The notable Blair rewards program just keeps getting better. It appears that the Blair rewards goes both ways. As political officials further their careers by receiving rewards for holding the line that Tony Blair deems worthy, Tony Blair receives rewards from big business. Tony Blair received $1 million from JP Morgan Chase and $250,000 for a 45 minute speech on the United States lecture circuit.
Known as the easy saver when it comes to the Blair rewards program, Tony Blair saves and promotes political careers for politicians willing to hold the line, his line. Perhaps Blair rewards would not be considered in such a negative light by the general public if the line that he was holding made sense for the rest of the world rather than a few elite politicians selling hope and salvation, while creating destruction and despair. The result is so much power and so little idea of how to use it.
For politicians it pays to act on the interest of war. French President Jacques Chirac, who was against the war in the Middle East, has not reaped the benefits of lucrative circuit lectures. Apparently, his opposition and insistence on peace is of little benefit to the high dollar stakeholders and businesses in the United States. After all, without the war in Iraq it would have been difficult to raid the coffers of the United States and launder and distribute astonishingly large amount of cash though big business in the name of peace via a war on terror. The value for the ring leaders is that they get to leave office with little to no accountability and then go and collect from the businesses that benefitted from their self interested decisions.
Certainly, the Blair rewards program is taken as more of a feather in Tony Blair’s hat rather than a stain upon his name and character. As a politician trying to become elected or reelected, the easy saver would be a path of least resistance and a tempting offer to consider. This simply proves the stereotype that politicians are only interested in money and power. Too many people either did nothing or participated in the Blair rewards program, which has allowed evil to prevail.
It is unfortunate that the Blair rewards program has come full circle from the United States. As the economy is in the tank, the elite reward those who helped get us there. While many individuals have suffered as a result of self-interested decision making, Blair rewards himself with a 45 minute lecture for a fee of $250,000.
The $1 million From the Dan David Foundation, the Blair Rewards of $250 thousand for his 45 minute lecture on the U.S. Lecture Circuit and the JP Morgan Chase $1 million have sweetened the Blair kitty for retirement while the middle class gets kitty litter. This still stinks in my opinion, even if we got the kitty litter.
Bobby Blair is politically conscious individual that is intolerant of political misuse such as the blair rewards program. Issues like the blair rewards are examples of the political misuse of power and influence faced by society. Left unchallenged this type of behavior may result in compounded social problems for the world.