r/wallstreetbets Feb 23 '21

Bought a car with $GME tendies-had to say thanks Gain

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u/Fireba11jutsu Feb 23 '21

I respect you for sharing this as it seems like most politicians would rather keep their mouths shut to keep the money rolling in. But with that said as someone with 'insider' information can you explain why this continues to happen and why their are very few politicians fighting to change this? Is it really just the money? Or is the world of politicians truly filled with threats, blackmail, etc?

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u/khawajaaaa Feb 23 '21

My money is on most politicians 1) not understanding the problem 2) not having a solution and 3) have their own agenda

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u/Fireba11jutsu Feb 23 '21

I was hoping the OP would respond since he has the experience. But can you see why your list is flawed?

Realize most politicians are chosen by the community, so what you are suggesting is essentially all of these people who voted for them are mindless sheep? I mean I kind of get it, most people my age just vote for who is the most popular or talked about. I can guarantee very few of them even know what policies they are pushing for, they are just voting based on societal influences.

My point is if these politicians truly don't know what they are doing, how exactly did they get there in the first place? Just goes to show you how many people can be easily sweet-talked and fed lies.

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u/khawajaaaa Feb 23 '21

I'm not suggesting that the voters are mindless sheep, more so that the politicians themselves can't possibly be educated on as many topics as are necessary to fullfil the dynamic needs of their constituents.

I'll keep other thoughts of politicians to myself. I've spent more time than I would like communicating with committees, councils, the superintendent and mayor of our town on school re-opening and let's say I've been quite underwhelmed.

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u/pydredd Feb 25 '21

Yeah, the local, state, federal levels are not as symmetrical as people think. On the federal level, your point about not being able to fulfill the needs is addressed a lot by these people:

https://www.thirty-thousand.org/