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MP’s earning salaries they don’t deserve!

15 June 2014, 18:56

It is very dangerous to do something out of habit and superstition, without seriously considering it adequately. It would be more correct to say that the money which MP’s receive and get is exactly that, as most of them to not earn to be getting it.

The Government employees and politicians are citizens of the civil servants and the question is, is any other employer who is worth his weight in gold, would pay his workers (employees) more for doing less?

The Christian belief tells us to respect the power of the Government (Romans 8) but is there not circumstances where we have to redeem ourselves from government especially so when it is addictive (1 Samuel 8)?

The current parliament and cabinet, and the civil service are:

·         Too big – compare it with other governments;

·         Overpaid – They receive about a third more than anyone in the private sector, whereas the opposite should be, and they still wonder why the economy is not growing.

·         Unproductive – Similar services are rendered at a much lower and cheaper price by the private sector, and one wonders if there would have been service delivery protests and destructive mine strikes if the government actually governed?

·         Unfaithful – Would Thuli Madonsela be famous all over the world if government was working for its citizens and not for their own pockets?

It is absurd to think that someone actually ‘earns’ a salary, while the economy is shrinking, the budget deficit is increasing, and government servicing of their debt escalating, credit ratings deteriorate and service delivery getting worse on a daily basis.

To allow someone to solve deficits with more tax borders on insanity.

Budget deficits are synonymous to a weak government. Is can’t be solved with the introduction and imposition of more taxes or bigger loans civil servant salaries should rather be reduced. That would be a more responsible picture of what they actually earn!

To reduce inequalities and irregularities, the president as the highest paid official should not receive more than 100 times the grant paid by government. (R1 360 x 100 = R 136 000), and not the more than R210 000 excluding perks that he is currently earning or rather gets! Through this the same action can be cultivated in the private sector.

If the citizens are not going to help the government to keep its expenses at a minimum, we and our children will be paying for it in times to come. It is not a good idea to pay for your groceries over 100 years.

If we continue this mite that politicians ‘earn’ these extravagant salaries, we should be surprised when they are elected in every election!

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