Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Too Much Politics
Imagine what half that money could do to help the U.S.' unemployed, or people on the verge of homelessness, or if it was poured into primary school education. What a novel idea! Pay teachers. Stock food banks. Solar and wind energy installations. Better mental health support.
So many options. Just pick one or two.
But of course that will never happen. It seems that many people who tend to go higher in politics are sociopaths, because all they do is pad their own pockets at the expense of their constituents. They make all kinds of promises in order to get elected and then backpedal.
For those politicians who are actually honest, or who attempt to do good and hold others accountable, the system is made to break them. Take a look at President Obama: almost everything he has tried to do has been blocked by the opposing party. The stress has caused him to obviously age ten years for the six years he has been in power so far, and his family has come under fire through no fault of their own.
Its not quite as bad in Canada, but there are times I wonder. Especially in Quebec when most politicians are more concerned with the survival of the French language instead of addressing the real issues.
If we could take the politics out of politics, maybe things will improve.