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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?









Prime Minister Luxemburg at a rally in Opal posted:

And every Sirtan has a right, yes a right to a roof over their head! A right to three square meals a day! A right to a safe, humane, and fulfilling job! A right to modern healthcare! A right to a quality education! These basics of life are due to ALL Sirtans, not just those fortunate few! It seems almost a self-evident truth of the universe, and yet here we are. Millions upon millions of Sirtans who cannot be assured even the most basic necessities! This needless cruelty is an unnatural of mankind's best instincts. A fundamental alienation brought about by the rigors of the capitalist system.

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned our souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….

Our great advances have brought us closer together. The very nature of our society cries out for the goodness in men - cries out for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women, and little children - victims of an unnatural and alienating system forced upon us.

To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people.

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - cold men with cold minds and cold hearts! You are not automatons! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

The power to create is within man - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes and their lackeys have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will!

Capitalists free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. In the name of democracy, let us all unite!

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Herr Tog
Jun 18, 2011



edit hell to that.

"Long have the People suffered, been repressed, and enslaved. No more. We will obtain representation, liberation, equality, and irrevocable ownership of ourselves by any means necessary. Obstacles to these goals will be removed and allies will be remembered. We promise, here and now, to form a coalition government 1st! Any party with a plan to continue to address the unemployment on our beautiful planet! 2nd! Any party willing to seriously work on a Bill of Rights for all of Sirta! And 3rd! Anyone will to do the hard work of enforcing rights and following through with plans to deal with unemployment long term! And to you, the voter, we promise to protect and, hopefully, expand your voting rights and ability! We also promise to fight for you against anyone, from Peridot forward! Everyone Mother a gun! Every Child a Future! SENSOO NO NAI SEKAI!!"

-Lorenzo Shimizu in the street in front of his family's B&B late last night

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







Karl Sharks
Feb 20, 2008

The Immortal Science of Sharksism-Fininism


Sirtan Revolutionary Liberation Front

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


A recent opinion piece written by FDG chairman Stefan Borisov in the weekly post-revolution political magazine "Hope Watchers" has quickly become a frequent point of discussion across the SCN. In it, Borisov outlines his reaction to one of the Prime Minister's recent campaign speeches.

"…I find it highly distressing that the person heading our country in such a crucial time for its economic development should so brazenly disregard basic principles of supply and demand in a purely emotional appeal to the poor and unemployed, thereby, either out of ignorance or otherwise, misleading them with false hopes. He brazenly proclaims that "the jobs are still there" ignoring that without outside demand, even the best product will remain unsold. Does the SRLF plan to consign these people to purposeless make work?

The simple truth is that our factories and laboratories have collapsed when many specialists with decades of experience in the field left us amidst the economic and social devastation caused by the inept and corrupt policies of the Greene administration, heading for safer and more stable places. While some of them may come back eventually, for the time being we must face the harsh reality that we now have very little to offer to the wider world, which is the direct cause of the decline of our major industries. This process led to a downward spiral, which we have only recently escaped and are in imminent danger of plunging back into.

That doesn't have to happen. Our future need not be as grim and miserable as our past. If we refocus our efforts on providing quality free universal education across a variety of fields and trades, we can raise a new generation of talented researchers and engineers. They, using the considerable organizational knowledge and resources that still remain in many of our companies, will restore our country's prior status and, eventually, rise far beyond it.

However, bringing this dream into reality requires bolstering our economy with the funding and cooperation of the interstellar community. Something that must begin with the implementation of new trade agreements with our neighbors and attaining membership in the Outer Alliance - the greatest trading block in our region of the world.

Meanwhile, the SRLF is seemingly going out of its way to antagonize private industry, avoid any commitments to outside investors, and lock down our development through poorly considered top-down measures..."

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

AFancyQuestionMark posted:

...seemingly going out of its way to antagonize private industry, avoid any commitments to outside investors, and lock down our development through poorly considered top-down measures..."

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sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Another split!

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

sniper4625 posted:

Another split!

I don't know what you're talking about.

[/Stalin]

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End




From the closing rally of the Small Towns Tour posted:

Radek steps up to the podium, looks at the audience, and crumples his speech.

Comrades, I woke up this morning prepared to deliver the speech I had written, a speech full of fire and brimstone. A speech that condemned the political opportunists in it for themselves, a speech that excoriated the Capitalist wreckers, a speech that would give a proper tongue lashing to those who truly deserve it.

But that is not the message I want to leave you with, at the end of this most contentious campaign.

Instead I want to talk about what the SRLF is, what we've done, and what we're going to do.

