Our politicians have no respect for us

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    I read a lot of people on here yelling that the democrats are better or the republicans are better, blah, blah, blah. I think they all suck. The elected "leadership" shows zero respect for America or the people they were elected to represent. All I see in these people are people that think they are better than all of us who spend our money faster than we can give it to them and always make the easy wrong choice over the hard right choice. Just my two cents.
     
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    I think you pretty much have it right.
     
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    we have no respect for us and they take advantage of it
     
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    :confused: Not sure what you mean..
     
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    I think I understand what you're saying and I agree that the upper echelons of elected politicians may seem disconnected, but I have to ask - do you know an elected politician? I have a friend who is a high ranking Illinois senator and to me he's just a nice guy who happens to be in politics. We talk on the phone a few times a year and meet in person often. He'll even call me once in a while and ask my advice on issues. There are some really good people out there in politico-land.
     
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    I don't think most of us have that privilege..
     
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    Hard to respect dupes, isn't it?
     
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    Most people that seek public office do so out of a real desire to be of service to their community and their nation. Unfortunately they find themselves up against two inescapable truths. In order to get elected they have to accept contributions from big business and special interest groups. They find themselves indebted to their contributors, doing their bidding instead of the people who elected them. Secondly, they accept the philosophy that end justifies the means. They vote for bad legislation to get support for good legislation. They follow their party's lead instead of following their conscience. But, that's politics. I guess Mr. Smith doesn't go to Washington any more.
     
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    See, this guy gets it.
     
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    we get what we deserve..what we accept
     

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