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Nepali leaders are on Welfare

This is a guest post written by Prasanna Dhungel.

Nepali Leaders on welfare

I was talking to some friends and family and was drawing an analogy between Nepali politicians/donors and people on welfare.

People on welfare in the United States and other countries have an incentive NOT to work. They earn $ for doing nothing. So they become lazy and are in a vicious cycle of doing nothing and getting $ from the government for free.
If they work, they will earn $ and may lose welfare. Then, they are on their own. They have to work, earn every day and become independent. You may ask what is wrong with this. Well, fearand uncertainty of the unknown pulls many back. They don’t know whether they can keep a job.They will now have to work versus sitting idle at home and doing nothing. This fear, laziness and inertia keep them on welfare. Many would rather beg and continue to live on welfare thanwork. This is easy money.

The same is the case in Nepal now. We elected leaders to our parliament to draft a

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Common sense questions for Nepal’s rulers

Dear Rulers
You have been ruling us for some time now, some of you, for 5 or 10 or 15 or even 20 years now. So we want you to answer a few questions below.

  • Why are the hundreds of elected lawmakers needed when at the end only 3 or 4 politicians decide everything for them (through ‘whip’?
  • Why do you stop hydro-power companies from investing here, if you talk about hydro-power as a major export and development catalyst for Nepal? (we went more than 12 hours a day without electricity every winter for nearly a decade)
  • Why do you talk about democracy, when you issue “whip” to your 100’s of elected lawmakers, forcing them to vote along party leaders lines only?
  • Why do you talk about youths as Nepal’s future, when youths are clearly the “present” of the country? (82% of Nepali are under 40)
  • Why do you call other countries to help and beg for aid if you don’t want any foreign interference? (30% of economy runs on aid)
  • Why does Bagmati still stink when for over

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