Who are we? We're your neighbors and your coworkers. We're your fathers and mothers, your brothers and sisters, your sons and daughters. We're you, dear Sirta, and that ethos is at the core of our very being. Everything we do is for the People's sake, because that is who we are, who we come from, and who we will eternally hold most dear.

What have we done? No less than our very utmost to rebuild Sirta. We reformed your law enforcement, making the streets safer to walk than anytime in recent memory. We've begun great infrastructure projects to reknit the fractured communities of Sirta into one cohesive nation once more. We've begun a new era in comprehensive and accessible education, so that all may have not just the tools to make them productive and capable workers, but productive and capable citizens as well. We've built new houses and hospitals, and have at every turn continued to strive for what is good and right for the People. Has it always worked as quickly as we've hoped? Certainly not, especially with our so-called coalition partners, but we've learned from what hasn't worked to redouble our efforts ever more - just look who was actually doing work in Parliament! No matter the setbacks, we have always vowed to continue doing our utmost on your behalf.

And if you send us back to Government, that is exactly what we are going to continue to do. New, fair deals with our neighbors to bring in needed investment. Jobs programs and capital investment to get the still far-too-many unemployed back on their feet. Continued efforts with SIRTAK to make sure that every community of Sirta has access to the outside world. A revitalized biotech industry to inspire our youth and provide good jobs. Continued successes in the war on crime, and an end to the petty corruption that yet plagues our society.

But we cannot do any of it without your continued trust and support. On this election day, vote the SRLF ticket. Vote for the Sirta you want, the Sirta you deserve, a Sirta by, for, and of the people, not the wealthy interests that dominated it up until this last year. Forward together, comrades!

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Herr Tog
Jun 18, 2011



AFancyQuestionMark posted:

when many specialists with decades of experience in the field left us amidst the economic and social devastation caused by the inept and corrupt policies

Agreed. #billofrights

"We cannot agree with Comrade Borisov more that 'social devastation' has occurred. One of the reasons is the lack of protections for those that compose a society; the citizens" -Lorenzo Shimizu

Herr Tog fucked around with this message at Mar 19, 2018 around 14:52

ThatBasqueGuy
Feb 14, 2013

someone introduce jojo to lazyb




Conrad, excerpt from a broadcasted speech in Topaz's main square posted:

Now I think we're all just about sick of party platforms, and are well enough informed on those, so I'll can the promises for today -- they're much better fufilled on the morrow, anyhow. To you all, I simply ask that you make your voices heard. If you believe that we in the SRLF are your voice than I am proud to be it. For those who may disagree with us on any number of wide-ranging issues, I urge you as well to vote. I, and I believe I speak for all of the SRLF here, are dedicated to providing a just and equal society for all Sirtans, regardless of background. We do what we can but we cannot do it without you, the people from all walks of life and of all political stripes. And the only way I hope that we Sirtans will move forward into the bright future is through the ballot. So just vote!

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


December 3062 Election Result:

Total Votes – 43 (3 player leaders, 4 NPC leaders, 5 player members, 6 NPCPS votes, 1 GM vote, 24 player votes)

NPC Popular Sentiment Breakdown:

As mentioned earlier, there were 6 NPCPS voters in this election, one for each city and one for the rural settlements. Each of them maintained numeric scores for every party, influenced by how well the public statements of the parties matched the needs and desires of the residents at each place. The vote was cast for the party with the largest score at the end of the election.

The scores were as follows, listed as [party name] – [score at election start] – [score on the eve of the debate] – [score post debate] – [score at election end].


Sard

* SRLF – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6

* SDU – 0 – 2 – 3 – 3

* SnnSP – 0 – 1 – 1 – 2

* Dawn – 2 – 2 – 3 – 3

* FDG – 1 – 1 – 2 – 3

* DAL – 1 – 1 – 2 – 2

* UCS – 1 – 1 – 3 – 2


Opal

* SRLF – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7

* SDU – 0 – 3 – 4 – 4

* SnnSP – 0 – 1 – 1 – 3

* Dawn – 2 – 2 – 3 – 3

* FDG – 1 – 1 – 2 – 3

* DAL – 1 – 1 – 2 – 2

* UCS – 1 – 1 – 2 – 2


Topaz

* SRLF – 1 – 2 – 3 – 3

* SDU – 0 – 1 – 1 – 3

* SnnSP – 0 – 1 – 1 – 2

* Dawn – 2 – 2 – 3 – 3

* FDG – 2 – 2 – 3 – 4

* DAL – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1

* UCS – 1 – 1 – 3 – 3


Sapphire

* SRLF – 1 – 2 – 3 – 3

* SDU – 0 – -2 – -4 – -4

* SnnSP – 0 – 1 – 1 – 2

* Dawn – 2 – 2 – 3 – 3

* FDG – 2 – 2 – 4 – 5

* DAL – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1

* UCS – 1 – 1 – 3 – 3


Amber

* SRLF – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

* SDU – 0 – 2 – 1 – 1

* SnnSP – 0 – 2 – 2 – 4 Tie between SRLF, SnnSP and FDG. Vote selected randomly.

