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For many lawmakers, disclosures don’t estimate holdings’ total value

Estimating the total value of a lawmaker's holdings is impossible in many cases. Disclosure forms have an uppermost range of "more than $100,000," and 49 of 90 Arizona lawmakers listed one or more assets in the highest range.
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May 12, 2010, 9:20 am
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“I think the idea is to see where somebody’s loyalties might lie,” he said. “I don’t see that net worth is a critical part of a conflict-of-interest analysis.”

This is the same as the argument that any equitable form of taxation would be “class warfare.” But the thing is, arguing that wealth doesn’t matter IS a form of class warfare. Politicians are not Average Joes, and their interests are often in expanding their wealth. I for one have decided to stop voting for republicrats precisely because they are at war with the working class.

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