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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Founding a new party


Name: Sirtan Revolutionary Liberation Front

Color: Rainbow


Platform: A splinter faction of former CLF officers who attempt to present a slightly more politically acceptable face than the Direct Action List. While still fully committed to the DAL and CLF's ideals, they are concerned that the DAL/CLF is too heavily focused on the short-term work of putting reactionaries in the ground than building the foundation for long-term governance. Serving justice for past crimes is critical, of course, but it shouldn't be the new government's only focus.

Their platform heavily emphasizes:
- Immediate wealth redistribution and nationalization of major industries
- "Nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, and inflexible"
- Crackdown on organized crime and corruption
- Democratic rule based on a direct democracy built of local councils/communes, with a representative system on higher (regional/planetary) levels
- Long-term, an ambitious plan to introduce large-scale industrial automation and promote research into artificial intelligence/further automation technologies

Leader: Crazycryodude

List: HiHo ChiRho (Bookchin), Sniper4625 (Radek), Tatonkatonk (Axo), ThatBasqueGuy (Tokyo), paragon1 (Michael St-Just)

Type: Ideological

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Oh man we've got the Just Following Orders Faction and the Radical Centrists, this is gonna be the best

Until we all get inevitably purged by the Space Maoists, of course

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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The SRLF understands the pressing needs of the people, but we must be cautious not to simply trade one master for another. The people and industries of Sirta must come first in any decision of this government, not foreign investors looking to extract their profit from our labors. It is absolutely critical that the current situation be stabilized with an eye towards ending immediate suffering, projects that will take decades to return a benefit will have to wait until Sirta and her people are on a better footing. As such, the SRLF will pursue these three main policy goals in the upcoming session:

1. Police reform
Every level of the Vallstein apparatus is corrupt, from municipal police departments to the ranks of the domestic intelligence agencies he created. The Revolution has done much to replace top leadership in most organizations with good people, but it's an unfortunate fact that the lower levels of almost all organizations are hopelessly corrupt. As such, immediate action will be taken to reform government services, focusing mainly on municipal police to start. A society that can't maintain basic civil order is one that will inevitably fall, we must immediately begin weeding out the bad apples and restore public confidence in the police apparatus.

2. Infrastructure program
A critical part of the SRLF's platform is repairing and expanding the high-speed train network. The fact that many settlements are cut off from basic trade and resupply is a travesty that must be immediately rectified, and getting the rail net back into working order will facilitate the distribution of much-needed relief supplies to impoverished communities, both rural and urban. In the medium to long term, a well-oiled transport infrastructure will greatly ease logistical strains on government operations and allow local mining, farming, and manufacturing to flourish. In addition to repairing and expanding transport infrastructure, we should use this opportunity to expand the electrical grid to outlying communities, uniting all of Sirta's electrical infrastructure into one smartgrid that will both help rural communities by tying them into the nuclear plants and urban communities by adding the renewable capacity to the grid for times of high load or an unexpected nuclear shutdown.

As for our third proposal, we'd like to reach out to Dawn and the Forward Development Group to work on a joint short-term slate of social programs aimed at relieving poverty and providing a basic standard of living for everyone. If you're not interested, we're still more than willing to try and bring bread and roses to the people alone, but we feel a joint effort would both be more effective and help unite the government in this fractured time.

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Amnesty? AMNESTY? No. You don't get to make that decision. You don't get to decide what justice does and doesn't get served. You don't get to decide that families just have to suck it up and let those who killed their loved ones go free.

We're not here to gulag hospital workers, we're here to make sure if you were literally killing and torturing people on behalf of the regime you're getting your due. Minor corruption and graft and the like, ok, I'm willing to discuss. But if you were ever seriously involved in the torture and killing of fellow Sirtans on behalf of the regime you're getting a goddamn bullet unless there are some very convincing mitigating circumstances.

