I do concur with your sentiment, but now the question is how? I see little in resolving these issues.
Originally Posted by culldav
If the people really know what goes on about these politicians, they would be appalled.
One thing I am guessing you did not know is that their pay increase did not only effect their base payment. For example, I would guess you did not connect, when Rudd was elected the opposition made great noise about promises that where supposed to be costed, immediately went to committee. Are you aware that these committees pay the politicians over the top of their base salary rate? Ever wonder where $300 million dollars is absorbed in budget promises that does not produce the product of the promise? Ever wonder what happens to the money the government sets aside for projects that seem to disappear before they actually show something? If you Guessed in the politicians and their mates pockets you would be right, and this not being deducted from their base salary rate which they are payed to simply be voted to Parliament.
These pollies cry poor when they are generating HUGE amount of income that is not preformance based to simply line their own pockets. This is one reason those DAGs (you know the klingons) in the political scene like and promote one party over another. They know that if their party is in, they will be rewarded. if their party is not, they get nothing. Politicians spend a majority of time trying to remain in governance to keep these people happy, not the general public.
But I am sure, both parties have made regulation to ensure that the common man does not hear the real truth about this corruption of the political system in Australia.
Last edited by garry17; Jun 24 2012 at 08:13 PM.
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