Duncan – When it is Halloween the goblins come out. When a large number of elections are going on many liars come out so those that speak truthfully are drowned out by the large volume of lies and platitudes. Taxes being the most lied about; with increases in cost, population, technology, there is no way you can maintain the level of service and reduce the cost. Other than reducing waste and graft it is not possible.
So most candidates to get elected must lie, lie, lie, and the gullible of the electorate will vote for them.