Top 20 Wealthiest Senators And Representatives

Millionaire lawmakers have always been a part of the congressional story — from the landed gentry who created and first populated the legislative branch, through the industrialists who wielded outsize influence in the Gilded Age, to the corporate bosses and old money heirs who larded the cloakrooms through the end of the Cold War.

What’s marked recent years, a time when wealth disparity has grown wider than ever in American history, is the arrival of so many of the superrich. For every 13 members, in fact, one may fairly be dubbed a “1 percenter,” the term of derision imposed by liberal groups on the richest 1 percent of Americans. Data from the Fed pegged the net worth threshold for these people at $10.4 million in 2016, a mark exceeded by 26 Republicans and 17 Democrats.

Congresswoman Esty Leaving Elected Office

Last week there was no mincing of words on this blog about Congresswoman Esty.

Today Elizabeth Esty announced she will not run for reelection after coming under fire for her handling of sexual harassment allegations by her former chief of staff.

“I have determined that it is in the best interest of my constituents and my family to end my time in Congress at the end of this year and not seek re-election,” she said in a Facebook post. “Too many women have been harmed by harassment in the workplace. In the terrible situation in my office, I could have and should have done better.”

Trump, In Stalin-Like Move With Sinclair Broadcasting, Moves One Step Closer To State Run Media

Stalin could not have done it better.

Local news stations are now required by Sinclair Broadcasting to parrot the talking points of Trump, thus moving America one step closer to its own version of state run media.

Just one more freedom being further assailed under this Administration. Watch the video and feel the bile rise in your throat.   Those that have no education will not understand why the rest of America—who has read history and perhaps even some law—will find this simply outrageous.   America is in danger.

Watch In Real Time As Stock Market Drops Due To Trump Trade Fiasco

Watch the Dow Jones tank in real time.

As of this posting time the Dow Jones is down over 500 points………The Chinese government plans to immediately impose tariffs on 128 U.S. products, including pork and certain fruits, a direct response to Trump’s recent moves to pursue numerous trade restrictions against Beijing.

If U.S. goods become more expensive in China, Chinese buyers could opt to purchase products from Europe, South America or elsewhere, though White House officials have routinely discounted the likelihood of this.

Beijing’s move could force Trump to decide whether to follow through on expansive trade restrictions he had hoped would crack down on China even if Beijing is now threatening to harm U.S. companies that rely on Asian markets for buyers.

Who said trade wars were easy and good?

Donald Trump Depicted As A Pig On National Magazine

As we start a new work week this says more than many words in a blog post ever could.

New York Magazine is taking a fresh look at Donald Trump with its new cover depicting the president as a pig.  The April 2 issue of the magazine features a close-up photo of Trump with a pig’s snout replacing his nose.

“Not Collusion… Not Incompetence… Not Cruelty… It’s the Corruption, Stupid,” the headline reads. “Why His Self-Dealing is His Biggest Political Liability.”