Newly released financial disclosure reports show that several new members of the U.S. Senate are officially in the unofficial "millionaires' club."
Although her campaign for the Senate portrayed her as the "voice of the 99 percent" and a champion of America's working class, The Hill reports that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was worth at least $3.9 million in 2012.
The stories Warren and Barack Obama are both fascinating to me. Here are two of the most stringent progressives who demand "social justice" for those less fortunate, yet they are both self-made millionaires themselves and as an African American and a woman, they're both members of minority classes they say need the most help.
Obama was raised by a single mother and Warren spent time as a single mother herself. Both came from relatively humble beginnings and climbed the academic ladder at Harvard. I'll never understand why, then, their political philosophies rest on the assumption that other Americans aren't similarly capable of such achievement. Instead, they insist that they're the exception and that the rest of us need government's help.
Other multi-millionaire freshmen senators joining Warren in the millionaires' club include Sens. Angus King (I-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Deb Fischer (R-NE).