Thursday, February 19, 2009

Taxes, prices of essential services and representative democracy

This is my theory of how to control the taxes and prices of essential services in the contemporary democracy.

If you want the taxes increased(you should meet a doctor too, I suggest :) ) and the prices of essential services to be increased(anyone representing Gas companies?) you should make sure that the party in power wins by a landslide. If you win in a landslide there is always room for new taxes and price increases. Take a look at this.

If you want the taxes and prices of essential items not to be changed, you must vote a new party into power. The new government won't increase taxes or prices to win the confidence of the public, but there is no necessity to decrease taxes or prices either, unless they promised to do so before the election.

Finally if you want the taxes and prices to be decreased vote the current government into power but make sure the winning margin is really thin. That would prompt the government to give some reliefs, at least before the next election.


TheWhacksteR said...

haha nice analysis. I think we're always safer when the margins are thin, but it gets annoying if they are from to totally oppoing doctrines and the political environment is unstable. especilly with things like executive presidencies thrown in the fray

Liberal Lanka said...

yep, exactly.