Brazil the country that spends the most on parties — now comes ‘fundão’
Águas de Lindóia, July 11, 2021
“Brazilians need to take courage, unite, ask for the reduction of half of the existing politicians and the reduction of all their perks, which are exaggerated — most of them are there legislating against the Brazilian people.”
Part of this blame is due to the TSE that approve elections with candidates whose answers are prosecuted, dirty record and in the delay of trials against electoral crimes. They speak, complain about their candidates and do not give an address or solutions of what to do to remove them from there immediately – see in the case of the CPI, for example, there are three Senators occupying positions as rapporteurs – loaded with processes – and in this case it is clear that the Justice is silent for partisan interests, absurd!
The public debt gap will increase with the approval of the Budget Guidelines Law (LDO) by Congress, last 15th, shed light on the way public money is distributed to parties in the country. Despite the negative repercussion, because it is discussed in the midst of the health crisis, the serious economic problems that Brazil has been facing, poverty, education, health, public safety, the environment, which none of them is interested in voting on draft laws to solve the problem of the suffering population, the volume of resources that parliamentarians allocate to their own acronyms has long been unprecedented when compared to the reality of other democracies. This would need a reaction from society against these excesses, even thinking about a Federal intervention, or the mass population to go there peacefully and not let these politicians exercise their disastrous political positions for our country anymore, the only solution to resolve is the union of people against all these excesses.
We need a radical change to solve the problem in Brazil, above all, the union of people.
A solution to solve the problem in Brazil:
1) Political Reform, with mandatory election contestants, cannot have legal proceedings; 50% reduction in politicians and their perks;
2) Reform in the 1988 Constitution and in the law codes – which are more severe in some cases; such as corruption, heinous crimes, kidnapping, femicide crimes, environmental problems, etc.
3) STJ and STF only by public tender, and neither reduction of benefits, not being appointed nor judged by politicians; and independence at CNJ;
A study by the Pure and Applied Mathematics Institute (Impa), which gathered data from 35 nations between 2012 and 2020, shows that Brazil is the country that sends the most public money to political parties and campaigns. Together, the Brazilian acronyms receive, on average, US$ 447 million per year (R$ 2.3 billion) from electoral and party funds. Next year, when the state and federal elections will be held, the amount will be R$ 5.7 billion thanks to the LDO.
The figure, without discounting inflation, represents an increase of 185% in relation to the value that the parties obtained in 2020 for municipal disputes, the equivalent of R$ 2 billion. It is also more than triple what was allocated to the 2018 elections, when the amount of R$1.8 billion was distributed. No wonder we have so many tax increases, money thrown away — where Brazilians still have the obligation to vote who will be the ones who will deceive them in the future (after the elections). These people, that is, a part of politicians, only approach the honest citizen, to take some advantage. (except, a minority).
Without discounting inflation, the new party fund represents an increase of 185% in relation to the amount that the parties obtained in 2020 for municipal disputes, the equivalent of R$ 2 billion. A shame for a country that has been facing serious economic problems, lack of employment, problems with health problems, lack of security, little investment in education and, above all, a great weakness in the courts.
In the “ranking” of countries that spend the most on the party system, Mexico comes in second, with US$ 307 million (R$ 1.5 billion) — about four times less than Brazil will spend next year alone with the electoral fund. By excluding the first place, the sample average drops to US$ 65.4 million (R$ 323 million), equivalent to 14% of what the Brazilian State invests in the maintenance and electoral organization of the parties.
Unfortunately, we are overusing public resources compared to the rest of the world for day-to-day politics rather than investing directly in public goods. The amount of resources is finite, when you use a lot for a given purpose, you end up lacking for other things, and the public debt increases, said Jucelino Luz
Until last month, parties with representation in the Federal Legislature received R$ 489 million from the Party Fund. Owners of the largest slices of the cake, PSL and PT, the two acronyms with the greatest representation in the Chamber of Deputies, received, respectively, R$ 57 million and R$ 48.7 million in the first half of 2021. In 2022, the subtitles must have R$600 million each to build their campaigns with resources from the electoral fund — more than double that received in 2020.
We need thousands of people together to walk to Brasília – Distrito Federal — and peacefully, if necessary, let’s not let them in there — we need to fire those who work against the people
Only with the unity of Brazilians, can we end this spree of malicious politicians, using our right through our vote, not choosing people who are being sued, or having a dubious political background, not believing in sensationalist media, or demanding a Federal intervention — shutting down Non-functioning Bodies, laying off most of them. Wake up Brazilian population, they are our representatives, having the obligation of accountability with you, honest citizen.
Prof. Jucelino Luz — researcher, influencer and spiritual guide