Another Misrepresentation Spread to the Masses … The Party of the Rich in Congress are Democrats, Not the GOP


So much for the Democrat talking point that the Republicans are the party of the Rich …

Hmm, looks like it is the Democrats who are the party of the rich. As reported in the Yahoo News, Democrats represent 8 of the 10 richest House districts in the United States. Actually, Democrats have the top six wealthiest districts, Republicans represent #7 and #10.


Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It’s a label that has stuck for decades, and you’re hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits.

But in Congress, the wealthiest among us are more likely to be represented by a Democrat than a Republican. Of the 10 richest House districts, only two have Republican congressmen. Democrats claim the top six, sprinkled along the East and West coasts. Most are in overwhelmingly Democratic states like New York and California

The 10 richest House districts:

  1. New York 12 – Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Democrat – Per capita income: $75,479
  2. California 33 – Rep. Henry Waxman, Democrat – Per capita income: $61,273
  3. New York 10 – Rep. Jerry Nadler, Democrat – Per capita income: $56,138
  4. California 18 – Rep. Anna Eshoo, Democrat – Per capita income: $ 54,182
  5. Connecticut 4 – Rep. Jim Himes, Democrat – Per capita income: $50,732
  6. Virginia 8 – Rep. Jim Moran, Democrat – Per capita income: $50,210
  7. New Jersey 7 – Rep. Leonard Lance, Republican – Per capita income: $48,556
  8. California 12 – Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Democrat – Per capita income: $48,523
  9. New York 3 – Rep. Steve Israel, Democrat – Per capita income: $47,991
  10. Virginia 10 – Rep. Frank Wolf, Republican – Per capita income: $47,281

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