Defections and all that money . . !

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HOW much money did it take for so many MLAs to cross the floor, betray their leader, betray their voters, forget their ideology and run to the other end of the country? I wonder what people do with so much money? I mean you get a crore that’s a lot of money, ten crores that’s really plenty, but fifty crores, a hundred crores?

Just before the Roman empire started cracking and falling apart, the Romans got so used to a sensuous life style that because they loved the taste of good food, they had a room in which they went and vomited their food, so they could continue gorging on the other delicacies they could now afford. They did not know what to do with their money. Sadly, no money can ever be taken with them when they die, though the man in the tale below tried to take some money up to the Pearly gates too:

He had worked hard all his life, had saved all of his money, and was a real miser when it came to his money. Just before he died, he said to his wife, ‘When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.’

And so, he got his wife to promise him, with all of her heart, that when he died, she would put all of the money into the casket with him. Well, he died. He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there – dressed in black, and her friend was sitting next to her. When they finished the ceremony, and just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said,

‘Wait just a moment!’ She had a small metal box with her; she came over with the box and put it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down and they rolled it away. Her friend said, ‘Woman, I hope you were not foolish enough to put all that money in there with your husband?’ The loyal wife replied, ‘Listen, I have always been a loyal wife and I cannot go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put that money into the casket with him.’ ‘You mean to tell me you put that money in the casket with him?’ ‘I sure did,’ said the wife. ‘I got it all together, put it into my account, and wrote him a cheque. If he can cash it, then he can spend it!’

Yes, my dear leaders for whom money is so important, since you can’t spend it in your afterlife, why don’t you start spending it on the needy people who elected you down here? Maybe, then they’ll start encouraging you to defect..!

 

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