Thursday, June 19, 2014
"Among the eighty-seven new House Republicans elected in 2010, low taxes suited not only their politics but their pocketbooks. Thirty-three of the sixty members of the House Tea Party caucus were millionaires when elected. Six were worth more than $20 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money in politics. 'What unites these freshmen,' said the center's Dan Auble, 'is that, on balance, they're rich.'"
From Chapter 19, The Rise of the Radical Right, 1964 - 2010