Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Is Congress a body run by the wealthy for the wealthy? It would seem that way. Given the number of millionaires, one would be pardoned for thinking that many of these individuals have little feel for the common man. Of course, this isn't true, but the perception that only the rich can afford government service is a danger to those in power. Citizens might think legislators do not have the best interests of the public at heart. Historically, Congress has been a body that has had a disproportionate number of wealthy. The first Congress was composed of wealthy men, for example. Unintended perceptions can become stumbling blocks, and it is hard to know where they will rise and how they will affect one's communications objectives.