04 May '11, 5am

Will Only The Rich Be Able To Run For Office?:

Campaigns are expensive, and each election cycle as outside interest groups flood the airwaves and independent mailers go out to voters, they become increasingly so. It's very little surprise at this point that nearly half of our congressional representatives are millionaires , but what should have us worried is what happens when eventually, all of them will be? It's always said that no one should go into politics expecting to get rich, but the idea that being rich needs to be a prerequisite for holding office is a distasteful one to those who wish that their representatives know more what it's like to lead the type of lives that a majority of their voters lead. It's hard for a millionaire to understand what it's like to struggle to keep a child in daycare while working, or figure out how to make their mortgage payment when their unemployment extension expires, or try to p...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/Will-Only-Rich-...

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