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A candidate's personal wealth should never be a factor in deciding whether or not to vote for them, and it's kind of pathetic that it's become one, amirite?

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How they attained it however is relavent.

@Scientist How they attained it however is relavent.

Ha! Kennedy could've raped my mother and I would have reelected him.

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I don't care what the presidential candidates do with their wealth. I care about what they plan to do with mine.

fEMMAnists avatar fEMMAnist Yeah You Are +3Reply

You didn't get the memo? There are now penalties for being successful

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@WinniethePooh You didn't get the memo? There are now penalties for being successful

If they made their own fortune, which Romney did (I assume he's one of the main reasons for this post) it shows that he knows a lot about business and the economy. The problem is that the media has been treating Romney like he's done something wrong because he was successful. That is what shouldn't be happening

WinniethePoohs avatar WinniethePooh Yeah You Are +3Reply

It shouldn't. But when they play the story of "growing up from tough financial situations to where I am now", when they clearly haven't, I'd be a dumbass to not factor that in.

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Lies? From politicians? Nahhhhhhh - never!

It does seem that you almost have to be wealthy to even run for office of any kind now. It has been turned in to a money grab and fund raising machine. And has anyone noticed how everyone that works in D.C. appears to be an attorney? All the "double speak" that occurs there makes it necessary just to navigate in that environment. Many politicians have been in politics all of their working lives and know nothing about the real world work place. They have made a living and career out of living off the taxpayer's dime, and yet they have no clue how the average taxpayer actually lives. I have always felt that every politician should have to live in the shoes of the below middle class income ranged people for at least a whole month before running for any office - just to get a reality check. Kind of like a "Wife Swap" scenario to force them to realize what it is really like on "the other side."
Then just maybe they would go to D.C. with real determination to represent THE PEOPLE!

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