It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

AMLO’s (Mexico) austerity plan includes 50% pay cut for lawmakers ...Hey, Mr, Trump, look!

page: 1
6
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:01 AM
link   
From MexicoNewsDaily.com - [Mexico's] President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has begun outlining a strict austerity plan that Mexico’s next government intends to implement when it takes office later this year.

As I've said elsewhere in this forum, my wife and I are legal immigrants to Mexico (US citizens). We've gone through the proper channels and have permanent residency, may take the track to citizenship in a few years. I don't participate in the Mexican political process (legally barred from doing so, and I respect that law), but I do observe and can comment.

I hear a lot of bad about this guy. I really don't know what to make of him, but I suspect that most of the bad I hear comes form the same place as the bad I hear about Donald Trump; terrified establishment organs who'll stop at nothing to keep their hold on power. Time will tell, as it does all things.

Mexico's president-elect has released details of his austerity plan that he hopes to implement upon inauguration. Wth a coalition majority in both houses of legislature, it might be possible. We'll see what kind of blowback he gets. Read on ...

His proposals include:


  1. >50% cut of all legislators' (senate and diputados) salaries.
  2. >50% cut of president's salary.
  3. >elimination of perks and benefits for politicians, including major health coverage, forcing them to use the same system that's in place for the electorate.
  4. >elimination of presidential pensions, forcing them to take from the same state workers' pension system as everyone else.


In addition, he wants to:

  1. >overturn "the recent decree which privatizes water" (which I didn't even know about).
  2. >Establish a legally-binding consultation mechanism that enables the presidential term to be revoked.
  3. >Establish the right to free, public education at all school levels in the constitution.
  4. >Eliminat political immunity and other privileges currently afforded to government officials.


Could you imagine President Trump proposing these kinds of changes? The guy either has balls or he crazy. Or both.

This is gonna be interesting. I hope this guy is for real and has a solid head on his shoulders.

:
edit on 2018 7 13 by incoserv because: I could.




posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:14 AM
link   
a reply to: incoserv

My pants are getting tight just thinking about the President proposing this in the US.

I doubt it will ever happen, but it's definitely needed. Most countries in the world would do well to implement a policy like this.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:15 AM
link   
a reply to: incoserv

incoserv,

Its great to hear that AMLO has a plan to put the power back in the hands of the electorate, rather than hand it out to cronies and similar, and that he is willing to make the correct cuts, not the incorrect cuts, in order to make that work long term. I find it refreshing that there is a politician prepared to cut from the top, rather than the bottom, since societies rely on an economically stable bottom end, not a ring fenced top ten percent.

Sounds like a man on the right track. And the removal of immunity protections? Superb stroke of genius, and definitely timely.

Trump on the other hand, appears to be all about appointing a supreme court justice who is intent that a sitting president should be utterly immune to all forms of criminal or civil prosecution, if his pick for the position is anything to go by.

Thats a pretty stark contrast. No wonder Trumps administration has been eyeing this new Mexican head honcho with such horror! He will be showing those North of the border what a REAL bringer of change is about!



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:21 AM
link   

originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: incoserv

... No wonder Trumps administration has been eyeing this new Mexican head honcho with such horror! He will be showing those North of the border what a REAL bringer of change is about!


Man, I sure hope so!

It'd be interesting if this guy turns out to be everything that the right thought The Donald would be...



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:22 AM
link   
a reply to: incoserv

Trump needs to do something about the Pentagon's missing 27 TRILLION DOLLARS.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:24 AM
link   
I wish him all the best of luck, but I think that has as much chance of happening in Mexico as it has here in the states.

Id give good odds the only people that will once again make bank will be the cartels.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:27 AM
link   
a reply to: Irishhaf

Yeah, let's see how it goes dealing with a level of corruption that DC only wishes it had...

