Public Servants

Public Servants

Two parts to this One - IMHO a politician is a servant of the people so he/she should serve no other masters - none! This means that a politician - once elected - should have no other income, nobody else should be able to pay him/her for anything - anything that is ongoing like royalties should be directed to a national recognized charity In order to make that work he/she should be paid a lot more than presently - at least twice as much PLUS - I am thinking that he/she should get a "pension" and also be unable to get anything other than that pension for at least five years after leaving office Two - At the moment politics is a rich man's game, I propose a wealth limit - if you are a multimillionaire then you cannot also be a politician unless you divest yourself of that wealth In the UK if you are a Lord/Lady entitled to serve in the House of Lords you cannot serve in the House of Commons unless you renounce your title - pass it on to your heir (at least it used to be like that) We could treat excessive wealth the same way - you have to pass your wealth on before you can be elected - and it can't come back!


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