Why don't politicians stick to representing their constituency anymore?

  1. K9keystrokes profile image91
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    Why don't politicians stick to representing their constituency anymore?

  2. govrevealed profile image58
    govrevealedposted 6 years ago

    It has been my experience that, once they get in office, elected officials become politicians, which means that their main goal is to stay in office (or move higher up).  They love the perks of being an elected official, especially the feeling of importance, and revise their priorities to focus on and cater to the folks they can use to re-elect them.  The first thing they do is to consolidate their strength, replacing effective, free-thinking government employees with individuals who will do what is asked without question.  What this accomplishes is to scare the rest of the employees into keepiing silent and do whatever it takes to keep their jobs.  I find the threat of losing your income transforms moral and ethical people into meek little well-behaved robots.

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    it takes a lot of money to get elected, and the money is generally coming from corporations that are international, not just US corporations - so politicians (who nearly ALWAYS want to get re elected until they are dead) instead of representing the persons who voted them in - tend to represent the corporations that paid for their campaign.

    It's hilarious when people think that there isn't an international conspiracy involved in US politics.