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Oh, of course. We can hardly hope to prosper without engaging in some degree of interstellar trade. Just as long as we always remember that our priority is ensuring that the fruits of Sirtan labor benefit the Sirtan people first and foremost, rather than far-away corporations or a small minority of business owners.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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I think officially registering with a party is closed right now due to the ongoing election but you're more than welcome to vote as a citizen in the meantime and join up the day it's possible again.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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The objective here isn't to literally transplant rural CLF units into urban areas as an occupying force, but rather to expand the CLF's community policing model into areas it's not yet organized in. Police forces and militias that are organized and directly answer to the communities they serve are far preferable to a centrally controlled police force that serves some nebulous idea of the state instead of the actual people. The centralized, unaccountable model of policing is nothing less than a continuation of the Vallstein regime's oppression, and must be avoided in every way possible.

The people are the heart of the Revolution, and they alone can be trusted to safeguard it going forwards.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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After some discussion, the SRLF would like to propose a solution to the issue. The establishment of a "Militia Union." Comprised of all militia and community policing groups, it would provide a semi-centralized command structure to ensure basic competence while providing an organization to investigate large-scale crimes and prevent oversteps of local militias. A Union representative would be elected by all Union members, and be directly accountable to Parliament and the Guardian Council. This representative will be responsible for ensuring that the Union acts in accordance with the will of the people, and act as an intermediary between Parliament and the Union, being allowed Observer status in Parliament and allowed to speak during session like a voting delegate.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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The SRLF would like to graciously thank Dawn for their support, as well as reassure the CLF/DAL that they will surely be a part of the process and we had no intention of excluding them to begin with.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Magnusth posted:

Now that the election is over, i would like to officially join the SLRF

Added to the list, welcome aboard

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Comrade Luxemburg

Comrades,

The SRLF are honored to have been charged by the Guardian Council with forming our very first government, and accepts this responsibility with the utmost solemnity. It is heartwarming to see so many fellow MP's are committed to the future of Sirta, to all Sirtans, not just their own pockets. The masses are the decisive element, they are the rock on which the final victory of the revolution will be built. And it is our duty to serve them as best we may. To accomplish this, the SRLF is proud to announce the People's Coalition. Dedicated to immediately improving the lives of all Sirtans, particularly those most disadvantaged by the previous regime, the People's Coalition will build a broad base of support across party lines, to institute four key policies.

1. A massive crackdown on corruption and inefficiency in government. The criminal neglect and waste of the current system allows hundreds of millions of credits to be lost, hundreds of millions of credits that should be bringing peace, justice, and bread to all Sirtans, not lining the pockets of corrupt officials, corporate moguls, and crime syndicates. Stamping out corruption and improving revenues will be critical going forwards, both to ensure a government that works truly for the people and to fund critical initiatives.

2. The SIRTRAK program. Our rail network is in critical disarray, and restoring it to peak condition will be vital to the future of Sirta.

3. The formation of the Militia Union. Casting off the shackles of the previous regime and allowing the people to defend themselves is absolutely required to preserve the success of the Revolution and prevent any possibility of a return to tyranny. And while professional law enforcement is a simple necessity of modern society, a large centralized tool of oppression cannot stand.

4. Education initiatives. The Coalition understands education to be absolutely critical moving forwards, and will invest heavily in ensuring that all Sirtans are prepared to survive and thrive both at home and abroad.


To accomplish these, we would like to invite all those who truly care about the Sirtan people to join the coalition, but in particular we'd like to address some concerns of the major parties.

- To Dr. Xavier Dubois and Dawn, the Coalition would like to entrust the Ministry of Health. Dr. Dubois is a highly qualified and respected medical professional, and we are sure he and Dawn will do right by the people of Sirta.

- To the Union of Civil Services, the Coalition would like to entrust the Ministry of Finance. This critical position will lead the fight against corruption and waste, and we believe noone is more suited than the UCS. There's nothing criminals fear more than a bureaucrat scorned, after all.

- To the FDG, the Coalition would like to entrust the Ministry of the Interior, as stated by Comrade Hill.

