The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 10: Greedy politicians overpaid with our tax money.

The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 10: Greedy politicians overpaid with our tax money.

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(Blog No. 1xx).

A nation is built up by people with the same purpose, espousing same values in life. They stake a territory, protect its border, set up rules to operate the nation to their desired aims. It has happened many times in the past, some strong group of people may organize themselves to capture the ruling positions of the nation through violence or through terrorizing the population.

To avoid recurrence of violence and terror accompanying each regime change, most Western, truely democratic, nations now have decided to have their sets of rules above any rulers and call those rules the Constitution of the Nation.

The rulers of each nation are required to uphold its Constitution to every of its letters. The Constitution also specifies who are the citizens of the nation and how the rulers are elected by the citizens of the nation. Only such elected rulers are called constitutionally legitimate representatives and only them can form and operate the government.

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The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 10: Greedy politicians overpaid with our tax money.

1. Protectors of Constitutions turning into abusers.

Few countries anticipated that it is their own elected representatives that would become corrupt and manipulate the system to entrench themselves with privileges and benefits not envisaged by the authors of their Constitutions.

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and I found that out when I was Attorney General in Massachusetts.
Edward Brooke

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
David Brin

2. Representatives of each nation abuse the trust of their electors and exploit every loopholes in their respective national constitution to entrench their own priviledge.

Most national constitutions do not specify the setting for entitlements of elected representatives or the methods to prevent them getting rich at the expense their nations.

So the representatives increase their own salaries, eligibility, trade favours to their future donors/employers and can even set up their (Clintons styled) Foundations to pressure constituents and those to be affected by their decisions to donate to their foundations !

3. Shameless calls for acceptance of dual citizenship for parliamentarians.

Some Politicians even make shameless proposal for acceptance of Dual Citizenship for Parliament Representative. The advocates may have thought that citizens were fools [1-9].

Australia bans it, Israel bans it, Russia bans it, these economically small countries are doing well. On the other hand, after the failure by Nixon’s administration in US courts to ban dual citizenship in USA [10., 14], that once great country is now heading for trouble. Dannish people are not impressed with USA [15].

4. Travel for serving politicians.

Politicians really enjoy having their travel paid by tax payers Some have his dogs driven around by government cars [15, 16]. Some enjoys helicopter rides [17-22]. Any Australian senator is allowed to net $1040 a week from the excess allowance, supplementing his/her base salary of $199,040, The Daily Telegraph reported [21b].

5. Hush money for sexual misconducts by politicians.

Politicians can even have funds for hush money [23-26]!

6. Lifetime travel for retired Australian politicians axed by Prime Minister Turnbull.

Current Australian Prime Minister Malcome Turnbull is now much hated by Australian politicians for axing their Lifetime Gold Pass for travel. Turnbull is thus a PM who wants to lead by examples. Australians should salute him [27-29].

7. Politicians with questionable campaign money.

Australian MP Dastyari does not think that his campaign fund is contributed by a foreigner [30-32]! Victorian (Australia) State Premier D. Andrew does not think that there is a problem of MP on his side campaigned with tax money [33-35]!

8. Former Prime Ministers using “Former PM” priviledge while working for foreign governments/companies.

There is nothing wrong with a former PM of a country who subsequently wants to work for another country but he should relinquish all priviledge granted to a former PM to save the dignity of the first country. It looks terrible for the first country if its former PM lined up and queue for favor from any other country [36-46].

9. Huge pensions for politicians

UK politicians extort huge pensions on tax payers [47]. Australian politicians require ordinary male working people to work until they get 70 years old before they get entitled to their pension payments. On the other hand, Australian politicians only need to serve 2 elected terms to be entitled for their life pension after turning 55 after finishing the second elected term [48].

10. The ultimate safeguard for American system.

American system has placed an ultimate safeguard against abuse by rulers in its Second Amendment to its Constitution. It is to be used as a guarantee for the ultimate revolt against oppressive government:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. “

This is to prevent the ruling government plus congress of the day from walking into the lounge rooms of Americans and impose a tea tax. However, even this 2nd Amendment is now under constant attack by the elected democratic representatives in their quest for absolute powers and own entrenchment.

