When Did It Become That You Had To Be Rich To Become President?

Remember when our mothers would tell us as children that one day we could grow-up and become President Of The United States? In the world we live in today we have as much chance as that happening as us becoming Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy. It becomes more and more clearer with each passing election that these days only rich men can become president. And, unfortunately, these rich men don't have a clue what the poor and middle class need. Right now, they seem to think the poor majorities biggest concern is health care, as they fight over that issue tooth and nail.

i don't know if I'm a representation of the average unemployed worker; I actually hope I'm not. I live in an area where there is no public transportation and the only jobs available are over ten miles away from where I live. The local Community Action has a coach program to give you rides to jobs, but you only qualify if you're disabled or in rehab; since I'm neither, I don't qualify. I also don't qualify for a monthly grant because I haven't pushed a child out of my womb. So basically all I qualify for is food stamps and health insurance. By the grace of God I was already on the Section 8 program or I'd be sleeping in the gutter as we speak. But with no money I can't even purchase my basic needs like toilet paper or shampoo, not to mention pay my utility bills. I've had to appeal to local churches to help me pay them and you can only do that once so I'm running out of resources. So hearing a couple of rich idiot politicians running for president going on like health care is the biggest problem that exists in America just makes them seem totally out of touch with the real problems of the people in this country. Like I said, I hope I'm not an example of the average American citizen, but I think I'm by no means the only person in such dire financial crisis. All over the town I live in I've seen signs on homes going into foreclosure auctions because the people who lived there couldn't pay their mortgages. So I think health care would also be the least concern of those people, as well.

To make matters worse every day I get an email from someone in Obama's camp crying poverty because Obama's election coffers are low and can I please give them some money to help him buy the election. You want to talk poverty? Live in my shoes. That's poverty. And I do think it's become a matter of buying the presidency with all the vast amounts of money both Obama and Romney are using in their bid for the White House.

Our national debt is higher than it's ever been, and the obscene amount of money these two candidates are wasting in their run for the presidency is quite frankly disgusting. I don't even want to think how much they wasted on their lavish Democratic and Republican conventions. My question is where are all these rich donors and their money when the government needs help paying its bills and has to raise their debt limit higher to make it? Where are these rich politicians who don't even need the bloated salaries they get for the honor of being president, senator or governor offering to take a cut in their salaries to help refill our countries coffers?

I really think things will only change when a president is elected from the poor masses of society who will really understand what the problems of the average person is these days; not these Richie Rich's who have no clue what it's like to poor and be struggling to make ends meet. Unfortunately, the way this country is currently set up only the rich can become president, and it's the rich that have helped put our country in the mess it currently is in today.



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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Interesting observations here. It seems like presidents become richer when in office. Humble beginnings..I don't think so.


uturn 4 years ago

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