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What do you think our politicians are doing wrong?

Updated on October 3, 2013

What We Can Do To Make Our Politicians Work?

People are becoming angry at our politicians. And this is for good reason, we have put up with this for a very long time. Our politicians have been "working very hard" to help people in the United States. However, they are doing a horrible job.

Our politicians have made no progress in solving any problems.

They have meetings, but nothing comes out of the meetings.

All they do is fight like children on a playground.

Give themselves high salaries, perfect medical care, and wonderful retirement accounts.

They work for us. We should make them understand that they work for us.

They have done nothing to help us recover from the economic meltdown.

We the people of the United States of America, have elected, and thus hired our politicians. We also have the right to fire them. By voting of course. This means we have the right to decide many important things that will help our economy recover. Here are just a few.

1) We have the right to decide what our politicians should be paid.

They do not have the right to decide what they get paid because

we hired them.

2) If they do not show up for a meeting, or any other order of business,

wage should be docked unless they are ill, or have a legitimate reason for not attending.

3) They should have the same health care that all Americans have.

4) They should have the same Medicare as all Americans.

5) They should work. Simply work.

They work for us. All you have to do is vote. All you have to do to make our politicans work is vote.

This is an update to a previously published hub, but is not published any longer.

But, at this point in time, we are living in a government shut down.

This is not effecting the politicians. The politicians don't have to worry about feeding their children.

The politicians don't have to worry about small business that support their families.

The government shutdown is punishing US, WE THE PEOPLE! Why are they forcing a government shutdown?


At this point in time, people are becoming angry with politicians who are not doing their jobs.

This afternoon, there was a car chase from the White House to the Senate, which ended when the police guarding the Senate shot the driver of the car. By the way, the police guarding the Senate are not being paid. They are working very hard, just not being paid.

This hub is not going to talk about political details. Many other hubs will do that. This hub is only going to focus on emotional issues. Issues which people have to face, because our government is not doing their jobs.

Would any politician ever change if their child had to go to bed hungry?

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Hungry children in America

At this point in time, children in the United States wake up hungry, they go to school hungry, they come home hungry, then they go to bed hungry. There are 17 million children nationwide, that is 25% of all the children in this country go to bed without enough food. However, going to bed with an empty stomach is a very complicated issue. It effects the way their bodies fight infection, they get sick more often. Hunger also effects a child's cognitive development, so most of these children never even make it to college.

Will the government shutdown help any of these children? No. Their parents are out of work. Some parents work two jobs, just to put food on the table. Some have to chose which bills to pay this month, just to make sure they feed their children.

Yes, we have gone through a long time, where people have been without jobs and they are slowly coming back, but the government shutdown is making it worse. People are being laid off, problem and problem, the list goes on and on. Do any of them care?

Don't the politicians care about this?

Don't the politicians understand this?

This hub is not about Republicans or Democrats, to be honest they are both worthless.

If only they had a moment to walk a mile in one of these child's shoes. Maybe then they would realize there was a reason, they were elected in the first place.


If you had the chance, would fire all the politicians, then hire new ones?

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      Joyce 2 years ago

      That's not even 10 mienuts well spent!

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      MikeNV 4 years ago from Henderson, NV

      They are owned by the Private Bankers that run the Federal Reserve. The plan is to collapse the US Dollar (While retaining and obtaining Title to all tangible real assets). This is about Control. There is not a Politician in office that is not a Bankers Puppet. It's Criminal, it's Wrong, it's what's going on. To blame Politicians is merely a distraction to the real issue - the CRIMINAL Banking Cartel. All money is debt, and under the current system it is mathematically impossible to EVER repay the debt. This allows comnplete and total control of the populace. The only problem with this system is it eventually collapses under it's own weight as perpetual debt is not sustainable.

      A properly run Corporation should NOT pay taxes. Taxes are paid when earnings are distributed. People have no idea how Corporations are designed to operate.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Sorry it took me so long to reply. Sanxuary

      doing their jobs, balancing the books. Making coroporations pay taxes and close tax loop holes is a very good start.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      graceinus LOL!!! That is the best comment I have read in a very long time.

      You are the best.

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      graceinus 4 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      The government is shutdown? That's funny, I can't tell the difference.

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      Sanxuary 4 years ago

      First of all regardless of popularity you have to do your job and balance the books. Make corporations pay their taxes and close loop holes and keep American ownership and money at home. If they do not like it kick them out of the country. If they have no employees or any tax base in America what the hell are they any good to us for? Free rent, stealing our resources, polluting our country, using our infrastructure and degrading it daily. Screw them, send them to hell and send their asses to the countries where they are making the crap they sell to us. Tell them to go live in the Cayman Islands where they do not pay their taxes and keep their money. Its about time we decide who is American and those paying their taxes is a good place to start.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      dc11 your comment is wonderful. It is not just the democrats or republicans, it is all of them, and all they do is fight each other. None of them even understand what we need. None of them have common sense. Wish I could give you a thumbs up.

