Why is Corporate Media giving Schweikert a pass on vigorous debt ceiling advocacy?

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By Steve Muratore David Schweikert, the Republican who represents Arizona’s Sixth Congressional District is a rich man.

WASHINGTON – At least four members of Arizona’s congressional
delegation had estimated wealth of more than $1 million in 2010,
according to a report by the Washington Post.

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, topped the list with an estimated net
worth of $33.9 million, an increase of more than 400 percent since 2004,
according to the analysis.

He was followed by Republican Sen. John McCain with $16 million, Rep.
David Schweikert, R-Scottsdale, with $6.2 million, and Rep. Ed Pastor,
D-Phoenix, with $1.1 million.

But only one of those four are vigorously advocating against lifting the US Treasury’s Debt Ceiling.

“It is implausible the United States would ever default,” he said. “The math makes that clear.”

Schweikert is one of a growing number of Republicans who insist the
country will not default if it hits the debt limit, and he accused Lew
and President Barack Obama of using the word “default” as a scare
tactic. In speeches on the House floor, in public appearances and in a letter this week to Lew, Schweikert has insisted that the U.S. has options that do not require raising the debt limit.


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