Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:35 pm Post subject: It's Time For A Political Pre-Nup
From Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:00 am to Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:59 am (included)
|If the events of the past few years have proven anything it is that we have once again allowed the political machine to get completely out of control.
Politicians and their staffs and appointees are held completely blameless for their indiscretions and even their crimes.
The courts have continued to show little backbone and have protected their political allies with decisions that have basically allowed elected officials and their representatives to walk away from situations that would have placed the common person behind bars.
Now let me say that I am not talking about every politician, but there are enough of them out there to give them all a bad name.
Something needs to be done because even when they are caught they are allowed to walk away with there pensions and there ill gotten gains and wind up as lobbyists or the like and are allowed to profit even more.
If you took a poll of whom people distrust the most it would probably be a toss up between politicians and lawyers.
Even Ronald Regan said “Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first”.
Here is our solution. We would like to require every elected official and government employee to sign a political pre-nuptial agreement.
Consider it an insurance policy protecting us from what they might do to us in the position of power in which we are placing them.
Based on past performance there is a very good chance that some of them will do things that will negatively impact us and our families.
It’s very simple. They sign this pre-nup which states that if they are forced from their positions due to illegal or improper behavior they will give up any claim to any pensions or benefits that they may be entitled to. And they agree to pay back any monies that may have been illegally gained without dispute.
Now any honest politician should have no problem signing this agreement.
It would be interesting to see if any actually would.
Maybe it should at least be a question during the campaign but it should be a requirement of any government employee especially in a system where even office workers are capable of stealing millions.
Just a thought.