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48 "Addicted Politicians"
This could be a fact.
It was brought to my attention by a very good friend today that politicians, in general, have a very bad addiction. The problem with addictions is that if you allow them access to what they are addicted to, they will use it. If you give a drug addict drugs, he/she will use those drugs. It usually doesn’t matter whether the drug you give them is the one they are originally addicted to or not, they will use it.
Now, when it comes to politicians and their addictions, it isn’t drugs that they are addicted to necessarily, but then maybe it could be considered a drug of a sort. Their addiction is the spending other peoples money, ours. They don’t care what they spend the money on, they just have to spend it, so it seems.
If it isn’t coming out of their pockets they just have to put it somewhere. I guess that is what they feel makes them useful and that is the specific reason they were voted into office. We know they sure weren’t voted into office because they can think or make decisions.
The following is what I received from my friend that brought this subject and the way he explained it to me and I just thought I would share.
[The relevance of an idea and power of its effect: A recent story caught my attention. As told by a person waiting in line to submit a job application; The person in front of him was a young (illiterate ?) man who, when asked how to spell his name, said, ‘It’s spelled just like it sounds - just say it real slow”.
With this thought as background another recent idea caught my attention. The acronym OPM has come into common use as short for ‘Other People’s Money’. This is most commonly used in descriptions of a political addiction. When I think of addictions of course a common first thought is the drug opium. Hmm, when you say it real slow it sounds a lot like OPM. The next thought jumps to mind: The power of the addiction of politicians to the use of OPM. “Just say it real slow.”]