posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 04:51 AM
Post the measures you would take to improve your country. This is a chance for members to put foward there ideas this isnt another thread for petty
debate. If the likes of abortion comes up feel free to post your point of view but bear in mind that there should be a host of other issues that can
If I was the PM of NZ I would abolish income Tax for low - middle income earners. I would implament a tax roll back plan over time the likes of GST
and other absured taxs would be removed.
I would ease the burden of government by scarping uneeded government departments including the families commission. Greater power would be handed to
local councils including more controll over the likes roads and other public works projects.
The NZ government would retain controll over the railways and Cities would be encourged to invest in mass transit.
The min would wage reflect increases in living costs this might annoy the business sector however if people people have more money woudnt they buy the
prouducts that business are marketing/selling?
If people have more money they may be able to afford access to the likes of private health care.
I would increase defence spending and rebuild NZ military capablitys and make spending cut backs where needed to prevent tax dollars from being
wasted. NZ dosnt have to follow the US blindy however with both china and indonesia in our backyard we need to be able to negotiat from a postion of
strength. This would be backed up by closer defence ties with the US.
NZ would withdraw its support for the Kyoto protocol instead there would be a set of regulations If companys abided by the regulations they would get
a tax breake.
NZ nuclear free stance would end its time for reality to trumpian over ideals. NZ could face blackouts in the future. The likes of the greens seem
to be against amost any soloution that gets put foward we cant have wind turbins on hills because they damage the scenic view.
Education any government funding would be based on literacy and numeracy rates. Kids who fall behind the requried standard would get vouches for
after school help. Under perfoming schools could be brought out by well performing schools. More adminisration would be done at the provincal level
where people are in touch with local conditions.
Health care not much to say here that hasnt already been said already with the gradual increase in wages and decreased taxs more people would be able
to afford access to private health care and waiting lists would be reduced.
[edit on 10-12-2005 by xpert11]