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  •  ^^^THIS deserves more recs (3+ / 0-)
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    ChadmanFL, itskevin, bumiputera

    It's a real problem to have state legislators so poorly paid for what is really full-time work.  They're poorly paid in Virginia, too, and that limits who realistically can run.  It ensures the affluent have a major leg up, way disproportionate to their ability to win otherwise.

    Unfortunately voters never consider this.  Indeed, that state legislators lean toward being the pillars of their communities in the first place just makes voters that much more resentful at their pay.

    45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 05:52:16 PM PDT

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