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Do members of US Congress adequately represent the American middle class?

  • The upper class feels that the middle class is getting in the way of their total momentary domination.

    The lower class will most likely self destruct in today's world, and the middle classes fear of poverty will destroy them. I guess the upper class just has to sit and wait. The enormous debt that plagues many middle class people has created a sort of rat race with no end in site.

  • Here is my opinion:

    Congress represents those that vote them into office. Even so, they do not represent the entirety of the voters, as there are almost always people that vote for the representative's opponent. Sometimes, the decisions they make do not even represent the people that voted them into office; the members of Congress really just want to do their own thing.

  • No, they represent the voters

    All members of congress are elected by the people. But the catch is that in order to be represented, you actually have to get up and vote for who you want your representative to be.

    First off, I am not talking about the Presidential elections, Im talking about the elections that take place every two years that determine the position of every House seat and 1/3 of the Senate seats.

    These elections (which determine our members of congress) have HORRIBLY low turn out rates. Some areas of the country get as low as 10%-15% of the populace, others may get 30%-40%, but they all all relatively low.

    And do you know which demographics have the highest turn out rates. The elderly, wealthy people, and businesses men/women. Some of the lowest are young people, poor people, and minorities.

    So no, congress does not represent the American middle class. It represents those who got off their ass to vote.

  • Members of US Congress don`t adequately represent American middle class

    I don`t believe that US Congress members represent American middle class in a way they should. They are all full of promises and talks when it is time for elections but once when they have chance to help American middle class they get lost in political games. I think American middle class is slowly disappearing and US Congress should help more by representing them adequately.

  • No, members of US Congress do not adequately represent the American middle class

    Members of US Congress do not adequately represent the American middle class. Average pay rates haven't been increased and the cost of living has gone up for a lot of people. Taxes aren't lowered for the middle class who quite possibly struggle with the already high cost of living, and they have to deal with the aforementioned average pay rates at the same time. Articles on American news websites provide additional information on just how far off adequate the treatment the US Congress provides really is.

  • No, Congress does not adequately represent anyone.

    While it would be nice to assume Congress represents the American middle class well, or any class at all, the fact is that United States politics are largely driven by lobbying activists, as well as Congressmen looking out for their own states' interests. Of course, each Congressperson is a unique individual, so definitive things can't be said about the individuals, but it's become obvious that there are conflicting interests in politics, and individual people are not adequately represented, regardless of class.

  • Middle Class No Longer Steers Policy Decisions

    Because of increasing economic inequality, there is no longer an economic incentive for politicians to seek the consent of the middle class. The only skilled labor that the United States needs to function as automation increasingly replaces skilled workers is computer and technology labor, much of which is not what can be described as middle class work. Especially in a post-Citizen's United era, it is more important for politicians to please large corporate campaign donors who are able to leverage the increasingly sophisticated propaganda machine in the United States to manufacture consent from a middle class that previously (as in the early 1990s) was heavily polled to determine policies.

  • The upper class feels that the middle class is getting in the way of their total momentary domination.

    The lower class will most likely self destruct in today's world, and the middle classes fear of poverty will destroy them. I guess the upper class just has to sit and wait. The enormous debt that plagues many middle class people has created a sort of rat race with no end in site.


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