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Who Are the 'Most 1% Friendly' Members of Congress?

October 3, 2012
The liberal think tank Institute for Policy Studies is out today with a "Congressional Report Card for the 99%" that dings Republicans as the "most 1% friendly" lawmakers.

Given the political premise of the question, perhaps it's not surprising that all of the lawmakers who got an "F" are Republicans--48 representatives and 11 senators--and all the members who got an "A+" are Democrats (plus Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders). But the report card also criticizes Democrats who have not distinguished themselves "as champions of greater equality."

The institute compiled the report based on 40 legislative actions over the past two years. Some of the bills considered, for instance, included legislation to establish a Buffett Rule.

Why grade Congress?

"Congress--more than any other institution in American life--has responsibility for the rules that determine how our economy operates," the reports authors write.

Take a look a at the report below.



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