Status quo good for politicians
In simple terms, here is the reason nothing ever gets done with politicians: Every politician runs for office on a platform of fixing all that’s wrong, but if they fix those problems, what will they have to run on the next time?
Thus there is no motivation for them to do the right thing. There is only motivation for them to keep saying they will fix it if they get a chance. It’s like research. If you actually find the answer, you will no longer have a job.
So where is the motivation of anyone in Washington to actually fix a problem? You can’t take donations for a problem solved, and you can’t ask people for donations so you can get re-elected if you have fixed the problems.
This is a sad reality that we all must accept. It’s the reason nothing ever gets done in Washington.
MICHAEL KRIKORIAN Pleasanton, Calif.