- To the DAL, the Coalition would like to entrust the Ministry of Defense, as well as a Special Prosecutor within the Ministry of Justice. We believe it would be more effective if the DAL were able to focus their efforts exclusively on bringing to justice the criminals of the past regime, rather than spending effort on running the day to day operations of the Ministry of Justice and handing out speeding tickets. Rest assured that the Ministry of Justice will provide whatever resources and assistance they can to the Special Prosecutor, the Coalition takes justice for the previous regime incredibly seriously.

- To the people of Sirta, the Coalition would like to entrust the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the position of Attorney General. These two positions are currently slated to be filled by members of the appointed and citizen seats in Parliament, pending interviews with specific candidates. The Coalition believes that maintaining a cabinet presence from these seats is critical to ensuring that the government serves the people as closely as possible instead of coming to be dominated by a political class.


People of Sirta, this is your government. The SRLF and the Coalition will never forget that, and we implore all other members of Parliament who agree to join us in forming the People's Coalition.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Comrades,

We understand that our offer of the Defense Ministry to the DAL has been.... controversial. And while we still stand by our initial decision, the SRLF must bow to the popular will and rescind the offer. The Defense Ministry will remain under the control of the SRLF, but to ensure that the DAL remains heard, we shall relinquish the Justice Ministry to their full control. We hope this reflects our commitment to the ideals of the revolution, and a promise that all criminals of the former regime will be brought to justice and be made to answer for their crimes. We're not here to create a terror, but justice must be done, fairly and evenly. We'd also like to clarify that the CLF's ability to police their communities will be recognized and legitimized through the newly proposed Militia Union, cementing the people's power in this new Sirta.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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What makes you say that?

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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I just realized I haven't made my vote official, so here's officially voting ReSeAu as Speaker.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Added!

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Comrade Luxemburg

Comrades, it has been a long few days, but my heart is gladdened by the obvious dedication to Sirta's future among my fellow members of Parliament. The people have spoken, and their representatives are in agreement - let's get to governing. I would like to officially call for a Motion of Confidence in the People's Coalition. The proposed ministerial positions are as follows:

Minister of Justice - Victor Knapfstein (DAL)
Minister of Defence - Comrade Hill (SRLF)
Minister of Internal Security - Comrade Radek (SRLF)
Minister of Foreign Affairs - Rutherford Vanderbush (Citizen seat)
Minister of the Interior - Danube (FDG)
Minister of Finance - ReSeAu Gen (UCS)
Minister of Education - Comrade Bookchin (SRLF)
Minister of Infrastructure - Comrade Luxemburg (SRLF)
Minister of Health - Dr. Xavier Dubois (Dawn)
Attorney General - Roger Rockwell (Guardian Council appointee)

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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(Technically there's no voting until the drafting phase is over in a couple days, but your objections are noted)

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Comrade Luxemburg

While the government does not officially have the confidence of Parliament yet, I believe we have enough of a consensus to begin legislating. First and foremost, the issue of the budget. There can be no meaningful progress on any legislation until we properly understand the resources we have available, and with our compromised revenue streams, recognizing our expenses is going to be critical. As such, I request that the budgetary office of Transitional Government prepare an estimate on what operating costs a fully organized government will incur. We know it will cost more, but not how much, and the sooner we have a picture of our expenses, the sooner we can begin tentatively budgeting funds for our various programs.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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I don't believe it's wise to commit to joining the Outer Alliance just yet. A feasibility study to determine the pros and cons like the FDG proposed would be very welcome, but we believe it hasty to outright commit to joining with no idea as to the possible costs and benefits.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Point of order, a budget bill cannot be proposed until the government officially has the confidence of Parliament. And while we seem to have a working coalition, the Motion of Confidence hasn't technically passed so we cannot draw up an official budget until next month's session.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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I'll be honest, I don't see what part of the proposed education initiatives are "politically charged", unless you're referring to the civics classes which are just Democracy 101, something sorely needed right now.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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1. A Motion of Confidence for the formation of government under Comrade Luxembourg from the SRLF.
AYE

2. The SIRTRAK Act, proposed by Member Radek of the SRLF.
AYE

3. The SISTER Act, proposed by Member Bookchin of the SRLF.
AYE

4. The Census Act, proposed by Member Subtallier of the Unity Coalition, along with associated amendments with Member Danube of the FDG (each amendment needs to be voted on separately).
AYE on the act, AYE on all ammendments

