Saturday, August 27, 2016

Governments should be punished harshly for taking some stance publicly but acting in opposite way in private [COMPACTIDEA]

  • Event: ‘European Governments and the BDS Wars: Public Opposition, Private Support?’ [link]
  • Event Summary: ‘European Governments and the BDS Wars: Public Opposition, Private Support?’ [link]
  • Latest Hillary emails show her private support for trade deals she publicly opposed [link]
  • Hillary Clinton answers for saying politicians need 'a public and a private position' on issues [link]
  • Hillary: You Need A ‘Public’ And ‘Private’ Position On Every Issue [link]
  • Washington publicly calm, privately concerned over Jordan's aid to Iraq [link]
  • Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton’s Bodyguards Should Disarm to ‘See What Happens to Her’ [link]
  • Virginia Governor Photographed With Willie Nelson’s Pot — But Arrests Thousands for Possession [link]
  • Deposit in bank accounts of political parties exempt from tax [link]
  • [Sep'17] When the Indian government rolled out GST in mid-2017, it kept petroleum products [petrol, diesel, kerosene, etc.] outside the GST system. This exception itself can be called profiteering, by the government itself. Also, this government has relentlessly increased both the retail prices of petrol and diesel, and also the cess/duty/excise/tax charged on these products in order to offset any fall in international crude prices, thus extracting more and more from pockets of the people. This is not just a clear case of profiteering, it is also tantamount to daylight theft. This is to be seen against the government's warnings to the public to not engage in profiteering post the rollout of GST. [link 1]
Similarly, governments and government officials should be automatically/harshly punished for doing or favoring things that they prohibit the general public from doing. And from publicly endorsing a position different from their private positions.