Why do politicians think we are all dumb?

Jump to Last Post 1-12 of 12 discussions (13 posts)
  1. SolutionC profile image56
    SolutionCposted 13 years ago

    Why do politicians think we are all dumb?

    Do we really need more laws? More government control? More Government Spending? So tired of Nanny State politics from all sides let the police protect & serve not tax motorists, Let industry compete on a level playing field. And most of all make people responsible for their actions if more people admitted they Sc##### up but have learnt from their mistakes instead of blaming others the better off everyone will be.

  2. ktarcus profile image74
    ktarcusposted 13 years ago

    Politicians believe we are all dumb because most of the people are. As well as politicians being self serving fraudulent prone cheating scumbags the general public can themselves take the "I'm all right Jack" attitude when it suits them.
    Truthfully though the public get what they vote for and voting on partisan party lines is the main cause of the complaints after the election as they realise that what they were promising is not what they are delivering.

  3. faria_lupin profile image59
    faria_lupinposted 13 years ago

    because they do not have eyes ears and brains......we should make our own decisions.we should not listen to them.they all are hypocrates and they only want  posiion but not all of them i think

  4. thebellrecordsche profile image56
    thebellrecordscheposted 13 years ago

    Because a lot of people are. They don't educate themselves, they read what the media said or what the school taught them. Should we pay taxes? yes. Should we pay a lot on taxes? No. Can the Government fix the economy? No. Can the Economy fix itself? Yes, if the government stop giving small business high taxes and rules, our economy would be better. Does the government want to control us? YES.

    So let's put the pieces of puzzle together, Control people by more laws, higher taxes, people will depend on the government when they loss their jobs!!! When you depend on the government, they control you.

    Don't you just love when they use the word "CHANGE" or "EQUAL", in people's mind we're all like YES, CHANGE. But change can be good or BAD.

  5. SolutionC profile image56
    SolutionCposted 13 years ago

    Illinois politics - Standing Governor wants to raise state income tax so what does he do, he cuts Education, Police & Fire then campaigns on education? If he cared he would have cut Government First & education last but that wouldn't motivate people to vote for a tax increase. Dumb & Dumber!

  6. Thesource profile image68
    Thesourceposted 13 years ago

    Politicians believe most of us dumb. Most of us call for less spending to improve the economy. The masses are confused with negative adds. Many think lowering the taxes for large corporations and the wealthy will improve our deficit.

    Read my Hub on Government Spending and taxes during recession. There you will find basic economics in simple layman's language.

  7. Wayne Brown profile image79
    Wayne Brownposted 13 years ago

    They think we are dumb because far too many of us are apathetic to anything that happens within our government.  Too many of cannot even discuss the current issues regardless of how critical they are.  Bill Clinton pretty much proved what you could tell the American public when he testified on the allegations of his sexual activities in the Oval Office.  Even some seasoned politicians were shocked how well his stuff was playing.  Doublespeak, meaningless phrases, etc. have allowed these folks to cover their butts while they continue to spend money like the world is ending tomorrow.  Once they realize there is no "accountability" and Bill Clinton proved it, then the chains were off and anything goes.  As a public we took things too far when we handed the country over to the democrats in terms of both the Congress and the Presidency.  We are now on a fast road heading straight into socialism and most of America has no clue because they would not recognize it if given a printed description of what to expect.  America needs to get a lot smarter and do it quickly if it survives as a democratic republic. WB

    1. profile image49
      jh720posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      What the hell are you talking about? You are totally misinformed....or you are watching Fox News too much.

  8. Pollyannalana profile image60
    Pollyannalanaposted 13 years ago

    Because we are, we don't stand up to them and we don't stop them from all the crooked things they do. We need a third party to go in that represents the people and do as we say, as it should be now. They don't even obey the laws we have set up and what do we do about it?

  9. Chris Dogood profile image53
    Chris Dogoodposted 13 years ago

    Everytime I hear a politician say "I am going to....", I cringe.  1.  Less laws.  2.  Less government control.  3.  Less spending.
    Cutting back means striking laws from the books not creating new ones.  Politicains are not the answer.  Americans are the answer.  The sooner we send farmers, soldiers, and tradesmen to public office the sooner we get our country back.

  10. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
    Shahid Bukhariposted 13 years ago

    Because, they think, that being able to remain a step ahead of the Common folks ... meaning, to be able to foresee, logically ... makes them some sort of Superior Beings.

    Politics is an erroneous mode of managing humans ... In, the Politicians "saying the Obvious" ... thus, the sayers, being declared leaders ...of the Masses, who, for their situation, cannot foresee, beyond the obvious.

    This evil coterie of petty individuals, has led, and continues to lead the masses, with the instrument of Politics ... Deception, Lies, hypocrisy, and Histrionics ...

    Now that Common Folks know ... Its time for them to go, from human Society.

  11. chasemillis profile image68
    chasemillisposted 13 years ago

    Do you have any idea how stupid some Americans are? I have heard so many survey's of high percentages of people not knowing simple questions like who is the current vice president, or who was the 16th president. 6% of people couldn't even find Independence day on a calendar...They just want votes. So why not go for the easy ones. Its like if your hunting, you'd rather go for the animal who stands right in front of you than the elusive one who hides all the time.

  12. Michael-Milec profile image60
    Michael-Milecposted 11 years ago

    A very bold question. My first reaction : do they? If they ( policians ) would dare to think, they might well consider thinking honestly, truthfully and wisely. They  might consider the Constitution as well the " need" of he people they " represent. (?!)
    It's scary to see how little " they " do the work of " governing" and how much they do   " care " for themselves and their affairs. The worst part is that  the citizens just lost track of events, while they are being robbed of the freedom, liberty as well as money by 'legislative or executive orders . ' Too sad , no institution cares to advise "general public,"  and individuals aren't  much willing to educate themselves to KNOW  well enough their right and fight for .  This way a socialistic - communistic  - Marxist  agenda is spreading rapidly, and a " new god" is replacing morality without moral,
    a lie as truth etc...


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)