Ever since I can remember I always questioned whether or not political system worked. Every year politicians make promises, and every year they never do the things that they said they would do, and every year we forget, or at least we act like we forget that they made the same promises last year, and the year before that, and the year before that, and every year they’ve never kept the promises that they made the year before, and I always wondered whether anyone else ever noticed this. It just seems like nothing ever changes, and yet we all keep voting, or at least some of us do as if eventually something is going to change. Now, I know that this is a simplistic view of a child, and one would think by now that I have become more sophisticated somehow, but somehow I haven’t. I’ve always thought this since I was a child, and I’m not a child anymore, but it’s hard for me to see how this view that I’ve held for so long is incorrect. It really does seem to me that the situation that I’ve stated above really is the case.

It just seems like politicians are lying thieves who don’t really care about the people. They’ve already been paid off by this or that group, so they have no interest in really serving the people at all. Recently, in addition to controlling things behind the scenes, the billionaires are now running for office themselves. They say that they’re not beholden to special interest groups because they don’t need their money, but it does seem to me that even though these billionaires might not need the money of the special interest groups, they still have no real interest in serving the people because one does not become a billionaire in the first place by caring too much about other people.

Sometimes I do think about running for president which is absolutely ridiculous because I don’t have the money necessary on the one hand, and on the other hand, I would not want to ask people for money because then I would be bought and paid for like all the politicians are today, and I would have to do whatever those rich funders told me to do just like all the politicians do today. My dad always said that we should vote because if you don’t vote, you can’t complain, for this reason, I always vote, or at least I have started recently anyway. However, the thought always occurs to me that if my vote doesn’t count for anything, what’s the point in voting? My dad always said that I am a terrible cynic, and I guess I probably am, but even now it’s hard for me to see a flaw in my thinking. If you see it, I invite you to leave a comment, and let me know what it is.

It just always seems to me that when politicians need to save money, they always cut funding for the people who are most in need. I have always felt that if I ever became a politician, the people most in need would be the last people to see their funding get cut, and not the first. It seems like every politician who has ever run for office says something like this, but when they actually get into office, that’s not what they do in practice.