They haz met the enemy, and they iz them

Lookee here.

Members of Congress had a collective net worth of more than $2 billion in 2010, a nearly 25 percent increase over the 2008 total, according to a Roll Call analysis of Members’ financial disclosure forms

2 responses to “They haz met the enemy, and they iz them

  1. Nothing wrong with wealth, nothing at all. Not if it’s honest wealth. Self-made people are my heroes—it’s the ones who rort the systems I despise; politicians and the ‘free luncher’ hangers on.

    We need replace our ‘Representative’ democracy with True Democracy. The time is almost right but TD wouldn’t work yet, it would quickly devolve into a Tyranny of the Majority; people need learn first that there’s ‘No such thing as a free lunch’.

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    • Hey Argus, welcome. Couldn’t agree more – I’m a big fan of honest wealth myself, and admire the hell out of people who actually do and make things. I’m also fine with wealthy members of congress – but when over 50% of them are worth over a million, many of them decamillionaires, they have entirely lost any reasonable connection with the people they are elected to represent.

      I still beleive in representive democracy – direct democracy becomes anarchy. But some housekeeping is in order!

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