CONGRESS DOES NOT REPRESENT “THE PEOPLE”

Seriously Unproportionate Representation

 50% of the American People are women.

Only 17% of Congress members are women. 92 0f 535 (21 Republicans and 71 Democrats)

 35% of the American People are minorities.

Only 15% of Congress members are minorities. 80 of 535 (4 Republicans and 76 Democrats) (21 of the 80 minority members are women.)

 67% of the American People are women and minorities.

Only 28.2% of Congress members are women and minorities. 151 of 535. (21 of the 80 minority members are women.)

 8/10s of 1% of the American People are millionaires.

44% of Congress members are millionaires. 237 of the 535

Now that is what I call seriously unpreportionate representation!

Neither Party Represents the People

I contend that the American two Party system is a sham.

81.4 million eligible voters didn’t vote in 2008

Neither party represents the people since nearly 40% of the people who could vote don’t vote for either party.

I contend that the majority of Americans are disgusted with what passes for Politics these days.

Facts

In 5,566 interviews with registered voters conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press during the first two months of 2008, 36% identified themselves as Democrats, and just 27% as Republicans. Therefore 37% were independents.

Assuming a third of registered voters are independents that’s roughly 44 million. Add 81 million non-voters that equals 125 million. There are more “independents” and non-participants in the political system than there are members of both Parties combined.

 In 2008 the voting-eligible-population was 212.7million Americans.

131.3 million voted for President

81.4 million eligible voters didn’t vote. 38%

 According to CNN

Obama got 53% of the vote 66,882,230.  That’s 31% of eligible voters

McCain got 46% of the vote 58,343,671.  That’s 27% of eligible voters

 38% of eligible voters didn’t vote.

 I contend that non-voters think politics and politicians are fucked and it makes no difference whether they vote or not.

I also contend that America is a much more profane a country than the Jesus Freaks would have us believe. Only 27% of the people eligible to vote voted for the Republican ticket in spite of having the darling of the “Religious” Right, Sarah Palin, in the VP slot.

http://elections.gmu.edu/Turnout_2008G.html

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