Why do politicians make so much money

Most common question: Why do politicians make so much?

“Does the new Aesyl Law really change anything in Germany? The 17 year old doesn't give the impression that he wants to provoke. And - he wasn't the only one with this question.

Since April 19, the German Bundestag has been on an information and advertising tour through the new federal states. The press material reported that 20,000 visitors visited the information tent in 17 locations, and in Gera the campaign ended on July 3rd. "Seeing problems - showing ways - acting together" was the Bonn political tour slogan. It is doubtful whether the politicians will ultimately see the problems; the MPs have had enough to hear.

To come back to the young person mentioned at the beginning - the moderator Michael Dur clearly made an effort to satisfy the young man. The stricter entry regulations are primarily intended to deter the gangs of smugglers who earn big money with their illegal activities. Reaction of the adolescent: "Then they are the main culprits and not the few right-wingers with their incendiary devices, after all they only react."

"People don't mince their words, they bring out everything that burns on their minds," said Michael Dur. At the next table an elderly woman was just asking how she should understand when the poster claims that all power comes from the people. “And why are the people in the East kept at the lowest level?” She grumbled, listing the problems in New Fifth Land from Ä for unemployment to W for housing misery.

What were people most interested in? Why the politicians deserve so much, why the plenary was sometimes like a dormitory. Dur then declared: Many

Bonners would have to take part in the committee meetings or would be in their constituencies. However: Very few of the diet recipients used the opportunity during the Bundestag tour to talk to their “voice potential”. Does the quasi Bonn deputy feel like the “Watschenmann of the Nation”? "Not at all, although people let go of a lot of emotions," says Dur. But patient listening often helps. And besides, there is no government event or party politics here. Making the work of Parliament more transparent is what it is about - and not about verbally approving all waterworks decisions. The generally satisfied citizen is not the most pleasant conversation partner.

20,000 visitors in 17 locations - can the moderator derive a shift to the right in Germany from the personal conversations? There have already been “strong sayings”, and “here and there” the percentage of right-wing voters will probably also be unpleasantly high, but one need not have “serious fears”. The desire for democracy is also very strong in the new federal states. Dur vacillated between hope and conviction.

Interesting for him: MPs who vehemently defended § 218 in front of the people on the first day, for example, sometimes found quite moderate words on the third day. Late parliamentary insight? “They know most of the problems, of course, but they certainly gain in importance on site,” replied Dur.

The catch: politicians come and go, the problems usually remain.


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