If you still think they are not crooks..

Then check out how Pelosi increased her wealth by 62% in a single year. That was this year, in one of the hardest economies ever, and not coincidentally at the same time some of that “stimulus spending” she presided over was supposed to go live. But there is more!

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her net worth rise 62 percent last year, cementing her status as one of the wealthiest members of Congress.

Pelosi was worth at least $35.2 million in the 2010 calendar year, according to a financial disclosure report released Wednesday. She reported a minimum of $43.4 million in assets and about $8.2 milion in liabilities.

For 2009, Pelosi reported a minimum net worth of $21.7 million.

I tell you, politicians sure as hell has it’s perks, but being a Keynesian democrat pretending to “help” the little people, sure as hell pays big. Maybe I need to become a democrat. It sure seems easier to make a lot more money while demonizing the rich and productive, usi

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  1. richtaylor365

    Alex, to be fair to Pelosi and all other rich people, your title is misleading. We have no evidence that her wealth was ill gotten. My understanding is the Pelosi’s hubby is one smart business man and until we can prove otherwise, she is a shinning example of the American dream, she was not born wealthy but she became wealthy, I say good for her.

    Let’s leave it to the libs to envy the rich or somehow think they don’t deserve their largesse, anybody that works hard deserves the fruits of that labor.

    If you want to slam her for spouting the party line of placing too high a tax burden on the rich, I’m with you there, or for all the other disgusting qualities she was shown us, but her entrepreneurial spirit is worth emulating.

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  2. Mississippi Yankee

    she is a shinning example of the American dream, she was not born wealthy but she became wealthy, I say good for her.

    You do realize who Nancy Pelosi is and where she comes from right?

    Pelosi is Italian-American and was born Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro in Baltimore, Maryland, the youngest of six children of Annunciata M. (“Nancy”) and Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., who was a Democratic party U.S. Congressman from Maryland and a Mayor of Baltimore.[4] Pelosi’s brother, Thomas D’Alesandro III, also a Democrat, was mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971, when he declined to run for a second term.

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  3. AlexInCT *

    I disagree that my title is misleading Rich. In a time where they have done their best to wreck the economy, she made a huge gain in wealth. I guarantee you that if this was republican that the press would be digging, and digging deep, and we would hear all about it. Duke Cunningham comes to mind. And unlike you, and this is based on the policies and ideology pushed by here and the fact that she sure as heel seems to be a believer that government drives – or at least should drive – the creation of wealth & jobs, I am 99.999% certain that Pelosi would not hack it in the private sector. Not without rigging the game so she can make money. And that explains a lot of the crazy decisions she made or makes.

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  4. Kimpost

    The misleading part would be that you have no idea whether her wealth has come legit or not, yet your title presumes there was foul play. I opened the thread to see your evidence of that, but found nothing except for a reference to her wealth.

    Seems to me like your thought process went something like “She’s a politician, one I strongly disagree with, and she’s wealthy. Ergo, she’s a crook”

    I can actually sympathise with that overall sentiment, but your title doesn’t imply your indignation. It implies actual guilt, and your post does not even try backing it up.

    A better title would have been: “How is it that so many politicians are wealthy?”

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  5. richtaylor365

    My contempt for this woman is equal (if not higher) then yours. I still remember a large billboard erected in S.F. when they won back the House and on it was a large picture of her with “Good Job Madam Speaker”, you think it was easy keeping my lunch down every time I drove by?

    Your title has the word “crook” in it, this implies some sort of illegality or criminal activity, is there any evidence that Pelosi accumulated her new found wealth in this manner?

    It is my understanding the her husband is the driving force behind that wealth creation, he is not a politician but a businessman and for him to be able to increase his net worth (and hers by point of marriage) in this economy tells me that he is pretty good at what he does.

    The whole point of deriding the left in their contempt and envy of the rich is because we are better then that, we embrace capitalism and all its trappings, when we see someone “make it” we applaud the effort and point to them and say ,”See, the system works, the American dream is still valid, so people, get off your asses and get going, you to can be rich someday”.

    There is a hundred different reasons for slamming Pelosi, her ability and desire to increase her net worth should not be one of them.

