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Cheap Politicians

Henry VIII Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:48 AM
Money is not the initial draw to politics, but power is; the influence that power brings, and yes, the contacts and opportunities that lead to money is provocative. I am not sure attractive salaries will ensure a quality candidate; after all we have a BS artist in the WH who was after power, not money. However, term limits and limited government sure would improve the caliber of public servants....and a media who isn't the enemy of the people..
StillStandingHisGround Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 12:02 PM
Henry VIII:

The Constitution as it was written was SUPPOSED to provide for limited government by specifying exactly what was in the purview of the federal government and what was to be left to the individual state governments.

But we have elected politicians who wipe their anuses with the Constitution now.

And WHY do they do so? Because apparently this is what the people who elect them want - or at least are willing to tolerate.

Unfortunately, too much of the American populace does NOT want limited government but is perfectly comfortable with the oppressive nanny state.
Now that the National Football League has apparently learned that it can be costly to hire cheap officials, perhaps the rest of us should learn the same lesson when it comes to government officials, whose bad calls can do a lot more damage.

What do we do when we want a better car, a better home or a better bottle of wine? We pay more for it. We definitely need a lot better crop of public officials. Yet we insist on paying flea market prices for people who will be spending trillions of tax dollars, not to mention making foreign policy that...