How wonderful! Another elitist Republican who doesn’t understand the pain and suffering we working class people are facing. Good on the Ed Chau campaign for getting this out.
Congressman Gary Miller (R, CA-42) was “honored” by Roll Call newspaper this week as one of the top 50 wealthiest members of Congress. Ranked number 22 with a minimum net worth of $14.49 million dollars, Congressman Miller has purportedly disposed of past debts. In fact, Miller’s net worth has increased by 39%, or $4 million since his report last year.
The disclosure report was filed in 2008 and covers finances for 2007. During the time when Congressman Miller’s net worth was skyrocketing, the United States’ economy grew a mere 2.2%, the smallest increase since 2002 and California’s 42nd Congressional district had one of the highest home foreclosure rates in the country.
Congressman Miller’s voting record over the last two years certainly benefits those like him, who have money to spare. Miller voted:
– Against Protecting consumers from Gasoline Price Gouging
Against increasing the minimum wage
– Against appropriations for hurricane recovery
– Against Children’s health insurance
– Against funding for housing for the elderly and people with disabilities
“While gasoline prices are hovering around $4.00 per gallon, the state of California with the second highest foreclosure rate in the country, and with our economy in crisis, Congressman Gary Miller has very little to worry about with a net worth of 14.49 million dollars. How can Gary Miller understand the pain of working families who are struggling to make ends meet?” said Ed Chau, Democratic Nominee for U.S. Congress.
Ain’t that the truth.