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dirk digler
09-22-2008, 09:50 AM
and Obama is not in the Top 50

http://www.rollcall.com/features/Guide-to-Congress_2008/guide/28506-1.html?type=printer_friendly

1. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)
$230.98 million
The Massachusetts Senator claims the mantel of richest Member in the 110th Congress. Kerry’s actual holdings, however — including those of wife Teresa Heinz Kerry, widow to ketchup heir Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.) — are likely much greater.
In an April 2008 article, Forbes.com estimated Heinz Kerry’s net worth at $1 billion.
Kerry’s disclosure forms list the value of more than 180 assets — including Heinz family trusts and investment funds — only as “over $1 million,” rather than the more specific ranges including $1 million to $5 million. Senators are allowed to list assets in the “over $1 million” category only if the items are held independently by a spouse or dependent child.

13. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
$19.64 million
McCain’s true value is impossible to estimate because most of the major assets are listed in the name of his wife or children, thereby requiring far less detailed disclosure. Other news outlets have suggested that Cindy McCain’s net worth may exceed $100 million, but there is no documentation to prove that figure.
McCain’s disclosure form lists 12 items with values of “over $1 million” that are owned by his wife and children. In 2007, the family liquidated a trust set up by Cindy McCain’s late mother that had a reported value in 2006 of more than $2.5 million. The proceeds were then distributed to three other trusts, which show a minimum value of $1.4 million. Cindy McCain also liquidated a blind trust in 2007, selling millions of dollars worth of stock, and the reported value of the stock she owns through Hensley & Co. — her family’s beer distributorship — dropped more than $4 million in value last year.
The only assets McCain claims as his own are a checking account with a balance of $15,000 to $50,000, a money market fund worth less than $15,000 and several book deals.

14. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
$19.42 million
McCaskill watched her net worth grow in 2007, increasing more than 24 percent over her estimated $15.66 million total in 2006.
Among McCaskill’s major assets: approximately 270 limited partnerships in affordable housing real estate and a handful of “enterprise trust investment funds” held by her husband that showed a combined increase of approximately $2.7 million in value from last year.
Her spouse purchased a Kansas City, Mo., housing bond listed in the “over $1 million” category.
The Senator’s husband also identified a loan of at least $1 million, the only liability listed by the couple, from Enterprise Bank.

RINGLEADER
09-22-2008, 09:52 AM
Good for them.

dirk digler
09-22-2008, 10:01 AM
Good for them.

I wish I had that much money. Maybe I should run for Congress

'Hamas' Jenkins
09-22-2008, 10:15 AM
I wish I had that much money. Maybe I should run for Congress

The real duckets come after Congress, when you give the same speech for 20 grand a pop.

Mr. Kotter
09-22-2008, 10:26 AM
McCaskill? :spock:

Is she a slum-lord or something? :shrug:

:hmmm:

'Hamas' Jenkins
09-22-2008, 10:27 AM
I'd like to know how the AP Green Brick scion didn't make the list. Did the **** drink it all away?

tiptap
09-22-2008, 10:29 AM
Did you start with a neutral question Kotter? Slum lord, yeah you are so even handed up front.

ROYC75
09-22-2008, 10:38 AM
So what does this prove ? Oh, I get it, they have been around for a very long time and is doing OK in the private sector.

Since Obama is not listed, it could be for several reasons ......

# 1, Not old enough to qualify on the age factor and / or
# 2 . Maybe he is not smart enough to make money in the private sector ?
# 3 . He doesn't care about money ?

Next question ? Does this article really prove anything ?

Answer : NO .........

Mr. Kotter
09-22-2008, 10:39 AM
Did you start with a neutral question Kotter? Slum lord, yeah you are so even handed up front.

It was intended to be TIC....kind of a bad joke. Forgot to be clear about the TIC part. My bad.

(But, no, I don't care for her; she rode her husband's name into Congress....and intends to use her support for Obama to get some other more cushy job.....or so it would seem to this outsider.)

Iowanian
09-22-2008, 10:40 AM
Sounds like McCain is significantly more suited to deal with large amounts of money.


That was your insinuation, correct?

L.A. Chieffan
09-22-2008, 10:40 AM
# 2 . Maybe he is not smart enough to marry a sugar mama



govena

ROYC75
09-22-2008, 10:44 AM
govena


This can be true as well.... Again, the article is just a comment about who has money, who prospers with what they have.

It doesn't paint anyone as being a crook.... even thou politicians are . :D

StcChief
09-22-2008, 11:51 AM
without Ketsup where where would John Kerry-Heitz be?

Pitt Gorilla
09-22-2008, 12:08 PM
Sounds like McCain is significantly more suited to deal with large amounts of money.


That was your insinuation, correct?Yeah, the people thinking that way probably voted for Kerry.

NoLurkerNoMore
09-22-2008, 01:22 PM
Interesting enough 6 of the top 10 are Democrats.

KILLER_CLOWN
09-22-2008, 01:32 PM
What? no Ron Paul? Oh thats right he doesn't take kickbacks.

Iowanian
09-22-2008, 01:50 PM
Yeah, the people thinking that way probably voted for Kerry.


Thats not really true, while Teeeeeeeeeeeeeereeeeeeh-za was a ketsup gozillionaire, it was made very clear that the Dubya Bush family had been owned by the Saudis for decades, and they've got more gallons of oil than heinz does ketsup.

Ultra Peanut
09-22-2008, 04:16 PM
Ha ha! Kerry's wife can beat up McCain's wife!

Ultra Peanut
09-22-2008, 04:17 PM
Interesting enough 6 of the top 10 are Democrats.How is that interesting? Given the sample size, it's as meaningful as a 50/50 split.

Mr. Kotter
09-22-2008, 04:18 PM
Ha ha! Kerry's wife can beat up McCain's wife!


You sound surprised. Dykes can be really, physically, "tough."

whoman69
09-22-2008, 07:48 PM
The Clinton's have earned $100 million since he left office and they're only worth $10 million. That's a lot of spending.

Ultra Peanut
09-22-2008, 07:50 PM
You sound surprised. Dykes can be really, physically, "tough."what

banyon
09-22-2008, 08:58 PM
It was intended to be TIC....kind of a bad joke. Forgot to be clear about the TIC part. My bad.

(But, no, I don't care for her; she rode her husband's name into Congress....and intends to use her support for Obama to get some other more cushy job.....or so it would seem to this outsider.)

Kotter, are you sure you're not thinking of Jean Carnahan?