Our dear and very expensive deputies ...
Me - an absolute teapot in parliamentary nuances - giving all my time to an activity completely incomprehensible and even hostile (from the point of view of the "right" politician) - creating new and preserving existing jobs - are interested in questions that may seem amazingly naive and amazing to you inappropriate, namely:
What deputies should receive allowances from the treasury to be absolute and incorruptible patriots of their homeland? How much budget money for yourself, a loved one, to spend correctly, and how much is already indecent? What does a modesty policy look like in absolute numbers?
Of particular interest are all sorts of different commissions on deputy ethics ... Tell me, but maybe it is worth creating a commission on deputy modesty and deputy integrity? Well, immediately (in order not to get up twice) to create a special control and immediately after it - special supervision over the special control over this commission?
Although the root question is, in fact, different:
Why do we need to spend budget funds on voluntary and disinterested (this is in the program of any party there) servants of the people? What kind of patriotism is this?
And how much does the people's representative spend on their election? Newsland for 2011 year for the Russian State Duma gives a variation - from 2 to 10 million non-patriotic dollars. Fontankaru - for the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg reduces this figure to 50 000 dollars. I personally in the tiny - literally seven-press Latvia were offered for 100 000 then the lat (140 000 euros) - to participate and for 500 000 - to get elected. But in any case, for any sane person it is understandable - MP is not a job for the poor.
And these, more than wealthy people, for the most part - dollar millionaires with some kind of fright claim to budgetary salary .. Well, very expensive patriotism is obtained, isn't it?
Why is this dashing and far from poor folk ready to bring happiness to his country only at the state account? And for your weak? I personally, wanting to help, participated absolutely free of charge when asked, and in the development and bringing to mind the normative documents, regulations, instructions, regulations and other bureaucratic “labuda” for multi-level deputies, and nothing went bankrupt ...
In a word - so far no one could explain to me clearly - to hell at the expense of a poor population to keep patriotic millionaires? Find the arguments - write - read with interest.
One more important and extremely budget-intensive question:
Why all of them to collect in a handful, and without fail in the capital?
What could they discuss laws? Modern means of communication allow you to do this as efficiently as possible, without ever leaving your permanent place of residence. What is there to discuss - an electronic signature allows you to sign documents and, of course, vote, being thousands of miles apart. Listen to the report of the Minister and the President? Discuss sore? Similarly. Well, there is not a single reason for keeping an expensive building in the center of the capital for “servants of the people”, which behave for some reason, like his gentlemen ...
I want to meet short - pay and fly! Pay exactly, and not the VIP-lounge for the state account for me and my entire retinue ... Believe me, if you cancel flights financed from the budget, the number of places where you have to be “nosebleed” is sharply reduced.
And finally - the most interesting thing is about the responsibility of a deputy for his activities.
For a start - a little stories:
One of the deputies of the Zemsky Sobor 1648-49. Two months after the end of the Council, Gavrila Malyshev was afraid to return to Kursk, because he did not fulfill the instructions of his voters. The king even had to give him a special protection letter. It turns out that in the middle of the XVII century in the Russian Empire it was completely democratic to think about the duty of a deputy to voters, more democratic than now.
Notice, I don’t even ask philosophical and rhetorical questions - why is it wrong for everyone to lie, and politicians are right, necessary and right? And what is this political responsibility that cannot be translated into any normal language? I personally believe that campaign promises are an oath. Failure to comply with this oath is a crime. The real thing is criminal. Even this article is-fraud. Good article by the way. Correct:
Fraud - the theft of another's property or the acquisition of the right to another's property by fraud or breach of trust.
At the same time, all voters are the subject of fraud, and the object is the entire state and state-owned property.
Here it would be added with a clause in which to write that non-fulfillment of election promises is fraud and is punished by community service for the same term for which the deputy who failed to comply was elected.
And here everything should be clear and military. Promised - do it! Did not - a crook. No, of course, there are force majeure circumstances that did not allow ... So let the court understand how significant they are. But non-fulfillment by the deputy of election promises should qualify in the same way as actions of an unscrupulous developer who raised money from shareholders but did not even dig a ditch ...
The technique is simple, like mooing a cow. You are a deputy, the people believe you that you will do something concrete. Promised - follow. Not fulfilled - abused trust - art. 159, part of 3 - from 3x to 6 - court, Siberia ...
Voting list for the party entirely? No problem! We can also by party lists. The party has a program - let it execute it. Not done? The same article, only “in a group of persons ...” Yeah, aggravating! - Art. 159, part of 4 ... Here are all this group, including political technologists and sponsors - for a dozen - hello, sunny Magadan - you can even all in one barrack, where during these 10 years they will be able to refine the next election program for the next elections ...
Tell me, it seems to me alone that it will be so fair and just?
Yes, yes, I know what they will say to me now: In ns this is impossible. Well, yes, bye is impossible. Actually due to the fact that “it is (so far) impossible” - the whole planet has been shaking the systemic crisis for a year now, which is why it is called “systemic” because within the existing system of relations where the responsibility of the authorities is impossible for some reason The problem is not solved.
And it will shake us exactly as long as this very responsibility does not materialize, as an integral part of any management activity. And the responsibility is progressive - the higher the post - the greater the responsibility. For, as Holy Scripture says, “to whom much is given, much will be asked of ...”
That is, for the same offense - the higher the status - the more serious the punishment. And where the hard worker can only be scolded, the boss has to be whipped with batogs, and politicians altogether should be hanged on the frontal place.
But you are absolutely right - so far nothing has happened. So far, nothing like this is possible. And this means that the systemic crisis will continue, which means that there will be constant swings, where “it seems like it was better now”, guaranteed and quickly gives way to “well, again Ass!” And it will continue until it is absolutely pressed or until it gets completely bored. And if nothing changes right now, it means that it is not pressing too hard yet, not absolutely, and not quite, you can tolerate it.
But this process is objective, like the sunset. In the end, pripret "to the glands." Pripret necessarily. Then, as if by itself, personal criminal responsibility for political promises, and full financial responsibility for economic activities will appear ... Because the alternative to the concept of responsibility is already on the horizon and is called very unprintable, but so far, as Grandpa Lenin wrote, the feeling that IT is approaching, has not yet “captured the minds of the masses” ..
That is, to put it simply, not in a political language, the roasted rooster has not really pecked yet. OK. We are waiting, sir ... But there is a time to write something. The next topic in general will be so scandalous: "Why am I against universal suffrage?" That is, to be continued.
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