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Friday, July 13, 2012

While Coal Mines In His District Are Closing Down ...

... Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall (southern West Virginia) is feeling no pain:

From Politico:

AFTER TRANSPORTATION BILL, RAHALL CASHES IN: Fresh off the passage of the transportation bill, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), the ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will give members of the transportation industry an opportunity to contribute to his campaign July 19 at a breakfast fundraiser at the National Democratic Club. The invite featured trains, planes and automobiles. The ask: $1,000 to attend, $2,500 to sponsor, or $5,000 to host.
So what if all his constituents are now on food stamps and Medicaid. Nick Rahall is living large.

That's what getting elected to Congress is really all about.  Right, Nick?