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Relander

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#1 12 years ago

Some of you propably remember the topic "Imagination parties - Which would you belong to" which created a lot of discussion, whether it was on topic or off topic.

Nevertheless, imagination parties are back now: with fewer choices, but with more & deeper information about them: taxation, business & trade, welfare, education, moral values, environment, judiciary system & police, foreign policy & military, immigration and miscellaneous information. Remember, they don't represent any real parties in the world (at least not intentionally) so check their party policies. Now it's time to vote again and there's only one winner!

Which party do you vote for and why? Which points affected to your decision most and for what reason? Could some of these parties succeed in your own country?

*Mitchell Party

Mitchell Party cares equally about the big man & the little man, rich & poor, old & young. The society must give hope for the less fortuned people, but also encourage to look for their own responsibility and own working towards better future.

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- Taxation: Light progression in taxation, light polluting tax, moderate corporation tax though small enterprises are exempt.

- Business & trade: Some regulations for enterprises. Only a few state firms, some subsidies for small & medium-sized and also environmentally friendly enterprises. Average employee benefits. Open trade with limited tariffs.

- Welfare: Small unemployment benefit, mixed public & private healthcare, small state pensions for a people over age of 70.

- Education: Strong public schooling, but also private & religious schools. Special student groups, strong emphasis on economic & technical schools.

- Moral values: Limited legal abortion, no stem-cell research, separation of church & state, getting marriage & divorcing is somewhat hard. Civil unions, gay/lesbian couples may not adopt children.

- Environment: Few national parks, some refreshing parks in cities, only few environmental restrictions for enterprises, recycling system.

- Judiciary system & police: Emphasis on punishing rather than rehabilitation. Hard sentences, police has moderate rights & funding. Yes for death penalty in the cases of murder.

- Foreign policy & military: Active global cooperation, pessimistic attitude towards the UN. Diplomacy in global issues, but using a military force isn't excluded. Volunteer army with high quality equipment, modest foreign aid. Moderate participation in global crisis management operations.

- Immigration: Average immigration restrictions & laws, moderate border control.

- Misc. information: Mitchell Party is seen as the most honest political force in the country by the people, but it has been accused by both Tweed and Harris Party about flip-flopping when it comes to welfare and taxation issues. Party's vice chairman, Kenneth Lewis is rumoured to have connections to the underworld.

*Harris Party

Harris Party promotes responsible individuality and family values. Each people make up their own life and it's not government's business to take care of all of the people.

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- Taxation: flat taxation, light corporation tax.

- Business & trade: Only a few regulations for companies. No state firms and no subsidies for enterprises, low employee benefits. Semi-open trade with moderate tariffs.

- Welfare: State subsidied insurances form a corner stone of party's welfare policy. No unemployment benefit, mostly private healthcare, no state pensions.

- Education: Equally public & private schools. Subsidies for religious schools, strong emphasis on universities.

- Moral values: Abortion is illegal in all cases, no stem-cell research, state's church, getting marriage & divorcing is hard. Civil unions, gay/lesbian couples may not adopt children.

- Environment: No state's national parks, some refreshing parks in cities, nominal environmental restrictions.

- Judiciary system & police: Punishment is all what the criminal deserves. Hard sentences, police has strong rights & funding. Yes for death penalty in the cases of murder and rape.

- Foreign policy & military: Unilateral, cooperation with the closest allies. Military force rather than diplomacy. Volunteer army with high quality equipment, small foreign aid. Active participation in global crisis management operations.

- Immigration: Strict immigration restrictions & laws, strong border control. Illegal immigrants are immediately returned back to their home country.

- Misc. information: Harris Party, unlike Tweed and Mitchell Party, doesn't use dirty tricks or negative campaigning in the elections. However, many conservative voters have accused the party about lack of determination in pushing through its agenda. Party's presidential canditate, judge Henry Parker is rumoured to have an illegal immigrant as a wife.

*Tweed Party

Tweed Party is a party for all citizens of healthy, working society. People must have the basic necessities of life such as food, home and job to get money for every day life. Equality & tolerance are important things to consider.

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- Taxation: High progression in taxation, polluting & inheritance taxes, moderate corporation tax.

- Business & trade: Various regulations for big companies, lighter for medium & small-sized enterprises. Some state firms, subsidies for small & medium-sized companies, good employee benefits. Fair, open trade without tariffs.

- Welfare: Unemployment benefit, state housing program, strong public healthcare, state pensions.

- Education: Strong public schooling, special student groups, strong emphasis on vocational/technical schools.

- Moral values: legal abortion, stem-cell research, strict separation of church & the state, getting marriage & divorcing is relatively easy. Gay marriage is legal, but gay/lesbian couples may adopt children only in very limited cases.

- Environment: Many national parks & smaller ones in cities, environmental restrictions for enterprises, universal recycling system & subsidies for public transportation.

- Judiciary system & police: Emphasis on rehabilitation rather than punishing. Relatively short sentences, police has fairly limited rights and low funding. No for death penalty.

- Foreign Policy & military: Active global cooperation and work through the UN and WTO. Significant foreign aid funding, diplomacy rather than military force. Limited conscription service with high quality equipment. Active participation in global crisis management operations.

- Immigration: Light immigant restrictions & laws, strong border control.

- Misc. information: There are rumours that some Tweed party officials in high positions have taken bribes from special interest groups. A major TV news service reports that Party Chairman, Mark Collins is accused from drunken driving, but he denies this information as "political hunting". Party's presidential canditate, ex-general Michael Allen is seen as competent & charismatic politician in both sides of political spectrum and he has a respectable military record.




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#2 12 years ago

the Tweed party brings to mind boss tweed(just the name not all the stuff a that about party,save for a little bit) but im still going with it.But the Mitchell party still has a lot of stuff i support for the mitchell party ( Judiciary system & police)

Ps-you seem to have gone lighter on the harris parties misc than the other partys




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#3 12 years ago

Mitchell party fits me the best although I like some of the Harris party a lot.




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#4 12 years ago

I would vote Mitchell party if you excluded the "Misc information" section. There are a few other things I disagree with about the party but out of those three it would be my choice.




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#5 12 years ago

Tweed Party. Though I came close to voting for Mitchell because of the lack of police funding and possible corruption in Tweed. Might've also voted for Mitchell if not for Foreign policy and environmental policy.




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#6 12 years ago

I wouldn't vote for any of them. None of them that have decent 'moral' values have a decent policy for the rest of the country and the ones with a good policy for the rest of the country come off 'morally' as incredibly evil.




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#7 12 years ago

I would vote for Tweed, although they seem to be liberal to the extreme. I like the part about letting immagrents live here illegally if they make it past the cops though. Also the whole isolationist military view and conscriptian (I think political people would be less hesitent to support a war without just cause if their kids would sent to it).

The no death penetly and focus on reabilitation is also a nice touch.




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#8 12 years ago

I don't like any of them, but I would probably go for Mitchell if I had to choose.

I almost laughed at the Tweed Party. Unemployment Benefits LOL.




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#9 12 years ago

Aside from the enviroment and a state church I would vote for the harris party. I would simply have state and national parks. I see no reason why not to fund them. Any form of goverment church is bad. We saw what this did in the middle ages.




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#10 12 years ago

The Harris party seems like a parody of the Republican party (and a good one;) )