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    problem, and they say so. The fact is that our politicians are so distanced and unconnected from average citizens that they feel no empathy or concern for the public at all, and defy the clear majority opinion.
    After a few months -- much less years -- of free-healthcare, no worries about ever not working again, special security, wined and dined by wealthy favor-seekers, no-hassle air travel (no security checks for politicians!), people hanging on every word, nobody elected to office feels any connection anymore to the world WE have to live in. The politician's opinions and statements are given great weight and consideration, if you don't agree with him then something must be wrong with YOU.
    I believe that Barack Obama was a humble, good, public-service dedicated man when he was elected President. But after living as a king for years, guarded, pampered, feted, given luxurious living quarters and lionized for his actions and words, how could he NOT become detached from the real every-day life us common folk have? How could ANYBODY?
    This is why America will keep failing, and failing, and failing ... our politicians have become a super-class far above the average citizen. And I see no trends to counter that.

    Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

    by fourthcornerman on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 11:42:20 PM PST

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