Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has long been one of the wealthiest Senators in the country. Open Secrets put her as the fifth wealthiest Senator in their latest ranking. In Missouri Rising Action’s newest graphic we highlight one way Senator McCaskill’s millions make her out-of-touch with Missouri families:
Senator McCaskill’s status as an out-of-touch millionaire also seems to have clouded her judgement on issues like tax reform. Tax reform’s impact has already been felt across Missouri as companies award significant bonuses for their workers. Yet, perhaps due to her gigantic net worth, Senator McCaskill’s silence has shown she doesn’t really care about these bonuses:
“Some Missouri workers got some more good news, thanks to the GOP tax bill that was signed into law on December 22. More bonuses were awarded. It should be a good thing. It’s certainly something that a politician who voted for the legislation could tout back home. Yet, for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), she’s decided to remain silent.”
Missouri needs a Senator who will be able to understand the problems families are facing. Senator McCaskill’s enduring silence on these tax reform-related bonuses shows her status as an out-of-touch millionaire disqualifies her from this role.