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Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by zomba, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. zomba

    zomba JF-Expert Member

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    Why Would Anyone Become A Politician, If Not To Get Rich And Enjoy The Perks Of Office?

    in Let's Be Cynical / on February 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm /

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    Ted Obvious writes from Paris: Why would anyone go into politics, if not to get filthy rich, enjoy all those the perks of office, paid for by the taxpayers, and, let's be honest about it, have no responsibility whatsoever for anything while not really doing all that much?

    It's always funny to hear politicians talk about their desire to ‘change things for the better' and ‘improve the lives of others'. Power, or rather abuse of it at every given opportunity, is obviously never mentioned. Even though the moment they get elected or appointed, politicians start seriously overdoing it with their perks and freebies, basking in the adoration of all sorts of wealthy people, who always want something in return for their hospitality and generosity.

    The thing is that most people go into politics because they can't find a decent job, being lazy, not very bright and basically hopeless in pretty much everything they do. Politics offers a safe haven for them. They can screw up as much as they want, but they would practically never be taken to account, hiding behind collective responsibility, and they have all the opportunities to develop the necessary connections and that would be so useful once they step down or are pushed out from their jobs.

    The more adventurous ones start making money en while they're still in office, using a string of fixers and a complicated off shore banking arrangement. Conflict of interest, you say. Well, who's paying attention to conflict of interest nowadays? Pretty much no one. Political leaders start wars on false pretenses these days and yet, no one even bothers to find out whether they had benefitted personally from them.

    And have you noticed how every politician publishes his or her memoirs, once he or she step down, and it's always about big advances and huge royalties, even if the books don't really sell all that well. It's usually the easiest way to pay off politicians for their ‘hard work' while in office. Not to mention lectures, consultancies and directorships, even though these very same people struggled to find a job before they went into politics. Strange that, isn't it?

    Lectures are especially a blatant way of paying off former politicians. What on earth can they say of any interest that would be worth fifty or eighty or a hundred grand a time? And who on earth would pay that sort of money to go and listen to their drivel, considering that they can't even speak without looking into the prepared text? Of course it's a bribe packaged as an enormous fee for a supposedly extremely entertaining lecture. And the bigger the treachery of the politician while in office, the higher the fee.

    Oh, some people might say, but what about the people, who go into politics having earned or inherited a lot of money, why should they be tempted by making more of it in high office? And the answer to that is simple: wealthy people never say no to more money. Plus, they like the idea of getting a free ride, if you know what I mean, and carry no responsibility for what they do, or don't do, as it is often the case with politician. Vain, pompous people love to have power over others, even though they usually have no idea how to use it for the benefit of others.

    In an ideal world becoming a politician should be a punishable offence. But we don't leave in an ideal world, so we all have to suffer and carry on.


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    Hivi dunia hii Mbowe, Slaa na Lema kama wangeomba kazi
    kabla ya kuingia kwenye siasa nani angewaajiri ?
     
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    Kama wewe ni mwajiri ungewakataa wengine wangewajiri. Unawapinga na kutoona kama wanafaa lakini bado wana wafuasi tena lukuki. Nadhani hii inaweza kujibu swali lako vilivyo. Hata kama hawa jamaa unawachukia, watendee haki. Si wa hovyo kama unavyotaka waonekane au tuseme unavyowaona. Kila mtu duniani ana thamani na anafaa kwa namna yake. Asipofaa kwako atafaa kwa wengine.
     
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    Kwa hiyo hii inamhusu kila mwanasiasa, siyo waliotajwa hapo juu tu.
     
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    Ajira za Mtume Mohamad na Bwana Yesu Kristo zilitoka wapi?
     
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    Ushasema mitume.
     
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    Naam, inamhusu kila mwana siasa lakini ukitazama wengine wana elimu zao na wengine walikuwa waajiriwa kabla ya siasa, mimi naongelea hawa ambao elimu zao za mashaka mashaka na walikuwa hawana ajira inayoeleweka kabla ya kuingilia siasa.
     
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    zomba JF-Expert Member

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    Hayo yote uyasemayo ni baada ya wao kujulikana kupitia siasa, mimi naongelea kabla ya siasa. Sababu za wengi kuingia kwenye siasa zimeshaelezwa na aliyeandika hiyo article. Fikiri.
     
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    google
     
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    CCM na Nape walitumia vigezo gani kukuajiri?
     
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    Hivi si kuna speech moja Nyerere alisema (paraphrasing) anashangaa kuona watu WANAPIGANIA kuingia ikulu (urais), wanapigania nini? Akaendelea kusema kuwa kwa majukumu na shida zilizopo haelewi kwanini watu hupigania kiti kile. (He was being sarcastic I think)
     
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    goigoi hawezi ku google
     
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    Ajira za kueleweka kama zipi????????????mana hao uliowataja wote walikuwa na ajira zao za maana na maisha mazuri sana kushinda hata yako!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Kwa huku kwetu Afrika hususan Tanzania hii ni kweli kabisa wanasiasa wengi ni watu waliochemsha maeneo mengine au wastaafu. Ila huko kwa wenzetu wanasiasa mara nyingi ni watu makini maana hakuna nafasi ya kujinufaisha unapokuwa ofisini.
     
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    Asante sana kwa hii article maana huyu jamaa aliyeandika hii utafikiri vile anaijua ccm wabunge wake na serikali ya tz ilivyo! wabunge na viongozi wa serikali yetu hii wako kwenye hivyo vyeo kwa sababu utajiri,kutolipia chochote kama wananchi wengine wa kawaida na kuiba mali za umma...only 2% ya wabunge ndio ambao kweli wako bungeni kuhangaika na kushughulika na maendeleo ya jimboni kwao
     
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    For the first time Zomba umem define Kikwete vizuri saana lol
     
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    Hii article imenifurahisha, halafu na mleta mada amenichekesha. unaweza ukamchambua mtu, kumbe wanaokusikiliza wanafuatilia jinsi uchambuzi huo unavyoreflect tabia zako zaidi kuliko yule unayemfikiria. Hivi zombe alliliangalia hilo! Halafu mi huwa naona kuwa, ni bora mtu anayefaidi kwenye nafasi fulani, lakini pia awe mchapa kazi-output ionekane.
    Sasa hawa wengine, ni kula kwa kwenda mbele, ufanisi ziro, nchi itaendeshwaje hivyo jamani? uwe na uzalendo basi, wajali pia na wengine basi, wewe tu na familia yako? mishahara mizuri, marupurupu, biashara, rushwa nyie tu? kuna mwingine naona watu huwa wanamuadress mwizi, lakini wanamsifia kuchapa kazi.
    Kwa hiyo hakuna sababu ya kubaki na uongozi wa aina moja eti kwa sababu hata watakaokuja nao wanatakula, ngoja waingie, nao wakituzingua tuwatoe, mpaka tutakapopata watakaotenda inavyostahili
     
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    Ajabu sana hakuliona hili.
     
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    Oh thats why hii serikali iko hivi ilivyo,kumbe mawazo na mlengo ulikuwa ni huu,si kwa manufaa ya watanzania!!!!
    now I got you Zomba.For the first time umetueleza ukweli wa wanasiasa walioshika dola ya nchi yetu.
     
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