Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dear pollsters, You get what you ask for

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Among otherwise mediocre poll results, a big gift to President Trump.  (Washingtohn Post, 2/27/2017).

You can say the gift occurs with the use of the extremely loaded (charged with an underlying meaning or implication) word 'elites', especially when you lump this group with the phrase 'news media'..

What about this group of elites?

Among the top 50 richest members of Congress in 2015, the poorest -- Tom Price, now Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services -- has a net worth of $7,280,000.  The list includes 33 Republicans and 17 Democrats.  (Highlights added)

Source:  Roll Call via Wikipedia

In other words, the net worth of these 50 elected officials places them in or very close to the 99th percentile.

This most certainly qualifies them as members of an 'elite', a group or class of people seen as having the most power and influence in a society, especially on account of their wealth or privileg

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