* Dawn – 2 – 2 – 3 – 3

* FDG – 2 – 2 – 3 – 4

* DAL – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1

* UCS – 1 – 1 – 3 – 3


Peridot

* SRLF – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

* SDU – 0 – 2 – 2 – 2

* SnnSP – 2 – 3 – 3 – 4 Tie between SnnSP and SRLF. Vote selected randomly.

* Dawn – 1 – 1 – 2 – 2

* FDG – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2

* DAL – 1 – 1 – 2 – 2

* UCS – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1


Rural Settlements

* SRLF – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5

* SDU – 3 – 5 – 6 – 6

* SnnSP – 0 – 1 – 1 – 3

* Dawn – 1 – 1 – 2 – 2

* FDG – 0 – 0 – -1 – -2

* DAL – 2 – 2 – 3 – 3

* UCS – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0


Party Breakdown:

* SRLF – 18 (1 player leader, 4 player members, 2 NPCPS votes, 11 player votes) – 41.86% - 25 seats

* SDU – 14 (1 player leader, 1 player member, 1 NPCPS vote, 11 player votes) – 32.56% - 19 seats

* SnnSP – 5 (1 player leader, 2 NPCPS vote, 1 GM vote, 1 player vote) – 11.63% - 7 seats

* FDG – 4 (1 NPC leader, 2 NPCPS votes, 1 player vote) – 9.30% - 5 seats

* UCS – 2 (1 NPC leader, 1 player vote) – 4.65% - 2 seats

* Dawn – 1 (1 NPC leader) – 2.32% - 1 seat

* DAL – 1 (1 NPC leader) – 2.32% - 1 seat





Take a while to bask in our new reality. The December 3062 drafting phase begins later today, as do coalition negotiations.

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sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


I am gratified that the people have chosen to return the SRLF with an expanded plurality, and to entrust parties of our views with the majority. Let us seize upon this mandate to operate with zeal and decision.

Herr Tog
Jun 18, 2011



"Dear people, I am so glad so many of you have been able to voice your opinion and participate in our great new democracy. We have take our home, and found that we have new homes. Thank you and welcome to Sekai. Everyone should by know who what our policy is on forming a government is and we are eager to do good work and respond to the needs of the people. A Bill of Rights and really tackling unemployment. And I know that come election time for these cities and communities Sekai will take root and so will peace. Thank you and too all a wonderful day." -Lorenzo Shimizu, excerpt from victory speech out front of family B&B.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


First Meeting of the New Parliament (December 3062):

The date is the 4th of December 3062. The day Parliament opens for the first time post-election. After the election results showed a decisive defeat for the parties originally born from the revolution, the new Parliament is widely seen as a symbol of fresh post-revolutionary politics, untainted by old conflicts and ideas. The veteran leadership of the Popular Resistance and CLF must move aside to welcome an entirely different political landscape, one dominated by notions once considered radical.

Still, as the ornate digital clock shows 9:00 and the hall is filled with the familiar melody of Today, We Sing of Freedom, some can’t help but feel respect for the old leaders, whose ideals and institutions seem to have firmly embedded themselves in the core of the new Sirtan state, despite their own significantly diminished roles.

A life-like hologram of Councilor Aurora graces the stage once again.

“My friends, I am incredibly pleased to be standing here again and welcoming the Members of the Second Parliament of Sirta. To think, that a mere two years ago those words seemed like a wild fantasy, an impossible dream entirely detached from reality. No longer. Over that short period of time, we managed to accomplish much more than anyone could have expected. There is no reason to think we can’t accomplish even more still.

Unfortunate circumstances may have led us to an election ahead of schedule, but they also served as an opportunity, both to renew the peoples trust in their representatives and to grant it to new visions. The people have seized this opportunity and made their voices heard. Now is the time for you to heed them, to make those visions part of our reality! Old or new, bolstered or weakened, you all have been entrusted with the future of the Sirtan people. You must now work to live up to their expectations.

On that note, I announce the Guardian Council’s decision to once more charge Prime Minister Luxemburg with the responsibility of government formation. Let us all wish for a swift conclusion to negotiations and a return to our joint efforts to improve the lives of all Sirtans.”

