Of course, nine times out of ten, that promise is worthless. But it is that tenth time that they make good on their promise, and they do so by looting others to satisfy their flock. And so, the government is no more than a broker in pillage. Every election is, in its essence, an advance auction sale of stolen goods.
This also posits a glaringly obvious question: why are these men, who have proven effective solely in politicking, deemed suitable to reform the economy and to create health reform? Shouldn't these specialized and monumental undertakings be assigned to successful businessmen, economists, and doctors?