Watch this clip, and then try to argue that our elected officials in Washington, DC are mostly noble, public servants:
That's right: Ordinary Americans are struggling with sustained, massive unemployment; rising gas prices (due primarily to the decreasing value of the US dollar); and inflation that is rapidly increasing the price of food and other essentials.
Meanwhile, many in positions of political power and influence are lining their own pockets:
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) saw his net worth increase 453% from 2004 to 2009, from $3,072,514 to a whopping $19,929,018. Yes, a real man of the people.
And the list of Democrats making a fortune, apparently on the backs of We the People, is astonishing. How does a back-bencher, do-nothing Congressman like Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) - who was arrested July 27 while demanding that we stop illegal alien deportations - increase his net worth from $47,503 to $2,358,005 in five years while serving in Congress? That's a 3,669% increase!
Government Gone Wild offers a list here of national politicians who are either very good with their finances (yet still, somehow, very bad with ours), very lucky with the lottery, or very corrupt.
No wonder a new Rasmussen poll shows 46% of us believe most in Congress are corrupt.