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Bill: Basic Standards of Living
Submitted by[?]: CNT/AFL
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 2129
|Guaranteeing every resident of Lodamun the dignity to have a reasonable standard of living.|
Proposal[?] to change Guarantee of minimum income.
Old value:: There shall be no direct cash payments to individuals to guarantee a minimum income.
Current: All adults not supported by another person shall be guaranteed a very basic subsistence income by the government.
Proposed: All adults not supported by another person shall be guaranteed a reasonable, though not high, standard of living by the government.
These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:
|Date||20:06:00, September 10, 2005 CET||From||Royal Conservative Party||To||Debating the Basic Standards of Living|
|Message||There is absolutely no reason why taxpayers should have to supplement the lifestyles of low income/unemployed members of the community.|
|Date||04:24:31, September 11, 2005 CET||From|| Tuesday Is Coming||To||Debating the Basic Standards of Living|
|Message||Or do we steal from someone else to provide for them? There are private charities, which are far more effective at providing for the genuinely disadvantaged than tax-funded plans.|
|Date||17:12:31, September 11, 2005 CET||From||Cooperative Commonwealth Federation||To||Debating the Basic Standards of Living|
|Message||Are we confident that private charities will catch every case? It's a very idealistic assumption. We're all for idealism, of course, but it has to be tempered with a realistic assessment of what works and what does not.|
|Date||21:02:29, September 11, 2005 CET||From|| Tuesday Is Coming||To||Debating the Basic Standards of Living|
|Message||What works is those in need going to those willing to provide for them. What doesnt is red tape and Welfare queens.|
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|Date||01:40:24, October 11, 2005 CET||From|| Tuesday Is Coming||To||Debating the Basic Standards of Living|
"Are we confident that private charities will catch every case? It's a very idealistic assumption. We're all for idealism, of course, but it has to be tempered with a realistic assessment of what works and what does not."
I invite everyone to look into the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and tell me who was more effective in disaster relief and rescue, the Red Cross and other private charities, or FEMA and other government agencies.
The government had more money, but the Red Cross still got there first and had a greater impact.
|Random fact: Particracy is set in the fictional world of Terra, which mirrors the real world of today and yet is not quite like it.|
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