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    Which should be a Senator's primary concern?

    Of the two, which should be a Senator's primary concern? (Note: Senators, not House of Representative)

    1) Constituents
    2) Country overall
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    Re: Which should be a Senator's primary concern?

    I think most would consider (3) Getting re-elected. To be the most important.
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    Re: Which should be a Senator's primary concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Of the two, which should be a Senator's primary concern? (Note: Senators, not House of Representative)

    1) Constituents
    2) Country overall
    The answer should be obvious. Constituents.
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    Re: Which should be a Senator's primary concern?

    ...and of course number 4 (which should be #1) to facilitate personal gain and share the wealth with friends and family. Why would millions be invested in these elections otherwise? It's just a form of capitalism, like becoming a movie star.



    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    I think most would consider (3) Getting re-elected. To be the most important.

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    Re: Which should be a Senator's primary concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The answer should be obvious. Constituents.
    Exactly. That's why they're elected.

    In the past few years, we've seen the enormous destruction that can occur when elected officials pretend their votes are far above their constituents and for the overall "good of the country."

    Because of that elitist thinking, we now have a government that governs against the will of the people, a government that actually seems to dislike the people of the country.

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    Re: Which should be a Senator's primary concern?

    Their constituents. They are elected by the people in their state to represent the people in their state.
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    Re: Which should be a Senator's primary concern?

    Actually, I view it as a multi-layer situation:

    Primarily their constituents, but with a broader look at the impact at the entire country.

    As much as I believe in the sovereignty of the States, we are part of a whole, and need to function with that consideration.
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    Re: Which should be a Senator's primary concern?

    I've always thought that... in an ideal world... that Senators should be concerned with the overall good of the country first, and that Representatives should be concerned with their constituents first. To me, this was a balance that was struck back in the day when Representatives were popularly elected and Senators appointed by the states.

    Today, now that Senators are popularly elected as well, I think that balance has been upset.
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    Re: Which should be a Senator's primary concern?

    Both. Primarily, of course, the good of their constituents, that's who elected them and sent them to Washington to represent them in the first place. It is your job to do what they want you to do. I also think they need to take into account the overall good of the nation and not do things that would harm the national economy, etc. However, we all know that no senators go to Washington to represent the interests of their constituents, they're there to garner wealth, connections and power for themselves.
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    Re: Which should be a Senator's primary concern?

    The way the constitution was originally written - the state they were elected to represent at the federal level.

    Their second responsibility was to review treaties to insure they do not hamper state's rights and to ratify them.
    Their third was to ratify presidential nominations to certain federal posts.
    Their last and final responsibility is to examine and review spending bills FROM THE HOUSE.

    Sadly, we've gone way beyond those simple responsibilities.
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