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Just Who Does Congress Represent Anyways?

Earlier today I checked into Twitter to see what was going on. One of the people I follow had tweeted to Sen. John Cornyn the following tweet.

P0TUS: To JohnCornyn  ” Americans do not approve of a transfer of wealth from poor to rich. Understand?”

Sen. Cornyn responded by retweeting what was addressed to him and adding his answer to the beginning of the tweet. It read like this.

JohnCornyn   “This IS still America RT @P0TUS: To JohnCornyn Americans do not approve of a transfer of wealth from poor to rich. Understand?”

Since the P0TUS tweet didn’t say “Residents of some foreign country do not approve of a transfer of wealth from poor to rich. Understand?”  I’m reading the response as a tribute to the American Way of doing things, which these days is apparently to transfer the burden onto the poor by taking from the poor to give to the rich. 

If this is the attitude of an elected member of Congress, I need to ask who is it that he feels he’s representing? Isn’t Congress supposed to represent the interests of ALL Americans? I’ve been saying jokingly that we have the best Congress that Corporate Money can buy. Maybe I’m closer to the truth of the matter than I believed? Has Congress become the representatives of the rich and famous rather than the representatives of the Middle Class and the poor?

Before you point out to me that the poor don’t pay taxes, let me remind you that the poor buy goods and services from those who use part of that income to pay their taxes. They rent apartments from landlords for whom that rent is additional income. They buy clothing, food and pay utilities, among other things. All of which helps businesses keep some employees who pay taxes on their salaries.

Our Constitution does not say that “rich men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights”, it says ALL men. I think it’s time to remind those that we elected to Congress of that. They are there to serve the interests of ALL the citizens of the United States regardless of race, creed, color or income.

2 Responses to Just Who Does Congress Represent Anyways?

  1. Butterose May 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Senator Cornyn today said that the lower 50% only pay 3% of taxes. Funny, GE Corporation profited to the tune of 13 BILLION dollars and paid NO taxes. So, the solution is to raise the taxes on the very people who can’t afford it and let the rich get away with 0 tax. He’s appalling me to the nth degree.

    Zero taxes and zero jobs created. While the unemployed are struggling to eat. That’s about it in a nutshell, and very few people care.

  2. admin May 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Amen to that! But sometimes trying to explain economics to people is like pulling teeth. The poor don’t have ‘ extra ‘ money…whatever money they have they spend. Circulating through the economy, into one hand and then into another, and another, and another.

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