The average cost of winning a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2012 was $11,474,362
The men and women elected to Congress, fund their elections with other people's money. The donors are primarily corporations which provide the means for the candidates to get elected. Once they are elected they repay their benefactors by passing the legislation that benefits their donors. Congressmen and women do not represent the people who elect them, they represent the corporations who fund their election.
Is this where the constituents say"Show me the Money"?
Political candidates are nothing more than puppets. Their strings are being pulled by the Wall Street Bankers and corporations that donate the money to get them elected. These corrupt career politicians are rewarded for passing legislation submitted to them by corporations lawyers. We are being exploited by the financial elite and our elected officials are accomplices to this enormous crime.
US Inc. is a CORPORATION PER ACT OF 1871 AND LISTED ON DUNN & BRADSTREET.
Q. WHAT WOULD ONE EXPECT?
LAST I HEARD THERE WERE 82 MILLIONAIRES IN DC.
Q. HOW DO OUR " ELECTED SERVANTS" BECOME $ MILLIONAIRES$ ???
By becoming elected...they, like judges are virtually all millionaires once elected to (hustled into) office; at least, every one I've ever researched.
That number was upgraded in 2012 by OpenSecretsBlog to include 268 of the 534 member$ of CONgress having an average net worth of '1' million or more with Senators averaging $2.7 M.
Yep, the best "jobs" money can buy!
I read that harry Reid had a war chest of $19 million
before his last election (Nevada population c.2.8 million)!
We need to rid ourselves of the abominable "17th".
Agreed! that was the average as some have mucho more like Issa, and Kerry.
And, then there's the Clintons, but I digress...
I had almost forgotten about the Arkansas Tramps .. now I gotta start all over!
It is the people's republic of Las Vegas that is to blame for that idiot and the Californication of Nevada. What happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas, unfortunately. Any thing (State) that touches California seems to catch this disease although Arizona keeps trying to resist!