Bribe ... what does that word comes to my cynical min when I am reading your post ... dunno ....
It is in fact an indirect bribe for the people to vote them into power. It is a common practice in this country.
We got sort of the same here too. Not as direct but more on like welfare etc.
Politicians are more or less the same.
That's not very surprising, considering the fact that we were ruled by the Brits for quite a long time :P
Seriously though, Indian politicians take the cake when it comes to crookedness.
Oye!!! crazy southies.
can I shift there for like every Election period.
eh the fuk .. aye aint no bribing... I see people commenting so that ppl comment back on their bahlog (slimo ;) .. )
see these are exchange of favours .. complete fraternity... Kababayan.
It is a form of bribe to the people to get their votes... nothing more nothing less :P
Also, where do you think the money used for the television or car comes from? The Government treasury. Not from the politicians pocket. Stop fucking with our tax payments!