They earn quite a bit don’t they? Especially once they’ve left the seats they were glued to for months/years/decades.
One thing about politicians, I despise most of them but I’ve got to admit I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes for any reason. Even making 15,000€, or near 20k pounds every month not to mention all those chauffeurs, free fancy dinners and booze, visiting the world as if you’d be the Pope.
I wouldn’t take the job especially in these troubled times, we’ve been successively through in recent years terrorism IS or AQ, then Covid, now war and inflation. With each year come our dose of misfortune and it’s the plebs we’re that are paying a heavy price.
On the other hand, that’s why I’d never want to have been Merkel, Macron or Johnson for any reason is that it’s easy to comment on a forum (and criticize…) but when confronted with all the aforementioned turbulences I give them credit for trying to solve things, and lord knows it’s no easy task.
If they were not so *rap at making decisions then we would not have to comment on just what a shower they are
We can all see what they should do - but do they carry out what the electorate want - no they don't
Career politicians only look to the next election, and sometimes not even that far in front
You mend the roof whilst it is not raining and put some by for a rainy day - in the UK both parties have sold the roof and wonder why virtually everyone is getting wet
Rushi's heated indoor pool on the taxpayer to heat each year is more than most pensioners will see in 3+ years as pension
Foreign aid at £15bn every year is an absolute *ucking joke - we are borrowing that money to give it away(and then pay interest on it as well) whilst we have people who are going to food banks - cannot heat their homes - cannot pay their rent etc.
Need to fix the issues here before sending any money abroad - will they help us when we are in trouble - no they won't, they will just look and laugh at how stupid we have been
They need to start with an idea such as flexible tax - my idea and very, very easy to implement
You all have an online tax account and if you don't bother to go into it, you pay 30% tax
If you can be bothered then you have an options screen - absolutely straight forward
Do you want to contribute towards foreign aid - Yes your tax stays the same - No you get 1% knocked off - you can also pay additional if you want
Same for defence - but that only has the option to increase the tax
Green agenda again + or minus
There are core items you need to pay for - but could opt to pay more for certain non-essential items
For me, I would mark down foreign aid/green stuff, but mark up defence
It then creates your tax code for the year, and you can only alter your options once a year before the 1st April - or it rolls over the previous years options
It's not rocket science and is absolutely very easy to put into action - but guess what we will never get the option or the chance
It would also make people more accountable and put more control in the people's hands - and that is why you will never get it
Tony Bliar was quite happy to fly round the world, dolling out our money but putting it into statute was an absolute no no for me
I cannot see how it is so difficult to organize to make it much fairer and actually help people - you just need someone with some vision and will to remove the obstacles in the way