A new party is forming in WA in time for the state election next March. It’s skeptical, and very cheeky, and as The Spectator says “a chance to shame the Nats”. Where the Nats offer Royalties for Regions, but the new party wickedly offers Royalties for Voters.
Real democracy starts with the freedom to vote with our wallets
It needs to reach 500 members by
Sunday Monday: WA Voters can join for free online
What if voters could choose to keep the funds themselves instead of giving bureaucrats a blank cheque to spend it on their behalf? Our pollies casually toss around billions of our dollars and Royalties for Voters will expose just how big those sums are. Hands up who wants $38,000?
West Australians pay their 10% GST (Goods and services tax) like the rest of the nation, but they get only a third of it back from the Federal Gobblerment at the moment — which leaves Sandgropers feeling pretty miffed over here. No other state has ever got less than about 80% back. The mining boom meant the population grew a massive 40% from 2000 to 2015. Infrastructure, roads, rail, public transport has failed to keep up. Plus somehow the supposedly conservative local state government managed to run up a huge debt during the boom — yes, it’s that bad. The Nationals leader, Brendon Grylls, wants to do something about the GST imbalance but is proposing to get the money back by adding a bigger tax onto BHP and Rio. Go figure.
This is a monster money-grab risking WA’s reputation as a good place to invest. It’s got sovereign risk written all over it. Brendon Grylls wants to use his Royalties for Regions plan – which put mining royalties back into the regional areas where the royalties were mostly earned. Though vast sums of money ended up being fed into things like community centres, sculptures and touring performers.
The new party is against the levy increase. If it is to be imposed, they say the best thing to do with the money is pay it direct to the voters of rural WA. To give you some idea of just how much money is at stake, if this new tax came in, hypothetically, each rural voter could get an extraordinary $38,000 each to spend or invest over the next four years.
Yes, it’s naked vote buying — a cynical protest, taking what all the other parties do to its logical conclusion. If ever there was a party with a name on the ticket that would get people talking, this surely would be it.
Join for free online in 1 minute http://www.royaltiesforvoters.com.au/
How many voters would rather have $38,000 to spend themselves and donate to local causes they believe in? Hmm. Real democracy starts with the freedom to vote with our wallets — every spending choice is a vote on the kind of lifestyle and priorities a voter prefers.
So this is a very anti-establishment, small government themed party. Check them out on Facebook Royalties for Voters $38,000 cash.
The fledgling party needs 500 bonafide members to get off the ground, and it needs those names by this
Sunday Monday Oct 31. The form can be done online, or printed and posted (but given the timeframe, if you post it, make sure you tell the party via email or phone). All details are secure and protected by law. There are no costs to join, and in the tradition of the oldest democracies, any member can tick a box to get the chance to be selected to be a candidate. (Salary for the Legislative Council in WA is $156,000 if the urge strikes you to run. )
So if you can vote in WA, and want to poke a stick at Big Government, click the link, put your name down.
Royalties for Voters
|The first ever democracy was in Athens in Ancient Greece. Politicians were chosen by lottery because democracy was fair and Athenians loved democracy! Sortition is in Wikipedia. In that democratic spirit the Party Secretary may select candidates by lottery. The person who told me about this may have an extra chance to be selected. The name of that person is:|
Party Secretary: 0402 558 947
Please share this widely in Western Australia. A bonus is that everyone involved in the new party is a declared opponent of the Global Warming Cult. The leaders include climate skeptic David Archibald.
* GST The Australian: “WA is complaining now because it’s receiving less than 40 cents for every $ its residents pay in GST – down from 79c in 2009-10 – at a time when its mining tax revenue has slumped. * Some states and territories receive more GST revenue than their residents pay: NT $5.6 for every tax dollar; Tasmania $1.63; South Australia $1.28; ACT $1.24; Queensland $1.08.”