Transparency 40: Audit of the Public Administration
If some auditors analyze a company dedicated to providing services with over 3 million employees that uses almost 50% of their income, on average to staff expenditure and still hiring, having around 600,000 unpaid bills, some of many years, that spent on leisure activities and media (movies, theater, circus, television) about 10 million euros and subsidizes its customers to stop work, (for example, farmers or ranchers January 30th 2013, and independent carriers July 3rd, 2013), such auditors probably would report to the owners of the company, about the immediate need to dismiss the managers and change the model of social structure and even probably that some association of “outraged” submit a complaint for fraud, mismanagement, personal enrichment and asking it to back wages and premiums collected.
Well, considering that the Public Administration is assimilated by the social contract between the citizen and the state, to a company providing services, which should ensure equal opportunities and basic services in education, health and safety, and some external and independent auditors evaluated Public Administration of some southern European countries, would be the same situation, as described at the beginning, exacerbated by numerous complaints about the quality of services some of which are paid twice.
To this situation we must add the cost of corruption in the award of contracts, and charges of “processing aids” worth about 40,000 million annually, reducing investment, the cases that are not detected or can’t be tested in court , or discouragement in the population, which fails to take personal and professional projects for fear of corruption slow them.
Maybe it is time that the owners of the company, in this case the citizens begin to claim to managers and think about a change of social structure following the advice of independent external auditors.