At least 9 primetime speakers at the Democratic National Convention railing against the evils of capitalism and “income inequality” are members of the 1 percent or very close to it.
Pew Research stated in 2014 that in order to be a member of the one percent needed to have a net worth of nearly $2.4 million and according to the U.S. Census the richest Americans earned at least $450,000 annually.
Plenty of speakers at the DNC made that minimum but had no problems being hypocrites to rage against their own economic class.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren famously rails against the richest Americans, but she has a net worth of about $7.5 million.
She wasn’t the only millionaire or richest member of Congress to take the stage on Monday.
She has a net worth of nearly $12 million.
Even the union leaders who are supposedly fighting for the working man or either members or nearly members of the one percent. American Federation for Teachers leader Rhonda “Randi” Weingarten takes home more than $557,000 a year, AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka draws a salary of $322,000 annually, and Mary Kay Henry of the SEIU has a yearly income of about $300,000.
Not too bad for people who are supposedly fighting for average Americans.