Friday, July 30, 2010

Ban Millionaires from Congress

First, I know that rich people are people too. And yes, rich people have rights.

But of the 535 members of congress, how many do you think have a net worth of a million dollars or more? I'll bet you a donut the number is far greater than the national average.

Which leads to the question: can rich people effectively govern in the best interests of members of the non-rich classes?

No one likes to talk about class these days, I realize that. God forbid someone be labelled as trying to ignite class warfare, just for pointing out the obvious.

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According to politico.com, the answer is 237. So, 237 out of the 535 members of congress are millionaires; but only seven have a net worth of $100 million or more. That's some comfort, I guess...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29235.html

1 comment:

  1. I'd argue that 1 million isn't enough to be of concern. I know many many people who are millionaires (that's silicon valley for you). It just doesn't mean that much. It's not enough to cover you for the rest of your life.

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