16 August, 2005

What really annoys me

What really irks me is when politicians say we care and are passionate about their constituents. When we know they are not. Why are politicians like that? Are they too busy making policies that really they have no idea about? What worries me is politicians seem to have no grasp on what is really happening in the real world that low income families and single homeless people live in. It's things like ID cards, we know the cost is going to be astronomical. Not to mention unaffordable for those on low incomes. Plus it's the millions they said it was going to cost the tax payer to introduce . Now we are being told it's probably going to cost three times as much. Then we have the new drinking laws. I wonder how many hours did they really sit and think about it. Is it really a good thing or is it something we are trying to copy as usual? We only seem to make what I would call sticking plaster laws. They are made in the heat of the moment and in great haste because politicians need to be seen doing something.
These are the people we voted for. They have usually been to college with degrees and stuff or studied politics for some while. So how can they make so many mistakes? It's no wonder people don't vote more often. How can any party expect people to vote for them if they have no trust in what they say or do. Not once have I heard any politician say anything about homeless people to the media. Yet when we speak to them they give us the yes we do care and there shouldn't be such a problem in this country. So what I'm saying is, if you want my vote lets have some real decisions. Make homelessness history. Lets see a government that wont do u turns when it is under pressure. Lets see a government that really does put education and the health service first. Lets see a government that really does take a step forward.

2 comments:

Nickie said...

(you said)"Make homelessness history. Lets see a government that wont do u turns when it is under pressure. Lets see a government that really does put education and the health service first. Lets see a government that really does take a step forward."

I echo those sentiments 100%!!! But I certainly don't see it happening anyday soon... particularly not with the govt in the state it's in today...

Politicians are so far removed from the real world that most of us must live in & they could care less about us. They just give us pretty little speeches when it's time for re-election, then forget about us again for the next 4 years... And yes, I do vote, it doesn't seem like it does any good, but I keep doing my part anyway....

Call me a pessimist, but I just can no longer believe that anyone in government really has "the common people's" interests at heart...

Wolfie said...

You can add the cost of the Olympics to the bill too. So it looks like its taxes up and social budget down. Great.