Every year without fail we go through the same ol' same ol' BS... It makes absolutely no difference whether it is local,state or federal elections...we see the same things repeated without fail! Politicians point the proverbial finger at their opposition blaming them for governments failure to to improve the lives of the electorate! It make no difference whatsoever if the politician is : Democrat,Republican,Independent,Libertarian ,Vegetarian or whatever else they may label themselves.
The end result is always the same...during their 2,4,6 year term in office they spend the entire time scratching each others proverbial backs...amassing fortunes for kickbacks,insider trading deals,and God only knows what else...they forget about those who put them into office sorta/kinda amnesia sets in...I see,hear know nothing... akin to Sgt Schultz from the old TV series Hogans Heros!
The last few months of their term in office is spent asking/begging for donations from their electorate... just donate $5,10,15,20...hundreds or thousand more so we can campaign against our opposition who are to blame for y'alls lowered standard of living,lack of security,crime,perversion etc etc!
Well s*** howdy the only ones who seem to benefit from all the donations are the politicians and the media...print,internet,radio and tv who receive most the money for campaign ads...and for the most part are negative ads against the opposition who are in fact their best buds in office until the election cycle starts once again! I do believe it is past due time to limit the amount of money politicians can receive/spend for campaign ads...Let's say $5000 for local $50,000 for state and $100,000 for federal...the media should be required to host debates ( given a tax deduction for the debate~ on print or air time) and limited to what the politician voted for in the past,what they plan on voting for while in office,their education,experience, social and fiscal views on life...and then be held accountable for their actions while in office based on what they promised to deliver!
Politicians should also be required to pass a full field background investigation before being placed on any ballot and must pass with flying colors or be eliminated from running for office! #Period EOS
And for the record the intent of the US Constitution for federal,state or local elected officials was not for a career position...it was intended to have a rotation of 'We the People' in order to avoid corruption and a monarchy from taking over the process...also to be able to introduce fresh and new ideas into the process of government! We need term limits on Congress as well as the SCOTUS and appointments to the Federal Appeals Courts as is the case for POTUS...!