From a New York Times news article about Senator Schumer, Democrat of New York:
Mr. Schumer accused deep-pocketed backers of the Tea Party movement of cynically manipulating its adherents. "These people are wealthy, hard right, selfish, narrow; people who don't want to pay taxes and don't want government interfering with their companies no matter what damage their companies may do to their workers, to the environment or to anybody else," he said.
Note the use of the word "wealthy" as a pejorative by Mr. Schumer. Mr. Schumer's most recent financial disclosure form filed with the Senate indicates that he and his wife had earned income of $407,255 for the most recent year, and they live in an apartment on Prospect Park West that Mr. Schumer estimated the value of in 2010 at $1,570,000. Park Slope real estate has soared in value since 2010, so the apartment is easily worth more than that — public records list three apartments in the building that sold in 2012 and 2013 for $3 million, $2,053,000, and $2,910,000. Mr. Schumer's mortgage on the apartment is for less than $100,000, the Senate financial disclosure records show.
So here's a senator sitting on home equity of about $2 million and earning family income of $400,000 a year going around attacking the "wealthy."
And he's doing so in a speech to the American Progress Action Fund, whose donors include Google and the Motion Picture Association of America and whose board of directors includes businesspeople such as Ronald Klain and Christie Hefner.