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    WHAAAT???? (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by NYShooter on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 09:32:23 PM EST
    ".....between $6,598,014 and $56,244,998,..."

    A 50 million dollar "rounding error"?

    No wonder they can't balance a budget.

    Please, please send food donations (none / 0) (#1)
    by MO Blue on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 08:50:40 PM EST
    to Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) who is struggling to survive. :-(

    Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), the 23rd richest member of Congress who owns millions of dollars in farm and ranch land, told an audience member at a town hall in Missoula yesterday that he and his wife "are struggling like everyone else" and that he's "land rich and cash poor."

    "I'm a small businessman. My wife is a small businessman. You know she hasn't taken a salary in ten years? She has not, as a result of the business, because we are struggling like everyone else... with the economy," Rehberg said.
    It's certainly possible Rehberg finds himself in cash crunch. But his own most recent financial disclosure form, which covers 2009, shows Rehberg with a self-reported net worth of between $6,598,014 and $56,244,998, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That made Rehberg the 23rd richest member of Congress (by another count he was 25th richest member of Congress and the 14th richest member of the House). Based on their analysis, Roll Call pegged him as the 23rd richest member of Congress. link

    Ah, the old "My wife just wears (none / 0) (#5)
    by brodie on Sat Apr 30, 2011 at 09:37:51 AM EST
    a simple Republican cloth coat" pathetic plea for sympathy.  And just one year shy of the 60th anniversary of that one.  The GOP -- Grand Old Pity party.

    She hasn't taken a salary in 10 years (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by MO Blue on Sat Apr 30, 2011 at 10:38:07 AM EST
    but I wonder how many zeros are in her household budget. If my budget had a few hundred thousand for clothes, and another few hundred thousand for travel and entertainment etc., I wouldn't need a salary. :-(

    Maybe (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Apr 30, 2011 at 11:11:14 AM EST
    she has the same deal as Ivana Trump did when she was married to The Donald--$1.00 in salary and all the spending money she wanted.

    Ben Masel has passed :( (none / 0) (#6)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Apr 30, 2011 at 10:25:51 AM EST