socio-economic differences between Congress and the U.S. population

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The U.S. Congress was created to be representative. Yet Congress continues to be quite different from the nation as a whole; Congress members tend to be wealthier and better educated than the majority of Americans.

Create a post arguing whether or not you believe that the socio-economic differences between Congress and the U.S. population as a whole impact Congress’s ability to represent Americans. 

Oct 23rd, 2015

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Yes. it is hard for members of Congress to represent the normal American citizen who has appointed them because they cannot relate to the problem that the citizen is facing. Members of Congress belong to a different socio-economic class than average citizens who make up the largest number of voters. being from different social and economic status presents a challenge to Congress on how they can make laws and tame social conflicts when they cannot associate with the problems that the grass root American is going through. On the other hand, Congress can do work even when the members come from different backgrounds than the electorate. They pass laws giving women civil rights, laws that steer the federal government on the road to a balanced budget and given job protection to people. In my opinion, it comes down to a particular person and the moral beliefs that they hold, members of Congress are human and they do not have to relate to the problems they need to address to know that they exist. Being from different social economic backgrounds does not as a whole impact the way they represent their constituents.,

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