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US "Fifty Wealthiest Lawmakers" list: A Congress of the rich

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The '50 Wealthiest Lawmakers' list shows that dozens of congressional politicians have amassed huge fortunes while simultaneously slashing the wages, benefits and social services of the American people. Congress cuts unemployment benefits, funding for health care, education, and housing. Both parties have agreed that slashing pensions and food stamps are next on the agenda. For the richest members of Congress, these cuts will result, as they evidently have already, in an increase in net worth.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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