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The cause of the scandal was laid in the austerity program of Rutte I of many years ago ... the Cabinet was going all out to find abuse in welfare benefits of the poor.
Combating tax and benefit fraud
Renske Leijten: 'Warning signs deliberately ignored in tax office scandal'
Dutch committee issues scathing report into benefit system | The Independent - Dec. 17, 2020 |
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The Welfare State Should Be a State of Fairness and Trust
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Did I mention I don't like the guy ... by chance I met him once in the neighbourhood... managed to kid him around ... he was too perplexed to react 🤣
Basically he is a Tory Conservative and would fit well in the London financial district ... pro business - Shell/Unilever - lower taxes and tough on immigrants... competing with Geert Wilders for the rightwing voters.
The Rutte doctrine: catchphrase that expresses the annoyance of the House
Rutte wants to act as a British PM or French President ... wielding power.
Feel free to add comments related to election turmoil throughout the European Union E-28 minus the UK. Plenty to comment about, we are united after all, based on the Founding Principles. Really?
An Open Thread to include coming elections in Germany and France. Hopefully a European centrist will succeed NATO SG Jens Stoltenberg. Too often only the most compliant European rightwing politician is selected for the job. NATO is a defense alliance, not this stupid proxy mercenary of the United States since the attacks of 9/11 forced to buy their arms and weaponry. The Bush and Obama War on Terror was a gross failure. As the US economic and financial sanctions are scattered to one and all including their NATO allies, time to return to normalcy on weapons of destruction.
Acting Secretary of Defence Christopher Miller made the surprising comments to press as he returned from a trip to Nebraska, Tennessee and Colorado.
Mr Miller, who has only been in the job for two months, spoke out when he was asked about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive weapons system in history.
"I so... I mean, I cannot wait to leave this job, believe me,” he replied according to a Department of Defence transcript.
Mr Miller then appeared to disparage the $1 trillion fighter jet programme.
Mr Miller then went on to praise the success Russia has had during the Trump administration.
"I kind of, you know, like professionally I'm like, wow, they're doing pretty well, and they're using a lot of irregular warfare concepts, information, all this stuff, in a way that, you know, like ... good on them," he said.
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