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

March 9 2016 | From: YourNewsWire

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. 

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
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Mujica reportedly donates 90 percent of his salary to charity. Mujica’s example offers a strong contrast to the United States, where in politics the median member of Congress is worth more than $1 millionand corporations have many of the same rights as individuals when it comes to donating to political campaigns.

“The red carpet, people who play – those things,” Mujica said, mimicking a person playing a cornet.“All those things are feudal leftovers. And the staff that surrounds the president are like the old court.”

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.”

Asked why rich people make bad representatives of poor people, Mujica said:“They tend to view the world through their perspective, which is the perspective of money. Even when operating with good intentions, the perspective they have of the world, of life, of their decisions, is informed by wealth. If we live in a world where the majority is supposed to govern, we have to try to root our perspective in that of the majority, not the minority.”

Mujica has become well known for rejecting the symbols of wealth. In an interview in May, he lashed out against neckties in comments on Spanish television that went viral.

“The tie is a useless rag that constrains your neck,” Mujica said during the interview.“I’m an enemy of consumerism. Because of this hyperconsumerism, we’re forgetting about fundamental things and wasting human strength on frivolities that have little to do with human happiness.”

He lives on a small farm on the outskirts of the capital of Montevideo with his wife, Uruguayan Sen. Lucia Topolansky and their three-legged dog Manuela. He says he rejects materialism because it would rob him of the time he uses to enjoy his passions, like tending to his flower farm and working outside.

“I don’t have the hands of a president,” Mujica told CNN. “They’re kind of mangled.”





11 Responses to “World’s Poorest President Urges Public To Kick The Wealthy Out Of Politics”

  1. This is all very well. But why is President Mujica photographed meeting David Rockefeller in new york?
    Why would he ever exchange words with such a cesspit low life? Let alone meet him in the flesh.
    This doesnt fit. It may have been more than just marijuana they discussed.
    I hope im wrong and Mujica and Uruguay are good.

    • Men Scryfa says:

      That is discernment.

    • beLIEve says:

      Kick the wealthy out of politics ?

      He thinks we should ….ALLOW THEM to CONTINUE LIVING ?

      No way.

      Treat THEM as they have treated us………….
      If we….FAIL to GENOCIDE THEM…….NOW…….THEY will rise again in the future and have another ….pop….at ….GENOCIDING …..future generations of mankind.

      Get the job done now.

      Bring out the ….FEMA….GUILLOTINES.

      Interesting point ….Adam….reference “Mujicas” meeting with ……SNAKE OIL salesman………ROTafella.

      Sounds a bit to me as if Mujica is an ….APOLOGIST……for the SCUM at the top……..suggesting we should allow them to escape ……INTACT…. and with the…..STOLEN… SPOILS……I presume ?

    • Bolae says:

      Wouldn’t you say a few words to David Rockefeller, given a chance? I know what I would ask.

  2. freebornman says:

    Guy seems legit. Ask yourself this- would you rather have a) this guy or b) David Cameron running your country.
    Mujica has a live 3-legged dog. Cameron has a dead disabled son. Yup. I’m liking this Mujica guy.

  3. bow says:

    I vote this guy. Until he pulls a mansion out of his jacksy. But he may have to rub shoulders with scum, as part of his job. Or risk a bullet encounter. Dosnt mean there pals. Though it does look discrediting. He could of risked the bird but then his much loved farm, could of been deflowered. For the humiliation

  4. Dublinmick says:

    This guy probably hasn’t met Diebold voting machines yet. Probably hand ballots.

    I wonder if this guy would take Merkel in when she flees to south America like old dad had to.

    A MEP Member Of Merkel’s Own Government Suggests She Should Flee To South America Over Migrant Crisis

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