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post #1 of 18
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http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/...111230087/1002


And they potray themselves as the poor guys

I guess wealthy politicians are all alike.
post #2 of 18
I don't think that I've ever met a poor politician. Even our local sheriff, who should be poor based on what his job pays, drives an SUV that costs more than my house.

One of those things that make you go; hmmmm
post #3 of 18
Ummm...I guess I just figured that anyone that was on TV that's suppose to represent the people makes 6 digits (whether they're helping themselves to more than what comes in direct deposit )

Anyhoo, yea...unless its an extremely small town in the middle of nowhere, I don't doubt that people that sit in office are some of the richest around town (or the country/state)
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
I don't think that I've ever met a poor politician. Even our local sheriff, who should be poor based on what his job pays, drives an SUV that costs more than my house.

One of those things that make you go; hmmmm
have to agree.
in truth most dem,and rep make me want to
post #5 of 18
Actually the story doesn't say anything about the incomes of the politicians. It's about the income of the constituents.

I think it just shows what we all already know, that the Republicans have convinced a lot of middle and working class people to vote for them on religious issues and ignoring their own economic interests.
post #6 of 18
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Oh yeah, turn it around and blame it on the Republicans for the Democrats being just as rich as the Democrats.

They are ALL just in it for the power.
post #7 of 18
So according to this data if I wasn't married I would be considered rich. Frankly it is sort of subjective on how much income will make you rich. I wouldn't consider $100,000 will give you a rich lifestyle in the Maryland suburb that I live in. Comfortable, yes but not rich by any means. By the time you pay for housing, food, transportation and retirement savings there is not much left for any big ticket luxuries. Again don't get me wrong I live a very comfortable life but I am not swimming in money or have a whole lot of extras. Middle class is a much more appropriate class. My comuting costs alone are from $200 to $250 a month. It is actually cheaper for me to drive but I take Metro for enviromental reasons. Actually I potentially would have to sell my house if it wasn't for my husbands salary. Housing is wickedly expensive. So while $100,000 may make you rich in some parts of the country it doesn't in other parts.

Frankly, though, I am sick of the you are with us or without us division of the political parties. There are some things I vote "democratic" on and some things I vote "republican" on. And even more frankly I hate the AMT tax. It affects democrats and republicians alike. It should have been fixed before repealing the inheritence tax. As a former tax accountant I have opinions on my of our tax structure which is just unbelievable.
post #8 of 18
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Actually the story doesn't say anything about the incomes of the politicians. It's about the income of the constituents.
True The point that I was trying to make is, how can any politician truly relate to the lower and middle classes? Do they even have a clue. Look at New Orleans during the storm. ALL the politicians were just plain flabbergasted that there were people in NO that couldn't afford to put $100 worth of gas in the SUV and drive to Texas to wait out the storm.
post #9 of 18
Or that there were people who didn't have SUVs!

I guess I'm really happy with my representatives -- who are all three Dems.

The difference in income between the Democratic and Republican constituences weren't really that great either.

What we should be worrying about is how the difference in income between the truly wealthy and the working class keeps growing and the middle class is basically disappearing.
post #10 of 18
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True The point that I was trying to make is, how can any politician truly relate to the lower and middle classes? Do they even have a clue. Look at New Orleans during the storm. ALL the politicians were just plain flabbergasted that there were people in NO that couldn't afford to put $100 worth of gas in the SUV and drive to Texas to wait out the storm.
Really? Who were the flabbergasted politician's?
It is so sad the mayor of NO didn't use the school buses to get people out.
post #11 of 18
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Really? Who were the flabbergasted politicians?
Just about everybody at the federal level, I'd say. They were in Never Neverland. Gingrich, to his credit (I'm not a fan), pushed for legislation regulating the evacuation of pets.
post #12 of 18
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Really? Who were the flabbergasted politician's?
It is so sad the mayor of NO didn't use the school buses to get people out.
Very nearly every one of them that cared to mention it. There seemed to be an idea that anyone not evacuating was doing so because they wanted to stay. And the media knew (and was reporting) the conditions at the superdome for days before FEMA caught on.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/08/2...icane.katrina/
post #13 of 18
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I was more flabbergasted that the local and state officials did, absolutely, nothing, whatsoever, to help their own. School buses left to be submerged.
But, of course, it was all Bush's fault and no one else's. Whatever happened to help from the local and state level? That didn't happen with Rita and the California wildfires, hmmm, I wonder why?
post #14 of 18
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I was more flabbergasted that the local and state officials did, absolutely, nothing, whatsoever, to help their own. School buses left to be submerged.
But, of course, it was all Bush's fault and no one else's. Whatever happened to help from the local and state level? That didn't happen with Rita and the California wildfires, hmmm, I wonder why?
Funny; I don't see how my statement of "ALL politicians" was blaming Bush for everything, or how it relieves any of the state or local politicians from blame.

I'm going to have to look up "all" in the dictionary now.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
True The point that I was trying to make is, how can any politician truly relate to the lower and middle classes? Do they even have a clue. Look at New Orleans during the storm. ALL the politicians were just plain flabbergasted that there were people in NO that couldn't afford to put $100 worth of gas in the SUV and drive to Texas to wait out the storm.

"ALL" to me, means, every single one. I just don't remember any politicians being "flabbergasted" for the reason you stated. I remember it differently I guess.
post #16 of 18
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"ALL" to me, means, every single one. I just don't remember any politicians being "flabbergasted" for the reason you stated. I remember it differently I guess.
Okie dokie
post #17 of 18
A good number of politicians are lawyers before they became politicians - now what does that tell you? They probably had 6 figure incomes, has lots of friends with 6 figure incomes, etc. etc. before they ever entered politics. Do they really care about the little guy? I honestly doubt if ANY of them really care about the little guy. They will look out for their own regardless of what they tell us before an election.

I'm convinced that even if an honest politician got elected, he/she wouldn't be able to stay honest for very long once they got into the midst of the corruption that we can only scratch the surface of which I am certain happens within any government. To say that one party is better than another is like saying apples are better than oranges - it depends on who you ask and some will like apples better or vice versa. There will be things about each that appeal to folks and for different reasons.

I sometimes wonder how much bad advice Bush gets and then repeats - I'm just not sure that he is bad - just gullible.
post #18 of 18
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I agree Yosemite. Power corrupts.
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