The December 3062 drafting phase begins now and will last until Thursday – the 22nd of March – at 12:30 UTC. The Income and Expenses summary for December will go up tomorrow.

As before, you have two in-game months to form a viable coalition and pass a Motion of Confidence. You also need to pass a new Budget Bill.

Nominees for Speaker will be accepted until 24 hours from now.

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sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense


I stepped aside previously, but I am happy to once again offer my services as Speaker.

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.


.

tatankatonk fucked around with this message at Mar 20, 2018 around 04:47

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

Large numbers of NFP and certain NSP personnel receive an urgent text message on their SCN work devices.

FLASH NOTICE TO ALL ENFORCEMENT DIVISIONS AND GOVERNMENT GUARD UNITS

DETAIN THE FOLLOWING SUSPECTS

TARQUIN BLACK
(Several former FSP staffers, MPs, and donors follow)
ELI MASAMUNE
(Virtually every member of the KnK and several of their business associates not already arrested follows)
JOHN SELENE
(every former MP and several of Selen's executives and staff follows)

ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED EXTREME FLIGHT RISKS.

DETAIN ALL SUSPECTS FOR IMMINENT PROSECUTION UNDER OSCAR ACT.

AWAIT FORTHCOMING SEARCH WARRANTS TO PERMIT SEARCH AND SEIZURE OFEVIDENCE OF ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AS DEFINED UNDER OSCAR ACT WITHIN SUSPECT HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

FIAT JUSTITIA RUAT CAELUM

...

Elsewhere, in quiet courtroom where the relevant judges have been requested to gather with NFP Commissioner Saint-Just:

"Your Honors, I ask that arrest warrants be issued for the following individuals:
(a few minutes pass as Saint-Just reads out the list of suspects currently going out in the flash bulletin)
I also ask that you issue search and seizure warrants of the above listed suspect's homes and places of business. I'm sure you'll all agree that the evidence is irrefutable, and that this has been a long time coming."
Saint-Just sends the relevant information to the justices over the SCN and awaits their response.

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?








Comrade Luxemburg

Comrades,

The SRLF are honored to have been charged by the Guardian Council with forming a government again. I won't be bothering with the flowery speeches, we've got work to do. In this very first month, we'd like to accomplish a major overhaul of the Sirtan tax code to ensure that the wealthiest corporations and members of society are paying their fair share. In the near future, we aim to properly finalize relations and treaties with our neighbors, as well as accelerate the SIRTRAK repairs and launch a major anti-corruption/crime campaign. Looking forward, this government will effectively oversee the complete restoration of the SIRTRAK network, improve power, water, and sanitation infrastructure across Sirta, fully fund all primary and secondary education, and guide the nationalization or cooperativization of major Sirtan industries to best serve the Sirtan people.

To accomplish this, we propose the following government:

Minister of Justice - Comrade Hope (SRLF)

Minister of Defence - Comrade Radek (SRLF)

Minister of Internal Security - Comrade Radek (SRLF)

Minister of Foreign Affairs - Companion Axo (SDU)

Minister of Interior - Comrade Saint-Just (SRLF)

Minister of Finance - Companion Axo (SDU)

Minister of Education - Comrade Bookchin (SRLF)

Minister of Infrastructure - Comrade Luxemburg (SRLF)

Minister of Health - Companion Binh Ngai (SDU)

Minister of Agriculture - Companion Praxis (SDU)

Attorney General - Comrade Bookchin (SRLF)

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sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense


I of course support this slate, and hope to bring a new era of success to the ministries under my portfolio. To the men and women of the Ministry of Internal Security I welcome the chance to continue our good work. To those in the Ministry of Defense, I pledge a new era of cooperation in pursuit of our shared goal - a secure and independent Sirta.

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

It is with great pride that I give Comrade Luxemburg's proposed slate my full and unqualified support.

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Panorama Regional Government

The SDU is proud to accept the confidence placed in it by the Sirtan people, and we support the slate put forward by the Prime Minister.

As the nominated Minister of Foreign Affairs and Finance, I am committed to stabilizing and expanding the economy, and securing trade deals and stronger partnerships with our valued neighbors. My busy schedule precludes a lengthy speech, but in the short-term I promise to bring back to Parliament treaties with all our major trading partners, as well as a proposal concerning our future membership in the Outer Alliance.

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AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

Companion Brian Praxis
Minister of Agriculture


I expect great things of the SRLF-SDU coalition, and I am delighted to Support this government and advance the modernisation and automation of Sirta's farms, guarantee our food security in perpetuity, and truly uphold our responsibility to ensure all Sirtans are properly fed.

