Presidency pays well in Congo

by Dual Income No Kids on January 22, 2007 · 0 comments

George Bush might have the most influence when it comes to international politics, but he certainly isn’t the best paid.

Kabila, the newly elected President of Democractic Republic of Congo, has voted in his own salary and those of his colleagues. Each of them will get $900,000 a year. They will also have the golden parachute of getting 3/4 of this salary for the rest of their lives! This doesn’t factor in that they already have houses, cars, drivers, servants, two paid vacations a year (inclusive of expenses while on vacation), plus a few other perks I’m sure.

All this, and it doesn’t count the kick backs, or ‘commissions’ they will receive for just about any business that is done in the country. The pay might be good, but it comes with it’s risks as well. His father, Laurent-Desire Kabila, knew plenty about this, as he was assassinated in 2001.

Imagine getting paid this much to run one of the most messed up countries in the world! Shouldn’t payments for Presidents have something to do with how good they do? Doubt any of them would vote for that!


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