The Madness Chronicles – Episode 35

In our 35th episode of the Madness Chronicles, we’ll look at the madness of Congress making the rich richer. Remember, madness is a state of being mentally ill, severely, extremely foolish behavior, and a form of frenzied or chaotic activity. Let’s take a look at the madness of Congress taking care of their own.

In the massive HEROES Act providing relief during the COVID-19 crisis, our illustrious Congress made sure the money went where it was most needed. For instance, Atherton, California, home to one Nancy Pelosi, has an average personal income of $525,324 a year. The cheapest house listed in Atherton on Zillow is $2.5 million. Atherton is home to a few folk like Google’s Eric Schmidt, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, and Microsoft’s late co-founder Paul Allen. His former residence there was recently sold for more than $35 million. Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry bought an Atherton estate last year for $31 million. The home town of Nancy and her rich friends received $3.7 million in Coranabalogna relief funds. Isn’t that special?

Moving east to the home of Senator Richard Blumenthal, the fake Vietnam Vet, we see something similar. In Old Greenwich, Connecticut, where the average annual income is a mere $321,377, the city received a whopping $5.9 million in COVID relief. There are many old historic buildings there to maintain so they can sip their lattes in style. Palm Beach, Florida, is home to many of our rich and famous. Palm Beach has an average annual income of $314,090. Those poor folks received a pittance of $4.4 million in COVID relief funds. Pity for the Palm Beachers.

In the old money town of Scarsdale, NY, the average income is $452,041 bailout. The median home sales price in Scarsdale is $1.2 million. Among others, Scarsdale is home to Beyonce and Jay-Z. Scarsdale received $8.8 million in corona relief funds to keep those quaint shops and top schools running. Isn’t Congress extraordinary?

Back west to Hillsborough, California, with an average income of $430,681. Hillsborough has a median home price of $5.4 million. It is home to Bing Crosby, Elon Musk, Jenny Craig, Jimmy Kimmel, and Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita, a Tongan princess. Congress awarded those poor folks got $5.7 million in COVID relief funds.

To the Rocky Mountains and Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. Cherry Hills has an average annual income of $406,314. Important people living there are John Elway and Peyton Manning. The private schools of Cherry Hills include Madeline Albright and Condoleezza Rice as their graduates. The median home price is $2 million. But Cherry Hill received a small bailout of $3.3 million.

In LaLa land, Los Altos Hills, California, they have an average income of $405,073. Los Altos has a median home price of $3 million and counts Google founder Sergey Brin and Israeli-Russian billionaire and tech investor Yuri Milner, who paid $100 million for his home. Yet, the city needed a COVID bailout of $4.2 million.

The Lone Star State made the list. In Highland Park, Texas, a Dallas suburb, the average annual income is $365,025. It is the wealthiest town in Texas, the median home price is $1.5 million and home to the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, and the former governor of Texas, Bill Clements. These poor folks accepted a COVID bailout of $4.5 million.

We could go on, but the bottom line is that Congressmen take care of their own at our expense. The Top 50 zip codes in America for personal income, including those above, received $350 million in stimulus dollars that could have gone to people who really needed it. Sad.

May we wake from this madness before it’s too late. I wish you good health, and until next time, have fun, enjoy life, and watch out for the madness amongst us. It’s 2020, and it’s getting out of hand.