The Millionaires Who Supposedly Represent Us

The Most Revolutionary Act

My Ballot

Press TV (2016)

Film Review

My Ballot is a Press TV documentary examining which examines whether the millionaires who run Congress can ever represent ordinary Americans facing job loss, pay cuts and school closures. The choice of presenter, a guileless young African American named Robert Sughie, is brilliant. The best segment of the film shows him wandering around the halls of Congress, calling up the net worth of each representative on his Smartphone as he prepares to visit their office. Not a single congressional staffer agrees to speak to him – by phone or in person.

The documentary is chock full of shocking facts about the US Congress. Such as

  • More than half of congressional representatives are millionaires (It’s worse than the Roman senate).
  • In 2014, only 9% of Americans approved of Congress, a worse approval rating than King George enjoyed during the American Revolution.
  • Unlike most democracies…

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