Running for Congress was never in the plan. If we work hard to take back all three chambers of Congress - the presidency, the Senate, and the House - in 2020, we can start working towards our goals. In 2020, Congress people are not inaugurated, they are sworn in. She mentioned she would be inaugurated on the 3rd and start signing bills on the 4th, but only the president can sign bills. She seems to have her political knowledge mixed up. Hello everybody! I'm excited to be hopping on Senator Sanders's account here in Kansas City to rally for Brent Welder. We're determined to flip this seat in November! I ran for Congress because I believe we can do better as a country. Capitalism has benefited us through voluntary trade, lifting more people out of poverty than any other system. The things you mentioned are part of human evolution. Cascio Cortes claims she can't afford to move to Washington until she gets her first paycheck. Members of Congress earn $174,000 a year. They were most connected to the electorate when they were fighting for and winning their seats. The American middle class has changed, and the upper middle class no longer exists. In 1979, it was at 12.9%, but today the middle class has grown. Regarding the occupation of Palestine, I believe there are increasing settlements and difficulties for Palestinians in accessing housing and homes. However, I am not an expert on geopolitics, so I cannot provide further details on this issue.