In all, Wisconsin’s eight House members and two senators reported assets worth between $54 million and $171 million. These holdings generated income between $1.2 million and $7.4 million in 2013.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner has called the Affordable Care Act “abominable.” So what does Sensenbrenner’s office do when constituents seek its assistance getting in on this abomination? Why, assist them, of course.
The federal Marketplace Fairness Act would let states snare sales and use taxes on their residents’ online purchases from other states. Now they get these taxes only from businesses with a physical presence in their state.
In the last election, the House of Representatives candidate who spent most won 85 percent of the time — and that’s actually the lowest it’s been since 1970.
Cynical assessments that, when it comes picking national leaders, money matters most, are common. And sadly, they’re not unfounded. Take elections for U.S. Congress. Please.