Politically Incorrect Behaviour

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (10 posts)
  1. CaravanHolidays profile image61
    CaravanHolidaysposted 7 years ago

    Why is it that politicians simply cannot help but look after themselves and not the voters, is this part of 'human nature'?

    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes its part of human nature... power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely! This is why we must push for term limits... this will limit time in power and the opportunity to be corrupted by the system!

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Only for the selfish and greedy does that apply.
        Term limits isn't going to reduce corruption from happening and to think it would is completely irrational.

        1. lady_love158 profile image60
          lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You might find thus interesting:
          http://www.economist.com/node/15328544? … 1_TVPNRVQQ
          People in power have a tendency to abuse that power and to feel that different rules apply to them.

          Therefore spending less time in power equates to less abuse. You wont eliminate it but you can minimize it. Who is more likely to be corrupt and to a greater degree the congressman with a six year term limit or the career congressman with 40 years of seniority? Ask Charlie Tangle.

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Of course they have a tendency to abuse, it's because they are selfish and greedy, as I said.
            Of course spending less time in power equates to less abuse, because it equates to spending less time spent on abusing. That's common sense.
            I guess we have different faiths in humanity. hmm
            The term limit on a congressman in such as a six year limit, will only mean that they will have to be more deceitful in their actions, in order to get more out of less time. That's all.
            No thank you. wink

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    It's called selfishness and greed, which is part and parcel of human nature.

    How ironic it is that almost all of them are religious in some capacity. lol

  3. Hugh Williamson profile image89
    Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years ago

    I'd like to see all sizable donations to politicians and political parties outlawed (by constitutional amendment, if necessary).

    I also don't believe that politicians should be allowed to ever be employed by any business or entity that had any issues before the legislative body on which he/she served.

    Separate the money from the process and we'd get more honest decisions out of our lawmakers.

    1. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "Wisconsin elects its Supreme Court justices, but the court’s four conservative justices –including Gov. Scott Walker’s embattled ally Justice David Prosser — all voted to reject an ethics rule that would have prevented them from hearing cases involving their major campaign donors. Instead, the conservative justices enacted a rule written by powerful corporate lobbyists."

      1. Hugh Williamson profile image89
        Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ...and the beat goes on.

        The situation in Japan gets worse by the hour but in the U.S. only local pols are calling for a review of our own aging nukes. Look at the list of who gets lobby $ from them (in both parties).

        As I said in another thread -- as unbelievable as it may seem, I don't think things are dire enough yet for people to demand real change.

        Too bad.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    You have to have a certain personality type to be attracted to politics in the first place, for starters.
    Not very many "Mr. Deeds" (not Ralph or Paul, the movie) actually go to Washington. To be elected, you have to believe that you represent your constituency better than anyone else can. That's a pretty egotistical proposition right there.
    Is it any wonder that when you start with such delusions of grandeur that power goes to your already swelled head?
    From "I know what's best for MY people" they progress to learning the ropes. The ropes get greased by interest groups with deep pockets. You gotta pay to play.
    If you don't learn the rules, you can't do the job you were elected to do. But you can't reveal or buck the rules, either, or you'll be ousted.

    I'm with Hugh Williamson on this one. Separation of church and state and separation of business and state.
    The first thing let's do, let's kill all the lobbyists lol
    (No, I'm not being a violent liberal, I'm borrowing from Shakespeare smile).


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://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

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)