How could any member of congress possibly understand how the average American citizen is doing financially? http://www.ktvq.com/news/are-politicians-too-rich-to-understand-us-/ "The president's worth is estimated at $8.3 million, while Mitt Romney's is placed at a staggering $255 million." "How can either of these men empathize with the financial plight of America's middle class?" "Politics has become so saturated with cash that its protagonists have started to feel surreally detached from everyday life." "The average citizens' annual income is $49,445." "In 2010, the average net worth of a U.S. senator was $13.2 million, and the average worth of a House member was $5.9 million." "...the days of the citizen legislator are long gone." ..