congress was out of touch, I’m guessing this won’t help.

Some of the Congressional millionaires are from Massachusetts. In fact there’s one local lawmaker in the list of the 30 richest members – Rep "

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