Politicians and Bureaucrats Shoulder Their Share of the Weight – A Point of View

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Warrick LeesonxWarwick Leeson provides an alternative to the current system of the parliamentary status quo.   His comments certainly provide a fertile environment for discussion on candidates seeking office and for those currently sitting in parliament.

Warwick Leeson 21 May 2014. 

Proposals To Make Politicians and Bureaucrats Shoulder Their Share of the Weight Now That The Age Of Entitlement Is Over:         

Scrap political pensions.         Politicians can purchase their own retirement plan, just as most other working  Australians are expected to do.  

Retired politicians .        Retired politicians (past, present & future) participate in Centrelink.  A Politician collects a substantial salary while in office but should receive no salary when they’re out of office.  Terminated politicians under 70 can go get a job or apply for Centrelink unemployment benefits like ordinary Australians.   Terminated politicians under 70 can negotiate with Centrelink like the rest of the Australian people. 

Politicians’ retirement fund .   Funds already allocated to the Politicians’ retirement fund be returned immediately to Consolidated Revenue. This money is to be used to pay down debt they created which they expect us and our grandchildren to repay for them.

Politicians Salaries.       Politicians will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Politicians pay will rise by the lower of, either the CPI or 3%.                   

Politicians Health Care.     Politicians lose their privileged health care system and participate in the same health care system as ordinary Australian people.  i.e. Politicians either pay for private cover from their own funds or accept ordinary Medicare. 

Politicians equality.       Politicians must equally abide by all laws they impose on the Australian people.

Politicians contracts.    All contracts with past and present Politicians men/women are void effective 31 December 2015.    The Australian people did not agree to provide perks to Politicians, that burden was thrust upon them. Politicians devised all these contracts to benefit themselves.  Serving in Parliament is an honour not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so our politicians should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take three or so days for most Australians to receive the message. Don’t you think it’s time?  THIS IS HOW YOU FIX Parliament and help bring fairness back into this country!

Warrick LeesonxWarwick Leeson.   For more than 40 years, Warwick has been actively involved in a wide range of community activities.   Warwick moved to Kangaroo Ground some 13 years ago and  became active within Nillumbik on a variety of local issues throughout the Shire.  In 2004, he was elected to the Nillumbik Council and represented what is now the Sugarloaf Ward, covering much of the St Andrews area and from 2006 to 2008, had the honour to be elected as mayor.   Warwick has a keen interest in achieving and maintaining a strong sense of identity and a spirit of community for Nillumbik townships, the bushfires and their awful consequences had a profound effect on him.

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