Most Unethical Congress Ever Got Rich While You Got Poor
Posted by Casey on October 28, 2008
For those of you with only an elementary education on the US government know that the US Congress is far more influential on the economy than the president is. That’s by design by the way.
While most of the government programs that got us into this housing mess were Democrat plans they were also run primarily by Democrats. We are now seeing just what happens when government gets too involved in a free market system, but I digress.
We were promised a lot of things by the Democrats when they took power, but we only saw them fulfill one item on their platform before their leadership went public and stated that they were throwing out their platform. Among the promises that were thrown out with the trash were that Congress was going to work harder and longer weeks, we would get more money in our pockets, and they would be the most ethical Congress in the history of the country. None of which came to fruition, and in all those examples … the opposite became true.
This current Congress has the worst approval ratings ever in the history of the United States. Most of us would think that doesn’t merit any improvement in pay. However, Congress’ wealth grew 13% last year alone, and a lot of that was a direct result of the subprime lending market.
A representative republic indeed.
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