The organizations added, “As the American public will be forced to pay the price of any debt ceiling increase, so too will the elected officials from Ohio ignoring the wishes of the Tea Party, 9.12 and liberty-minded groups from here, as will the elected officials from other states ignoring the wishes of well over half of this country.”
“Speaker Boehner must listen to all Americans, and certainly to those in his home state of Ohio,” said Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin. “The Ohio freshmen who were elected by the tea party — giving Speaker Boehner his leadership position — must know that their constituents clearly reject any increase in the debt ceiling.”
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.