5. The Care and Shelter Act, proposed by Member Hughes of Dawn.
AYE

6. The Sirtan Budget Office Act, proposed by Member Vanderbush
AYE

7. The Outer Alliance Resolution, proposed by Member Vanderbush.
NAY

8. Bill F-1, also known as the Tax Enforcement Act, proposed by ReSeAu Gen of the UCS.
AYE

9. Constitutional Amendment on Parliament's Composition, proposed by Amnesty of the Community (requires 61 votes to pass).
ABSTAIN

10. The Truth and Reconciliation Act, proposed by Member Danube of the FDG.
ABSTAIN

11. The Truth and Justice Act, proposed by Member Knapfstein of the DAL.
AYE

12. The PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY Act, proposed by Member Bookchin of the SRLF.
AYE

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Comrade Luxemburg

Comrades,

I'm not one for speeches, and we've got work to do, so I'll do my best to keep this short. It is a great honor to lead our first government, but we must never forget - this is the people's government, not ours. We have been entrusted by the people with great power, and must use it to serve the people - and only the people. It is our sacred duty to ensure that Sirta is never again subjected to past tyrannies, and to eradicate those that still exist. This government shall dedicate itself to freedom - freedom from hunger, freedom from oppression, and most importantly - freedom from ignorance, for who among us can be truly free when their minds are caged? This Parliament will pursue to the utmost of its abilities the total eradication of poverty on Sirta, both material and that of the imagination.This Parliament shall be the vanguard of a new age for Sirta, one free from want and suffering. One free from poverty, where the resources of Sirta are used to improve the lives of all Sirtans, not an elect few. One free from oppression, where the people chart their own course for the ship of state. One we must protect. For our revolution is not yet complete.

This first triumph of the Sirtan people is certainly cause for celebration, but we cannot deceive ourselves into believing all our battles are won. Many among the regime escaped offworld, no doubt plotting to return, and many more still here will no doubt attempt to avoid justice. There are those among the stars who would see us bent to the old ways, seeking to clap us back in shackles, be they iron or gold. We must stand vigilant against these threats to our young democracy, and yet we must also ensure that our zealotry doesn't cloud our judgement. We must always remember - we are here for the people, not the other way around.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Sorry I'm late, real life has been a tad busy. Here are my committee member appointments:

Judicial Appointments Committee: Comrade Radek

SISCO: Comrade Hill

Defense Objectives Committee: Amnesty, of the Community

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Proposed Budget


Overall Income: 575.2

Expenses:

* Prime Minister’s Office – 6

* Ministry of Justice – 65 (+1)

* Ministry of Defence – 68

* Ministry of Internal Security – 68 (+1)

* Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 21

* Ministry of Interior – 33 (+3)

* Ministry of Finance – 57 (+18)

* Ministry of Education – 65 (+3)

* Ministry of Infrastructure – 81 (+10)

* Ministry of Health – 65 (+3)

* Office of the Attorney General – 4

* Sirtan Budgetary Office – 1.2

* Regular Court System – 17

*Truth and Reconciliation Comission - 3 (+3)

* Parliament – 10

* Guardian Council – 9

* Other Expenses - 2

Overall Expenses: 575.2

Remaining: 0


E: I should clarify that this is a 1 month provisional budget that we will revist in the near future as we manage to secure loans/grants, one-time upfront expenses are paid, and revenues improve. Sorry I'm not doing any IC posting, it's 1 AM and I haven't had much free time lately.

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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1. The Self-Determination Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Danube.

NAY

2. The Right to Know Act, submitted by Member Arthur Subtallier.

AYE

3. The Police Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE

4. Amendment to the SIRTRAK Act, by Minister of Interior Security Radek.

AYE.

