237 Millionaires in Congress

From Politico:

Talk about bad timing.

As Washington reels from the news of 10.2 percent unemployment, the Center for Responsive Politics is out with a new report describing the wealth of members of Congress.

Among the highlights: Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven members of Congress are millionaires. That’s 44 percent of the body – compared to about 1 percent of Americans overall.

CRP says California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is the richest lawmaker on Capitol Hill, with a net worth estimated at about $251 million. Next in line: Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), worth about $244.7 million; Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), worth about $214.5 million; Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), worth about $209.7 million; and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), worth about $208.8 million.

All told, at least seven lawmakers have net worths greater than $100 million, according to the Center’s 2008 figures.

(via Gerry Canavan)


Carolyn is buying us lunch today:

I recently had the most amazing salad, and luckily, I took a photo before it was gone! This salad featured herb-roasted stuffed (with a little goat cheese and herbs) chicken breast on a bed of Nalo greens (http://www.nalo-farms.com/~nalo/products_more.php?id=8_0_6_0_M) surrounded with chunks of avocado, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and walnuts topped with a mango vinaigrette. It also came with blue cheese but I dont care for that so mine was on the side – and later given to my table mate. This salad was as good to look at as it was to eat!

This lunch was at Murphy’s (http://gomurphys.com/) and was one of the daily specials. Murphy’s is one of our regular lunch places – my coworker and I go about once a week, on the company so we order whatever we want! The service is awesome, especially for regulars. If you ever come to Honolulu you MUST check out this place. Its got history, great food and drink, great service and has WAY more locals than tourists.

Thanks Carolyn! Looks delicious and healthy.