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      dc11 5 years ago from Connecticut

      No single group especially the tea party is correct. Its failures on all sides that is the problem,the leaders themselves are an even bigger problem. If we want a government that will do its job correctly we need to elect people who understand what the public needs not what it wants. The public will ask for the universe if they could. What we need right now is a leader who can make decisions that are necessary for our future. For example education and healthcare should not be questioned they are a neccessity and if the systems do not work then we should be doing everything in our power to change them. Overall I feel the fault lies with the inability of our leaders to understand the American public and more importantly the constant bickering between the left and right makes the problems even worse as no common ground, or common sense is even considered.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      @ Oneusonus thank you for your comment. I agree with your comment, and wish it was happening more often.

      You comment was very good.

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      Onusonus 5 years ago from washington

      Your list is a very good start. To add my two cents I think that it seems as though every time a politician gets another law passed it's like a badge of honor. They go around touting their law making record as though they did us some huge favor by adding to the giant list of laws that encroach on our liberties. And this somehow justifies their existence.

      I think it should be more popular for a person in the president's position to whip out that big ole veto stamp, and shoot down all the useless junk that's being pumped out of the law making industry.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      geo That is a very good comment. We should be able to put time limits on politians in office. We do agree on many things. Thank you for your comment.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      @ wba I think you are very correct. You comment makes a lot of sense to me. Thank you for your comment.

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      geordmc 5 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

      On many levels I could be called an over the top conservative, on other levels an over the top liberal. I happen to think of myself as an American who has had enough of the BS that comes from having career politicians hold office for so long. Personally, I think that people should be chosen the same way juries are selected from the registered voter pool. This way we don't have ANY career politicians.

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      wba108@yahoo.com 5 years ago from upstate, NY

      Unfortunately, the politicians we elect are more often than not a reflection of the people who elected them. Since this country has lost much of its christian values and moral compass, we vote more on our percieved self interests instead of for what is right. This, I believe is at the core of our problems.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Junko Probably true, but at least it would get the politicians attention.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you mid cio we seem to agree quite a lot. If you write that hub, please let me know. It would be good to read. This is why people need to vote. Yes we should blame ourselve too. In this county only about 58% of us vote and that is in a presidential election!

      We need to vote, and know why we vote. I have actually heard people say, " Oh, I just punched a number, hope it was the right one" Anyway, thank you for your comment.

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      mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay

      I see your point, but I think we should not just blame the politicians we should blame ourselves too, we vote them into office.come to think of it maybe I'll write a hub about it right now,always like your hubs and always read them.

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      junko 5 years ago

      A mass firing Would surely get their attention. Any congressman or senator whos voting record and motion and bill production is lacking or counter productive should be fired. But... I doubt we the people could come to an agreement on productive and non productive.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      gjf it is not over the top, many of them have done that, and probably more are hiding it. So, like I said before, your comment is not over the top. Not at all.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      @ peoplepower73 Sorry, I'm one of the 99%.

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      gjfalcone 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      They should be held in contempt as well as brought up on charges of treason for violating to uphold, defend and protect the Constitution, if it so deemed in a court of law. Sorry if that's a little over the top michele, but you asked.

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      Mike Russo 5 years ago from Placentia California

      Thanks, do I get a prize?

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you peoplepower73 you are very correct. That is all they care about. Your comment is wonderful.

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      Mike Russo 5 years ago from Placentia California

      Congressman are more concerned about raising large amounts of money to get re-elected than solving our problems. Their efforts are directed to solving the problems of big money interest instead of the issues of main street. This is becsuse they are obligated to the big money interests. This is a great hub for controversy. Thanks for SHARING.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      logic you are very correct. We agree a lot, well always. That is once again, my ranting and raving. Also, I do not like the elecotoral college, it is not right. We should have one person, one vote. Period!

      Thank you again for your very good comment!

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      logic,commonsense 5 years ago

      They are supposed to be working for the electorate. When they do not, we are responsible for firing them and replacing them with someone who will work for us. Therein lies the problem. Most are afraid to fire someone who lines the nest of his constituents. The voters need to get some backbone.

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      I know, but it still hard. By the way, the Tea Party is crazy. Well, in my opinion. I am not for the Tea Party.

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      American Romance 6 years ago from America

      Mich, may not be for one party but only one party right now is even kinda close to what America needs!

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      That is a fantastic idea! You are very intelligent!

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      RobertoPortales 6 years ago

      A huge problem is that our system of government allows for career politicians, which means that their primary focus is on getting re-elected, not what’s best for the United States. A simple fix for this huge problem is setting up term limits for Congressmen and Senators.

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      They need to hear us. It is not for one party. It is for all of them.

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      American Romance 6 years ago from America

      Want more control? Join the Tea Party! or use organizations and letters to congressman to get your point made! Last donate funds to the conservative of your choice! Otherwise unions and lobbyst will put another worthless Democrat in office!

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      North Wind 6 years ago from The World (for now)

      Hi Michele!

      I do not live in the United States but I fully understand your frustration. It would appear that regardless of where you are from across the globe, politicians all have one similar trait - they are weasels who cannot be trusted. I never believe a word that comes out of anyone who is politicking because they all seem to be for themselves and not for the people.