If you do what you promise do you need to pay to get re-elected?

I cannot help but wonder how much money is spent by politicians to get re-elected.  Now I understand when you are getting elected, like starting a business, you need to let people know who you are, your plan, etc.  Your past and reputation can only get you so far.  But getting re-elected is a completely different scenario, or should it be?

So you get elected and you spend your term in office learning and supposedly doing what you set out to do.  So if you set out to say lower taxes and you lower taxes getting re-elected should be pretty easy.  I figure if you keep to your plan, do what you promised to do and keep up with your constituents(customers) you should be fine.  This could be completely naive but seems logical.  Heck there are hundreds if not thousands of successful businesses operating this way all around the country.  Yet instead many politicians spend tons of money to get re-elected even though they did not do what they set out to do.  Rather than doing what they promised and keeping up with their people, which should get them re-elected, instead they try and get re-elected versus earning it.  Not that I will go look this up but I cannot help but wonder how much more you have to spend when you don’t do your job versus if you had a good term.

Voting is a lot like buying things, when all else fails you buy from people you like.  But what if the people fail to deliver?  They spend money, not much different than really big companies spending a lot of money to cover up what they are really doing.  Such a shame, a lot of money is spent to campaign and not enough is spent to actually serve the constituents(customers).  To be continued…

Just a thought, thanks for reading.