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Business of Political Parties

Is it true that political parties can be used as business land? Political parties are like a duck business, the results achieved can be very tempting. So not a few people are interested in investing in political parties. So that, between investors and political parties a bond is established that aims to be mutually beneficial. Political parties need the funds invested in party logistics needs such as election campaign costs or party congresses, while investors do not provide resources to the party for free.

There are benefits that investors want to be addressed. So the relationship between investors and political parties is like a relationship between capital owners and employees in duck farming; share the results of the profits made. It is not wrong to say that money plays an important role in politics. So naturally, if Marcus Alonzo Hanna said there are two things that are important in politics. the first is money and I can’t remember what the second one is.

When it reaches power, political parties are obliged to return the favor. Investors will get compensation for the services they have provided. Political parties will give positions, project land or various other economic sources to investors who have contributed to the success of political parties in achieving power. The nature of these political parties and investors is very pragmatic. So it is not surprising when they have mastered the government, what is sought is profit by utilizing a position or position. This is called rent-seeking.

Rent seeking activities are the efforts of individuals or groups to increase income through the use of government regulations (Yustika, 2009: 57). Political parties will take advantage of government policies to seek profits, of course, they will also work with investors who have helped them. This method is done by mastering state institutions and utilizing the mastery to pursue profits. This phenomenon makes political parties a very lucrative business land. Doing business with political parties, especially with political parties in power, is a very promising endeavor. The benefits that can be achieved are not small.

Political parties are not only tools to achieve power, but also can be businesses or individual businesses or groups of people. Usually those who invest are entrepreneurs. The form of political party reciprocity towards employers, for example, the investors of the company will be given projects from government programs.

The function of political parties is now not just political education, political recruitment and political socialization. But it also serves as a tool to seek profits using government power. Not even a few political parties began to leave the three functions because what they were looking for was merely profit. If one or all three of these functions have no advantages, the political party will be reluctant to do so. Even though political parties are obliged to carry out these three functions.

The business of political parties is indeed very tempting for entrepreneurs. While many political parties open the door wide open for entrepreneurs to invest. Between the two will create a mutually beneficial relationship, even though it then makes the political field dirty.

Establishment of Political Money Behavior

So mysterious and adorable for some people regarding this money politics practice. this matter, besides being caused by its monumental appearance which is able to influence and at the same time be the cause of the rapid and slow movement of a situation (In physics this condition is called the term “twisting moment”, he is also so mysterious and slippery to pick up.

Interesting indeed, if we open a discussion room to dissect what is meant by money politics, the emergence of every political event in every corner of the earth is always rife. It was so interesting to discuss the form, characteristics, motives, and operations until the execution of money politics, so that sometimes our discussion never reached a conclusion or recommendation that was called through a movement that No money politically concrete, obeyed and had a strong deterrent effect. Well exactly the picture is like looking for a snake armpit by stroking and examining inch by inch snake bodies to locate the armpits.

Economical political culture is a political culture that views power as an investment. What is in the minds of these dirty politicians is not idealism, but exchange rates, instead of fighting for people’s welfare as he is excited, fiery, foaming. Departing from that investment spirit, a politician is willing to pay or spend tens to hundreds of billions of rupiah because he knows very well that his investment will produce greater results in the future.

The emergence of various kinds of turmoil and protests to the level of the courts in each post-conflict local election process in Indonesia is a strong indicator to say that power and money work in it. What is called the capitalist economist political culture, where power is investment finds its form.

The mods operation at the level of money politics execution is widely known that people have even been trite for some groups, such as the dawn attack with the distribution of basic needs, money and others, which were originally prohibited in law and even threatened with threats that were not lightly dropped. election contestants or disqualification of candidate pairs, but in fact there are still dirty practices that are carried out.

Capitalist economist politicians are not playing power in securing their investments. They are well aware that, traveling to the seat of political power, of course it is not work like turning a palm. On the other hand, the power politics presented in the regional elections and elections are the arena for the candidates to play capital. Large funds are synonymous with imaging candidates on a broader scale. Large capital will be able to amaze and strengthen the image in the public eye. A pair of candidates seemed “greatest and enlightened” if they were able to campaign on television, famous print media, and large billboards with good quality.