Spending 200,000 euro in one year
should be the LIMIT!

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  12. Some facts supporting the idea that spending 200,000 euro in one year should be the limit

-- August 9 2010 --

3 to 5 million dollar
will be used for the wedding of Chelsea Clinton with investment banker Mark Mezvinsky. Two million dollar will probably be paid by the US Taxpayers as Secret Service costs for protecting former president Clinton and foreign heads of states under the 500 guests. The wedding cake cost only 11.000 dollar (that is about 20 dollar for one piece of cake for each guest) but the display of flowers is a little costlier. For any single one of the 500 guests 5000 dollar of flowers are displayed, bringing the total amount spent on flowers to 250.000 dollar.
You may calculate how many kids that now die before they are five years old could be saved with all this money. 

25 million euro was seized from criminals by the Dutch police in 2009.
But it is near to nothing compared with the 12 to 20 billion euro that is every year earned with criminal activities in The Netherlands. The crisis seems to have hardly any impact on the stream of criminal money.  

The crisis forces (they say) the new Dutch government to spend less money in the coming four years, about 18 billion euro. These spending cuts will be paid by common people. Lower wages, higher taxes, less social security, worse medical care  for needy people, deteriorating public transport, a higher pension age etceteras. You will not find an income cap for bankers in the list of spending cuts.  

You may wonder why not all the money stolen by criminals (and bankers of course) is confiscated, then the world of the common man will be rosier. 18 billion in spending cuts in four years could easily be financed by confiscating illegal money, only a third or a fourth of the money acquired by illegal means should be enough.
It will only happen when nobody is allowed to spend 200,000 euro in one year (still a lot of money for someone belonging to the masses).

A former president who spends five million on the wedding of his daughter differs not much from criminals who spend too much money on comparable items.
In both cases you can speak of crimes against humanity.

Legal and illegal money streams are connected because the money world is a closed shop, where citizens may not enter. Rich people, leaders of banks and other financial institutions, CEO’s of multinationals who manipulate the flow of money do not want that others interfere with their dark practices. This money world is the exclusive elite world of the Happy Few where citizens who do not possess a million or more are not tolerated. An open door should show people what happens there, how legal and illegal money are intertwined, how the welfare of humanity is an empty word in these circles.

Only a spending limit of 200,000 euro in one year will open the road to a New World in which all people have the same status and the same possibility to be free and happy.

Joost van Steenis (downwithelite@gmail.com)

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