Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis: "She is the 1%! She is the 1%!"

Wyoming Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis speaks as Rep. Eric Cantor looks on (from Rep. Lummis's Facebook page)
Depending in which year's Congressional financial disclosure you use, Wyoming Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis is either the 25th-richest or 29th-richest member of the U.S. Congress. This, in itself, is not bad. But this status as a member in good standing of the 1% does help explain her voting patterns in support of big corporations, tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans (the 1%), cuts in federal programs for the 99%, drill-baby-drill, weakening of environmental regulations, anti-worker legislation, corporate personhood and all the rest. Read Greg Nickerson's excellent WyoFile article at


Anonymous said...

See if I have this right? The Arp, Lummis, Hammond and Wiedersphan families travel across the Atlantic, establish themselves in a windswept, harsh climate and with hard work, some good decisions and investments then their grandchildren end up successful.
Is this not the American way/dream?
Or do we need to punish them? Over to you Mike.

Michael Shay said...

And now Lummis, bought and paid for by the energy industry and Wall Street interests, works overtime to deny opportunity to the 99%. That's the American Dream?

CWWannaPla said...

Well said Michael. Her family may have started out seeking the American dream, but they went from there to plundering it.