Posts Tagged ‘dishonesty’

Let him without guile cast the first stone

May 23, 2009

 

While not defending outright fraud and dishonesty I think we should be wary of tarring all MP’s with the same brush. It is right and just that men and women serving in Parliament should have allowances and expenses to cover essential needs, otherwise only the well off or financially sponsored would be able to serve in Parliament.
What is truly abhorrent is a system, perpetuated by greedy members, that encourages MP’s to make excessive claims. If a bank opened a safe and allowed customers freedom of access in exchange for worthless slips of paper, (I seem to have heard of a similar scandal involving bankers!) then the inevitable would follow — bankruptcy of character.
How many citizens, including those who express disdain for MP’s greed, could resist an open invitation to make a little extra money, or improve their quality of living at the taxpayers’ expense? After all, we are ALL taxpayers!
Yes, condemn ruthless greed, but let him without guile cast the first stone at others doing their best in a confusing situation.
What is worse than than making the most of a twisted system is accepting bribes. Now that IS corruption!

I rarely delve into politics but this subject goes beyond the political scene into the very heart of society and what is wrong with it.

While not defending outright fraud and dishonesty I think we should be wary of tarring all MP’s with the same brush. It is right and just that men and women serving in Parliament should have allowances and expenses to cover essential needs, otherwise only the well off or financially sponsored would be able to serve in Parliament.

What is truly abhorrent is a system, perpetuated by greedy members, that encourages MP’s to make excessive claims. If a bank opened a safe and allowed customers freedom of access in exchange for worthless slips of paper, (I seem to have heard of a similar scandal involving bankers!) then the inevitable would follow — bankruptcy of character.

How many citizens, including those who express disdain for MP’s greed, could resist an open invitation to make a little extra money, or improve their quality of living at the taxpayers’ expense? After all, we are ALL taxpayers!

Yes, condemn ruthless greed, but let him without guile cast the first stone at others doing their best in a confusing situation.

What is worse than than making the most of a twisted system is accepting bribes. Now that IS corruption!