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China Communist Party bureaucrats like their cars high end

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posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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China Communist Party bureaucrats like their cars high end


www.latimes.com

Chinese officials love their cars — big, fancy, expensive cars. A chocolate-colored Bentley worth $560,000 is cruising the streets of Beijing with license plates indicating it is registered to Zhongnanhai, the Communist Party headquarters. The armed police, who handle riots and crowd control, have the same model of Bentley in blue.

And just in case it needs to go racing off to war, the Chinese army has a black Maserati that sells in China for $330,000.

"Corruption on wheels is an accurate description of this problem," said Wang Yukai, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Governance.
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posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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This article kind of enraged me. China is apparently in desperate need of new school buses, but the Chinese government has said there is no money for them, despite the fact that they are buying themselves extremely lavish cars with government dollars (yuan, to be exact). To add insult to injury, government officials are doing all sorts of things to skirt the system and even make a profit from getting their car repaired, sort of similar to health insurance billing scams in America.

This is a great example of government abuse and misuse of funds for their own benefit. They really just don't care about the needs of others. Is it me, or does this same sentiment seem rather pervasive in governments across the world? What other examples can you think of?

www.latimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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our folks in germany do the same # all the time

Merkel buys herself a new fancy jet every other month....while schools lack books (minor example...)

the guys in greece used the bailout money to buy gold for themselves instead of paying their debts... incase SHTF ...


it is preeettay standard actually...


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posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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And to think people actually believe that China is an example of communism. But then again people actually believe that the US is capitalistic also. Different labels same result.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 09:47 AM
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Originally posted by MentalPriapism
This is a great example of government abuse and misuse of funds for their own benefit. They really just don't care about the needs of others. Is it me, or does this same sentiment seem rather pervasive in governments across the world? What other examples can you think of?


Just about any other government on the face of the earth also demonstrates this kind of behavior. The money/power elite, in whatever country or economic/political system is implemented, care about themselves and their cronies, and the hell with everybody else.

Everybody else to the MPE is just "resources", used to get the MPE more and more.

The form of government or economic system has less to do with how well it works for the masses than does the quality of the people implementing said government or economic system. Capitalism, Socialism, Communism, Libertarianism, Dictatorship or Monarchy, they all work as well or as poorly as the people implementing them.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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At least in China the corruption is blatant and everyone knows the quid pro quo. Better than telling everyone you are some incorruptible entity determined to bring fairness to the population.

I like my corruption.... two parts in your face and one part lavish expenditures.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Why is this a surprise. The Chinese Communist Party run the country, have no legal limitations what they can do. This is demonstrated time and time again in the way they treat the Chinese, the environment and their exploitation generally.

Regards



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