Sunday, December 11, 2005

NDP Platform

Last week I supported the NDP for starting to separate themselves from organized labor in BC. The decision to not support union block voting is a chance to start the party in a new direction I thought. Then Buzz Hargrove climbs into bed with Paul Martin which got me thinking about the party and its direction. Previously NDP’ers have been known for their unabashed support for socialism and over regulation. Since socialism has been proven to be rampant with corruption and is known to be an economic failure demonstrated by immeasurable amounts of historical evidence it may be the party’s chance to break its ties with the economic aspects with which they are identified and begin somewhat anew.

My NDP platform.

As they already are they should be against all corporate welfare. No more taxpayer funding to Bombardier, Air Canada or Nortel. Corporate welfare is counterproductive to efficiency and expansion. It is also unfair to competing private citizens when one business is backed by the government. It is also morally wrong to steal the earned wealth of private citizens to support unproductive businesses.

The NDP should cease to support labor union activities .Unions are counterproductive to productivity, and overall lower the average citizen’s standard of living. They also add to unemployment. Block voting is antagonistic to freedom and is a democratic flaw that should be absolved and the NDP should strive do this.

The NDP should be against excessive and arbitrary licensing. There is no reason is why a Vietnamese beautician should be legally forced out of the trade because she doesn’t have the financial holdings to acquire an arbitrary license to give manicures. These policies are racist, in the sense that lots of licensed industries are filled with new immigrants, and meant to protect the competitive market for the already established businesses—cab drivers, estheticians and truck drivers. Licenses can easily be replaced with certification which is much cheaper and still allows the government to track business.

In breaking all ties with business they should go even further and become a watch dog for illegitimate relationships between the Government and private business. For example they should investigate Powercorp. and the Mo Strong syndicate. They should investigate Paul Martin and Shipping companies and even Chreitien and Shawinigate.

The NDP should be against all deficit spending as that is a financial burden passed on to the next generation. 35% percent of all collected tax revenues are used to pay the interest on our enormous debt. This is in no way compassionate or benevolent and they NDP in their mantra of protecting people should be against all debt accumulation. Imagine the improvement that could be made to healthcare with an extra 30 percent in collected revenues.

The money saved, which would be an enormous amount, could then be diverted to the provide universal access to social programs like healthcare and education. Platforms could focus on regimented adoption of strict environmental standards. The protection of clean water and wildlife habitat are supported by a wide range of the voting public. A voucher method for education and healthcare would give Dippers economic credibility like they have never had before with maintaining universal access at much higher standards than is seen anywhere else in the world.

4 Comments:

At 6:03 AM, Blogger Mitch said...

Heck,

You could take it to the logical conclusion - a free-market welfare state - like Singapore. Look at how their programs are operated.

 
At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great. The roughneck preachin socialism. Great!

 
At 1:39 AM, Anonymous Ivan Prokopchuk said...

Sorry Mitch.
Singapore has no social programs.
Bu they're way ahead of Candada, because, here,with union structures, you have to fight to clean a toilet.

 
At 8:37 PM, Anonymous Blue Cross of California said...

Great blog I hope we can work to build a better health care system as we are in a major crisis and health insurance is a major aspect to many.

 

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