September 16, 2009

Faux Austerity

Or, should this be called "pseudo austerity?"

Congressmen are basically like a flock of sheep who like to move in a herd and have a deeply ingrained "follow the leader" mentality.

So, we are seeing the sudden emergence of all these various austerity measures being adopted by the ministers.

Let me clarify that I am not one of those who like to villify politicians for all tha ails this country. It's certainly not the politicians' fault that this nation boasts a population of 1.2 billion — well, except, may be a few 'exceptional' ones such as Laloo Yadav.

But, on the whole, as someone had said, "we deserve the politicians we have."

We should not forget that after all we are the ones who have voted these folks to power.

The "standard" of our politicians is merely a reflection of our standards as voters.

Be that as it may, the pious proclamations and demostrations of various austerity measures are of course pretentious. But, I guess, to be charitable to them, one can argue that it doesn't do anyone any harm!

1 comment:

  1. The austerity program will cost the government more because when an important minister travels economy class in Air Deccan, you will have ten security people and other staff joining him in the plane creating plenty disruption.
    However, this is a symbolic gesture and can get votes. However honest a political party may be, it cannot execute its policies unless people continue to elect them in every election. So, votes are important.
    It was heartening to notice that the Left Front was beaten squarely by Trinamul-Congress alliance in Siliguri municipal elections in North Bengal.
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