La gente puso este meme, y muchos mas, para mostrar su indignación por el uso dispendioso de los fondos gubernamentales
  • La gente puso este meme, y muchos mas, para mostrar su indignación por el uso dispendioso de los fondos gubernamentales

Los gastos ordinarios de una persona incluyen comida, transporte, y ropa en algunas oportunidades. Un ciudadano pobre, que gana el sueldo mínimo, Bs.1500 (US$ 214 aproximadamente) al mes, no puede darse muchos lujos en un país en el que todas las proteínas cuestan al menos Bs. 35 (US$5) el kilo como mínimo. Tampoco puede pagar un auto propio y mucho menos una casa propia. Siempre estará en déficit.

En el caso de alguien de clase media, sin gastar mucho, necesita al menos Bs.40 por día para sus gastos personales, y unos Bs. 1000 extras para ropa. Además, un alquiler decente está arriba de los Bs. 3000. Por tanto, en gastos, sin ahorro, un boliviano de clase media podría gastar Bs. 5500 (US$ 785 aprox.) fácilmente. Difícil situación.

En el caso del presidente candidato, sus gastos personales, pagados por el Estado Boliviano, incluyen su transporte diario en avión de lujo a al menos 2 lugares por día, ya que está en campaña. Su piloto francés, cobra bien. La gente que viaja con él, también come, duerme y se viste con lo que le pagamos al presidente como viáticos diarios. Su ropa de diseñador, cuesta Bs.35.000 (US$5.000) cada traje.

Calculando a grosso modo, un día de viajes, comidas y alojamiento, nos cuesta al menos Bs.21.000 que son aproximadamente US$3.000 diarios. Pero no es todo, porque el presidente candidato, a través del Ministerio de Comunicación, se da algunos pequeños lujos. Por ejemplo, sale en un spot en todas las televisoras, mañana, tarde y noche, para mostrar un video del candidato opositor, y en eso gasta Bs. 7.000.000 (US$1 millón) en una semana.

Es decir que el presidente gasta normalmente, en un día, lo que gastamos en un mes, al menos cuatro ciudadanos de clase media. Aparte, gasta un millón de dólares por semana en un spot.

Las redes sociales, no solo han visto este gasto como dispendioso, sino que han sacado memes en los que se ve al presidente “debatiendo con el televisor”, pues este gasto se origina en la tozudez del Sr. Morales para no debatir frente a frente con el opositor Samuel Doria Medina. Es decir, todo ese gasto se debe a que Morales es incapaz de sentarse en una mesa con Doria Medina, para decirle lo que le dijo al televisor.

Es un caso insólito, sui generis, de autocomplacencia. Como mínimo, en una sociedad organizada, donde los poderes del estado fueran independientes, este tipo de comportamiento sería penado por ley. Pero en la Bolivia que Evo Morales ha creado, no hay una sola institución que le reclame estos gastos, y mucho menos un Tribunal Supremo Electoral que lo obligue a debatir frente a frente con su opositor, y no con un televisor, para ahorrarnos un millón de dólares.

En la foto, un meme viralizado con la foto de Evo, debatiendo con el televisor.

English translation by community member lmortiz

Picture: People placed this silly video, and many more, to demonstrate their indignation for the irresponsible use of government funds.

The ordinary expenses of a person include food, transportation and clothes sometimes. A poor citizen, who receives the minimum wage, Bs.1500 (approximately US$ 214) per month, cannot give him/herself too many luxuries in a country in which all of the proteins cost at least Bs. 35 (US$5) the kilogram as a minimum. They cannot even purchase their own car and nevertheless their own house. He/she will always be in a deficit.

In the case of someone from middle class, without spending a lot, needs at least Bs.40 per day for their personal expenses, and some Bs. 1000 extras for clothing. In addition, a decent rent is above Bs. 3000. Therefore, in expenses, without savings, a middle class Bolivian could spend Bs. 5500 (US$ 785 approx.) easily. Difficult situation.

