If you have ideas, then you should share them. Look at me, I'm giving you my view here and I do sofor free, because I believe it's an idea worth sharing. You are invited to comment on my view! If youhave good arguments, I'd be happy to change my view, for free of course, and I'd thank you forsharing such good arguments. I'd be happy to further share the revised view, because I'd beconvinced that this was a better view.If I did change my view, it would also be clear which comments had made me change my mind andwho came up with those arguments. Such online discussions therefore can constitute importantrecords as to how ideas grows and what kind of arguments were behind the various positions and howheavily they weighed for those who took a specific position. In many ways, such discussions thusreveal what motivates someone and what kind of response you can expect from them in future.So, should politicians be paid to shake hands and travel around, without revealing much of theirideas? Or, should we stop paying them and tell them to put their views on the Internet, for free? I ambelieve that people who truly believe in their ideas will be happy to share and promote them, for free.Not paying politicians would lead to a greater focus on ideas and views, to better argumentation andbetter understanding of the issues. I am Sam Carana, I gave you my view for free.
A lot of criticism has bundled against our honourable Members of Parliament (MPs) following theCabinet's nod to the three-fold salary-hike.Buzz up!
hile our politicians are fighting for expansion in the quantum of the hike seeking a five-fold hike,angry responses against the MPs and the salary hike are pouring in from various spheres.
hile several experts have contended that MPs demanding pay hike at a time of soaring inflationand spiraling prices is politically incorrect, the commoners have launched a brutal verbal assaultagainst the netas."MPs not happy with salary hike. Citizens not satisfied with MPs' performance," tweetedSujata Dev,Co-Chairperson entertainment committee ASSOCHAM.Currently, the MPs get a basic salary of Rs 16,000 per month, constituency allowance of Rs 20,000per month, a daily allowance of Rs 1000 each day when Parliament is in session besides officeexpenses allowance.This public angst comes in contrast to the sympathy the whole country pours out when wage-earners seek a pay hike. It also comes as hypocrisy from the very people who contemplate on joboffers with salary in their top three priorities. Admittedly, the layman is bitter over the lack of performance and the corruption that scars thecountry and its progress.However, it is crucial for the MPs just as any other salaried professional to enjoy some monetarybenefits. This is an exceeding difficult thought for us to accept, despite our protests defying logic,due to a very simple reason - our ideal notion of a politician.