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Panorama Regional Government
MP


As a former officer in the CLF, I have seen firsthand the consequences of state violence. I am proud to submit this Government's very first bill, which signals to all our supreme commitment to the principles of peace, justice, and mercy. Comrades and companions, I call on you to pass this Act in the name of our children, who shall inherit a society in which the barbarism of the past shall be a half-remembered shade.


Capital Punishment Act

The death penalty shall be abolished as a punishment on Sirta or any place subject to its jurisdiction, with the following exceptions: following a conviction of treason, hereby defined as an individual, owing allegiance to Sirta, levying war against it or adhering to its enemies, giving them aid and comfort within Sirta or elsewhere; following a conviction of theft of assets belonging to the Government totaling more than 50,000,000 NSC in assets, or following a conviction of accessory to such theft.

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HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Comrade Bookchin

I am glad to say that I support the new coalition government, and hope for great legislation in the future... like now, for instance:

Per the promises to our comrades in DAL, I would like to propose the following version of the Truth and Justice bill for consideration in this new Parliament:

Truth and Justice Act posted:

Definitions for this act:

* “punishment” refers to any punitive measures the regular court system is legally authorized to dispense.

* “investigative powers” refers to any means at the disposal of the municipal police forces, the regular court system and the Intelligence Service for the purpose of investigating crimes.

* “properly judged” refers to decisions arrived at without coercion or compensation by external actors.

* “regime official” refers to any member of the Public Security Force, the Sirta Defense Force, the Intelligence Service, all government departments, the municipal police forces, the regular court system and all companies under a long-term contract with the government, between the years 3032 and 3060.

Commission Formation: A body by the name “The Truth and Justice Commission”, henceforth referred to as TJC within this act, shall be formed under the Ministry of Justice for the purpose of investigating and judging crimes committed by regime officials. Parliament and the Ministry of Justice are obligated to fully fund the TJC’s operation. The TJC will replace the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, henceforth referred to as the TRC. This act replaces the Truth and Reconciliation Act in its entirety.

Commission Membership: The TJC shall consist of 9 Commissioners of whom 4 are appointed by the Prime Minister and 5 appointed by the Minister of Justice. The TJC is authorized to employ as many people as it finds necessary.

Commission Jurisdiction: The TJC shall have exclusive jurisdiction in investigating and judging nonviolent crimes committed by regime officials. All courts and other government bodies shall be obligated to refer all relevant cases to the TJC. Any violent crimes uncovered by the TJC during the course of their investigation are to be referred to the courts and other government bodies. Any cases that were being handled by the TRC are now to be handled by the TJC.

Commission Powers: The TJC shall have access to all investigative powers relevant to pursuing its’ cases. It shall be able to dispense any properly judged punishment.

Commission Responsibilities: The TJC shall make all proceedings publicly available via live SCN broadcast, video recordings, and transcripts. It must also issue a quarterly report to Parliament detailing the progress of the Commission, on a qualitative and quantitative level, and making any recommendations it has come to feel, through its contact with the public, Parliament could do to further improve the lot of those who were victimized by the Old Regime.

Commission Term: The TJC shall keep operating for at least five years, after which Parliament may renew the Commission for another 5 year term. The TJC may dissolve itself at any time upon a unanimous decision if it feels it's duties are completed.

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Herr Tog
Jun 18, 2011



Lorenzo Shimizu
Sensτ no nai Sekai Party


We must, for the moment, vote against this cabinet for fear of overworking the Ministers themselves but the Ministers possessing plenty of zeal, we fear the ministers themselves will not have the proper amount of time or energy to do their very best in each position.

For the record we would like to state that the communication from the SRLF, specifically comrade Bookchin and Comrade Luxemburg, does ease all other concerns.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Expected Government Income and Expenses for December 3062:

All amounts listed are in millions of New Sirtan Credits.

Items that are one-time only (aren’t recurring on a monthly basis) are marked with square brackets.

Income Breakdown: Entries are listed in the “income source – income amount – algorithmically estimated loss from tax evasion and other relevant forms of crime” format.

Meaning that, in a crime free world, you would have both of them combined.

