- - Thursday, September 14, 2017

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.


TOP STORIES
Nadler rejects Republican demands for minority hearing on impeachment
Student says teacher yanked 'Women for Trump' pin off chest, files police report: 'It's not OK'
EXCLUSIVE: High-level, N.K. defector implores Trump to foment coup; tells president he's been duped


This is a sad reality that we all must accept. It’s the reason nothing ever gets done in Washington.

MICHAEL KRIKORIAN



Pleasanton, Calif.

Sign up for Daily Opinion Newsletter

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide