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Bad start for Bolsonaro: Temer signs 16% pay raise for Justices, which is a benchmark for other public sector

Tuesday, November 27th 2018 - 09:51 UTC
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Brazil’s exiting President Michel Temer signed into law a 16% pay raise for Supreme Court justices on Monday, disregarding a request from his President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that he veto the bill to avoid increasing next year’s budget deficit. Read full article

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  • :o))

    REF: “Political sources in Brasilia indicated that allegedly Temer was unable to obtain Bolsonaro's word that he would have been named as the future ambassador in Italy. Temer will be facing several corruption charges when he steps down from office”

    Poor Temer! He had to decide if he should Boot-Lick the Supreme Court justices [to escape from the accusations with milder sentences] or to Boot-Lick the incoming president [who may or may not offer him diplomatic immunity by appointing him as the Ambassador of Brazil ].

    Nov 27th, 2018 - 08:06 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • golfcronie

    Wheels within wheels, you scratch my back and I will scratch yours. South American politics for sure.

    Nov 27th, 2018 - 09:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @ :o))
    Lol, that sounds extremely plausible. Poor Temer, having such difficult decisions to make as President...

    Nov 27th, 2018 - 09:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @DT

    Looks like the Mutual Confidence-Level between Temer & Bolso is between Zero and Nil.

    Bolso may be pretending to be Hard-To-Get to receive “Greater [$] Benefits” from the outgoing president.

    Also there is a pending question about how well whose backside is better protected & by who. Of course, both will have winning-cards hidden up their cracks.

    So, luck [+ mass-support] being on the side of Bolso; Temer obviously bets on his Boot-Licking of The Justices [who can more easily be corrupted].

    Less discreetly; the Final Question is:

    Out of Bolso or Justices; who is likely to be cheaper to get away with his [Temer's] Lifetime Loot?

    Nov 27th, 2018 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Brasileiro

    Bandits like Bolsonaro hire gunmen like Temer to do the job. In return thief Temer will leave with an embassy that is very far from Justice.

    Nov 27th, 2018 - 03:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • :o))

    REF: “one of the main causes of the deficit that is driving up the country’s public debt”:

    The MAIN cause - the ONLY cause - of the deficit to blow sky high is called corruption which is considered to be legal - almost - depending upon who judges who.
    http://s2.glbimg.com/XS9gC7yUd4HO2myNkRjcfJCjL_Y=/s.glbimg.com/jo/g1/f/original/2016/04/08/cunha_faz_contas.jpg

    Nov 28th, 2018 - 08:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The salary increase of 16% for all federal magistrates, which will eventually filter down to all federal public servants, is on Temer....not Bolsonaro.

    But Temer lost a good chance to do the right thing before the curtains close...(for him).

    @Brazzo
    Your acute perception of reality is quite astounding. Carry on like that and YOU might even be appointed ambassador to Tombouctou.

    Nov 29th, 2018 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    A pity good politicians are unnecessarily perturbed:
    http://www.chargeonline.com.br/php/DODIA//sponholz.jpg

    Nov 29th, 2018 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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