In the case of the presidential candidate, his personal expenses, paid by the Bolivian State, includes daily transportation in a luxury plane to at least 2 places per day, since he is in campaign. His French pilot, receives a good salary. The people that travel with him, also eat, sleep and wear what we pay the president as daily allowance. His designer clothes cost Bs.35.000 (US$5.000) each suit.

Calculating at a ball park figure, a day of trips, food and lodging, costs us at least Bs.21.000 that are approximately US$3.000 daily. But it is not all, because the presidential candidate, through the Communication Ministry, gives himself some small luxuries. For example, he has a spot in all television stations, morning, afternoon and night, to show a video of the opposite candidate, and in that he spends Bs. 7.000.000 (US$1 million) in one week.

It is to say that the president spends normally, in a day, what we spend in a month, at least four citizens of the middle class. Additionally, he spends a million dollars per week in a spot.

Social network, not only has seen this expenses as excessive, but have put out silly videos in which you can see the president “debating against the television”, because this expense originates in the stubbornness of Mr. Morales to not debate face to face with the opposition Samuel Doria Medina. It is to say, all of those expenses are due to Morales being incapable to sit down in a table with Doria Medina, to tell her what he said to the television.

It is an unusual case, sui generis, of complacency. As a minimum, in an organized society, where the state powers would be independent, this type of behavior would be penalized by the law. But in the Bolivia that Evo Morales has created, there is not even one institution that questions these expenses, and even less an Electoral Supreme Tribunal that will force him to debate face to face with his opposition, and not with a television, to save us a million dollars.

In the picture, a viral silly video with Evo’s picture, debating with the television.

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Picture: People placed this silly video, and many more, to demonstrate their indignation for the irresponsible use of government funds.

The ordinary expenses of a person include food, transportation and clothes sometimes. A poor citizen, who receives the minimum wage, Bs.1500 (approximately US$ 214) per month, cannot give him/herself too many luxuries in a country in which all of the proteins cost at least Bs. 35 (US$5) the kilogram as a minimum. They cannot even purchase their own car and nevertheless their own house. He/she will always be in a deficit.

In the case of someone from middle class, without spending a lot, needs at least Bs.40 per day for their personal expenses, and some Bs. 1000 extras for clothing. In addition, a decent rent is above Bs. 3000. Therefore, in expenses, without savings, a middle class Bolivian could spend Bs. 5500 (US$ 785 approx.) easily. Difficult situation.

In the case of the presidential candidate, his personal expenses, paid by the Bolivian State, includes daily transportation in a luxury plane to at least 2 places per day, since he is in campaign. His French pilot, receives a good salary. The people that travel with him, also eat, sleep and wear what we pay the president as daily allowance. His designer clothes cost Bs.35.000 (US$5.000) each suit.

Calculating at a ball park figure, a day of trips, food and lodging, costs us at least Bs.21.000 that are approximately US$3.000 daily. But it is not all, because the presidential candidate, through the Communication Ministry, gives himself some small luxuries. For example, he has a spot in all television stations, morning, afternoon and night, to show a video of the opposite candidate, and in that he spends Bs. 7.000.000 (US$1 million) in one week.

It is to say that the president spends normally, in a day, what we spend in a month, at least four citizens of the middle class. Additionally, he spends a million dollars per week in a spot.

Social network, not only has seen this expenses as excessive, but have put out silly videos in which you can see the president “debating against the television”, because this expense originates in the stubbornness of Mr. Morales to not debate face to face with the opposition Samuel Doria Medina. It is to say, all of those expenses are due to Morales being incapable to sit down in a table with Doria Medina, to tell her what he said to the television.

It is an unusual case, sui generis, of complacency. As a minimum, in an organized society, where the state powers would be independent, this type of behavior would be penalized by the law. But in the Bolivia that Evo Morales has created, there is not even one institution that questions these expenses, and even less an Electoral Supreme Tribunal that will force him to debate face to face with his opposition, and not with a television, to save us a million dollars.

In the picture, a viral silly video with Evo’s picture, debating with the television.

LMOS