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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:47 pm

Chile like most countries nowadays view their political elite of whatever stripe with contempt and the recent scandals on both sides will make the next election very interesting.
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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by admin » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:54 pm

My all time favouritism politcal moment from the last presidential debate on the left, was the super left wing commie candidate from Puerto montt (can't recall her name now) asking Bachelet and the other "socialist" candidates what color the card was that the public hospitals hand out to those registering. Any mother on the lower end of the economic spectrum in Chile, knows exactly what color those cards are. None of the canidates could answer that questions. It was such an brilliant "the empress wares no clothes" moment I almost voted for her. It was particularly embarrassing for bachelet considering she was a doctor and had worked in the health ministry.
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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by rasmataz » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:12 am

A few weeks ago, I was listening to Radio ADN and some political bozo/hack said something like (I´m paraphrasing) - wouldn´t it be nice if we emulated the U.S. method of political stewardship. Well, your almost there with this case and PENTA, all the sharks are circling due to the blood in the water. All you need to do now is define that Corporations are people too and you will have accomplished the goal.

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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by marti » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:24 am

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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by El Lechero » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:17 pm

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:Chile like most countries nowadays view their political elite of whatever stripe with contempt and the recent scandals on both sides will make the next election very interesting.
Still got another 3 yrs, the circus is just getting started

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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by marti » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:06 pm

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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by marti » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:22 pm

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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by El Lechero » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:54 pm

SCL wrote:Circus is an exaggerated term.

Tell us what other country is functioning better-- from a democratic, civic, and economic perspective in L/America.

And please do not offer Costa Rica as an example. I agree that Chile needs a serious tune-up in several areas, but it aint a banana republic. Presidents come and go and not in coffins or stretchers.
Circus is the term i use. Why would I want to compare it to other countries, i dont see what your point is. Its not a contest. These clowns are all part of a circus, if you think otherwise and want to compare it to other countries good for you.

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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by marti » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:12 pm

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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by El Lechero » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:53 pm

marti wrote:
El Lechero wrote:


Circus is the term i use.
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Haha i like it, guess im not the only one.
and the circus just gets better folks, step right up and see Chanchalet defend the latest scandel, this time in your very own US of A. The IRS is now investigating a fundraising event in NY on a luxury yacht where participants had to pay 1000 USD to be on board (of couse the UDI told the IRS about it). It just carries on this circus, popcorn anyone?

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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by El Lechero » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:57 pm

SCL wrote:Relax: The IRS simply acknowledged the receipt of information, nothing else. They get thousand of "tips" (money not declared by fund raisers) and they are not going to make any moves or details public. Right now they are looking for tax cheats (heavy hitters) and fraudulent preparers to arrest, so that come April 15 every filer is a little more serious with the figures on their returns. Finally, they work on the basis of numbers ($$) covering willful evasions. I really doubt that the brain surgeon who organized this "event" gathered that much money.
I am relaxed just enjoying the circus, i might add i also enjoy the penta circus. So dont think i just enjoy the current lots antics, i am an equal opportunity cynic of anytype of politician, they are all the same, no matter where they sit on the spectrum.

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Re: Another scandal: Sweet deals for Bachelet family

Post by marti » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:08 pm

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