OK so far.do you think our politicians act in their best interests or the nations?
Should read "They act in their own interests"yes! its the reason they get into politics
Should read "They act in the interests of their country"no, they are acting in our best interests
Should read "Some act in their own interests, some in the interests of the country".some are, some arent
Direct hit.BuggerAll said:Unfortunately we need politicians. We also need the most talented people to want to be politicians. One of the problems we have at the moment is that being a politico is increasingly unattractive and therefore is not attracting the right people. Its one of the reasons for the dearth of talent in Parliament.
I doubt if many people go into politics with a view to getting their snouts in the trough - in fact I'm sure that most honestly believe they are doing the right thing. The problem is that they tend to be corrupted by the party system.
"I can't do any good unless I'm in power, therefore whatever I do to get power is justified because its for the common good - I can't continue to do good unless I remain in power - therefore whatever I do to remain in power is justified because its for the common good."
As for the snouts in the trough bit and the dubious claims, unfortunately the system is set up in such as way as it encourages people to make claims in the grey area.
And it is always amazing how the countries best interests happen to be the same as the politiciansgary-pompadour said:Presonally I believe they all "THINK" they are working for the countries best interest and if they can get a little extra out of it thats a bonus ............
The problem is they are surrounded by PC advisors and various ethnic, religious, industry and banking arse wipes who all feed them full of crap!!
Instead of listening to the people they listen to a small small minority and the press and make bad decisions over and over again. That and I actually think they dont know how to deal with the big issues as their scared of being labelled racist or losing the vote of x or y group so they fart arse about around the edges hence the nanny state - one day and hopefully soon we'll get a PM or party leader who can make speeches like Churchill, inspire the nation and run the country properly ................... or is that wishful thinking?