Why do some career politicans stick around for 25-30 years?

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  1. jackclee lm profile image80
    jackclee lmposted 19 months ago

    This questions is addressed to all parties, Democrats, Republicans and Independents? And Socialist?...

    There is two parts to this.
    A. Why do some politicians keep running for office year after year and seems to accomplish very little?
    B. Why do they stick around when their policies have been rejected by the voters?

    It seems to me, some in Congress such as Nancy Pelosi and John McCain and even Bernie Sanders, must be insane to beat their heads against a wall year after year...why?
    They had their shot, they were given the opportunity to serve and make a difference and yet they have little results to show for it. Any other reasonable people would go home and do something else or even spoil their grand children and enjoy their retirement...
    Why do they choose to rerun and stick around and lie to voters to get their donations to return to the hall of Congress and make an ass of themselves...
    I just don't get it.

  2. Live to Learn profile image79
    Live to Learnposted 19 months ago

    Congress works an average of 140 days a year and a congressman makes just under $100,000. That is probably reason enough..

    1. jackclee lm profile image80
      jackclee lmposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Actually, a Congressman's salary is now $174000 per year and they spend 90% of their time fund raising...That can't be the only reason they stay in Washington DC.

      1. Live to Learn profile image79
        Live to Learnposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        $174 thousand? Even more reason to stay in Washington.  Although, I doubt their salary accounts for a large percentage of the money they make being a Congressman.

  3. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 19 months ago

    Money,prestige, influence,easy,clean work.....

    1. jackclee lm profile image80
      jackclee lmposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't call it clean work when you have to sell your souls to the donors...


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