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Thread: What do people REALLY want from their Politicians?

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    Question What do people REALLY want from their Politicians?

    I just want this thread to discuss what people want from their politicians, like characteristics, personal qualities, policies etc. Pretty broad or very specific... I just wana get a feel for what is on people's minds!

    Like personally, I want to see less "political ethics" and more actual Morality!

    Thought's?

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    Politicians that have a basic understanding of economics , stop lying and buying votes , and to stop interfering in business as they know nothing about it .
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    I just want this thread to discuss what people want from their politicians, like characteristics, personal qualities, policies etc. Pretty broad or very specific... I just wana get a feel for what is on people's minds!

    Like personally, I want to see less "political ethics" and more actual Morality!

    Thought's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmettTCorcoran View Post
    I just want this thread to discuss what people want from their politicians, like characteristics, personal qualities, policies etc. Pretty broad or very specific... I just wana get a feel for what is on people's minds!

    Like personally, I want to see less "political ethics" and more actual Morality!

    Thought's?
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    Bread & games.

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    Honesty

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    Intelligence. Honesty . Balls [ i know ].

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    Backbone - morality - humility - understanding of the plights of others - smaller cars.

    Less of the following: Greed - parish pump politics - teachers and barristers - dynastys.
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    Lead with good example. and honesty.

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    I don't want my politician to help me get bumped up on the housing list. I don't want my politician to help me in getting a medical card. I don't want my politician to snuggle up to the big businesses that bully SME's into shutting down. I don't want my politician propose legislation to appease a group of backward-thinking voters.

    I want my politician to act nationally. I want my politician to legislate for my beliefs and mantras. I want my politician to be my representative to the nation.

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    It's easier to define what I don't want:

    1 - I don't want them to pretend to act on my behalf to get me access to services I'm entitled to anyway and write to me to get the kudos
    2 - I don't want them to use my tax to buy votes, I'd prefer if their own performance did that
    3 - I don't want them to be glorified Councillors, but rather act in the national interest, not local interests
    4 - I want them to be educated and successful in their own right, not failed SME-owners who can't manage a corner shop but tell us how to run a country
    5 - I want them to not want to be a career politician - I'd like them to have a career before they spend time as a politician and then return to that after maybe 3 attempts and/or terms
    The more things change....

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