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As Americans get poorer, members of Congress get richer

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/29/2011 @ 3:49 am In Diversions,Front Page,Money,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

The average American’s net worth has dropped 8 percent during the past six years, while members of Congress got, on average, 15 percent richer, according to a New York Times analysis of financial disclosure. The median net worth of members of Congress is about $913,000, compared with about $100,000 for the country at large, the Times’ analysis found.


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