Call me an American Dissident. I believe in democracy and government of, FOR, and BY the PEOPLE. I do NOT believe in the plutocratic corpocracy this country is today, wherein government is made and administered of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy. I believe in wealth which is HONESTLY attained through hard work and merit. I do NOT believe in wealth attained by means of deceit, exploitation, or leverage. There is enough for all in this world. Greed is the major cause of poverty, and both are totally unnecessary.
Here is Part II of a not necessarily consecutive multi-installment series illustrating how UNLIKE us most of our U.S. House and Senate incumbents are. As you will see, nearly all came to Congress from occupations paying salaries much higher than average, as the vast majority are attorneys, well-to-do business owners, or other highly paid professionals. If you're a customer service clerk, painter, musician, retail sales clerk, secretary, repairman, hostess, or mechanic, to name but a few, forget it---chances are you won't see any of these Congresspersons who has much in common with you or really understands your daily struggles. They have certainly not experienced life from the confines of your income bracket! That is why few of the laws they pass directly benefit you. I HOPE ALL OF YOU WILL FLOOD YOUR PRECINCT CAUCUSES NEXT YEAR AND REMEMBER THIS WHEN IT COMES TIME TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES FOR U.S. HOUSE AND SENATE. For we have apparently been brainwashed into thinking that we cannot, or should not, send average, common-sense folks just like us to Congress, and must instead send only lawyers, businesspersons, professionals, or the wealthy to make decisions for us. The time has come, though, for REAL representation in this country! If we, the people, are EVER going to truly take this country back, this will not occur if we continually send back to Washington those in collusion with big money, or those who look down on us.
Below is this installment's listing of U.S. House and Senate members, alphabetically state by state and district by district, along with their party affiliation and the type of occupation they performed prior to being elected to Congress. This installment covers incumbents from eight states. The numbers refer to the state's congressional district, S=Senate, D=Democrat, I=Independent, R=Republican, A=Attorney, and P=Politician, or one who rose through their party's ranks without having first held a job in business or industry. See how many of these Congresspersons came from your type of employment or had a job in your income bracket! ------------ COLORADO 1. Diana DeGette D A 2. Jared Polis D Internet Exec 3. John Salazar D Rancher 4. Betsy Markey D Sm. bus. owner 5. Doug Lamborn D A 6. Mike Coffman R Real Estate Exec 7. Ed Perlmutter D A S. Mark Udall D Teacher S. Michael Bennet D A ------------ CONNECTICUT 1. John Larson D High school teacher 2. Joe Courtney D A 3. Rosa De Lauro D P 4. Jim Himes D Financial Exec 5. Chris Murphy D A S. Chriss Dodd D A S. Joe LIEberman I A ------------ DELAWARE At large. Michael N. Castle R A S. Tom Carper D Economist S. Ted Kaufman D P ------------ FLORIDA 1. Jeff Miller R Real Estate Broker 2. Allen Boyd D Farmer 3. Corrine Brown D College Professor 4. Ander Crenshaw R A, Investment banker 5. Ginny Brown-Waite R P 6. Cliff Stearns R Engineer, Sm. bus. owner 7. John Mica R Communications Exec 8. Alan Grayson D A 9. Gus Bilirakis R A 10. Bill Young R Insurance Exec 11. Kathy Castor D A 12. Adam Putnam R Farmer 13. Vern Buchanan R Auto dealer, Insurance Exec 14. Connie Mack IV R Marketing Exec 15. Bill Posey R Real Estate Exec 16. Tom Rooney R A 17. Kendrick Meek D Policeman 18. Ilena Ross-Lehtinen R Teacher 19. Robert Wexler D A 20. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz D College Administrator, P 21. Lincoln Diaz-Balart R A 22. Ron Klein D A 23. Alice Hastings D A 24. Suzanne Kosmas D Real Estate Broker 25. Mario Diaz-Balart R P S. Bill Nelson D A, P S. Mel Martinez R A ------------ GEORGIA 1. Jack Kingston R Insurance Agent, Agribusiness 2. Sanford Bishop D A 3. Lynn Westmoreland R Construction Exec 4. Hank Johnson D A 5. John Lewis D P, Civil Rights Leader 6. Tom Price R Physician 7. John Linder R Dentist 8. Jim Marshall D A 9. Nathan Deal R A 10. Paul Broun R Physician 11. Phil Gingrey R Gynecologist 12. John Barrow D A 13. David Scott D Advertising Exec S. Saxby Chambliss R A S. Johnny Isakson R Real Estate Exec ------------ HAWAII 1. Neil Abercrombie D Bus. Consultant 2. Mazie Hirono D A S. Daniel Inouye D A S. Daniel Akaka D Teacher ------------ IDAHO 1. Walt Minnick D A 2. Michael K. Simpson R Dentist S. Mike Crapo R A S. Jim Risch R A ------------ ILLINOIS 1. Bobby Rush D Insurance Agent, Civil Rights Leader 2. Jesse Jackson, Jr. D P, Civil Rights Leader 3. Dan Lipinski D College Professor, P 4. Luis Gutierrez D High school teacher, Social Worker 5. Michael Quigley D A 6. Peter Roskam R A 7. Danny K. Davis D Non-profit program coordinator 8. Melissa Bean D Sales Exec 9. Janice Schakowsky D Non-profit program coordinator 10. Mark Kirk R A, P 11. Debbie Halvorson D Sales Rep 12. Jerry Costello D Baliff, Sheriff 13. Judy Biggert R A 14. Bill Foster D Physicist 15. Timothy V. Johnson R A 16. Donald Manzullo R A 17. Philip Hare D P, Union Leader 18. Aaron Schock R P 19. John Shimkus R High school teacher S. Dick Durbin D A S. Roland Burris D A ------------ Part III in this series (soon to come) will include 9 more states: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Michigan.