Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lower East Bumblefuck
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I'm sorry you ever thought politics was ever about anything other than money.
I have an uncle who keeps trying to run for various non-important political offices in his city. He never wins, and he can't understand why. He knows it's a crooked game, but as hard as he tries to seem edgy, his heart is in the right place, and he's really only looking out for the people of his city and wants the best for them. People who put the people's best interest ahead of their own wallet never make it in politics. Politics is business. Business is politics.
I've watched a bunch of interesting stuff on PBS about how money-grubbing politicians are. Everyone is in it for the money. The President's health care bill is full of ridiculousness because of the people who had to fit in stipulations to make sure they made some serious money from it.
Maybe it sounds like crazy talk, but I feel as though the gap between the rich and poor is going to grow so much in this country that it is going to end up causing some serious tension.
I hate voting because there's never a candidate that I feel has any idea what actual citizens do on a daily basis.