Current Political System
Every 4 years we go to the polls and leave almost all of our political influence in the box. In other words:
We hand out a BLANK CHECK to our politicians for 4 years.
After that, something like this happens:
implementation of a few election promises, non-compliance with others ++ patronizing voters ++ lobbyists influence politicians ++ backroom deals ++ no representation of the middle and lower classes ++ some decisions against the majority of the population ++ ignoring many important issues ++ organized irresponsibility ++ increasing funds for parliamentarians / parties etc. ++ good jobs for some former politicians ++ governing on a 4-year horizon until the next election ++ focus on re-election