HuffPost’s Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC’s “Countdown” Thursday night to discuss the decisive defeat of extended jobless benefits in the U.S. House of Representatives, the day after a new report from the Center for Responsive Politics revealed that nearly one in two members of Congress is a millionaire — and most are getting richer.

“The members of Congress are insulated in many, many ways here,” Fineman told host Keith Olbermann, referring to the suffering of middle-class Americans. “It’s the nature of politics today, which … favors wealthy people, number one.”

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