Thursday, September 3, 2009

Deep Pockets

The Hill's Rich List was published yesterday and Idaho's junior senator made the list. That's right, Jim Risch made the list of wealthiest members of congress with a reported $19.3m net worth. The short blurb accompanied by a large head shot of Risch notes land owned in Twin Falls and Arapahoe County. Stumped me for a bit given there isn't an Arapahoe County in Idaho! What wasn't surprising is that The Hill made note of Risch's ability to bankroll his own campaigns (for Lt. Gov. and Senate). Perhaps Risch should start putting that money to good use and bank roll a few hundred Idahoans who are without health care...

2 comments:

Tim B said...

I'd like to paraphrase you post. If you are rich you are evil until you give it all away and become either middle class (evil, but less so) or poor (what you want us to strive for?).

Tara A. Rowe said...

No, not what I was saying. My comment about his ability to bankroll was more or less out of frustration with his complete disregard for health care reform in this country. He can do whatever he wishes with his money and good on him for being successful. His deep pockets just don't translate for average Idahoans struggling in this economy.