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    "McCaskill's husband, Joseph Shepard, is a St. Louis developer whose companies received nearly $40 million in federal housing subsidies between 2007 and 2011."

    I bet she supports more housing subsidies.
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    She probably worked out a deal with the developers and probably will pay very little of her own money. If I were a Missouri resident I would certainly not like this.
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    Yet the left has no problem going after conservatives who get a couple thousand in farm subsidies.
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    @AntiPorcheria <G> The total salary of the NBA players is way more that the income of a great number of countries of the world. <G>
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    @AceLuby Republican senators are, at least, honest about being moneygrubbers. Demagogues on the other "do it for the people".
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    But her policies are worse. Typical attitude of an oligarch: throw crumbs for votes, and keep living like the ones you blame in your speeches.
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    As far as we know, both she and her husband have made their own fortunes. I though conservatives admired self-reliant types like this.
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    @Denizen_Kate Not when they push more welfare that benefits them. Looks like they made their millions in welfare payments.....corporate welfare. I thought liberals hated corporate welfare and rich people getting welfare payments. I guess, as long as they claim to "help" the little people, the left doesn't care what you really do.
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    @Ets101592 - I really don't have any specific information about how these two people have made their fortunes, so I can't debate that with you. I've heard nothing controversial about either of them. If you have information indicating that their gains are ill-gotten, please share.
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    @Ets101592
    Your right...from Missouri and she is 'breaking ranks' with her people big time! THINK it won't go over too well at all.
    She has made her NAME ...for sure, by being 'among the little people' in our state and LOVING it...I THINK this will be a turning point in her career.
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    @Denizen_Kate

    I am sure that she and her husband have made the money themselves which is great just like Pelosi's hubby .

    The BIG problem is that these multi-millionaire Dems , LOVE to raise taxes and want to tax fuel and energy consumption even more because they themselves are so grossly out of touch , that they see nothing wrong with this.

    In Florida the GOP Gov, Rick Scott did that to us in a 'surcharge' as far as electricity goes . The average Rep here has not forgotten this but Dems look the other way as their elite pull the same nonsense .
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    So if a republican buys a multi-millionaire dollar house...it shows they are a powerful capitalist and a great businessperson ....but if a democrat does it.....then it shows they are out of touch?.....well, that's stupid....but...in answer to the question...any politician living in this style is out of touch with the average citizen...regardless of political party
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    @Happyhedon

    Yea, but they're not the ones preaching about income inequality, the "fair share" gospel, or promoting "class warfare" like the Dimocrats do...so why the hypocrisy in what they do vs. what they say?
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    @BravoJuliet Being rich while wanting higher taxes for people like yourself is not hypocritical, it actually shows someone who is not selfish. What would be hypocritical is if she wanted higher taxes for everyone except herself, you know, like the super rich who want to raise taxes on the poor so they can pay less. That's hypocrisy.
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    True story .... Happy. What i find stupid is people who react to this question to agree strictly with their own political affiliation. Oligarchs come in all political forms. That being said... the overwhelming majority of wealthy Oligarchs, Plutocrats, corporatists, autocrats, or even aristocrats are brazenly open about their political lean, which ultimately favors the right-wingers, and so called ..."conservatives".
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    It shows their utter hypocrisy. Collecting millions in welfare payments for their business? I thought libs were against corporate welfare.
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    It also makes people puke when they hear Democratic leaders talk about the rich not paying their fair share and raising taxes on the middle class. Did you read about the Congressional leader that sold his 'share' in Trident Medical for two billion dollars? Or Al Gore selling his TV station to Aljezra for $100,000,000.00 or Nancy Pelosi's hubby getting a couple billion dollar contract with the government or Charles Rangel's extra Million in profit that he didn't think he should pay tax on or Warren Buffet's tax arrears or...

    I read that Obama is moving down the street after his second term. They have no intention on leaving.
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    Right or Left . Commie or Capitalist... This HAS to stop. Send your happy ass back to your home district....(telecommunication s remember?) save us the time and money to PAY for this lifestyle...

    They need to take a vow of poverty....
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    In what way are we paying for this? As far as I know, she and her husband are buying the place with their own money. I thought conservatives admired self-reliance.
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    @Denizen_Kate
    Self reliant all the way to fooling the people she could to obtain the money and power and clout it took to GET OUT of her home state and MOVE UPWARD it seems.
    No one would prove it but her husbands business is 'conflict of interest' in the first place. WHAT A CREEP she has turned out to be!
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    @Denizen_Kate McCaskill's husband, Joseph Shepard, is a St. Louis developer whose companies received nearly $40 million in federal housing subsidies between 2007 and 2011.

    Not their own money, is it?
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    Well you could come to Miami and be a commissioner in EITHER party , They get rich VERY QUICKLY .
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    Aha typical 'populist' politician, pretending to be one of the people while handing down edicts from above.

    Always shrouding their true intentions with phony egalitarianism.
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    there are more millionaires and more lawyers on the democratic side of the isle in DC..... not out of touch, never been in touch.
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    Living there doesn't make her out of touch, it just goes to show everyone that she see's herself as more deserving and affluent than the minions she serves. For the most part, ALL of these self righteous jerks are out of touch with the working class of this country.
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    Doesn't her place in congress have a conflict of interest with her husband's business? Most on the hill are extremely rich. Again, is that not a conflict of interest with the American people? Out of touch with most of the nation?
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    The GOP is also out of touch but you refuse to see it .

    The reelection of an inept , liar who would have never been reelected if a moderate Rep ran , esp in red state Florida was a clear sign.
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    As far as I'm concerned the issue is whether she's playin' politics to make herself rich, which is what many Beltway politicians and bureaucrats do. How many of them have only become millionaires after going to D.C.? Here is a book on the subject:

    "Expose Congressmen" Over 248 congressmen Became Millionaire's after being voted into office!
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/occupy-congr...

    Scroll down a bit and there is a list of names--McCaskill isn't one of them, apparently because her husband is a successful developer. The bottom line is that Congress is a millionaires club, which is why many of them are, at the very least, out of touch. However, most of Congress didn't make their millions after getting elected. Rather, Americans are electing out of touch millionaires because, in my opinion, Americans are more interested in playing party politics than electing people who are truly interested in helping the poor and so-called middle class despite giving all of us consent lip service. They essentially like the prestige and power that goes along with being a member of Congress and are willing to do almost anything to retain power, including lying through their teeth in order to sucker people into voting for them, classic e.g., our Liar-in-Chief, Barack Obama.
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    In her case she was out of touch when she was elected. She only won a second term because her republican opponent self destructed by making stupid comments.
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    Being in congress more than ten years or so is enough to make pretty sure that any congressperson has lost touch with he real world, especially given the tendency lately to see themselves as the royal class.

    If I were Emperor of the World or whatever, I'd require every legislator to reside at the address randomly chosen from the list of vacancies within the DC city limits.
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