Another of the many reasons why the American middle class has disappeared: about half of our members of Congress tend to be wealthy and would thus favor tax strategies and development goals for the wealthy. There are around 535 members between the House and Senate.
I’m not suggesting that wealth’s a bad thing. But in a context where everyone’s income should be appropriately taxed, rich congressmen and congresswomen will skew our priorities if left unmonitored.
We all need to be voting and paying attention, because if we don’t you can be sure your interests won’t be served. See CBS’ story about this here.