Lebanon’s parliament speaker (ever since I was born) Nabih Berri has decided to allocate 5,000,000 LL from every Lebanese MP’s salary to help the Lebanese Army. Apparently he did not inform anyone about this measure and some members of parliament were not very fond of the initiative.

While I don’t agree with the approach as the speaker should have informed MPs of such a measure, I find it insulting to the Lebanese people that some MPs were upset about this measure and protesting against it. Claiming that they are not well off and are living off these salaries is even more insulting. This is our tax money and these people should not be there in the first place as their term was extended twice for all the wrong reasons.

As of 2012, every Lebanese MP earned around $8500 monthly.