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Comment: Sometimes when

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Sometimes when

a well-connected politician who is positioning himself votes the way the people would want him to, it's more a sign of having the sway to earn the privilege of being the minority vote of descent against something unpopular that their masters want.

I remember in the early bail-out of this most recent economic downturn, when there was a huge campaign to get them not to do it. One politician said the calls to his office were "50% no, 50% hell no". If you looked up and down the list of the ones who voted no, they were mostly the ones up for re-election. It had everything to do with making sure their masters got their way and doling out the privilege of voting to look like they were listening to the people to the ones who'd paid their dues already.

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