Why history shows that GOOD businessmen make BAD pollies
observer Posted May 6, 2012 11:35 AM
In our PNG history, those businessmen elected MPs have turned out to be our biggest thieves. Why?
Businessmen do business for THEIR personal gain and profit. Helping others takes a back seat to their main objective, and often helping others has no relevance at all to t heir business.
Once these businessmen get into parliament, they tend to do 2 things-
1. They use the time they are paid by our tax monies to do work to benefit the public for their private business instead. They just can't get used to the fact that the4y are no longer spending full time filling up their own pockets, so then they start cheating on public time to continue their business. After all, what do you expect them to do - abandon their business when they get into office and let it fall apart?
Thus, the corruption begins-they cheat on public time, even though they're getting a full time salary and paid to look after the publivc interest.
2. Their motivation still lies in making money for themselves. Once they get into parliament they still can't get that out of their head. Thus, they start looking for ways to get public tax money and put it into their pocket, using any of the 1001 tricks that other pollies can share with them. Or they take illegal kickbacks on government contracts. The possibilities are unlimited, but the bottom line is that these businessmen hurt us more than help us once they get into parliament.
Let's not elect another round of thieves to fill up the corrupt haus tambaran!