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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:48 AM
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How many millionaires in Congress? How many millionaires in America?



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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:51 AM
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1. OLIGARCHY anyone? n/t
bhn
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:53 AM
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2. Bought and paid for
Definitely not representing the 99%. That would go against their best interest.
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:56 AM
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3.  You get the gold star for today!
n/t
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Johnson20 Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 11:59 AM
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4. Very concerning. Maybe its time
to get really serious about term limits. It should be noted that these folks are from both sides of the aisle.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 12:02 PM
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5. How many Americans vote in off-year Congressional elections?
How many work for the candidates they want to represent them at the local and state/federal legislative levels?

We, The People share a small portion of the "blame" for this situation. Some of us abdicate our responsibility as citizens/voters, fail to toss out the garbage, and let them get away with murder.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 12:34 PM
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6. I'm surprised. I thought Congress was more than 50%.
The Senate is significantly more, isn't it?
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 07:08 PM
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10. You are right. I believe the Senate has more wealth per Senator.
but I don't recall where I saw that info.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 12:36 PM
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7. Representative government my ass.
:smoke:
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 12:37 PM
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8. So who wants to guess who is being represented there?
The natural tendency is to facilitate the people with money. After all, they tend to be the powerful ones. Little people don't need representation, right? They're powerless.

This must change. This is the goal I envision for OWS. This is the reptilian skin I hope OWS can help America shed.
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felix_numinous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 12:57 PM
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9. We get taxation without representation
while they get NO taxation and ALL the representation...how long do they really expect to get away with this?

Hey happy move your $$$$$$$ day!! :)
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