5. The Healer Amnesty Act, submitted by Minister of Health Dr. Xavier Dubois.

NAY

6. The Budget Bill for March 3062, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.

AYE

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Comrade Luxemburg

PM Appointments
TRC MEMBERS:
- Comrade Hill, SRLF
- Lenore Hughes, Dawn
- Jessica Ramsey, Citizen
- Masamba Ife, SRLF
A young public defender at the start of Vallstein's rise to power, Ife was quick to oppose the budding dictator. During the turbulent early days of the regime, Ife avoided many attempts at his arrest, eventually forsaking public protests after an especially close call. This didn't end his activities however, as he co-founded the Topaz Circle, a small revolutionary cell that waged a campaign of sabotage against the new government. The Circle was eventually betrayed by Internal Security infiltrators, however, and Ife was arrested for conspiring to overthrow the state and sentenced to life imprisonment. Released in the wake of the Revolution after 27 years as a political prisoner, Ife is dedicated to seeing justice done for previous crimes, especially abuses suffered in the prison system.

SIRTRAK BOARD:
- Comrade Luxemburg, Minister of Infrastructure
- Comrade Radek, Minister of Internal Security and author of the SIRTRAK Act
- Comrade Kropotkin, Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure
- ReSeAu Gen, Minister of Finance
- Moana Kawehi, Citizen
A lifelong rail engineer, Kawehi initially entered the rail sector as part of an apprenticeship program, and took to the work naturally. After spending two years as a journeyman maintenance engineer, Kawehi was nearly fired for attempting to form a railworkers' union in response to managerial disdain for maintenance and safety standards. Although this black mark prevented Kawehi from ever rising above a middle management position at her local maintenance depot, she is a skilled administrator who has a distinct sympathy for her workers and over 15 years of direct hands-on experience with the current rail system (and its many, many failures).




E: I'd also like to request a report on the Ministry of Infrastructure's budget and operations

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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AFancyQuestionMark posted:

Shortly after the Prime Minister announced the Truth and Reconciliation Commission nominations, Lenore Hughes goes up to speak in front of Parliament:

"I was as surprised as anyone else to hear my name among the Prime Minister's selections for the Commission. I strongly urge the Prime Minister to reconsider. I am not remotely qualified to administer justice, in any way. Furthermore, the position will reduce the time I have for the one way I feel I can help the still living victims - making our society a better place for its' most vulnerable members. Instead, I ask the Prime Minister to nominate Marta Kayembe of the New Sirtan Bar Association, who, I think, is much more qualified for the position."

Well Ms Hughes, while I'm disappointed you won't be joining the TRC, I fully understand your concerns and nominate Marta Kayembe in your stead.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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AYE to all

I'd also like to ask the Ministry of Infrastructure to prepare a brief report on any critical problems within or potentially useful upgrades to Sirta's water infrastructure, both municipal and agricultural, as well as the breakdown of our current department budget. I welcome Dr. Dubois' suggestion, and would encourage other members to suggest potential uses for our brief windfall of non-recurring income.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Proposed budget for April, 3062


Overall Income: 653.8

Proposed Expenses:
* Prime Minister’s Office – 6

* Ministry of Justice – 75 (+10)

* Ministry of Defence – 68

* Ministry of Internal Security – 83 (+15)

* Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 21

* Ministry of Interior – 35.5 (+2.5)

* Ministry of Finance – 60 (+3)

* Ministry of Education – 65

* Ministry of Infrastructure – 86 (+5)

* Ministry of Health – 68 (+3)

* Office of the Attorney General – 4

* Sirtan Budgetary Office – 1.2

* Regular Court System – 17

* Truth and Reconciliation Commission - 3

*Funding to implement the People's Assemblies - 10 (+10)

*Funding the referendum on the People's Assemblies - 4.5 (+4.5)

*Seed money for the Sovereign Wealth Fund - 25.6 (+25.6)

* Parliament – 10

* Guardian Council – 9

* Other Expenses – 2

Overall Expenses: 653.8

Remaining: 0

Crazycryodude
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1. The Tariff Abolition Act submitted by the Freedom Stability Party - NAY
2. The Sovereign Wealth Fund Act, submitted by Minister Radek. - NAY
3. The Budget Bill for April 3062 submitted by Prime Minister Luxembourg - AYE
4. The Census Extension Act, an amendment to the prior passed Census Act, submitted by Minister Danube. - AYE
5. The Bootstrap Act, submitted by Arthur Subtallier. - AYE

