America's Representative Aristocracy
www.dictionary.com defines "Aristocracy" to mean:
1. a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, esp. the hereditary nobility. 2. a government or state ruled by an aristocracy, elite, or privileged upper class. 5. any class or group considered to be superior, as through education, ability, wealth, or social prestige.
Hmm.... Does this sound like America to you?
A) To run a political campaign you have to be RICH...or have RICH backers to your campaign.
Except for some few exceptions Senators, Representatives, and the President of the United States must land the job by generating millions of dollars from the Upper Class through fundraisers.
B) The Rulers get their own version of Healthcare and Retirement Benefits not available to those they rule over. Thus they are priveledged.
C) Obamacare? Not going to apply to the President or Congress. They are the only ones exempted....
D) What? You say we are still a Representative Democracy?
How is that so when Congress has the power to change the entire economic system with a single vote?
Think about this..... Since all financial, retirement, health care, etc. benefits are all packaged and delivered to you for your ENTIRE LIFE at the very SECOND you are seated in office.... Then you are much like a Supreme Court Judge with no concerns about being voted out of office.
Vote out a congressman/woman and he/she won't care.... they get everything anyhow! They are set for life from day 1.....
That is not a system that motivates Representation..... Which is why there is no real Representative Democracy..... The Health Care bill passed only because of this very real problem. What exactly does anyone have to lose if they vote against the WILL of the American people?
The excess priviledges and elitism and nobility only begins there....
Why is it Congress decides what their PAY is? they can raise their pay......American people don't decide it!
Why is it Congress gets to police themselves in terms of Ethics? It is THEIR ethics committee.....!
Run and managed by the majority. Which can let obvious, unethical behavior slide....
Alcee Hastings is another problem..... This man was impeached...!!! Why does that mean he can still run for office and still end up getting a seat in Congress?
There is no ZERO TOLERANCE policy in Congress.....
And America calls themselves a Democracy??? representative democracy? lower case R...Capital Aristocracy.....in my opinion.