If they keep us fighting, that gives them an excuse for no solutions, because they can't agree. If they keep us in fear of attack, we follow in line with hollow promises of protection. If they use the bible, they create dissention and don't have to accomplish anything. If they attack the other party, and not answer the question asked of them, you don't see their weaknesses or true opinions. This also puts both parties at odds. They PLAY on our emotions to get votes, pure and simple! But more importantly, if a bill affects their own wealth, will they sign it? Even though the majority of Americans will benefit from that bill! Heck no! While we all lost jobs, homes, and income did they suffer? Heck no! They made MORE MONEY! So now, do you really think they're gonna help you? Good luck and happy voting!
Politics is not about money. I mean, yeah, everything comes down to money really but politicians could have chosen other lucrative and potentially more stable careers if they wished. The reason people become politicians could be to help people. Mostly though, it's all about power.
I believe most politicians do care when they first enter office. But shortly after being in office, seeing how their hands are tied to get nothing done, it does become about power. Power to protect their assets and make more money. Why is it during the past few years most Americans struggled and the politicians and wealthy got wealthier? Government with two parties was designed to find mutual ground and get things done. All these parties can do is agree to disagree. Then there's organizations like ALEC with their own agenda and getting things passed for their corporate wealth, at the expense of the taxpayer. And it's nothing new unfortunately. During WWII many US companies supplied Germany. Why you ask? For money.
I see plenty of people who are in it to help America. But even Snow said she couldn't work in this environment anymore...they were harrassing her and making it impossible for her to be who she is.
You can blame them all if you want to...I blame the far right Repubs and the blue-dog Dems. And this Tea Party Cult of nasty.
the story of the corrupt politician is a bonafide political weapon used by the extreme right to supress the popular vote which is unfavorable to them.
All politicians are in it for themselves. It is all partisan and all they care about is being re-elected and keeping their job. Meanwhile we all suffer while they waste tax payer dollars and complain about the budget. The ruplicans complain about people sitting around waiting for their entitlment checks, while they bicker like children on the floor of the congress getting nothing done and still getting their gov't check. Both sides are at fault for getting nothing done and we even lost our triple a credit rating becuase all these people care about is their own bank accounts. I am sick of this nonsence
Quite true. From Bruce Bueno de Mesquita: the 5 rules of power politics:
1) depend on as few people as possible to keep you in power.
2) the pool of people you could call upon to fill the role of that small group, that pool, to be as large as possible. (easily replaceable ass-kissers)
3) tax the people as highly as you can because you want revenue to enrich yourself and to bribe your cronies.
4) distribute the minimum amount of that revenue that you can get away with to keep your coalition loyal to you,
5) Choice of rewarding by good public policy or private rewards just to the coalition.
He wrote a good book on reality politics called 'The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics' quote "The key difference in what democrats and dictators do is that democrats, much to their regret, have to depend on a very large coalition to keep them in power."
lol...@ the difference quote between democrats and dictators! Seems I detect tunnel vision. Both parties are in for themselves. So the quote should read republicans having to depend on a very large coalition to keep them in power. Are you aware of ALEC? Have you ever searched american businesses supplying germany during WWII? Do some searches, you might be shocked.
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