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Re: who is responsible for the arab world mess.

Postby Get Real! » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:34 pm

Paphitis wrote:Just imagine if Governments had to consult the public every single time over such things as Tax hikes etc. Nothing would ever get done and every country would be a basket case.

Piss easy with Internet referendums these days.

Paphitis wrote:And yes, Churchill is right. About 80% of all voters are dumb arses and that is an argument against democracy.

You’re an IDIOT just like Churchill! :lol:

I’ve just reminded you that democracy only grants the masses a SINGLE vote on a SINGLE decision every 5 fucking years and that to choose between one of two IDIOTS like Churchill to govern, so the voter's intellect (or lack thereof) plays no part at all! :lol:
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Re: who is responsible for the arab world mess.

Postby Paphitis » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:41 pm

Oh yeh sure but every country will implode like Greece.

Imagine a referendum in Greece about whether there should be more austerity or whether the Government should offload 100,000 public sector jobs, or whether they should reduce Education Spending, Defence Spending or Health Spending by 5% or whether they should change social security entitlements or raise taxes or VAT or introduce other new taxes and levies.

Don't see that working too well, do you?

You vote a Government, it's really up to them to make the tough decisions whilst constantly looking at the public reaction.
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Re: who is responsible for the arab world mess.

Postby Get Real! » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:53 pm

Paphitis wrote:Oh yeh sure but every country will implode like Greece.

Imagine a referendum in Greece about whether there should be more austerity or whether the Government should offload 100,000 public sector jobs, or whether they should reduce Education Spending, Defence Spending or Health Spending by 5% or whether they should change social security entitlements or raise taxes or VAT or introduce other new taxes and levies.

Don't see that working too well, do you?

You vote a Government, it's really up to them to make the tough decisions whilst constantly looking at the public reaction.

GARBAGE

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Re: who is responsible for the arab world mess.

Postby Paphitis » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:58 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Oh yeh sure but every country will implode like Greece.

Imagine a referendum in Greece about whether there should be more austerity or whether the Government should offload 100,000 public sector jobs, or whether they should reduce Education Spending, Defence Spending or Health Spending by 5% or whether they should change social security entitlements or raise taxes or VAT or introduce other new taxes and levies.

Don't see that working too well, do you?

You vote a Government, it's really up to them to make the tough decisions whilst constantly looking at the public reaction.

GARBAGE

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Fine!

You introduce it in Cyprus and we can see the results from there!

Go ahead and have an Internet referendum for every single Government piece of business!

If it works in Cyprus we will think about adopting the same measures right after our countries work out where Cyorus is on the map.
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Re: who is responsible for the arab world mess.

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:52 pm

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Tim Drayton wrote:Each to their own. I happen to prefer the first amendment to the US Constitution.


Yes Tim, we all prefer the US Constitution with its powerful Bill of Rights. That's all very good, but in reality, how much power and influence does the average American Citizen have?

At least their Rights are protected and enshrined which is all well and good.

But when you go to some Gulf States, you will find that life is pretty good there too and they don't have a Bill of Rights or democracy at any level.


Each to their own. I have lived in Qatar, and visited both Bahrain and the UAE, actually.
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