Critical political condition in Italy
At this moment there are 25 condemned MPs in the Italian parliament. The Italian comedian Beppe Grillo pursued for several years a hard battle for a “clean parliament”.
The situation of the Italian political class is critical, if compared with that of Italian citizens. In fact, in 1999 the Italian politicians have eaten for a total of 1.472.000,00 €, paid by taxes of citizens. They get a salary and are entitled to a pension after 35 months in parliament, while forcing people to 35 years of social security.
They get about 103.000,00 € with the reimbursement of election expenses (violating the law on party financing), and who was President of the Republic, in the Senate or in the House have an entire life of privileges (for example an office, secretary, a blue car, free)
The political class caused a damage to Italy for 1.255.000.000,00 €: MPs cost to Italian citizens about 2.215,00 € per MINUTE.
The Italian mass media refuse to talk about these numbers, or simply give them little significance. It recalls the outcry sparked by “Poseidon” and “Why not” investigations of the judge De Magistris, stopped by the Justice Minister Mastella, one of the distinguished parliamentarians under investigation.