Saturday, June 09, 2007

Politicians empower themselves

"You can fool some of the people some of the time
But you can not fool all of the people all of the time" - popular saying

Many African (and foreign) politicians broaden the gap between rich and poor due to their own greed.

Are policies of narrowing the gap between rich and poor only empty words to score political mileage or spur foreign investment; or is it a mere smoke screen to hide racial employment laws or land invasion practises? Perhaps politicians are just liars or poor mathematicians?

The truth of the above assumption is revealed when one consider the recent policies surrounding employment laws and a country's history of land invasion management and that of the lives (or deaths) of those who occupied the land in question.

One can also compare the amount of money top management spent on themselves compared to their poverty alleviation measures.

How can any leader advocate narrowing the gap between rich and poor when they give themselves a more than a fifty percent wage increase while offering the workers less then 10 percent.

If they are serious about narrowing the gap they should give themselves a seven percent wage increase and offer the workers at the lower scale fifty percent.

Should the leaders of countries not rule by example?

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