Once these people get to Washington, they change. They find out quickly that the American people really want their pork. If people wanted smaller government and less spending, we would have it by now. This will not stop until we are bankrupt like Europe.
Think the food stamp program problem is about welfare queens and fraud? Think again. It’s about big ag businesses being on the government teat. Try cutting back any food or farm program of any kind and see just how fast those “conservative” politicians in the west fight to keep the gravy train going.
You are certainly right that Washington is a hugely corrupting influence on people of good character.
But just like a new car a representative takes maintenance to keep it running well.
Once you have your politician in office you have to keep on top of them to keep them running on the strait and narrow.
If they break down to the point they dont run so well you replace them. You may occasionally have buyers remorse but then you lay your money down and you take your chances.