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Why do so many Congressmen, Senators & Governors live in mansions while we suffer a $13T Nat. debt


Check out the financial picture of many of our Congressmen & women, our Senators, and our State Governors. These elected officials live pretty high on the hog, yet our nation suffers with problems of debt and a high percentage of poor. Why is it acceptable for our government officials to be so well off while so many others suffer? As a side question, I ask the followers of Jesus would Jesus approve of this? To anyone who feels for the suffering of the poor, do you think this is right? To you in the middle class suffering to pay your bills & raise your children, do you think this is right?

 
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    A very well written and thought out comment!


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I am only allowed so many letters so I chose Jesus; any philosophy will do. As for the other sub questions, they never mentioned Jesus, so no one is stopping you from answering them. As 4 pre-rich: Q: Why do the rich control & tax & get riche


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Ask why already rich want to go into gov. Answer, it leads to preserving their finances & power to maintain their money. Do u really believe the rich want to "help" others become well off? If they did their gov job, why is there a national debt


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Well written. Corrupt, self-centered elected officials r in office because voters continue 2 vote them in. Ron Paul was ignored & corp controlled media labeled him crazy & the voters bought it. In fairness, our system doesn't allow poor to r

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    Charles (Electro-Denizen) 4 years ago

    Your first point I meant to mention as well. We kind of behave like automatons and eat certain things and do things just because advertising tells us to. We vote with our wallets.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I agree the Fed is against everything our founding fathers sought in free enterprise. The Fed should be abolished. The rich control gov & the economy & the power of election. We r delusional slaves who think we r in control.

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    The Fed is counter to what our system claims to be. The Fed should be abolished and those that fail, should fail. The system is suppose to favor no one & allow only the successful to survive. Our system keeps individuals in power.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I am sorry to hear of your ill health. My 30 year-old niece is autistic; my sister-in law has raised & cared for her all her life & still does; she can't do anything for herself. I wish you well & I hope good fortune comes your way!

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I agree that the rich tend to hold the power positions, but the laws are made to maintain their hold on power & keep the rest out. The rich do hold office for money. The rich use legislation & politics to maintain & build their fortunes.

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I agree, but I think American citizens are far more than cowardly; they are stupid, controlled & manipulated. We have become the slaves of the 21st century.

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I think I have not been clear with the pt I'm trying to make. I'm not suggesting no one should have wealth in our system. I'm suggesting it disgusting that people elected to help our system control it, make money on it & have put us in debt.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    What u r buying into is that everyone rich got their by honest means. It is not envy, it is disgust many feel. That so many can b living in squaller while those elected to help r controlling the system & putting everyone in debt is disgusting.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Very well written. Our system is supposed to be one where the players survive or fail without gov intervention. Yet the rich control the laws to "legally" take "our" money to float them when they fail & stand on our sinking heads.

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    No rhetoric or I wouldn't have asked for your reply. Mesmerized, hardly. What is dumbfounding is that people continue to elect corp elite believing they will run this Country for the better of all or shrink gov intervention as originally intended.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    We have a local senator who became wealthy by starting/buying a number of assisted living homes and facilities. She started off small many decades ago. Those politicians who are young/starting out tend to be the ones with less or no wealth.

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    AlexK2009 4 years ago

    I recall reading of research (simulations) that showed there would always be an 80-20 distribution of wealth in any society where trade was allowed.

    I think government should prevent the hollowing out of the distribution you describe.

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    It's interesting that you added the Courts to the mix. I read an interesting book written on the Supreme Court Justices on the 70s Court and the politics involved in their decisions was shameful.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Thank you for your comment. I will check out your link.