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Do Not Elect Wealthy Politicians

Why do the people of democratic countries consistently elect wealthy people (such as Kennedy and Bush family members) into political offices, when rich politicians typically only represent the interests of themselves, other rich individuals, and companies?

I think it has something to do with wealthy people having these three attributes:

1) The most obvious reason is that they are rich! This enables them to spend money becoming and staying famous, doing philanthropy, and other mass campaigning efforts. As a result, being a celebrity gets more votes.

2) Also, I believe this has something to do with rich people not needing to work for a living for long periods of time. As a result, they can concentrate more on getting involved in politics and getting elected.

3) Finally, the rich know more rich, powerful, and influential people who can more easily support their political aspirations, especially if they have similar political goals (this translates into less taxes and regulations for themselves and their businesses).

How can a wealthy person, who can hardly relate to the average person, represent the average working class? Well, they do not. Then why do we continue to vote wealthy individuals into political offices?

I recommend that we do not. Instead, let us vote for people who are not rich or at least people who were not always rich and who can understand and relate more with the average person. Or better yet, let us nominate and elect intellectual elites of society, such as a college professors who have formal education in politics, governments, economics, history, etc. and decades of political interest, who are better educated to govern people and countries.

It is time to allow great thinkers, instead of greedy selfish rich politicians, a chance in power to make the world a better place.

by Phil for Humanity
on 10/10/2006

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