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Wealthy politicians cannot offer fair representation to all the people.

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This statement suggests that a wealthy person has a significant stake in the formulation of laws and policies, and that in order to maximize his or her own benefit from these laws and policies, the politician must sacrifice the needs of other people. Unless all members of the community share equally in the resources and potential profit from these resources, politicians will have the responsibility of determining how resources, taxes, and wealth are distributed. However, this is not to say that a person must choose to maximize his or her benefits when taking part in political decisions. Ultimately, the decision to represent all people fairly rests with the individual politician, each of whom has the potential to be fair or unfair.

Wealth is not the only factor which might lead a politician to give unfair representation. A person's race, sex, geographic allegions, and desire for power might influence a politician at various times in her or his career. Indeed, a person who is significantly less then wealthy might have as much at stake in an income tax law as a person who has money. Whether or not the "poor" politician chooses to make policies with her own future in mind is just as relevant as the same action undertaken by a wealthy person. If the individual politician ignores her own stake in society, she might be acting irrationally.

The quality of "fairness" must be a relative and undefinable concepts in politics, requiring that a politician try to be as fair as possible without hurting herself in the process. The degress of fairness she chooses to exert is a subjective thing, and will probably be disagreed upon by any two people.

Unfortunately, politicians must have a stake in the laws they create and destroy. Unlike judges, who are supposed to look at each situation without a chance for personal loss or gains, politicians can lose or gain substantially depending on how they act. The things they stand to lose or gain include money, status, future power or employment, popularity, and numerous other psychological and material things. Perhaps a measure of a good politician is not how rich or how poor she is, but rather how important all these potential benefits are to her. If she cares more for these things than the average person does, then she might not represent people fairly.

Thus, whether a politician has a lot of wealth or very little, money can be a motivating factor and can determine how she votes. The generalization about wealthy politicians can just as easily be made about any politician who is concerned with money or other benefits. However, it is hoped that once a person has "enough" material wealth his or her political decision making will not be solely the result of trying to maximize future gains.

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