Bill: Federal Government Devolution Act
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: March 2135
|1) Food sale liscence applications are far too many (and federal employees too few) for the Federal government to properly look over and investigate all of the applications. Local governments should do this in order for a more satisfactory job to be done.|
2) Positive discrimination: While the Freedom Party does not believe in "positive" discrimination, it is true that there may be inequalities in the hiring system in some regions. However, only one or two regions may need this. As such, the Freedom Party believes that we should devolve this power to the local governments.
Old value:: Food may be sold by licensed vendors only, and shelf lives of foods are enforced.
Current: Anyone may sell food, but shelf lives of foods are enforced.
Proposed: The licensing of food sale is left for local governments to decide.
Old value:: The government does not regulate hiring policies.
Current: The government encourages positive discrimination and enforces it for government hiring.
Proposed: Hiring policies are regulated by local governments.
These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:
|Date||18:17:06, October 30, 2005 CET||From||Libertarian Capitalist Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||I agree with the devolution of food licensing to local governments; however, I am unwilling to support any form of government regulation of hiring policies.|
|Date||19:11:56, October 30, 2005 CET||From||Aloria Green Socialist Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||We approve of neither. The government decides on food labelling- this is not to say that local government does not have a role in enfocing this rule.|
|Date||19:25:52, October 30, 2005 CET||From||Freedom Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||If it's a federal law, the federal government should enforce it.|
|Date||19:36:57, October 30, 2005 CET||From||Aloria Green Socialist Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||But you can't guarantee that local governments will enforce sell-by dates, for example. The national government already does. Passing the buck down to the local level leaves the system open to abuses beyond our control.|
|Date||19:59:22, October 30, 2005 CET||From||Libertarian Capitalist Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||You can't guarantee that the federal government will either. Corrtuption is a fact of government, be it local or federal.|
|Date||22:09:18, October 30, 2005 CET||From||Aloria Green Socialist Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||Well, we do enforce sell by dates! That's the law that we currently have!|
|Date||23:29:09, October 30, 2005 CET||From||Freedom Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||What, do you think that local governments will not abide by the law? Besides, law has nothing to do with corruption.|
|Date||09:14:15, October 31, 2005 CET||From||Aloria Green Socialist Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||No, I mean that this law makes it possible for local governments to lower their standards. For example, one of the regional governments may decide that they don't want to put dates on food. How is that in anyone's interest? If we make the law, we can be sure. Devolution is merely the abdication responsibility on our part.|
|Date||02:14:31, November 01, 2005 CET||From||Freedom Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||This has nothing to do with standards, it's about liscencing.|
|Date||09:54:07, November 01, 2005 CET||From||Aloria Green Socialist Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||Ok, even if I were to agree with proposal one, I can't agree to ANY interference with hiring policies.|
|Date||21:43:48, November 01, 2005 CET||From||People's Equality Party||To||Debating the Federal Government Devolution Act|
|Message||The People's Equality is mixed on the first proposal but dead against the second, having hiring policies seems silly, the best person for the job should be hired regardless of any group that person belongs to|
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