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  1. #1 Elect New Governments for Six Months Only. 
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    Short Term Governments.

    Elections every six months.

    Make your Representative stand or fall on his/her six month Performance.

    Trusted Public Servants to Administer Daily/Monthly/Yearly on going Legislated Laws, Wages, Annual Leave, Superannuation, Collection of Legal Taxation, Energy Services Waste Disposal, Public Transport, Health Services, Ensure the Production of Goods and Services for Overseas Trade, Provide all Security, National and International, and ensure Educational Requirements are Operating Efficiently.

    Parliamentry Responsibilities would deal with any profiteering/corruption/Exploitation of a Nations Natural Resources, Overseas Alliances, and, in general, Peace and Harmony amongst the Population.

    I'm in favour of a Three Party System. Conservative. Radical. Socialist. westwind.


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    I think it is a good Idea that (at least some) laws (like subventions) only last for a couple of time.
    And I also like the power the government have over economy.
    But I think it needs time for a government to do stuff, or just to get an overview over the tasks. My father spend his whole live in the administration and he always told that government changes are nightmares. Because every government changes stuff and you cant find a routine.
    me that it would need a year for a government to finally set things in motion. Big projects like reforms can take 4 or more years. I think it would be very harmful for a country if the complete agenda changes every 6 month.
    Best example: war and peace. Not to forget that important (and unpopular things) are not handled in election battle. Normally that stasis-situation lasts about 6 month to a year.
    About the 3 party system. I think that is a good thing (I live in a...lets call it 4-5 Party system). But you should be aware of the fact that most things will be decided by one party. They have to form coalitions. One result of it is that for example you vote the socialists, because you want high minimum wages. They wanted 10 Euro per hour. But they dont have the absolute majority and they are in a coalition with the Conservatives who want NO minimum wages at all. So you'll end up with with 7 Euros per hour and everyone is unsatisfied. Don't get me wrong...I favor a more than 2 party system but it makes things much more complicated. More politicians talk, more compromises, more chances to block movement.
    And what kind of "Radical" party are you talking about?
    So...whatever, I think the right system depends on the country. I think what you tell me could maybe be done in a very small country.


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    Six months? Our government terms are already too short in Australia. They have to have time to actually do something. This would basically abolish government responsibility, not enforce it. Quite apart from the horror of living in perpetual campaign mode.
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    I'm not convinced I really like this whole popularity contest idea for democracy, I mean I do really think we should all have our say on the governance of our countries, but the current voting systems just mean we make our little marks on the paper and that's it, we have then abdicated any power or rights we had over the rules we are expected to live by.

    I would like a less representitive and far more direct system in which we can more actively participate, should we wish to. With the ability for each of us having any ideas or problems could then submit them for consideration, this would mean that anybody can get involved with running of the country just by being interested. I think this is far more in the spirit of the original concept for democracy, the basic idea that everyone has their say and a stake in how we are all governed.
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    This would only make things worse. A large part of the problem today is that politicians only look as far as the next election cycle and thus forgo solutions that might involve some short term pain in exchange for a long term positive result. This isn't necessarily the fault of the politicians alone, but is also due to an electorate that seems to combine both impatience and short memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwind View Post
    Elections every six months.
    Election commercials ... forever. Why punish us like this?
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    It takes a representative 1-2 years to even figure out how to do this job. Six months would be a mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    It takes a representative 1-2 years to even figure out how to do this job. Six months would be a mess.
    That's what this Thread is all about Lynx Fox. Takes two or three years to work out what They supposed to be doing??? Come on Umpire. After two years They are given another Portfolio in a completely new discipline. Because they took so long doing SFA.

    Six Months. Show something. Do something. Smash a bag of rotten eggs over the Speakers head. Lets see your alive, tell the Electorate to get F*****. Lets see some steel and backbone.

    We don't want whimps in Parliament.

    Keep changing the Government until it purrs along, eating up the miles.

    See where I am coming from??

    If They are any good well the People will give them anpther six months and they can keep doing what they were doing best. westwind.
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    Keep changing the Government until it purrs along, eating up the miles.
    And just how many parliamentary draughtsmen are you willing to pay to do all this work in such a rush. I bet a few of your friends would complain about not being consulted about various legislative proposals - community consultation takes absolutely ages.

    And advising people about changes that have already been legislated also takes ages. I was involved in a couple of such campaigns and just getting a time with a Rotary Club or a union meeting or a parent meeting at a school for a 20 minute presentation was a nightmare.
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    Hasten Slowly You know I know This adelady. But I really am concerned about inept frightened representatives tip toeing through the Tulips.

    So how do they do the Peoples bidding.?

    For every expensive staff attended Office in the Suburbs ( have you ever observed? there's nobody in there), there's appointments perhaps. My neighbour keeps throwing his empty beer cans over my back fence. Sorry to be so cynical adelady.

    Yes. Meet the people. Lets have a strike or wait until the boss(s) are down on Profits, and put us out the front gate, then we'll be able to have a chat with our Local Member.

    That's Democracy you see. Just needs rattling a little.

    They can get things organised in 5 days if someone declares war on us. The Cause will extract a re-action--no cause, no re-action. westwind.
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    My neighbour keeps throwing his empty beer cans over my back fence.
    You live in the wrong state. Nobody does that here. They keep them for the 10c deposit. One slab of a couple of dozen gets you $2.40 towards the next one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwind View Post
    Short Term Governments.

    Elections every six months.

    Make your Representative stand or fall on his/her six month Performance.

    Trusted Public Servants to Administer Daily/Monthly/Yearly on going Legislated Laws, Wages, Annual Leave, Superannuation, Collection of Legal Taxation, Energy Services Waste Disposal, Public Transport, Health Services, Ensure the Production of Goods and Services for Overseas Trade, Provide all Security, National and International, and ensure Educational Requirements are Operating Efficiently.

    Parliamentry Responsibilities would deal with any profiteering/corruption/Exploitation of a Nations Natural Resources, Overseas Alliances, and, in general, Peace and Harmony amongst the Population.

    I'm in favour of a Three Party System. Conservative. Radical. Socialist. westwind.
    Having six monthly term may stop anyone from wanting to stand for parliament. Would the country grind to a halt ? I think not.
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