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Brazilian Incongruence

Brazilians want free public healthcare of the best quality. They also want plenty of qualified doctors.

That costs a lot of money

Brazilians want dirt cheap reliable public transportation.

That costs a lot of money

Brazilians want free elementary, middle and high school education with first world standards. They also want free universities.

That costs a lot of money

Brazilians complain about corruption, but elected back into office the same corrupt former president that had been impeached by the people (Fernando Collor). Brazilians call all politicians corrupt (which is true), but they vote for them! They are in denial about the fact that they voted for notoriously corrupt people.

Brazilians complain about having one of the highest tax rates in the world (40%) and not having good services back. While that has merit, the demands on the government to provide everything free and of the best quality require a lot of taxes! And if the money is not being well used (example, full pensions until death for government workers, bribes upon construction of bridges and highways and schools), it is because Brazilians don’t know how to vote.

Brazilians love soccer and want to attend all the games. They wanted the World Cup to be in Brazil. The stadiums had to be built on FIFA standards of safety. Now they complain about them. However, Brazil won the Confederations Cup and everybody cheered and celebrated. They brag about how mnay foreigners attended that cup.

Brazilians complain about not having any money for important social issues, but spend millions on a papal visit when the Vatican has billions! As well as promoting an institution based on lies, corruption and the protection of tons of pedophile priests!

Make up your mind Brazilians!

July 16, 2013 - Posted by | Brazil, Politics, Society

2 Comments »

  1. Political Science 101: The people will get the government they deserve.

    That sums it up.

    It’s ironic that the USA is 20-30 years ahead of Brazil. But yet we are devolving here in the USA to the politics that Brasilians have endured for generations. We are well on our way to a socialist society, such as Brasil has had for decades.

    I can only use the USA to highlight the ongoing plight of Brasil:

    Obama won re election because he wanted to give free stuff to that 47% that Romney said was essentially a burden on society.

    It’s TOUGH to compete with free stuff! You can’t win an honest election in that arena! Free stuff vs personal responsibility?!!

    We here have devolved into a numbers game by those in power. When I first started traveling to Brazil 20 years ago, I was told that Brasil is a third world country that has the few rich, very slim middle class, and a whole lotta’ poor people.

    And that was just the way the government wanted to keep it. Why? So those in power could BUY the vote and get re elected. It’s a plain and simple numbers game. Keep the uneducated uneducated. Give them free stuff (food, some level of health care), some pocket change, and boom! Reelection.

    It’s impossible to compete against free stuff. As stated, it’s a numbers game. And we are now to the point in our society here that there’s a smaller middle class, a few at the top (there are 400 families that together make/own/control more money than almost HALF of the population of the USA in combined income. See the Netflix documentary, “Park Avenue”. A very Liberal documentary, which i didnt like. But had some bery interesting points.). This is very scary and a very third world trend. The few very rich and millions of poor/very poor. With a slim middle class.

    Create an overwhelming number of poor voting citizens, and you can guarantee your reelection as politicians pander for their vote. And the poor are uneducated and don’t see that their vote is being bought, and their abysmal spiral downward will continue.

    And now we want to give amnesty to 14,000,000 illegal immigrants. Why do you think that is? Couldn’t be 14,000,000 more votes for Liberals, could it?

    We had better wake up here in America, because in about one more generation we will be just….like….Brasil. Huge poverty with voting those into power that will give them more free stuff. A scary scary path.

    As I think I’ve said on this forum before, if you take away the incentive for people to work (by giving them everything), they won’t work. Simple.

    The poor / uneducated are playing right into the hands of what those in power want. Cutting their own throats for advancement in society by being repressed.

    The future of the world is education. If the six figures I paid in total last year in TAXES was spent as is supposed to with the lions share going towards education, as politicians always swear it will, I would gladly give. But I want results. I want the best primary, secondary, and universities in the world. We are far from that.

    And it stinks of the age old problem of Brasil: corruption. It’s alive and well here in the USA.

    Brasil has completely lost their way through corruption and a politically convened purposeful ignorance of the masses. To the point where they just want the government to take care of them on everything while they do zero. Zip. Nada. They stand there with their hand out and demand free stuff.

    And we are well on our way here in the USA. Yes, those in power want more power. And are willing to destroy the country in, “dumbing down”, as many voters as they can, so as to grab more power.

    It’s a slippery slope we have been engaged in. As we politically run downhill to join Brasil in accepted corruption, and people raised on government dependence. Only to be passed on to the next generation. And the cycle continues.

    The 47% that Romney talked about are real and growing. And that’s just the way most politicians want it.

    Brasil can’t make up mind because their mind has already been made up for them. They have for generations accepted this corruption. And things are only more dangerous down there as more and more are poor.

    We are in the same cycle here in the USA. And it’s got to stop yesterday.

    Comment by Steve | July 16, 2013 | Reply

  2. Hi Pat
    I did comment here like 3 years ago and came back out of curiosity. Let me have my cents [in brackets].
    On this post, you forgot to draw the line between different kinds of Brazilians. We are not unique and we are very “polarised”. If I was to rewrite your post I’d do like this:

    Brazilians want free public healthcare of the best quality. They also want plenty of qualified doctors.

    That costs a lot of money [that we have, problem is not the money but how you spend and where it goes]

    Brazilians want dirt cheap reliable public transportation.

    That costs a lot of money [same thing]

    Brazilians want free elementary, middle and high school education with first world standards. They also want free universities.

    That costs a lot of money [same thing]

    [Some many] Brazilians complain about corruption, but [one state] elected back into [senate] the same corrupt former president that had been impeached by the [parlament and media] (Fernando Collor). Brazilians call all politicians corrupt (which is [not] true [because media labels everyone as corrupt and we know it doesn’t make sense]), but they vote for them [because there’s no other option in any side you run to, but whoever they are voting is what they think is the best available]! They are in denial about the fact that they voted for notoriously corrupt people. [see?]

    Brazilians complain about having one of the highest tax rates in the world (40%) and not having good services back. While that has merit, the demands on the government to provide everything free and of the best quality require a lot of taxes[true]! And if the money is not being well used (example, full pensions until death for government workers, bribes upon construction of bridges and highways and schools), it is because Brazilians don’t [have a constitution who guarantees politicians will do what they supposed to do regardless of vote] know how to vote.

    Brazilians love soccer and want to attend all the games. They [want and always wanted] the World Cup to be in Brazil. The stadiums had to be built on FIFA standards of safety. Now [some of them] complain about them. However, Brazil won the Confederations Cup and [some of them] cheered and celebrated. [Some] brag about how many foreigners attended that cup.

    [Some many] Brazilians complain about not having any money for important social issues, but spend millions on a papal visit when the Vatican has billions[truly disgusting]! As well as promoting an institution based on lies, corruption and the protection of tons of pedophile priests! [totally agreed]

    Make up your mind Brazilians! [we are!]

    All the best
    Mauricio

    Comment by brgrande | September 30, 2013 | Reply


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