You are right! If they're not greedy, and power hungry going in, they are coming out!<quoted text>
I would contest that all the politicians are for are the rich. I tend to believe they're only out for themselves: power. The more conflict a politician can be involved in, or create, the greater the opportunity. But yes, in general, the right wants the money left free to be earned and distributed via free market; the left wants money controlled. Those without large sums of wealth are left are pawns in the game. But then again, I'm a sarcastic questioning soul.
It's a brutal,cutthroat enterprise, and if one doesn't have thick skin and or isn't aggressive, he'll fall off the wagon. No matter how much education a politician has, if he has no common sense,and is not going to truly work for his/her constituents,might as well hang it up, because you'll be dead in the water, come election time.