Bill: Power to the states XI
Votes: This is an ordinary bill. It requires more yes votes than no votes. This bill will not pass any sooner than the deadline.
Voting deadline: June 2102
|State governments shall be permitted, if the people of that state approve in a state-wide referendum, to establish day care programmes for children of working parents.|
Old value:: The government leaves development of nurseries to the private sector.
Current: The government maintains a system of free publically owned nurseries alongside heavily regulated private establishments.
Proposed: The government leaves the pre-school education policy to local governments.
These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:
|Date||17:16:16, August 25, 2005 CET||From||CNT/AFL||To||Debating the Power to the states XI|
|Message||This is XI, the firefighters bill was X. Supported.|
|Date||22:07:53, August 25, 2005 CET||From||Cooperative Commonwealth Federation||To||Debating the Power to the states XI|
|Message||Oops. Corrected. |
Please note a change in this from previous "power to the states" bills, in that it requires explicit approval by state-wide referenda.
|Date||21:57:16, August 27, 2005 CET||From||Adam Smith Party||To||Debating the Power to the states XI|
|Message||No nanny states please.|
|Date||22:12:29, August 27, 2005 CET||From||Cooperative Commonwealth Federation||To||Debating the Power to the states XI|
|Message||So even if the people of a state approve this in a referndum, they will not be permitted to create a common social programme by common consent? |
This is what we mean by centralizing authoritarianism. Local people are not to be permitted to create anything themselves. The government knows better, and will not permit local people to do as they wish.
|Date||23:24:00, August 27, 2005 CET||From||Tuesday Is Coming||To||Debating the Power to the states XI|
|Message||Local majorities should not be allowed to use the power of the government in any way they choose. If they want more nursuries, they are able to do so currently without government involvement.|
We feel that the government is not a tool to be used in any way convenient. Government has no ability to do anything except use force, as such its actions should be limited to those where the use of force is appropriate.
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