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originally posted by: MKMoniker
Thanks for all the comments. Sounds like everyone is "fed up" with the current crop of politicos in DC. I heard someone say one time that it takes a "certain personality type" to go into politics. I would guess that means a thick hide, ability to lie convincingly, and align yourself with scum who is rich and powerful. AND a certain delusional form of thinking, that you do and sacrifice "so much" that no one appreciates, so you are perfectly entitled to corruption and graft to line your own pocket with taxpayer money.
Used to be, men who had been successful in business, many times graduated to politics to share their knowledge and management skills. They knew this was a time to take a steep pay-cut and serve the Greater Good. Now anyone and everyone can run for political office. I guess this is "progress and equality of opportunity," but I see more egos and campaign mud-slinging than skills to handle the job. Like most people, I end up holding my nose and voting for the lesser of 2 evils.
I've argued long and hard for "term limits" in the federal Congress. But the persuasive counter-argument (found out the hard way in state congresses), is that just as a Rep/Senator learns the ropes and can be assigned to committees, they have to leave.