Time to abolish taxpayer-funded discretionary handouts

 
701Views 3Comments Posted 04/11/2021

The discretionary item for the exclusive use of the President of the Republic is an expense that must be eliminated or, at least, regulated, because as it is it can be used for anything without having to give explanations, as is visible in the last report of expenses. In 26 months of management (until last September), the incumbent ruler had spent $15.3 million, the specific use of which, in many cases, only appears as an ambiguous expense. To make matters worse, President Laurentino Cortizo has not given an answer to the final destination of these expenses, despite the fact that this media has been insisting for two weeks. The so-called discretionary game is the purest expression of the worst concept of presidentialism. Its use has been harshly questioned, as it has been used to buy politicians; for open political patronage; to pay or do favors and there has even been evidence that it has been used for sumptuary expenses or, with the excuse of helping third parties, its funds have been illegally taken from the State; or for the personal expenses of the Presidents. Therefore, it is necessary to abolish this item or put limits on its use and be really transparent in informing how it is spent. – LA  PRENSA, Nov. 4.

 

 

 



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George Klk

Panama: Presidents of Crime are the Worst. Citizen entrust their elected officials to lead the nation and instead their faces... tell a different story. You could see it in their very expression as they publicly say their good honored speech. What they appear to look like are filthy fingers dabbing into the cookie jars and taking what is not theirs. Their expression says it all... 'Now, to finally get to that money'... 'Lots of money, my God what I can do with that... $$$MILLIONS$$$... the LOTTERY! Their hand gestures and slow thinking on that money and if you notice, the presidents do not really avail themselves to the public. Presidents are like husbands cheating on their wives taking away from the family wealth. Wives do not take kindly and this is like a stab in the back. Husbands may have their reasons but usually other women have something better in many forms. Husbands pretend to be faithful husbands until they're caught. Imagine someone taking from your saving account and sharing it with someone else! I... can see this because I have the ability to see through people. It is spontaneous, and always on top of the nature of the crime before they're is public mass killings of protesters. It amazes me how not just short sighted and indifferent citizens are like a lamb to the slaughter. It amazes me how it takes someone like me to start the fire of truth and conviction. So many facts left out is like a missing puzzle or amnesia hysteria or forgetful identities. Like living with a group of 100 years olds who can't think properly because of dementia. It is enough to drive me particularly insane. Yes, I have the temperament even when I read my own writing like living a nightmare. I should have written horror stories like cold killers with chain saws. The thugs out there and no one realizes their state of mind. This is sickness and those responsible just take candy from babies. I have provided many examples, but I do go on with other responsibilities until the painful death of those memories from... Panama!!!

1 month ago
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Captain

George for someone hiding in a New York squatter home you seem really hung up with a President that has no concern of yours ....what's the beef ?

1 month ago
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George Klk

Panama: President Cortizo is a Thug and a Rat with the Underground. Cortizo... the [Rat] and he wants his share with the other thieves. Corizo... may you be judged with your 3 unconstitutional advisors and your untouchables in... HELL!!!

1 month ago
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