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Want to hear my rant about the current political wrangling in Panama? (Video)

PoliticsBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - It seems like lately the Panamanian politicians have been outdoing themselves. I mean, they always fight one another and trade barbs and accusations in the press. But in the past few weeks, things have been going relatively crazy. To be honest with you, I'm sort of getting tired of hearing it, tired of writing about it, and tired of reporting on these morons. As I was lathering up my head in the shower this morning I decided to make a quick YouTube video - basically a rant about the current state of affairs. It all comes down to one thing - they are fighting over who gets to spend the money. I made this video more to vent my spleen than anything else, for my own good more than yours. It's just like, you know, jeez -- hasta cuando? And the worst part is there's still 20 months of political fighting left before the next elections. Oh, joy...

Copyright 2012 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Want to hear my rant about the current political wrangling in Panama? (Video)
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 13 2012 @ 09:14 AM EDT

Don, heard your complete ranting about the political wranglings in Panama... You are right about the political parties and we agree that the CD is kicking ass, and at least trying to build the needed infrastruture; however, the more I hear you, the more I feel like going back up north.....the key word is corruption and it thoroughly permeates the whole panamanian society....thanks for your enlightenment.... rocky

Want to hear my rant about the current political wrangling in Panama? (Video)
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 13 2012 @ 12:07 PM EDT

Spot analysis Don, you are like the Thomas Paine of Panama, full of common sense.

Want to hear my rant about the current political wrangling in Panama? (Video)
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 13 2012 @ 12:21 PM EDT

Thank you, nicely summed up. I'll use this video for friends who want to learn about Panamanian politics.

Want to hear my rant about the current political wrangling in Panama? (Video)
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 13 2012 @ 12:26 PM EDT

Hello Don , I salute you for the insight on the political situation and your political commentary. In reality the underlying problem of the Panamanian people is that there is entirely " to much Money " flowing into Panama and circulating and that the people has never had the Confidence and Trust in it's elected Officials. My guess is that they don't trust in general themselves whether it's nepotism or a history of despotism or just the trait of the spanish culture ( juega vivo ).... My personal opinion is that Construction and Law-making has always been a way of skimming and profiteering or ( white-collar activity) for whomever got the contracts or was in Power and that's never going to end. I for myself as an Ex-Pat stay out of the Politics....... Unfortunately some of the Political activity or measures taken affect me like i.e. , having a 20 year tax-exemption on your home and then passing a Land Property Tax afterwards , or passing and imposing a special tax for burying power cables which is out of my input because I don't vote here or whatever new "Nickel and Dime" tax initiative that's coming down the Road. I know it's not a lot of expenses but it's the Insecurity. I imagine I'm not the only Ex-Pat who feels insecure of the future but that kind of politics leaves bad taste. ...I'm almost sure you have heard by now and that I have seen the ex-pats come, stay and get disallusioned on an average of about 3 years . I hope it's not because of the politics but then again who knows...... As for my wife and I we still enjoy our residence in Panama........

Want to hear my rant about the current political wrangling in Panama? (Video)
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 13 2012 @ 01:01 PM EDT

Don, thanks for explaining Panama politics to us outsiders that are interested in Panama. Seems much the same as U.S. politics.... After reading and listening, seems Marintelli is doing as good or better than most. Keep up the good work, (I like to read your opinion of every news story) and thanks for the phonecall.
Jeff Harrison