Impressive financial gains from politics - how Swedish government officials earned impressively from the tax payers
Monday, 17 September 2012
Ask why they chose to work in politics, they will tell you that they
came to public office because they wanted to make a different. They
will not tell you that they came in to earn more and gain a steady
income and more so, continue to earn even if they loose their jobs or
are being fired.
According to radio Sweden, two former state secretaries who worked for
the current Alliance coalition government in Sweden have received full
severance payment for nearly two years, while continuing to earned full
pay in a new job. This is the real reason why the came to work for the
public sector or joined politics.
The former Center Party State Secretary, Leif Zetterberg has for nearly
two years pocketed Skr84,200 per month in severance pay from the
government. Meanwhile, he recorded pay of around half a million krona
per year from a variety of assignments and operates a farm that offers
riding and conference activities, according radio Sweden.
The next is the former Christian Democrat Secretary of State, Dan
Ericsson, who also received Skr84,200 in severance pay for nearly two
years. At the same time, he has worked as a senior adviser at a public
relations firm. Ericsson's company last year made a profit of SEK
900,000 and had a share payment of Skr127,000, reports radio Sweden.
Secretary of States, who are political appointees in departments, have
the right to maintain their monthly salary for two years after they
have stopped working, but any new revenue is to be counted and reduced.
It does not apply if the work takes place within a company and they do not take a salary.
The public importance of this news is that it educates people that in
Sweden politicians also ramble with the financial system and fiddle
with the taxpayers' money. They also are not fully trust worthy unlike
what might have been perceived, that they are different from
politicians of other countries. It makes it clear that they join
politics not only to better the lot of the people but for their own
selfish interests. One law for them and other for us.
By Scancomark.com Team
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