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    If you want to earn RD$1000 stick a PLD flyer in your car. Keep it there and you get RD$1000 each month.

    Isn't this MONSTROUS? Sorry to shout but................. Does this class as wise spending of taxpayer money?

    OK Nals, give it your best shot with this one.

    Noticias - EL PLD paga RD$1,000 por afiche pegado en vehÃ*culos

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    Should have called this Botellas On Wheels.

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    It's all th same hopeless crap !
    Things won't change because such practices are what Dominicans actually WANT and EXPECT !
    It makes me feel like such a Gringo...

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    i like the way things work in this country................in the US cops give you a ticket, you go to court, pay fine, cops write more tickets, this shows the need for more enforcement, overtime, and cops get more money in paycheck, here, you just give the money to the cop.........
    ...........here, instead of waiting for politicians to approve a road project, which will mean jobs and paychecks, one simply goes to the politician and gets the money upfront,,,,,,,,,,,,beautful idea whose time has come........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambada View Post
    If you want to earn RD$1000 stick a PLD flyer in your car. Keep it there and you get RD$1000 each month.

    Isn't this MONSTROUS? Sorry to shout but................. Does this class as wise spending of taxpayer money?

    OK Nals, give it your best shot with this one.

    Noticias - EL PLD paga RD$1,000 por afiche pegado en vehÃ*culos
    Isn't 'MONSTOUS' a little over the top? It doesn't mean that they require you to vote for them. I think most Dominicans will just take the money, put the sign on their car/van/piece of dudu, and then on voting day vote the way they want.

    At least that's what I'd do.

    In most U.S. States they have outlawed the sell of booze on election day. The reason this law came about was because the politicians would buy rounds of drinks and then load the drunkards up in a cart and take them to the polls.

    I kind of wish the DR would do that instead of the placards.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squat View Post
    It's all th same hopeless crap !
    Things won't change because such practices are what Dominicans actually WANT and EXPECT !
    It makes me feel like such a Gringo...
    Know exactly what you mean but it seems Miguel Ceara Hatton might be agreeing with us, Squat.
    Noticias - El clientelismo conspira contra desarrollo en RD

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    Exactly what one sees in poor communities on the micro-level - clientilism maintains people in an undignified state of powerlessness and dependence, and is one of the greatest obstacles to development.

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    Guess is cheaper just to pay cash to the potential voters than to pay for expensive tv adds. Maybe this way they get more votes and if thats the case..........I guess that the purpose of a political campaign to get people to vote. If the campaign rules accept it ...........Lo que es igual no es ventaja!
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    Last edited by chola1978; 10-19-2007 at 10:23 AM. Reason: wrong word

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    Public pressure...wow I was under the impression that this was something non-existent in the Dominican Republic, but it seems to pop up once in a while. Then again it could just be a well organized criticism by the other political parties.

    The wonderful plan to give money for people to place PLD flyers in their cars is suspended immediately.

    SANTO DOMINGO, DN.-Debido a las críticas que había generado, el Comité Nacional de Campaña del Partido de la Liberación ordenó la "suspensión inmediata” de la entrega de afiches promociónales de su candidatura presidencial a vehículos y el pago mil pesos a los conductores.
    Comité Campaña de Fernández suspende entrega de dinero y propaganda a choferes

    bolding by me.
    Last edited by A.Hidalgo; 10-19-2007 at 06:13 PM. Reason: add words

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambada View Post
    Know exactly what you mean but it seems Miguel Ceara Hatton might be agreeing with us, Squat.
    Noticias - El clientelismo conspira contra desarrollo en RD
    The following quote taken from same article in my post #10 is exactly what the article about clientelismo is talking about. That mentality is what keeps the Dominican Republic from moving foward.

    Otros, que no quisieron dar sus nombres, justificaron las dádivas en el entendido de que todos los gobiernos y partidos son iguales y hacen lo mismo.
    Comité Campaña de Fernández suspende entrega de dinero y propaganda a choferes

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