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May 15, 2009

UK MPs expenses scandal - how about democracy

We are hearing some really disturbing things in the UK about expense claims from the members of parliament and the problem is large. However few have said that the whole expenses system was invented to boost MPs salaries.

Although the current system needs to be changed immediately, MPs should have a rise in their salaries. Because if they are not paid top dollar, they will be easier to bribe and manipulate.

A healthy democracy needs well paid judges, policemen and politicians to avoid extensive corruption.

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