A report in Politico today says that 44% of congress people in US office are millionaires. That’s compared to 1% of the general American public.
Look at the list. It details plenty of democrats and republicans with dollar amounts next to their names that will make you sick with envy. Here’s one paragraph:
“CRP says California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is the richest lawmaker on Capitol Hill, with a net worth estimated at about $251 million. Next in line: Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), worth about $244.7 million; Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), worth about $214.5 million; Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), worth about $209.7 million; and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), worth about $208.8 million.”
Isn’t wealth a bitch?
I’ve had plenty of arguments with people about wealth. I’ve never understood a country so hellbent on being called “Christian”, but so few who are “heaven bent” on acting as Christ. It’s somehow been accepted that churches should be built as metaphorical money sacrifices to the deity.
In the Judio-Christian tradition, building up glory to invisibility through man-made buildings are seen as early as Solomon’s opulence in the Hebrew bible up through the Vatican and now with ubiquitous megachurches all over the United States.
As shown by this Politico report, politicians are wealthy. They are lucky sons of bitches. They won a different kind of lottery and they are rubbing your face in their feces.
But not nearly as badly as the church. The deity is the richest being in the universe. And man, he’s taking our collective faces and rubbing our faces in feces.