I hope he lives through it.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:29 AM
link   
Trump can propose it until he's blue in the face.
It would take congress to enact it.
As they constantly vote themselves raises, I don't see why they would vote themselves a pay cut.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:31 AM
link   
a reply to: dfnj2015

Why didn’t Obama? It happened under his watch



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:32 AM
link   


>50% cut of all legislators' (senate and diputados) salaries.
>50% cut of president's salary.
>elimination of perks and benefits for politicians, including major health coverage, forcing them to use the same system that's in place for the electorate.
>elimination of presidential pensions, forcing them to take from the same state workers' pension system as everyone else.
In addition, he wants to: >overturn "the recent decree which privatizes water" (which I didn't even know about). >Establish a legally-binding consultation mechanism that enables the presidential term to be revoked. >Establish the right to free, public education at all school levels in the constitution. >Eliminat political immunity and other privileges currently afforded to government officials.


Let's take a vote : Who thinks the Cartels will let him live long enough to get any of that done?



......Bueller?



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:36 AM
link   
a reply to: dfnj2015

There are too many key businesses caught up in that mess. The MIC, the intelligence industry (and trust me, its an industry. So many private contractors now, its actually very unsettling to see corporate power of that magnitude), and so on.

Trump will not touch that, because its a structure made of money, therefore sacred to him. It also wouldn't suit his PR to go after the military, especially after all that stuff about the NFL and so on. He SHOULD, but he won't.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:36 AM
link   
a reply to: incoserv
You do know that the 'Salary' is only 1/4 of the money they get don't you ?....
they also get benefits, expenses, money for social programs, etc.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:37 AM
link   
a reply to: TrueBrit

Got proof of that horror, or just basess claims, as always?
edit on 13-7-2018 by Arnie123 because: Meh



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:38 AM
link   

originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
Trump can propose it until he's blue in the face.
It would take congress to enact it.
As they constantly vote themselves raises, I don't see why they would vote themselves a pay cut.


Same thing with "Juan Trump"....



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:43 AM
link   
a reply to: Arnie123

Proof of which part?

There is an awful lot going on there, so I want to know which areas you have a concern over.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:46 AM
link   

originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: incoserv

incoserv,

Its great to hear that AMLO has a plan to put the power back in the hands of the electorate, rather than hand it out to cronies and similar, and that he is willing to make the correct cuts, not the incorrect cuts, in order to make that work long term. I find it refreshing that there is a politician prepared to cut from the top, rather than the bottom, since societies rely on an economically stable bottom end, not a ring fenced top ten percent.

Sounds like a man on the right track. And the removal of immunity protections? Superb stroke of genius, and definitely timely.

Trump on the other hand, appears to be all about appointing a supreme court justice who is intent that a sitting president should be utterly immune to all forms of criminal or civil prosecution, if his pick for the position is anything to go by.

Thats a pretty stark contrast. No wonder Trumps administration has been eyeing this new Mexican head honcho with such horror! He will be showing those North of the border what a REAL bringer of change is about!


Umm... there is legal precident why a sitting pres isnt prosecuted. if ya want to get rid of him impeach first.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:48 AM
link   
a reply to: DAVID64


ASSASSINATED AT SWEARING IN I BET!!!



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:48 AM
link   
a reply to: incoserv



Establish a legally-binding consultation mechanism that enables the presidential term to be revoked


So essentially..........he's setting in motion the mechanism whereby he'll be President for Life?

Did I read that wrong?



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:54 AM
link   
a reply to: TonyS

Sounds like removing the means for the cartels to revoke his presidency Tbh.



posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 10:57 AM
link   
a reply to: TonyS

I think you might have read that wrong.

If that is what the article meant, it would have read something like "Establish a legally binding consultation mechanism that enables term limits on Presidential service, to be revoked". I think what this describes, is a method by which a president might be forced out of office on the public say so, mid way through their term, without having to wait a few more years to do so.

If that is the case, then its a damned fine idea, one which I think many governments could benefit from. Lord knows my country could use some of that now and again, keep the horrid elitist twits and their conservative ideas in check a bit.



new topics

top topics



 
6
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join