there is no such thing as balance in poilitics. there is bad and ugly. There unfortunately is no such thing as "For the People" anymore either. Politicians do as what THEY feel, or as the interest group pay's them to feel. Our only option is to elect who WE feel will do the least damage. It is why i believe in term limits as well.. I would rather have unexperianced crooks in office than well established one's. imagine what would happen if you made politicians retire on social security things might get fixed. like it will ever happen. burns my biscuts that anyone working for the government or a government funded business doesn't pay into social security. just tells me they know it will never support a person, but they will take care of their own. This is their mentality towards everything. take care of themselves and to hell with the people who really make this country great.