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I wonder why..

30 October 2012, 11:21
I have often wondered why it's always dishonest people who end up becoming politicians, well almost all of them. The only conclusion I have is that it's because it's the people who love money and power that will do anything to get to the 'top'. Love of money is, afterall, the 'root' of all evil, so I rest my case.

I would never sleep knowing I 'splurge' people's hard-earned money to live in luxury, I mean, how hard can it be to realise people should eat and have basic needs before spending money on things like 'useless' stadiums, presidential houses, airplanes etc and using 'common sense ' maths, I'm sure the lotto, tax, UIF and other are quite sufficient to provide free education and transport for students- a country needs educated people right?, free medical (excluding cosmetic, off course) - a country needs healthy people to work.

A judicial system with a 'oneway' standard and system. Murderers 'n rapists - one prison with no rights ( you take a life intentionally, you offer yours); rehab criminals - one prison; a standardised sentence for crime (could never understand how rape of a 5yr old gets you eg. 15yrs in Cape province but 3yrs in Kwa-zulu Natal??), and why, with all the technology at hand, are we still using pens to mark an x on our votes?? Why not a computerised system where we can just push a button and votes are counted without human interference or 'error'.

On the same note, when parliament or presidential decisions concerning the country's well-being are made why can't we vote yes or no? this would have worked well  for the E-toll issue, Why can't a breakdown of the funds used from taxpayers' money by municipalities, provincial depts or politicians and for what use spent, be printed in a monthly newspaper? That way the people would be able to know exactly where their hard-earned money was going.

Why can't tenders be handled via computers..eg contractors would have to submit their tenders into a computer and just like other institutions, the 'system' would adjudicate the tender to the best candidate, it would work almost the same when you are blacklisted and apply for a loan, if you have 'doubtful' matters pending,  it should 'reject' the tender.

Why should labourers who risk their lives underground, truck drivers who work long hours (often days without seeing their families) to make sure we have consumables, not be the ones who receive the high paid salaries instead of the 'desk' jockeys, (no offence to the justifiables, but some only go to University on 'daddys' money to 'live it up' and avoid the adult world of 'labour' a while longer). Incompetence should not be tolerated. Well, I have alot more 'perhaps' stupid questions..is there any intelligent life out there that knows the answers?

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