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The Democratic Party Is Disconnected

   Posted by: Interceder    in Interceder's Thoughts

When will America wake up to the fact that we no longer have representation in government?

Those who align themselves with the Democratic Party usually claim to be the working class. But take a look at whom they have chosen for their champions.

Top 10 Richest US Lawmakers Mostly Dems
Monday, 20 Sep 2010 10:47 AM
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By: Dan Weil

While the U.S. stock market, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, surged 23 percent last year, the minimum net worth of the 50 richest members of Congress gained only 6.5 percent on average, according to data from Roll Call. Hopefully they can be counted on to steward the nation’s finances better than their own.

But given the exploding federal debt burden — about 60 percent of GDP — it’s probably fair to say that House and Senate members are managing their personal finances better than the country’s.

Of the wealthiest 50 in Congress, 27 are Democrats and 23 are Republicans. That means Democrats account for 54 percent of the group. Meanwhile, Democrats make up 59 percent of Congress overall. So one could say Republicans are slightly over-performing when it comes to accumulated wealth.

Here are the top 10 and their minimum net worth levels for 2009, according to Roll Call:

1. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., $188 million
2. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., $160 million
3. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., $153 million
4. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., $82 million
5. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, $74 million
6. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., $70 million.
7. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., $56 million
8. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., $55 million
9. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., $50 million
10. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., $46 million

Since the Democratic philosophy is to redistribute wealth (as long as it isn’t coming out of the pockets of the leadership) it seems what the constituents want is nothing more than a new form of slavery. (More on that in another post.)

Another disconnect between the Democratic leadership and the Democratic membership should be the chosen messiah of the Democratic Party, Barak Obama, someone who has never in his life held a real job. The same can be said for a plethora of government leaders, no real world job experience. This is an obvious paradox in the party of “the working class.”

Or is the true goal of this “working class” that they really don’t want to work and so they continue to elect those who are determined to create a society where everyone receives a government handout.

One could think the Democratic Party is actually disconnected with itself, besides being out of touch with the principles and founders of this country.