If government and bureaucracy are notoriously inefficient and impotent in managing their own affairs, how can MORE of their meddling in OUR lives possibly be a positive force in OUR lives ?!! If they were held to the same standards and laws as the citizens they claim to represent, we would have no government......they'd all be in prison. What sort of "politician" do I respect? The person who genuinely WANTS to help and make a difference but remains on the "outside" because they know that the real force of change would be squelched by the venerated bureacracies the moment that person became an "insider." It's all about maintaining a problem for the long term (they call that "job security") rather than solving it and then losing your rallying-cry. After all, a lingering problem's RALLYING-CRY equals RE-ELECTION. Duh!