* Income tax, bottom bracket – 77 (+0) – 23 (+0)

* Income tax, lower middle bracket – 92 (+1) – 20 (+0)

* Income tax, upper middle bracket – 106 (+1) – 11 (+1)

* Income tax, top bracket – 168 (+4) – at least 130 (+2)

* Sales tax – 72 (+2) – 29 (+2)

* Personal Vehicle Tax – 13 (+0) – 12 (+0)

* Legal Addictive Substances Tax – 0.4 (+0) – 3.8 (+0)

* Corporate Tax – 113 (+1) – too many factors for remotely accurate estimation, but at least 50 (+0)

* Foreign Aid – 20 (+0) – 1.5 (+0)

* Trade Tariffs – 21 (+1) – 10.6 (+0)

* [Outstanding Tax Payments – 1 (-2) – at least 80, likely much more]

* [Government Bond Purchases – 2 – 0]

* Other Sources – 2 (+0) – 1.2 (+0)

Overall Income: 687.4 (+8)

Expenses:

Extra-Budgetary:

* Emergency Youth Intervention Program Set-Up – 8

* Parliamentary Election – 3.5

Leftover: 675.9

Budgetary:

* Prime Minister’s Office – 6

* Ministry of Justice – 81.11 (12% of income)

* Ministry of Defence – 54.07 (8% of income)

* Ministry of Internal Security – 91.25 (13.5% of income)

* Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 21.97 (3.25% of income)

* Ministry of Interior – 38.86 (5.75% of income)

* Ministry of Finance – 65.90 (9.75% of income)

* Ministry of Education – 72.66 (10.75% of income)

* Ministry of Infrastructure – 94.63 (14% of income)

* Ministry of Health – 74.35 (11% of income)

* Sirtan Survey Administration – 6.76 (1% of income)

* Sirtan Culture Administration – 3.38 (0.5% of income)

* Office of the Attorney General – 4

* Sirtan Budgetary Office – 1.2

* Regular Court System – 17

* Truth and Reconciliation Commission - 4

* Parliament – 10

* Guardian Council – 8

* Government Bond Payments – 5

* Other Expenses – 2

* Emergency Fund – 3.63 (total – 28.41)

Overall Expenses: 675.9

Remaining: 0


Expected Local Government Income and Expenses for December 3062:

All amounts listed are in millions of New Sirtan Credits.

Items that are one-time only (aren’t recurring on a monthly basis) are marked with square brackets.

Sard:

Income Breakdown:

* Property Tax – 5.5 (+0) – 4 (+0)

* Business Tax – 4 (-0.3) – at least 5 (+0)

* Income Tax – 2.8 (-0.2) – at least 4.5

* Estate Tax – 3 (+0) – at least 5 (+0)

* Asset Transfer Tax – 7 (+4) – 12 (+5)

* [Remaining from last month – 1.3 - 0]

Overall Income: 23.6 (-2.9)

Expenses:

* Advisory Committee – 3 (+0)

* Sard Executive Council – 2.5 (+0)

* Office of the Sard Attorney – 0.5 (+0)

* Professional Advisory Council – 2.7 (+0)

* Sun Rises on Sard Program – 3.5 (+0)

* Blighted Properties Rehabilitation – 5 (-8)

* Factory Operation – 2

Overall Expenses: 19.2 (-6)

Remaining: 4.4 (+3.1)


Topaz:

Income Breakdown:

* Property Tax (5%) – 36 (+2) – 6 (+1)

* Business Tax (2.5%) – 59 (+3) – at least 14 (+0)

* [Outstanding Tax Payments – 14 (-10) – at least 30]

* [Remaining from last month – 107 – 0]

Overall Income: 216(-7.9)

Expenses:

* Mayor’s Office – 1.5 (+0)

* City Council – 3.5 (+0)

* Bedrock of Topaz Program – 2.2 (+0)

* Unemployment Allowance – 56 (-0.5)

* Auditing Department – 4 (+0)

* Education Stipend – 22.8 (+0.3)

* Sanitation Department – 2 (+0)

Overall Expenses: 92 (-24.9)

Remaining: 124 (+17)


Panorama:

Income Breakdown:

* Profits from Appropriated Business – 6.2 (+0.2) – 0.17 (+0)

* [Remaining from last month – 0.1 - 0]

Overall Income: 6.3

Expenses:

* Advisory Committee - 0.5 (+0)

* Residential Power – 0.065 (+0)

Overall Expenses: 0.565 (+0)

Remaining: 5.735

HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Minister Bookchin

I've updated our ministry's budget to include the creation of a CEC in Peridot. That would mean at least one CEC built and operating in all of the cities, with Topaz being the manufacturing center having two. Slowly, but surely, we are ensuring that all of Sirta has access to a strong foundation of education to help work and build a prosperous Sirta for all of us, not just the few.

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

I submit this act before Parliament for consideration.

The Wage Enforcement Act

Failing to pay wages owed in full, or a payment of wages below the minimum amount required by law by any entity on Sirta, will result in the levying of a fine of no less than 10,000 NSC and no more than 250,000 NSC per violation. The government shall be empowered seize the assets and garnish the income of the guilty party to collect payment of these fines. These fines are not dischargable through any form of bankruptcy or debt forgiveness.

