Direct Democracy proposal for Economics
The National Budget
Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose that all current finance ministers work with their own party so as to be able to form national budgetary plans. These ministers will then work together in an attempt to form a united proposal and the different plans will be put to the people for decisions upon implementation.
Each plan will be published on-line and justified by it's author/authors and criticised by those who oppose, whether from within a political party or a member of the voting public. Each plan will have to explain its financial aspirations for each sector of the budget or it will be excluded. Under this rule, inclusion means that only plans with complete explanations will be published.
We also propose that all plans are shared with the Institute of Fiscal Studies for independent assessment and advice.
From our own assessment of the national budget and current deficit, The People's Administration believes that there could potentially be savings totaling £134 BN - £197 BN [minimum] in just 1 year by making cuts in the following sectors alone, without compromising the budgets for policing, the NHS and the Welfare State:
1. Abolition of ASBO's
2. Not upgrading and replacing the Trident Nuclear Deterrent programme:
£97 BN [£130 BN if including the additional 2 new aircraft carriers]
This cost alone is equivalent to the entire cost of the welfare benefits system whilst the entire cost of policing for England and Wales is a mere £11 BN per year in comparison!
3. Termination of NHS national records database:
£12 BN minimum
4. Abolition of Government Quangos:
£1 BN minimum
5. Abolition of National ID Card Scheme:
£18 BN + £300 per person
6. Terminating the 18 million duplicate and fraudulently used NI numbers
At the same time, billions more could potentially be saved or generated by implementing the following proposed policies by the People's Administration:
100 years ago, none of the taxes listed below existed, yet the UK prospered. There was no national debt and the English middle class was the largest in the world:
Corporate Income Tax
Fishing License Tax
Marriage License Tax
Service Charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Voting for direct democracy outside a general election
It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.
This is not a protest campaign.
In accordance with Magna Carta Article 61 and with UN UDHR Article 21 and with all democratic principals up-held by the UN [which the UK is signed-up to], the People's Administration's Direct Democracy Twitter blog is a UN-sanctioned and legally recognised voting format for UK reform to direct democracy - even outside a general election.
Vote legitimately for a peaceful and structured UK reform to direct democracy now simply by following the People's Administration's Direct Democracy Twitter blog and when numbers reach a point of critical mass, we'll do the rest.
The People's Administration's constitution for reform to direct democracy and our voting protocols for implementing direct democracy have both been accepted by the UK Electoral Commission and the UN as legitimate. In a general election, the People's Administration DOES NOT have to field candidates to secure your vote on the ballot paper. Outside a general election, you can vote for a legitimate reform to direct democracy now by following @self_rule