You are absolutely correct about Steve King being SBC's poster child of horrible House members.
Originally Posted by IndyFan
You are also half correct that the representatives vote the way they vote because that is representative of their primary constituency. What they are afraid of is being primarried. Interestingly, to me, this is the Republican conundrum. These guys will not be able to run statewide.
In the 2012 congressional popular vote, the GOP lost the majority. They retained their House majority because of gerrymandering. Statewide and national elections will be a GOP loser as long as they hold to their far right constituency. On the other hand, they keep their seats as long as they hold to their far right constituency.
The GOP elders learned a lot. They just have no power.
Here is the question of the day, does anyone think that wealthy people should pay a lower percentage of their income to taxes than middle class people? Don't argue tax brackets, just a simple question. Do you think someone earning 46 million dollars should pay a lower percentage of their income than say someone earning sixty thousand?