18 November 2010

An economic factlet

Just in case the last election in general didn't make you depressed enough, one way or another, consider this little factlet from Frum Forum:

The personal wealth of members of Congress collectively increased 16 percent between 2008 and 2009, even as the broader economic downturn eliminated thousands of jobs for ordinary Americans, according to a study by the Center for Responsive Politics released Wednesday.

In the House, the study found, median wealth grew to $765,010, up from $645,503 in 2008. In the Senate, median wealth grew from $2.27 million in 2008 to $2.38 million in 2009.

Well. It's hard work. Or something.

And what was your personal wealth doing over the last two years?


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