If the judiciary determines that an individual or corporate entity is engaging in a transfer of assets in an attempt to avoid paying these fines, that justice shall be empowered and required to assess new fines against the colluding entity at no less than the balance owed by the previous entity and at no greater than five times the balance owed by the previous entity.

If a justice finds that an entity has repeatedly and willfully engaged in wage theft and/or violated the minimum wage, then that justice shall be empowered to sentence the violating party to imprisonment.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?








Comrade Luxemburg

Seeing as this government's budget is about to expire, I would like to put forth a one month continuing resolution of the current budget, with the exception that 5% of the budget is directed to set up the Ministry of Agriculture (take the 5% evenly from all other budget sectors). Next month, once the new government is fully established, we will devise a more permanent budget.


Also, the SRLF would like to propose the first segment of its tax reforms. Income and other tax reforms are currently being internally evaluated, but we are ready to present this first phase of our new plan aimed primarily at ensuring that the richest segments of society are shouldering their fair share of the tax burden.

Tax Bill P-1

An Estate and Gift tax shall be instituted. The first 50,000 NSC in assets gifted or left to beneficiaries in a year shall be exempted. Assets totaling 50,000 NSC to 150,000 NSC shall be taxed at a 35% rate. Assets totaling 150,000 NSC to 250,000 NSC shall be taxed at a 70% rate. Assets in excess of 250,000 NSC shall be taxed at a 95% rate.

A tax on the transfer of commercial assets shall be instituted on the party transferring said assets. "Commercial assets" are considered to refer to stocks, bonds, commercial real estate, heavy and specialist machinery, computing equipment and software beyond standard consumer grade, and anything else the Ministry of Finance deems a "commercial asset." Transfers of commercial assets shall be taxed at a rate of 1%. The transfer of assets exceeding 150,000 NSC in value during one year shall be taxed at a rate of 5%. The transfer of assets exceeding 250,000 NSC in value during one year shall be taxed at a rate of 30%. Transfer of assets exceeding 350,000 NSC in value during one year shall be taxed at a rate of 90%. Transfers to legal commercial entities recognized by the Ministry of Finance as worker-owned co-operatives are exempted from this tax.

A wealth tax shall be instituted. Assets held in excess of 50,000 NSC shall be taxed at an annual rate of 0.5%. Assets in excess of 100,000 NSC shall be taxed at an annual rate of 1%. Assets in excess of 250,000 NSC shall be taxed at an annual rate of 2%. In determining the total value of an entity's assets, a private citizen's primary residence (limited to one unit of a residential-zoned property) shall only contribute 25% of its value towards the total taxed wealth.

A wealth cap shall be instituted. No Sirtan household may hold more than 250,000,000 NSC worth of assets. All assets held greater than 250,000,000 NSC shall be taxed at a 100% rate. Attempting to violate this cap via concealing assets, utilizing flow-through entities, and any other means the Ministry of Finance deems evasive or fraudulent shall be considered felony tax evasion and grounds for arrest as well as government seizure of relevant assets.


(OOC: AFQM, can we have this so it was introduced as late as possible, like at the end of the month in-universe? We don't want to give the rich any more warning than absolutely necessary that we're taking some of their toys away.)

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tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Panorama Regional Government

December 3062 Budget Proposal

Income

Income Breakdown:

* Profits from Appropriated Business – 6.2 (+0.2) – 0.17 (+0)

* [Remaining from last month – 0.1 - 0]

Overall Income: 6.3

Expenses:

* Advisory Committee - 0.5 (+0)

* Residential Power – 0.065 (+0)

Overall Expenses: 0.565 (+0)

Remaining: 5.735

Expenditures

Miscellaneous

PARI funding - 475,000 NSC

Food Distribution Network - 600,000 NSC

Housing for the Executive Transition Team planning the future Ministry of Agriculture: 25,000 NSC

Housing for 500 additional families: 1,00,000 NSC (against a 14 million total cost)

Renovation of three existing facilities into high-end hotels with a 500-room capacity: 3,500,000 NSC (against a 3.5 million total cost)

Remainder: 135,000 NSC

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The drafting phase is now over. The voting phase begins now and will last until Friday - the 23rd of March - at 14:30 UTC.

