I say keep governance straightforward and give the government a simple mandate of ensuring that all the population have an adequate standard of living, Simple measurements:
- All have the basic essentials for life (shelter, food, warmth etc).
- Safety (physical, material protection from crime, fires, disasters etc.)
- Healthy (universal healthcare, environment)
Leave everything else to the free market which would have to operate within the constraints set above.
Also absolutely no involvement in social institutions. It should give zero shits about religion, or marriage, or who identifies as the opposite sex or a burger.
The economy has to be a lot more transparent too. All tax replaced by a tax on ALL transactions taken at source (the bank). Vastly reduces paperwork, administration, tax dodging (cash still a pain but manageable). Replace property tax with a land tax. Also, universal income.
No TV licence.
The citizens dividend provides all this, and it also means all welfare departments are abolished. But it's only for citizens. It's just a weekly payment to every citizen equally, depending on the economy. Most likely it'd be 20 or so grand a year, AUD. I'd privatise the part of our health system that is public and just add private care to medicare (our public health insurance). Ultimately there is no reason why the government should be running any kind of enterprise including health. But that's for the parliament to decide, not me
Taxation under this system is just a flat consumption tax like our GST in aus, but is adjusted by the central bank up and down as required. With the abolition of the vast majority of government departments under demokratia, government spending would drop to OG european levels, aka 5-10% of gdp max. There would be scarce need for taxes, and the parliament wouldnt fucking vote for them anyway
Alaskan Viking wrote:
Trump is going to lose to Hillary in a landslide, he is literally the only candidate who could have lost to her, we will have 4-8 more years of lefty insanity, possible lose the congress, and have a liberal dominated supreme court for a generation.
And I fucking blame you fuckwits who voted for Trump in the primary, classic low information voter.
We need pull taxes, to cull the opinions of DINDU's and inbred Trump supporters.