Controversy as Italian Parliaments' Salaries are the Highest of Europe - Page 2
For the Commission the data collected are "quite temporary and of insufficient quality for use for the purposes specified by law": thus insufficient to quantify the cuts necessary.
But the average is, as written by the commission, "a calculation non precisely and this will be impossible to cut the cost of Italian politics". In short, without considering the cost for employees, by reference only to the allowance materially cashed Italian parliamentarians are the highest paid in Europe. If one takes into account also the contribution to the bagmen and the press offices are only beaten by the French. Also on the retirement benefits of our parliamentarians emerged a huge difference with the rest of Europe: up to 31 December, the annuity was acquired in 2486 euros a month, in France 780euro only.
The Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies says that data, elaborated by the work of experts, "are temporary and of poor quality", that Members will take their own decisions, but also that the compensation of those elected to the House are lower than all foreign countries. "They are on average equal to 5,000 euros," says the press office of Deputies. "The figure of 11,283.28 euros per month it is reported gross of withholding social security, taxes and welfare. The net is lower than that received by members of other parliaments taken as a reference."
The political world had spoken on the issue with the banner statement, for the most part, the skepticism or sarcasm.
According to Cazzola, by Party of Freedom (PDL), "the data are incomplete and feed a fascist polemic against caste". Critic Francis Tour: "Fallen blatantly bluffing. The Italian MPs are paid less than their French, German and English".
Pier Luigi Bersani, the secretary for the Democratic Party, writes the line: "Well to be more cuts but we avoid titles that do not do justice to the real condition, otherwise it seems that MPs are the cause of all the evils ...".
According to Italo Bocchino of Third Pole, "the problem is not so much the cost of the salary of every Parliamentary Assembly, which still must be reduced, but the number of deputies and senators appear to be too many".Continued on the next page