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Mitch McConnell, currently the Senate Minority Leader and lagging several points behind in his campaign for re-election, has a substantial fortune. His financial holdings increased from less than $8 million to over $44 million beginning in 2007, the depths of the Bush II depression, when most Americans lost at least 25% of their own net worth. Mr. McConnell reportedly will receive a Federal pension of over $14,000 per month, and has never held a private sector job in his life...

http://themoderatevoice.com/...

His wife, Elaine Chao, was Secretary of Labor under G.W. Bush, and is very wealthy in her own right. Her family maintains close ties to China...

http://en.wikipedia.org/...

It is interesting that the US lost millions of manufacturing jobs to China in the in the period when Ms. Chao was labor secretary, and most of this loss was due to policy changes by the US government in those days...

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/...

It is also interesting that prior to this period, US manufacturing jobs had been stable for at least 20 years...

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/...

Mr. McConnell has opposed and blocked every proposed bill to benefit working people, unemployed and retired people in his tenure as Minority Leader, and has stated several times in his current campaign that he is well known as a strong supporter of workers. I am not sure where he got that idea.

Originally posted to old mark on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 04:05 AM PDT.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos.

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