THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
Here's why most politicians make people mad:
Reasons people hate politicians:
- Most politicians run for office because they have an axe to grind.
- Most politicians have an agenda they want to accomplish.
- Most politicians think others want what they want.
- Most politicians want to do things to the economy. Most of those things cause more troubles than they cure.
- Most politicians actually think they know more than college graduates trained in traffic control.
- Most politicians think they understand how the economy works. Most of them are wrong.
- Most politicians want to make you believe what they believe.
- Most politicians have ideas for several new government spending programs.
- Most politicians think government can solve any problem.
- Most politicians believe that government can do anything it wants to do.
- Most politicians think government can have any size budget it wants. (But the size of the budget is limited by the
size of the economy.)
- Most politicians want government to be more important than ordinary people.
- Most politicians want a bigger government.
- Most politicians want to abolish everything that is even a little bit dangerous.
- Most politicians think they can create jobs.
- Most politicians want to control the lives of others.
- Most politicians want to be important.
- Most politicians want to spend money on frivolous projects.
- Most politicians don't care who they hurt.
- Most politicians have oversized egos.
The kind of politician I would vote for:
- Has no axe to grind.
- Has no set agenda to accomplish.
- Tries to find out what others want and need.
- Wants to leave the economy alone.
- Knows he doesn't know everything, and delegates responsibility to trained experts.
- Knows that there is no proven economic theory, and especially knows that Keynesian economics had been refuted.
- Lets you believe what you want to believe.
- Doesn't want to create new programs.
- Knows that government can't solve many problems.
- Knows the limits to government power.
- Knows that no combination of governments should take more than 10 percent of the economy.
- Wants government to be less important than ordinary people.
- Wants a smaller government.
- Wants to abolish abolishing things.
- Knows government can't create jobs, except by getting out of the way of employment.
- Doesn't want to control the lives of others.
- Doesn't want to be important.
- Wants to eliminate frivolous projects.
- Tries to not hurt people with what he does.
- Has an undersized ego.