I find it curious that so many politicians leave office much more wealthy than they enter it. I read the question about why do politicians make so much money, but the answers focus on their salary of $200K. That is NOT what I am asking about. $200K annually is reasonable for the job they do.
I am talking about the serious wealth of over 10 million dollars that accumulated over the course of their tenure. I know it is not limited to one party either. My concern is corruption and shady business dealings like inside information. I am sure part is due to book deals and the like, but there are few things in life that guarantee wealth without creating or making something. It seems wrong. And would seem to violate founding principles.