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World's Poorest President Urges Public To Kick The Wealthy Out Of Politics

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The Uruguayan President Jose 'Pepe' Mujica, known as the world's poorest President, has urged members of the public worldwide to kick out rich people from politics.


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Claire Brennan (0)
Monday July 4, 2016, 4:32 pm
I think he is brilliant we need more politicians like him

Kathleen M (208)
Monday July 4, 2016, 4:34 pm
Noted. Thx Darren. Brilliant notion!

Animae C (508)
Monday July 4, 2016, 5:16 pm
Of course he's 100% correct!!

Thanx Darren

Cheryl Aaron (18)
Monday July 4, 2016, 8:13 pm
Thanks, Darren. I agree...peace.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 4, 2016, 11:53 pm
Love his mind+logic! A miracle will be needed since the political platform is corrupt. thx Darren

fly bird (26)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 10:32 pm
noted and agree with Natasha.

ty Darren

Marcus B (57)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 1:56 am
If only.

Sandra Penna (135)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 6:32 am
I love Mujica. He is an extraordinary man in its simplicity. He came to Brazil several times and participated in several demonstrations and lectures for students and people in general. He was always applauded with great enthusiasm from the audience. In April this year he was honored with the Grand Collar of the Minas Gerais Commendation and took the opportunity to denounce the ongoing coup in Brazil. He condemned the denial of political and defended democracy; Mujica also reinforced the need for unity of Latin American countries: "We need the policy, the man is a political animal. The role of policy is to impose limits to the pain and injustice. It is fight for a better world, seeking permanently to reconcile the differences. It is not a function of political crush the differences."

Thank you very much for sharing, Darren.

pam w (139)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 8:09 am
He makes an excellent point!

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 11:28 am
Mujica, often described as the “world’s most humble president”, retired from office in 2015 with an approval rating of 70 percent. In an interview with CNN en Español this week the former Uruguay leader criticised world leaders for not truly representing the people.

“We invented this thing called representative democracy, where we say the majority is who decides,” Mujica told CNN. “So it seems to me that we [heads of state] should live like the majority and not like the minority.”

Mujica explained that he didn’t have anything against rich people, per se, but he doesn’t think they do a good job representing the interests of the majority of people who aren’t rich.

“I’m not against people who have money, who like money, who go crazy for money,” Mujica said. “But in politics we have to separate them. We have to run people who love money too much out of politics, they’re a danger in politics… People who love money should dedicate themselves to industry, to commerce, to multiply wealth. But politics is the struggle for the happiness of all.”

A very wise man......wish more were like him. I'm sure he and Bernie Sanders would get along fine.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 2:29 pm
Yes, amen to all that, Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 3:10 pm
Another amen!! Nothing will positively change and heal for Earth and all living, until that corruption is removed from our governments and all places of power. Thanks for the bare truth as seen through a rare politician's eyes. We have two such politicians in America---one should be given his rightful place as Democratic nominee, Bernie Sanders. The other is The Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein. They admire each other and both have been shunned by the media, who aided and abetted the planet's controllers--the 1% of elitist extreme rightwing deceivers and destroyers, users and abusers, steamrollers over the middleclass on down.
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