Sunday, November 26, 2017

IIWK: Self-Applicable Legislation

I think a lot of the problems we have are caused by a simple inability of certain (ahem) people suffering from an inability to see things from someone else's view.

With one exception (that being payroll), politicians should only be able to vote and debate on legislation that applies to them. Want to pass laws about abortion? Only women can weigh in on it. Immigration? If you were born here, sit down. You don't think gays should be able to get married? If you're not gay, you don't get a say.

If you want to take money away from the healthcare industry, where concerned to the marketplace, then you damn well better be using it to acquire your own coverage.

If you want to increase taxes for people who make less than 35k a year, you need be making less than 35k a year, and that includes your trust fund.

If you can't be bothered to put in an effort to actually see the perspectives of people you're supposed to be representing, then you deserve the loss of voting rights.

And as for the whole payroll matter? Remember that UBI I've been taking about? Being paid a stipend by the state? How do you think all our politicians get paid?

They should be minimum wage. Especially since under the above criteria, none of them would be otherwise eligible to vote on it.

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