[quote][i]Originally posted by chiefst2000[/i]@Nov 11 2004, 11:08 AM
[b] If libs and cons seem to agree on this issue then why is it that politicians are completely off base on it? [/b][/quote]
I think it's payback for votes and backroom deals, although this is denied. You'd be surprised (maybe not) that even good politicians find themselves compromised and back to the wall. Maybe politician A has a bill he needs to get thru that's important to him, so he makes a deal with policitican B 'you vote on this issue, I need the opposition vote and I'll vote on this one for you'.....I'm simplifying everything of course, just presenting the idea.