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.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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(Blog No. 162).

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

Eight new lights have been set up in the inner-north suburb of Braddon featuring both male and female same-sex couples. The lights function like any standard pedestrian crossing signal.

…. The installation costs amounted to $5,500 with a considerable proportion involving setup costs.

[20b]. https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-26/same-sex-street-lights-signal-intersectional-push-for-diversity/10554126

Statistics on the percentage of the population that are homosexual and lesbian
…. “Number of homosexuals in Australia Nationwide statistics–1.2% of adults identify as homosexual or lesbian. * 1.6% of adult men identified as homosexual and 0.8% of women as lesbian. * 1.4% of women and 0.9% of men said they were bisexual. Source: The 2003 ‘Sex in Australia’ survey of 20,000 people, with a special weighting to Sydney’s homosexual centre. Conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society(ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. Published in Australian & NZ Journal of Public Health, Vol 27 No 2 2003 ISSN 1326 0200.” (saltshakers.org.au/issues/homosexuality/199-statistics-homosexuality)…

[20c].https://carm.org/percent-population-homosexual

[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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The abuse of health care system by some immigrants in Australia.

The abuse of health care system by some immigrants in Australia.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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(Blog No. 159).

This blog aims to bring to light the reasons for higher than normal per capita cost of health care for immigrants. This higher than normal cost is caused by the attitude of immigrant patients as well as immigrant health care providers. The higher than normal cost should be noted in any budgeting by any government working with a migrant population.

This blog gives my first hand observation and the details drawn from my conversations with some people of immigrant communities.

#migrant, #immigrant, #immigration, #give-me-gration, #Australia, #health case, #abuse, #unnecessary medical check up

The abuse of health care system by some immigrants in Australia.

1. The cost overrun in health care.

Australia has been a lucky country with large areas for agriculture and fishery, abundance of minerals for extraction, small population to divide the benefits but the country has been crying poor [1-2g]. The cause for this is MISMANAGEMENTS in many fields, with abuse to health care service (at 9.5% of GDP in 2011–12, “was slightly above average compared with other OECD countries” [9] while “It was also noted that Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander peoples experienced worse health than non-Indigenous Australians” [10]) the most easily seen.

2. Incorrect attitude from some migrants.

When a country such as Australia accept new immigrants, the country requires the contribution from the new prospective citizens. However, due to some reasons, many immigrants to Australia have the following incorrect attitude which is detrimental to the country:

-Some immigrants think that the country only needs to increase its counting of heads of its citizens like counting the number of soldiers before a battle.

-Some immigrants think that Immigration only means GIVE-ME-gration. They think that the country has too much money and is in urgent need to spend the money before it got crushed to death by the weight of its gold. The reality is the country has spent too much on migrants that there is inadequate care for its existing and retired workers who had contributed to the building up of the country. So the country has been blamed as breaking the moral contract with its existing citizens and with its indigenous, Aboriginal “First Australians” [2].

-Some immigrants think that they can channel the wealth of the host country to their former countries. They cannot tell where to draw the line between what the host country can do for them and what it can NOT do for their former countries.

-Some immigrants doctors want to get rich quick to catch up with the wealth built up over many generations of native doctors.

2. Abuse of health care service by immigrant patients.

Some immigrants have the habit to go to their doctors from the same country of origin for everything medical or not: health problem, certifying their administrative papers (for non-medical purposes such as for banking, citizenship, driving license and travel), translating their administrative papers (for non-medical purposes such as for banking, citizenship, driving license and travel). They cover that unhealthy access to health care cost by tacking the service at the end of their (unnecessary) “medical check ups”.

Some immigrants are unemployed, feel lonely, fear death and sickness so they want to have someone to talk to. Instead of going to coffee bars they go to the medical office of their ethnicity. Some make regular “medical check ups” TWICE weekly.

Some immigrants want to buy subsidized prescription medicines to bring back to their home countries for use by someone else.

3. Abuse of health care service by immigrant service providers.

Some immigrants health care service providers (doctors and nurses) do carry out illegal practice of certifying their administrative papers, translating their administrative papers tacked at the end of (unnecessary) “medical check ups”..

Some immigrants health care service providers ask their immigrant patients to make unnecessary visits:

-Asking patients to come back for “medical check ups” after diagnosis of simple seasonal influenza infection.

-Asking patients to come back for “medical check ups” just to be told that they have very good results for their blood test .

4. Conclusion.

Excessive spending on health care is unjustified, especially when it is done marginally fraudulently. National budget will be blown up and there will be no money left for anything else.

Australian government should urgently reform its health care rules and regulations to stop the abuse cited above.

A COMPULSORY co-contribution of about $5 per doctor visit may be able to reduce the number of unnecessary visits and make the national health budget healthy again [11]. (The co-contributions should be directly deducted from the coming benefit payment of the patients to avoid the doctor voiding the obligation of his patients.)

References:

[1]. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/annual-medicare-statistics

[2]. https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/health-welfare-expenditure/health-expenditure-australia-2015-16/contents/data-visualisations

[3]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/15/one-in-three-pensioners-living-well-below-the-poverty-line-says-report

[4]. https://theconversation.com/factcheck-qanda-are-one-in-three-age-pensioners-living-under-the-poverty-line-65715

[5]. https://www.humanrights.gov.au/face-facts-older-australians

[6]. https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/australias-unreported-poverty-line,10392

[7]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelessness_in_Australia

[8]. https://www.budget.gov.au/2018-19/content/documents.html

[9]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Australia

[10]. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/4/08-020408/en/

[11]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-03/timeline-dumped-medicare-co-payment-key-events/6275260

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[12]. https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/the-pernicious-impact-of-government-intervention-in-healthcare-captured-in-a-chart/

[13]. https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/02/02/trial-begins-february-11th-in-largest-medicare-fraud-bust-in-us/

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