Politicians exploit people or represent people?

India
October 16, 2008 11:11am CST
Many politicians use people's trust to just get a seat in the elections.I feel that they must truly represent people,their demands and queries must be addressed.They must voice out people's view.Politicians must be more interested in answering people directly than giving out Question's which can not be answered.Feel free to express your view in politics.
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• United States
16 Oct 08
Surely most politicians start out with good intentions. Those whose characters are a bit weak give in to pressure from special interest groups and the lure of all that free-flowing money, but there are still many who are full of integrity and actually care for their constittuents. I've been active in the campaigns of many politicians, from every party, and my main criteria involve integrity first. For more than half a century, I've been extremely busy at election time! The good ones are there. It's up to voters to keep them there and to keep them good!
@evanslf (485)
16 Oct 08
There are some honourable politicians out there but too often most politicians, though starting with good intentions, then get sucked in by the system, start trimming, start compromising on their beliefs to keep the party line, and then get comfortable in their offices and sinecures, some of the very worst being out and out corrupt. Also, there are the other types of politician that are even more dangerous in that they have very fixed agendas, don't listen to other points of view, and are in it for not only the power but also to ruthlessly further their agendas. A small minority therefore truly try and serve the people and work hard to the best of their ability
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
16 Oct 08
Some merely exploit, others humbly server. The growing majority however seem to represent some by exploiting others. An honest politician seems to be defined these days by who they exploit in the name of representing who. Wit 300 million people in the country, it is virtually impossible to represent everyone. The best politicians are those that represent the constitution, it doesn't exploit or represent any one specific group in this country, only the principals of the country itself.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
I believe that most politicians are out there for themselves and their family. Most politicians are corrupt, only a few of them are clean. They use people to get them into office and when they are seated they would work for themselves and make themselves rich and powerful.
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@ms1323 (259)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I like to believe that the majority start out with good intentions, but get stuck in all the red-tape and can only accomplish very little. Then, in the minority, are those that start and end with only their own intrests in mind, but lie to gain the confidence of the voters. It is really just like any other group of people, anywhere in the world. There are good ones and there are bad ones.