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It was no coup, PT (her party) is one of the most corrupt parties in this country.
First of all, there has been a massive level of corruption. Regrettably, the Workers’ Party, Lula’s party, which had a real opportunity to achieve something extremely significant, and did make some considerable positive changes, nevertheless joined the rest—the traditional elite in just wholesale robbery. And that should—that should be punished.
On the other hand, what’s happening now, what you quoted from El Salvador, I think, is pretty accurate. It’s a kind of a soft coup. The elite detested the Workers’ Party and is using this opportunity to get rid of the party that won the elections. They’re not waiting for the elections, which they’d probably lose, but they want to get rid of it, exploiting an economic recession, which is serious, and the massive corruption that’s been exposed.
It's no coincidence that the protest against Dilma that we had recently was the largest protest in the history of this country, we're all fed up with these people.
As protests continue in Brazil over the Legislature’s vote to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial, Noam Chomsky notes that "we have the one leading politician who *hasn’t* stolen to enrich herself, who’s being impeached by a gang of thieves, who have done so.
originally posted by: Puppylove
The Olympics helped set them back to a more third world status.
originally posted by: Puppylove
As I said before, # the Olympics. I don't see how anyone can enjoy the Olympics knowing all this.
Do you seriously believe that while her WHOLE party is involved in corruption, Dilma, the President, the one with the most power among them, is not involved in the least with anything that's going on?
Besides, even if Dilma wasn't involved in corruption, she was still a terrible President.
Dilma Rousseff is maybe the one politician who hasn’t—leading politician who hasn’t stolen in order to benefit herself. She’s being charged with manipulations in the budget, which are pretty standard in many countries, taking from one pocket and putting it into another. Maybe it’s a misdeed of some kind, but certainly doesn’t justify impeachment.
In fact, she’s—we have the one leading politician who hasn’t stolen to enrich herself, who’s being impeached by a gang of thieves, who have done so. That does count as a kind of soft coup.
Do you still believe her main interest is fighting corruption? What about the fact that 19 of the ministers and ex-ministers appointed by her government are being investigated for corruption?
Since the second half of 2014 our GDP per capita has decreased almost 10%.
She cut R$4,2 Billion on education and R$2,3 Billion on health budgets.
To put in perspective, this amount is similar to that of countries at war. We now have 12 MILLION people unemployed.
I'm not claiming that Temer or anyone else is a saint,I'm just as disappointed with the other politicians as I am with her. But I'm not a fool to believe Dilma is perfect. I'm happy that she's gone, my hope is that not only she leaves politics forever, but so does her party, as well as opposition parties such as PSDB, PMDB and countless others that are just as corrupt.