11. Conclusions.

Every citizen has to be vigilant and be active in politics. Only by doing so he can avoid being a tax donkey provider for those unhelpful politicians who turn tax money into honey pots for their greedy ones.

It is also now a question whether people with no net contribution to the economy should be allowed to stand for elected office?

References:

DUAL CITIZENSHIP BAN

[1]. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/coalition-rejects-call-for-referendum-to-repeal-dual-citizenship-ban

[2]. https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/call-for-referendum-over-dual-citizenship-mess-after-high-court-rulings-20180509-h0zuo2

[3]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-28/section-44-of-constitution-switched-to-evil-writes-annabel-crabb/8754776

[4]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-27/high-court-citizenship-ruling-health-check-for-our-democracy/9094214

[5]. https://www.timesofisrael.com/five-new-knesset-members-renounce-foreign-citizenship/
(“While Israelis may hold dual citizenship, a Basic Law passed in 1958 states that Knesset members cannot pledge allegiance as parliamentarians unless their foreign citizenship has been revoked under the laws of that country.”)

[6]. https://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/23/dual-citizens-in-congress-2/

[7]. https://richardedmondson.net/2017/12/08/do-you-hold-dual-citizenship-you-can-serve-in-congress-but-not-the-israeli-knesset/

[8]. https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/08/14/100000-turkish-immigrants-could-be-stripped-of-austrian-dual-citizenship/

[9]. http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/News/MP-pushes-for-dual-citizenship-to-draw-more-investments/1840340-3950840-nsr3o0z/index.html

[10]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afroyim_v._Rusk

[11]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schneider_v._Rusk

[12]. https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/369/367.html

[13]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawakita_v._United_States

[14]. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/Advice-about-Possible-Loss-of-US-Nationality-Dual-Nationality/Dual-Nationality.html

[15]. https://vikinglifeblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/fox-news-took-a-shot-at-denmark-denmark-fired-back/

Chauffeured car for dogs
[15]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-27/minister-apologises-for-using-taxpayer-money-to-chauffeur-dogs/7969838?pfmredir=sm

[16]. https://au.news.yahoo.com/victorian-minister-uses-chauffeur-driven-car-to-transport-dogs-33018097.html

HELICOPTER TRIPS AUSTRALIAN VERSUS AMERICAN
[17]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-15/bronwyn-bishop-spends-5000-dollars-80km-charter-flight/6622134?pfmredir=sm

[18]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jul/16/bronwyn-bishop-agrees-to-pay-back-cost-of-5000-helicopter-trip

[18b]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3179300/I-want-apologise-Australian-people-error-judgment-say-sorry-feel-ve-let-Bronwyn-Bishop.html

[19]. https://www.buzzfeed.com/joshtaylor/this-politician-charged-taxpayers-to-fly-family-to-her-50th

[20]. https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/the-10-most-outrageous-things-pollies-have-spent-our-money-on/news-story/254c2cb0858b56fb89ed65f547bee3f0

[21]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-21/nt-government-scraps-taxpayer-travel-reporting-requirements/9782014?pfmredir=sm

[21b]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5474865/Greens-senator-Lee-Rhiannon-benefits-travel-entitlements.html

[22]. https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/05/unlike_christie_murphy_isnt_slapping_you_with_big.html

SEX WITH OFFICE SUBORDINATES SILENCED BY PUBLIC MONEY

[23]. https://nypost.com/2017/11/21/shut-down-the-politicians-sex-scandal-hush-funds/

[24]. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dennis-hastert-wants-sex-abuse-accuser-return-hush-money-n709116

[25]. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-congress-plays-by-different-rules-on-sexual-harassment-and-misconduct/2017/10/26/2b9a8412-b80c-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.f6de0d8ece85