Bills under Parliament's consideration:

1. Motion of Confidence, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.
2. Capital Punishment Act, submitted by Member Denver Axo.
3. Truth and Justice Act (December 3062), submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
4. Truth and Justice Act (January 3062), resubmitted by Minister of Justice Victor Knapfstein.
5. Wage Enforcement Act, submitted by Member Saint-Just.
6. Tax Bill P-1, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.
7. Budget Bill for January 3063, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

Other matters in Parliament:

1. Speaker Selection, the only nominee is Minister of Internal Security Radek.

Proposals under the consideration of Panorama's People's Assembly:

1. December 3062 Budget, submitted by Citizen Denver Axo.

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Victor Kanpfstein, sole DAL MP and current Minister of Justice, stands before the New Parliament for the first time to say:

"The bill advanced by the SRLF is a very watered-down version of our original proposal and the suggested TJC will be little more than the TRC under another name. It is sorely lacking as a means of attaining true justice for the hundreds of thousands of victims of the old regime. That's why I have resubmitted our old bill, just as I promised to in the election debate, as a proper mechanism to swiftly and efficiently deliver the countless heinous criminals still roaming the proper consequences for their actions against the people. Fortunately, the leaders of the two parties that comprise a majority in this Parliament have unreservedly promised to support this exact bill in that same debate and hasten our struggle for justice, so I am confident in promising those victims still among us that the day their humiliation and indignity will come to an end is finally in sight."

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Hattie Masters
Aug 29, 2012


Grimey Drawer

I, Frederick Hope, vote Yea on the following proposed articles of legislation:

Motion of Confidence
Capital Punishment Act
Truth and Justice Act (January 3062)
Wage Enforcement Act
Tax Bill P-1
Budget Bill for January 3063


I Abstain on the following proposals

Truth and Justice Act (December 3062)

I also Support Comrade Radek for the position of Speaker

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HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Minister Bookchin - addressing Parliament

Might I remind Minister Kanpfstein, that when last attempted the bill failed. That would imply some changes were necessary to protect the sovereignty of Parliament over one commission .We are merely allowing for a similar proposal with some tweaks to strengthen the bill and the TJC in the cause for true justice, not vengeance. I am frankly tired of your blustering and pathetic attempts to try and drag down my party in the past Parliament, and sad to see it continue in this one. We gave you support and yet you spit in our face every step of the way. To top it off, in your relentless crusade for vengeance you forgot to care about the plight of the people. I think the Sirtan people recognized that, which explains your party's performance in the last election.

At the moment you still have my vote, but your reckless and petulant attitude between our respective parties relationship makes me question whether such a promise was ever warranted.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense


I vote AYE on
Motion of Confidence
Capital Punishment Act
Wage Enforcement Act
Tax Bill P-1
Budget Bill for January 3063
Victor's TRJ bill.

I ABSTAIN on our TRJ bill

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tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.


Denver Axo
Panorama Regional Government
MP


1. Motion of Confidence, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. -Aye
2. Capital Punishment Act, submitted by Member Denver Axo. -Aye
3. Truth and Justice Act (December 3062), submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin. -Nay
4. Truth and Justice Act (January 3062), resubmitted by Minister of Justice Victor Knapfstein. -Aye
5. Wage Enforcement Act, submitted by Member Saint-Just. -Aye
6. Tax Bill P-1, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. -Aye
7. Budget Bill for January 3063, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. -Aye

Other matters in Parliament:

1. Speaker Selection, the only nominee is Minister of Internal Security Radek. -Aye

Proposals under the consideration of Panorama's People's Assembly:

1. December 3062 Budget, submitted by Citizen Denver Axo. -Aye

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HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Minister Bookchin

AYE to all proposed legislation in Parliament.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?








Comrade Luxemburg

Announcement made shortly after the Motion of Confidence was proposed

Acting in the best interests of the Sirtan people, I hereby announce that my entire cabinet is dissolved. To the now-vacant ministries, I appoint the same ministers listed in my previous speech. Although this is certainly a somewhat unorthodox move, both myself and my party believe it to be in the best interests of Sirta. Reshuffling the cabinet to reflect the incoming government now allows the new ministers to adjust to their positions as soon as possible, and allows us to immediately set to the task of governing.

-------------------------------------------------------

December 3062 votes:

1. Motion of Confidence, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. -Aye
2. Capital Punishment Act, submitted by Member Denver Axo. -Aye
3. Truth and Justice Act (December 3062), submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin. -Abstain
4. Truth and Justice Act (January 3062), resubmitted by Minister of Justice Victor Knapfstein. -Aye
5. Wage Enforcement Act, submitted by Member Saint-Just. -Aye
6. Tax Bill P-1, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. -Aye
7. Budget Bill for January 3063, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. -Aye

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HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Can we get a breakdown of the AG's office's budget?

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