Yes, it's critically important.
Yes, but only marginally important.
I don't want a politician to be an average person.
Meh. A factor, but a lesser factor.
No, not really important at all.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
"No, not really important at all."
The real reason is no sane economist would suggest such the associated micromanagement with what is being proposed by forcing politicians to know the daily price of any one good or service. It is one of those things that sounds like a good idea until you realize the consequences of having politicians make decisions based upon those prices, and ultimately you end up with economic fault from price motivated political "feel good" intentions.
Last edited by OrphanSlug; 12-06-14 at 08:00 AM.
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.
I think knowing the price of milk right now, today a good thing and might show they are not completely detached.
However, knowing the trending prices in relation to last year, 2 years back and the conditions that will inflate or hold stable is what we should look for in our leaders.
Our leaders don't do this, though. And we allow them to not do it. Our country has not had national policies on much of anything in about a decade.
How's that been working out for us?
U.S. Household Incomes: A 46-Year Perspective
Here is a table showing decline in income for each household segment from its real peak.
I am not of the mind that a man is either of science or of religion. At his best and his worst, man exists in the misty glimmering where the falling angel meets the rising ape. That he chooses a direction from that point defines him as human.
We'd all really be much better off if our representatives met a few times a year, or in emergency session, to discuss the protection of our lives, liberty and property and little else. Then they could go back to their regular jobs. Full time representatives have too much time to make decisions about which they have no Constitutional authority. They need to stay out of our business.
"If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner."
H. L. Mencken
Most people don't know most things most of the time.
I think most men probably don't know the price of milk.
People mainly only remember things like this if they are struggling with money - and politicians are not....