"Bank robbers steal, then run. Politicians run (for office), then steal.” This political saying does not appear to have a known origin.
“Professional robbers steal and run. Most politicians run for office to steal” was cited in 2010 on a website from the Philippines.
PhilBoxing Forum (Philippines)
Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:52 am
Professional robbers steal and run. Most politicians run for office to steal.
@diedagum There’s only a small difference between politicians and bank robbers. Bank robbers steal then run. Politicians run then steal.
10:50 AM - 23 Oct 2012
Jerson Ong Coronica
@TheEllenShow what’s the different between thieves & politicians? theives steal and run, politicians run and steal…
12:20 PM - 19 Feb 2013
robbers: steal and run
politicians: run and steal
5:36 AM - 25 Mar 2015
Velez OT 1-A
It’s a work: Economy of the Philippines by: Cherry Belle V. Dag-um
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 CHERRY BELLE DAG-UM
Maureen Villamor says:
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 AT 4:57 PM
I remember a joke about the difference between robbers and politicians. It said that robbers steal and then run while politicians run before they steal. It’s such a sad reality to think that we have really corrupt government leaders.
thieves: steal your money then run
politicians: run then steal your money
10:22 AM - 8 Mar 2016
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