The SCOTUS actually overturned the conviction of a Republican for acting like a typical politician. Amazing! Could this be the start of some semblance of equal treatment under the law?
We all know that the typical politician in the US starts from fairly modest means, moving up the ranks to once reaching the House or the Senate, being in the "top 1%" or higher. Even self proclaimed Socialist Bernie Sanders has managed to amass a $5 million net worth.
Some of the key reasons for this are:
- Book deals
- Being able to keep significant amount of campaign contributions
- A very cushy retirement plan.
- Generous expense accounts.
- A housing allowance that covers the cost of their living in DC
Covering "the costs" of speaking fees are often quite generous.