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Why is politician a dirty word in the United States (from a Connecticut perspective)

Politics is generally perceived as governmental affairs. We call our elected officials in a legislative, executive, and in some cases even judicial offices politicians since they entered politics after their wins in democratic elections. These elections make politicians accountable for their political decision making to their constituents who would vote them out of office in case of dissatisfaction with a particular decision or overall. So far so good!

With a political system of checks and balances as the American one is, a governmental tyranny is at best highly unlikely. If it is so, then why is politician a dirty word in the United States? Why are politicians looked down on by the people and are being called crooks, corrupt and the like? Continue reading

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