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Senators of both parties respond to the preferences of the wealthy, and ignore those of the poorest

Hayes, Thomas J. (2013) Senators of both parties respond to the preferences of the wealthy, and ignore those of the poorest. LSE American Politics and Policy (01 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Senators in Congress are elected to represent their constituents, regardless of their personal circumstances such as income. But, with rising inequality in America an increasing concern, do Senators actually represent the preferences of both rich and poor? Using new research, Thomas J. Hayes examined the Senate’s responsiveness across a range of issues between 2001 and 2010. He finds that Senators of both parties are only responsive to their upper-income constituents, with little consideration of the needs and interests of the middle-class and the poor.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 14:21
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2014 09:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58291

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