After further reflection, I believe a NAY vote on the SWF Act is most prudent. Valid concerns about oversight and vague wording have been raised, and I believe that while the idea may be sound, this specific act is not.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

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Proposed budget for the remainder of 3062:

*Ministry of Health - 11% of income

*Ministry of Infrastructure - 14% of income, no less than 80M credits per month

*Ministry of Education - 10.75% of income, no less than 62M credits per month

*Ministry of Finance - 9.75% of income, no less than 50M credits per month

*Ministry of the Interior - 5.75% of income, no less than 34M credits per month

*Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 3.25% of income

*Ministry of Internal Security - 13.5% of income

*Ministry of Defense - 11% of income

*Ministry of Justice - 12% of income

*Miscellaneous Expenses - 9% of income
Prime Minister's Office - 6M credits per month
Office of the Attorney General - 4M credits per month
SBO - 1.2M credits per month
Regular court system - 17M credits per month
TRC - 4M credits per month
Parliament - 10M credits per month
Guardian Council - 8M credits per month
Bond payments - 3M credits per month
Other expenses - 2M credits per month

Once the operating costs of the government listed under Miscellaneous Expenses have all been met, any additional income provided by the 9% share shall be deposited into an emergency fund and saved for later use.

(If your Ministry is missing a hard floor on monthly credits and you would like one added, yell at me either here or in the Discord and I'll edit one in)

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Crazycryodude
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Comrade Luxemburg
Sard

People's Assembly

Crazycryodude
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In the meantime, I'd recommend maybe taking part in a local government position? You can't actually be seated in Parliament until the next election (unless AFQM will let you take over an NPC), but I'd hate for new posters to be excluded for years still.

Crazycryodude
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Thanks for the rail map, that's extremely helpful. I'm assuming that the SDF bases are already government property, is anything else on the map already government owned? I think we'll pay full price for anything in green, and then declare everyone else in dereliction of their duty to safeguard critical infrastructure or whatever and just nationalize it. Maybe pay reduced price for yellow, but we sure as hell ain't paying poo poo for red and black.

Anyways, yeah, is everything privately owned by big corporations besides the SDF bases? I'm thinking that we might make exceptions and give good rates to local governments, especially in the rural areas, but corporations with lots of resources who neglected our infrastructure anyway can get stuffed.

Crazycryodude
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Comrade Luxemburg, Minister of Infrastructure

I hereby authorize 4 million NSC from the MoI's budget as compensation for nationalized rail stations in rural communities, Sard, Peridot, and Amber, payable to the local governments.

The Ministry's budget allocation this month is as follows:

* SIRTRAK - 21.96 million NSC

* Sirta Energy Authority – 22 million NSC

* Communications Control – 8 million NSC

* Ports, Shipping and Travel Authority – 20 million NSC

* Water and Sewage Authority – 10 million NSC

* Public Transport Center – 10 million NSC

* SIRTRAK Compensation - 4 million NSC

The SEA is directed to use their increased budget on preventative maintenance and repairing the electric grid.
The PSTA is directed to use their increased budget on comprehensively reviewing and enforcing safety standards, as well as beginning repairs on orbital infrastructure
The WSA is directed to use their increased budget on restoring critical water infrastructure, especially in rural areas

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

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







Well, the sentiment is certainly admirable.... but I'm not entirely sure that we can so easily scale the system up to the largest city on the planet just like that. We'll be needing quite a few tweaks, but I am very pleased with the general thrust of policy.

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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?







The Lord of Hats posted:

But this does not seem to concern Bookchin, nor the rest of the SRLF. Indeed, the issue of compensation for the Sirta's railroads has become a serious topic of discussion behind the doors of government--and the SRLF seem intent on skipping the bill.

