"Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision." - Dick Armey
Parents, police, and voters. At least the first two are doing their jobs.
Voting is called a civic duty. That does NOT mean show up at the polling place every 2-4 years and pull some levers blindly. If your boss showed up at work once a year to give you your annual review, how accurate do you think your review would be?
The voters rule this country. Too often, they take that responsibility lightly. My rule of thumb is this: If you don't know who you're voting for, or why you are voting for them, then don't vote.
Don't vote just because MTV tells you to go and vote.
If you don't have the time to learn about the issues and the candidates, then you have no business being at a polling place. Leave the voting to people who know what is happening.
By the way, if someone gets elected who makes your life miserable, don't complain. You are the one who decided to ignore politics.