What Is A Politicians Promise Worth?

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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Not a whole lot. But in some cases they could be blocked by other politicians trying to live up to promises they have made (which would include stopping whatever politician A promised)
Merlin Paine Profile
Merlin Paine answered
No more than what is capable of being achieved in the political environment or climate they will be working in when elected they are elected, at the very most. At the very least not worth any thing at all. Many times promises cannot be kept because political opposition blocks them.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Worthless, more often than not.
Zaphod  Beeblebrox Profile
I'd say... 1/1000th of what their shoes are worth. But even that is pretty generous.
Ady Mat Profile
Ady Mat answered
I think they are political promise made for votes etc. Not for keeping them most of times.
Deemarcas Day Profile
Deemarcas Day answered
Travis Tritt sings a song about money talking on his CD Monkey Business, there's a line in there about politicians promising a chicken in every pot----and "we're still eating potted meat and Spam".  I'll borrow that line from him, a can of potted meat.
yarnlady Profile
yarnlady answered
When a politician makes pronouncement about what he wants to accomplish if he elected, the people mistakenly believe that is a promise. It really is nothing more than a statement of his desire to achieve the goals if he is elected.
Joan Profile
Joan answered
Being kind....you certainly can not count on their promises.  A promise is something they frequently say to get elected.  People lie,  so do politicians.  Some may not deliberately lie but no matter how much they desire a particular outcome, they are not the only one that votes and/or makes the laws once they are elected.  Good intentions do not make a good outcome every time.

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