Why don't politicians stick to representing their constituency anymore?
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.
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.
by rhamson 8 years ago
With politics headed its own way once again after an election the opposition wishes to offer Sarah Palin as the answer. Is it time the American people stopped swallowing the warmed over platforms and knee jerk issues and took the country back from the Banks and Big Business?
by Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 5 years ago
Do you believe our elected officials are being honest with us?There is so much information concerning impending financial and environmental crises, do you feel out government warrants out full faith and trust?
by Brian Slater 6 years ago
Why do politicians continue to lie to us, why don't they tell the truth anymore?There is so much spin put on every news story you hear. Why have we moved away from telling people exactly what the truth is?
by Seckin Esen 5 years ago
What do you think about the politicians in your country?
by Don Bobbitt 5 years ago
Should your political representative be a theoretical purist or represent all of their constituency?Think about it. When you vote for your local and national representatives, do you expect them to continue spouting political rhetoric and standing their ground on ideas and ideals, or do you want...
by Jack Lee 4 months ago
Now he tells us...Normally, I would not attack someone when they are down especially with terminal illness.However, this is just self serving grand standing.What is wrong with someone who is so full of himself?If it wasn't for Sarah Palin, he would have lost even bigger in the 2008 election.It was...
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