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Forget Powerball Winner (Who is a Millionaire prior to winning)

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    I enjoyed Haywire's post on the fact that the winner of the Powerball Lottery was a millionaire, or one of the people who comprise 1% of the US population.

    But perhaps his focus should be on the Congress?

    43% <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Freshmen-Finances.html">of the freshman members of Congress are millionares</a> with significant holdings and directorships in credit card, banking, pharmaceutical and oil industries. Two members even worked for the same lobbying firm that lobbied for drug companies and defence contractors.

    Don't we elect people to represent us? How do these millionaires represent the 99% of us who aren't? Do they know our issues? How we REALLY feel about them, how bad this economy is kicking our asses?
     
  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Of course they're millionaires. Who else can afford the campaigns required to get themselves elected? In today's age of campaigning via the media, the normal "Joe" who might actually make a difference can't even hope to compete.
     
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Why aren't more Americans outraged about this as we are?
     
  4. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Because apathy is so entrenched within the voting populace, I highly doubt you could pry them off their sofas with a crowbar.
     
  5. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Yeah, remember when the New Jersey guy spent like $60 million to win his seat a couple of years ago? Hell, if I had 60 mil to piss away like that, I'd buy Griffith Observatory and turn it into a pornotorium. Replete with the Robert Harris Entry Hall, the Shiny Top Lounge (come see the glittering lights of LA and the San Fernando Valley...when the smog blows out, that is), and of course, the game that would become ever so popular, Coot's Catch of the Day ("I caught this one out in the parking lot!")

    SM
     
  6. jamming

    jamming Banned

    Who that be a porn performer? Or would that be the disease of the day? Or is it both?
    :happy:
     
  7. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Gosh, I'd hope it would be a hot woman, which is always possible in Hollywood...though there is a chance she would come equipped with the latest version of SuperClap.

    SM
     
  8. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    LMFAO Steve!!!

    Would that be SuperClap 2.0 or SuperClap 3.0??


    :)
     
  9. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    3.0 with Sexual Service Pack 2.

    SM
     

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