A Parliamentarian is a public servant with Special Rights

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Have you ever seen a member of the riot squad charging any politicians, bankers or bankrupters? Their baton charges are reserved for protesting office workers, students and working class people. It can safely be said that the long arm of the law, lengthened by the obligatory truncheon, only comes down on the heads of the latter three groups, the destitute and the temporary workers. It is a truncheon aimed on the basis of wealth, so if your earnings exceed a certain amount, then you are quite safe. What holds true for physical beatings, holds even more true for our legislation. Powerful and ruthless when it comes to the weak, but obsequious and condescending when it comes to parliamentarians. “Dura lex, sed Brunetta lex”.
While the office worker with the broken leg is subjected to house arrest and a faxed order, the Deputy can do whatever he wishes. He can be a parliamentary absentee, he can have two jobs and two salaries and he can continue to practice his profession, just like attorney Ghedini who is paid with public money and then paid again by his client, namely Berlusconi, to defend him in the court cases against him. One of the highest parliamentary salaries in the whole of Europe and the right to a pension after only two and a half years of service. The Italian Parliamentarian truly is a public servant with Special Rights. An example to the Nation and, therefore, if the laws don’t apply to Parliament, then they should not apply to the citizens either. Public servants included. They may never give up (is it in their interests?), but neither will we.

"Good day Beppe,
I would like to bring my specific case to you attention. I work as a nurse in a Healthcare Company and, just a few weeks ago, I was involved in an unpleasant accident and landed up with a fracture of the radial styloid and scaphoid, with a prognosis of 90 days. As you may well imagine, this situation itself was rather unpleasant, but given that there is no end to bad news, along comes the new Brunetta law. The abovementioned law highlights three important points:
1- Having to remaining available for a home visit by the medical inspector between 08h00 and 20h00, with only “one hour of fresh air per day” (from 13h00 to 14h00)
2- Having to notify the authorities exclusively by fax every time you need to leave home to go to the doctor or any other reason.
3- Loss of any salary incentives.

Point one:
I would like to know from the Honourable Brunetta whether he has ever read through the Italian Constitution, particularly articles 13 and 14 (civil relationships), which deal with the inviolable principle of personal liberty and that an individual cannot be placed in exile against his will, unlike the case with the new Brunetta law that imposes a sort of house arrest.

Second point regarding notification via fax.
I live alone and I don’t own a fax machine. In the accident I also suffered a sprain to my foot, which prevents me from walking around. The nearest shop equipped with a fax machine is about 3km away from my home and I am unable to drive, so I would like to know precisely how I am supposed to send the various notifications before leaving home so as to avoid incurring any penalties.

Third point regarding salaries.
I am being denied my freedom; I cannot return to work due to the fracture. Just like a prisoner, I am obliged to report all my movements and then, to top it off, I am also penalised in terms of my salary.
It seems to me that this legislation only penalises those that have genuine health problems, while the usual “smart alecs” will, in any event, somehow manage to get off scot-free. At this point I would like to appeal to someone in the media world who would be prepared to support me in my quest to make a point, namely to be allowed to return to work as a “plaster cast wearer”. I want to do this because I have no desire to remain “in prison” for the next three months when all that I am guilty of is getting injured. Regards." Paola M.

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I was recommended this blog by my cousin. I'm not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You are amazing! Thanks!

Posted by: pozycjonowanie szerokie | October 22, 2011 01:24 PM


Senator Burris failed to disclose to the legislative assembly of Illinois a few phone conversations he had with Mr.Blagojevich's brother when he (Mr. Blagojevich) was still governor. It seems the former governor's brother asked now Senator Burris, to raise money for his politician brother's election campaign. When Mr. Burris was asked by reporters to explain the omission he gave conflicting reasons. Now, he is hounded by media and politicians. In fact, today, the new Governor of Illinois asked for his resignation.

Posted by: AkabeForuM | February 21, 2009 01:38 PM


Unfortunately thee is no independent media in italy and the majority of polticians seem to be more self intereseted than in defending the constitution. Pephaps Veltronis resignation is an opportunity for the left to reinvent themselves and strt thinking of Italy and ordinary Italians.... some hope.

Posted by: Simon Carey | February 21, 2009 06:56 AM


A few days before former Governor Blagojevich of Illinois was impeached, he appointed Mr.Roland Burris to the senatorial office left vacant by President Obama. This is the same senatorial office the former governor talked about selling, (yes,
you read right, he wanted to auction off the senatorial office) thus causing his governatorial demise. Today, it seems, Senator Burris may have to resign that office. Why? Senator Burris failed to disclose to the legislative assembly of Illinois a few phone conversations he had with Mr.Blagojevich's brother when he (Mr. Blagojevich) was still governor. It seems the former governor's brother asked now Senator Burris, to raise money for his politician brother's election campaign. When Mr. Burris was asked by reporters to explain the omission he gave conflicting reasons. Now, he is hounded by media and politicians. In fact, today, the new Governor of Illinois asked for his resignation.
What's my point? Italy's Prime Minister is getting away with murder in the Millsgate case. But what's more unbelievably disgraceful is the "see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing" stance taken by politicians and media. They've given the green light to crime. Exaggerating? If the Prime Minister is above the law, why should anybody respect the law? The Prime Minster is flaunting the power of his office to intimidate judges and demean the law of the land. At this point he should put the interest of the people ahead of his own and resign. It's that serious. Especially when the government is supposed to crack down on crime and put vigilantes on the street.

Posted by: louis pacella | February 21, 2009 01:19 AM


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