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Congress of the Rich

John Simkin

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Yes, it's certainly some citizen Congress we have, isn't it?

The separation from reality that these people have is infinitely more pronounced with those members who have never experienced living in a lower or middle class environment, because they really can't adequately imagine what economic survival entails.

I don't fault people who were born wealthy (e.g. the Kennedys, the Bushes, Mitt Romney) and I certainly don't think that their good fortune should bar them from public service, but I have life experiences to which they will never be able to relate.

I once saw a video from a Ted Kennedy campaign stop and a man confronted him saying "Senator, you've never worked a day in your life". A person standing by Kennedy told him "You ain't missed a damned thing."

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