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  6. AlexInCT *

    Your title has the word “crook” in it, this implies some sort of illegality or criminal activity, is there any evidence that Pelosi accumulated her new found wealth in this manner?

    Funny how when I turned the tables and used the age old tactic the left always does where it accuses rich people of being crooks, especially those they see as republicans, that one of our resident leftists didn’t agree with me saying so, and decided to defend Pelosi. She’s crooked for sure. As I have already pointed out, the hag has no other skills than to rip off the tax payers.

    BTW, I think Pelosi is a big crook for things like the stimulus bill and how she has been giving exceptions to those businesses she favors on Obamacare, because that kind of chicanery is screwing the tax payers hard. I have no doubt her extra wealth was created through the power of her job either. there have been several stories of how she has steered cash to her husband’s businesses already.

    The difference between Pelosi and for example Rangel or Waters, is Pelosi has not yet been caught and exposed. But based on how she has abusing her office on other things, I am going to go long and point out I would be far more surprised to find out she has not used that office to make herself rich.

    It is my understanding the her husband is the driving force behind that wealth creation, he is not a politician but a businessman and for him to be able to increase his net worth (and hers by point of marriage) in this economy tells me that he is pretty good at what he does.

    Shit, if I had a wife that was able to pass legislation, be it directly at the federal level, or by asking it from the locals whom want to curry favor with her, like Pelosi’s husband does, making competition unable to compete and singling my businesses out for special treatment, I am sure I could be the most incompetent douche ever and still make money, Rich. The fact is that democrats love to use government to pick winners & loser, and to pretend Pelosi wouldn’t do any of that, is just plain ludicrous.

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  7. CM

    It wasn’t defending anything, it was pointing out your inaccuracy (no facts are in evidence). Two very different things Alex.

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  8. Kimpost

    Me?

    Anyway. She might very well be doing all of what you are implying, but you haven’t shown it.

    Also, Nancy Pelosi is very high profile and controversial. It’s very likely that her husbands dealings are being, and have been, heavily scrutinized.

    I found this five page article from 2007.

    Ken Boehm, head of the conservative National Legal and Policy Center in Virginia, spent months last year looking into Nancy Pelosi’s financial records, campaign contributions and legislative records, looking for any hint of impropriety. “There was no sign that she enriched herself personally by her official actions,” he told The Chronicle last year. “She didn’t cross the line as far as I could tell.”

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  9. Poosh

    I don’t see why people are crying over the use of the word “crook”. We call ALL politicians crooks all the time. This witch is a servant of the people and is more than likely (i mean she’s not working as a dr on top of this etc?) gaining wealth through her political position as well as contacts and investing it, such as in stocks. Now there’s nothing wrong with this UNLESS you are a liberal leftist banging on about the greed of the rich and how evil greed is.

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  10. JimK

    Because CM and Alex have hard-ons for each other and look for *any* reason to start bickering, that’s why. I sometimes wish they’d just start texting each other their junk.

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  11. Kimpost

    Sometimes on the web, differences of opinion seem more important than they actually are. I happen to think that Alex’ title implied foul play, while implying a text supporting that. In that I offered rich my support, that’s all. Not that rich needed it or anything, but I happen to think that he was right in his criticism.

    “If you still don’t think they are not crooks”.

    Cool, interesting! Let’s read it to check out who the crooks are and what they have done. Well, I read the post, and his post didn’t support any of that. It’s not like I demanded something criminal either, or solid proof thereof, but how about offering us anything at all – that is, anything else than “Pelosi has become even richer”?

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  12. richtaylor365

    I don’t see why people are crying over the use of the word “crook”

    Just speaking for my own self, this is analogous to saying ,”That Obama is a crook, he stole the election”.

    First off, it posits facts not in evidence, and second, of all the legitimate and valid criticisms that could be leveled at Obama, to make something up when you already have a mountain of factual stuff to work with, it just seems silly to me.

    The article Alex linked to clearly states that it was her husband’s stocks and business dealings that increased her wealth, she basically went along for the ride, to call her a crook gives her more credit then she deserves since she had nothing to do with it.

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