MAY 7 2012 23:20h
The Parliamentary spokesman Boris Sprem has started to use cheap demagogy. After infamous attempt of returning Parliament's dignity by attacking the judge Ivan Turudic, Sprem announced in Sunday news that MPs will have to go to the labor market after their mandates expire. However, he failed to attach Turudic anything else but to improve a image of this judge in public.
- I will go to a labor market as well - said the spokesman of the Parliament Sprem to a journalist Tatjana Munizaba adding comments such as questions where MPs will go to after their mandate expires since privileged pensions have been revoked.
It is a small thing to say that Boris Sprem insults intelligence of the citizens.
And of course, it is really hard to believe that such experienced politician as him, with certain political background, could wait for his pension at the labor market (the question is - does he really know which desk to go to in order to submit the application, not to mention submitting entire file).
However, it would be an interesting number in statistics. For example, it would be interesting to mark down how fast MPs would find their jobs compared to citizens who have never been members of the Parliament, but have the same qualifications. It would be interesting as well to see how would citizens who spent months without jobs put up with a fact that they are standing in the same line as those who are responsible for this no-job situation. And yet, they pay those politicians a fortune so they could ensure them a better future.
But, Sprem continued to line up his statements. The journalist Munizaba initiated a discussion about revoking all kinds of atonements and privileges for MPS that go up to 8500 HRK per month. Furthermore, MPs who are not from Zagreb (although they've been living in Zagreb for a last couple of years or even more, but didn't register their place of residence) have costs of apartment rent covered along with all other costs such as costs of transportation, atonements for separate life... So Sprem gave her more triumphal respond:
- If this happens, MPs will attend the sessions even less frequent. It is important that MPs have certain rights because then they are minor potential subject of corruption.
So, if we repeat once more what Sprem has told us:
a) If MPs get lower/abolished privileges, they will attend the parliamentary sessions rarely;
b) MPs have to have certain rights so they wouldn't end as a subject of corruption.
We really, really hope that Boris Sprem didn't mean what he said because it would mean MPs have to be motivated to come to their working positions where they receive around 15 000 HRK salaries every month, while at the same time, those who these politicians work for or have to work for, don't receive their salaries at all as their companies are falling apart. And this statement about MPs who need their privileges among the privileged salary they receive not to be a subject of corruption, somehow explains the corruption of so called ''small'' people.