[25b]. https://alethonews.wordpress.com/2017/12/24/protecting-the-sex-abusers-u-s-congress-in-search-of-an-unspoken-bordello/

[26]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3102662/It-sex-Law-enforcement-sources-say-Dennis-Hastert-hush-money-scandal-sexual-misconduct-male-student-years-high-school-wrestling-coach.html

[27]. https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2004B01478

[28]. https://www.ausbt.com.au/government-axes-lifetime-free-flights-for-former-politicians

[29]. https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/foreign-minister-bob-carrs-wife-helena-has-cost-taxpayers-120000-in-six-months-on-overseas-trips/news-story/b4da807688f39a95eedd14928af6754d

[30]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jun/05/sam-dastyari-contradicted-south-china-sea-policy-a-day-after-chinese-donors-alleged-threat

[31]. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/world/australia/sam-dastyari-resigns-china.html

[32]. https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/political-donations-highlight-growing-concerns-over-chinese-influence-in-australia/news-story/4dd02ea4f22f7a42a187cd930d5275a5

And money from tax payers

[33]. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/victoria/red-shirts-andrews-digs-in-20180720-p4zsnz.html

[34]. https://www.3aw.com.au/police-consider-formal-investigation-into-labors-red-shirts-scheme/

[35]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-20/daniel-andrews-should-face-questions-over-misuse-of-funds/10016510?pfmredir=sm

[36]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/foreign-interference-laws-chinese-russian-state-media-will-have-to-declare-as-foreign-agents-20171206-gzzyol.html

[37]. https://www.crikey.com.au/2005/11/09/paul-keating-sets-the-record-straight-on-his-piggery-play/

[38]. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/foreign-minister-kevin-rudds-1-million-power-trip/news-story/53f83e53ef72935ca6e9b120f4e30218

[39]. https://www.smh.com.au/world/china-criticism-grows-over-australian-foreign-interference-stance-20171211-h02in1.html

[40]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-05/why-is-rudd-using-weibo-to-slam-turnbulls-china-policies/9726756?pfmredir=sm

[41]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5136643/Kevin-Rudd-calls-Malcolm-Turnbull-step-down.html

[42]. https://www.afr.com/news/politics/world/diplomats-frozen-out-kevin-rudds-curious-meeting-with-donor-chau-chak-wing-20180524-h10ho8

[43]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/kevin-rudd-quietly-met-chau-chak-wing-in-china-20180524-p4zh99.html

[44]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/labor-has-a-cancer-growing-in-it-that-must-be-cut-out-20180218-p4z0q4.html

[44b]. https://alethonews.com/2018/07/16/washington-dc-charged-as-foreign-agent/

[45]. https://clivehamilton.com/?p=1007

[46]. http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2014/04/bob-carr-lead-new-uts-australia-china-institute

[47]. https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/the-saturday-essay-forget-parties-the-uk-government-classes-represent-an-obese-pig-on-the-back-of-every-citizen/

]48]. https://www.smh.com.au/national/full-list-of-federal-mps-entitlements-20090521-bh0v.html

Many US Presidents get rich after being in office

[49]. https://exposingmodernmugwumps.com/2018/10/08/you-cant-get-rich-in-politics-unless-youre-a-crook/

government does not exist to serve them (the people); it exists to enslave them

[50]. https://straightlinelogic.com/2018/10/08/the-people-give-the-orders-and-the-government-obeys-by-jeff-thomas/

Do you think that when I or any other senator makes a political speech, has it printed, should charge the printing of that speech and the mailing of that speech to the taxpayers? Do you think, for example, when I or any other Senator makes a trip to his home State to make a purely political speech that the cost of that trip should be charged to the taxpayers? Do you think when a Senator makes political broadcasts or political television broadcasts, radio or television, that the expense of those broadcasts should be charged to the taxpayers? Well I know what your answer is. It’s the same answer that audiences give me whenever I discuss this particular problem: The answer is no. The taxpayers shouldn’t be required to finance items which are not official business but which are primarily political business.[51]

[51]. https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon

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