I understand that there is little sympathy for its current owners--I concur that their horrific mismanagement of the railways has realistically left little choice besides nationalization, for the good of Sirta, and I bear little goodwill towards its former owners, and it was because of this that I quite rashly assented at the time that they proposed this dealbreaking, a lapse that I now regret. But what message does that send, that our government would so readily renege on a deal that they themselves wrote and enacted? Why would a person ever choose to do business in Sirta when the government has demonstrated that it would be willing to break its own guarantees to seize their investment? It would prove crippling to our economy. Promises must be kept.


Comrade Luxemburg

Putting aside multiple other absurdities, this in particular strikes me as nothing but base reaction. The government has, this very month, put aside four million credits to be used as compensation for nationalized rail infrastructure. We will not be rewarding private entities for allowing critical infrastructure to decay to the point of being impassable or in some cases literally nonexistent, but we are keeping our promises.

I would appreciate if you would refrain from slandering the current government, of which you are a critical part let's not forget, just because it may at times attempt to turn a small fraction of your obscene wealth towards basic human survival.

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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?







A Proposal for the Sard People's Assembly

- In accordance with the People's Assembly Act, the Sard Municipal Government [SMG], consisting of the votes of every resident above the age of 16, is now the legitimate ruling body of the City of Sard and its surrounding area, and claims all powers and responsibilities not provided for by the national Parliament.

- In accordance with the will of the SMG, all government actions, purchases, and edicts are to originate from and be legitimated by the direct votes of its citizens, requiring a simple majority to pass. A proposal will be available for public consideration for three weeks before it is voted on.

- To assist with self-governance, a 30-person advisory committee will provide commentary and suggestions when requested on subjects falling under its expertise. The committee is made up of the heads of local schools, hospitals, energy and transportation utilities, a representative of the local police, and elected leaders from the region's ten largest businesses. The advisory committee chair has the power to waive the standard three-week consideration period for any proposal. The advisory committee chair position will be up for re-election every two years, and anyone meeting the regular voting requirements is eligible for nomination. The chair position is subject to recall by simple majority vote of the committee, and any member of the committee is subject to recall by the SMG in a simple majority vote.

- No one is to work more than five days a week, or more than 6 hours a day, in any industry deemed non-critical by the SMG. Any industry deemed critical must limit a person to work no more than 12 hours a day, three days a week. An exemption may be secured by paying an employee up to four hours of overtime each week, with the employee's wages tripled during these hours.

-In accordance with the will of the SMG, the co-operative ownership of property is encouraged. All private businesses and corporations are encouraged to open up ownership to their respective workers and operate under the SMG.

-Any private property voluntarily sold to the SMG is to be held in a common collective management fund owned by the SMP. Any businesses, corporations or co-operatives sold to the SMP will become worker's cooperatives, with every employee given one vote.

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In addition to Comrade Radek's 9-9-9 Plan, we propose the following:

- 90% Estate Tax on inherited wealth, with the first 750,000 NSC exempted.
- 50% tax on transfer of business assets exceeding 100,000 NSC in one year.
- Workers Cooperatives and similar models will pay no business/corporate tax for one full year, after which they will pay only half the rate
- Any business owner that sells their private property/business to the SMG or to their workers will be exempt from taxation on such sales.

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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?







1.The Property Appropriation Process Act, submitted by Member Borisov. NAY
2. Amendment to the Property Appropriation Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek. AYE
3. Bill G-1, submitted by Minister of Finance ReSeuGen. NAY

While I don't intend to demean fellow members of Parliament, the immediate rush to essentially abolish all powers of the local governments the second one decides to do something unorthodox makes me worry just how committed to the ideals of freedom and self-determination this body really is.

Sard People's Assembly proposal:
1. General Proposal on Government and Property, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin. AYE
2. Tax Plan, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek. AYE
3. General Proposal on Government and Property v. 2, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. AYE
4. Addition to the Tax Plan, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. AYE
5. Effective Government, submitted by "Making a Better Sard Together!". AYE
6. Legal Counsel, submitted by "Making a Better Sard Together!". AYE
7. Sound Advice, submitted by "Making a Better Sard Together!". AYE
8. Proper Taxation, submitted by "Making a Better Sard Together!". AYE

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