Income Disparities? Something’s Inherently Wrong

There is something inherently wrong with a political process and system that requires a person to spend more money to get elected than he/she could possibly earn as compensation for holding the position to which he /she is elected.

There is something inherently wrong with a process or system of government that permits an elected official to leave office with more wealth than the accumulated/compounded value his/her official gross salary is worth over the period of tenure in office.

There is something inherently wrong with a democracy that demands nothing of its citizens beyond the timely payment of taxes.

There’s something inherently wrong with a ‘democracy’ that doesn’t provide citizens with education sufficient to maintain the system of self government and self determination.

There’s something inherently wrong with a ‘democracy’ that would allow an office holder to stay in office for a period which is greater than a term in prison for a convicted murderer….

Why income disparities are difficult to address and resolve:

Average congressional salary:
$174,000.00

Average salary of US wage earners:
$40,000.00

“It is difficult to get a man (or woman) to understand something, when his or her) salary depends on his (or her) not understanding it.”

Upton Sinclair

“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country”

FDR

 

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