So how do we fix our waterways without it costing us or our families anything Steve?
Well assuming you or your family are not the problem; give them 28 days to fix the problem otherwise shut them down until it's fixed... Simple really, there's no bigger motivator than lost profits.
I guarantee they'd either avoid the shutdown or have it back up within the week if it was shutdown
* I was talking about the ongoing pollution to the waterways & not the instant fix
I should have added "realistically" to the question coz that is never going to happen.
I like the Greens Carbon Tax because it is more than "just a tax". It redistributes wealth whilst encouraging companies and farmers to adopt greener business practices. The ETS is a load of sh*t precisely because it doesn't add any real incentive to lower emissions, whereas a comprehensive and costly Carbon tax will benefit companies that do manage to lower emissions. Add to that some funding for R&D in green technology and we really could become a world leader in environmentally friendly industry.
As far as the election goes I'm throwing my lot in with the left. I don't like Key's government and don't believe they are doing much to help the country. That new a guy a few posts up summed it up nicely. I don't like what they've done to our education system and charter schools are a disaster waiting to happen. Their highest bracket tax cuts and the rise in GST favour the rich at the expense of the poor. I disagree with state asset sales and their attitude towards employment relations will hurt the working class and strengthen corporate power. '
Their fiscal plans amount to diverting money towards interests that benefit the parties donors whilst forsaking the rest of us.
Our incarceration rate is still far too high as well as child abuse and sexual violence. Neither of which are Nationals fault but I don't think they've done enough to address the problems.
Unemployment is still high and they've done very little to correct that or help produce more qualified labourers from those out of work.
And strangely enough they haven't managed to reign in government spending.
I do like their policy of free healthcare for under 13 year olds, LAbour will be kicking themselves for not having thought of it first. But that's not enough to convince me to vote for them.
In short- Under National inequality has grown in this country and will continue to do so. The country will be geared more towards the elite whilst the working and lower classes will suffer. Inequality hurts us all.
I would write up a bit about why I want a Labour government but now I'm sleepy and can't be f***ed. Will drink some wine tomorrow and have a rant yup yup.
Steve: I am angry and hate things. Rargh propaganda propaganda errywhere.
Chris: Can I suggest a sensible question?
Fox: I like these guys and this is why.
Handankel: Here are some things I disagree with, let me explain them.
Gnomey: I have a platform I like and continue to support.
I: am drunk.
Edited by Chris Redfield, 08 July 2014 - 12:55 AM.