Imperator Azenquor Posted April 6, 2011 Report Share Posted April 6, 2011 [b]***Parliament: Sygh-Varthys*** [/b] With the new coalition government approved by the Parliament, newly elected Prime Minister Svatek announces his first televised speech to the Parliament. While most political analysts expect the Prime Minister to make a conciliatory speech calling for unity ahead of the vital budget vote, he instead makes a combative speech targeting the opposition. [IMG]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l358/ImperatorAzenquor/igor-luksic.jpg[/IMG] -Prime Minister Svatek “Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for your time and I will try to be brief. I know that it is the custom that the incumbent Prime Minister’s inaugural speech should be a call for cooperation and unity in Parliament, however these are no ordinary times. I could stand here and say that there are areas where we may find unity with the opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), but that would be a lie. Mr. Speaker, the tenure of the Liberal Democratic Party, headed by Ms Potusek who now sits opposite has been nothing short of an absolute, national disaster. It will take us years to undo the damage that her government has wreaked across this country. Mr. Speaker, if she had any honor whatsoever, she would not set foot in this chamber again. Mr. Speaker, our nation faces its greatest peril. Unless we are able to reverse the current economic recession, and the high rates of unemployment which now plague our nation, then we will be doomed to failure. We must strengthen the economic and political institutions of our nation in order to strengthen our economy. We must abandon the reckless idea that the sale of state assets to the highest private bidder is the solution to all of our problems. We must also abandon the belief that total state control of the economy can be a solution. The solution, Mr. Speaker, is a system of controlled privatizations of certain areas where there are state control, and the strengthening of the social safety net. It is now our time to address these issues Mr. Speaker. A radical disaster requires a radical and innovative solution. To that effect, it is the intention of my government to spearhead a Great Social Revolution. This revolution shall have six fundamental pillars. [b]1.Healthcare- [/b] Under the privatization campaign of the former administration, large portions of the national healthcare system have been handed over to private interests to run as they see fit. This was a mistake. It is our intention to strengthen the state-owned healthcare system and the benefits given to our citizens. Now this does not mean an abolition of private hospitals, far from it. Instead state run hospitals shall be better managed, better staffed and better equipped for their duties. [b] 2.Education-[/b] It is our intention to nationalize the education system in this country and to bring it under the direct and absolute control of a single central authority. The concept of exclusive private schools shall become a thing of the past. We shall better train and equip our teachers, and standardize the national curriculum. No longer shall a student be turned away from a school due to their inability, or the inability of their parents to finance their education. [b]3.Regional Government- [/b] It is our intention to strengthen the governing institutions in the Autonomous Regions across this nation and to increase their accountability and efficiency. We shall finalize and approve the ‘Autonomous Community Act’ in order to strengthen the powers allocated to the Yuktobania, Novaya Zemlya, Baikal and East Ingushetia Autonomous Regions. We shall examine areas in which cost and inefficiency may be reduced by handing more authority to the regional government institutions. [b]4.Spending- [/b] We must tackle the current budget deficit before it becomes so large that it cripples us. We must eliminate corruption and increase efficient spending. We will reallocate budgetary expenditures in order to reduce the overall expenditure of the government by at least B$120 billion. Unlike those who feel that reducing corporate taxes is the way to go, we will tax the profits of these corporations and lessen the phenomenal tax burden which has been cast onto the backs of the working class. As a symbolic gesture, we shall approve a 65% cut in salaries for all Members of Parliament and Members of Government. [b]5.Job Creation-[/b] It is our objective to create at least 70,000 viable private and public sector jobs by the second quarter of the next fiscal year. We shall aim to reduce the national unemployment level to at least 6.7% by the end of next year. [b]6.Public Sector reform-[/b] The public sector is one of the most bloated and inefficient bodies I have ever encountered. This must change. There must be accountability and oversight of the public sector. The public sector must become more efficient. We must get value for our taxpayer dollar. Mr. Speaker, these are the goals of our government for the next 3 years. Now, I am certain that there are those in this Parliament who will do everything in their power to undermine our efforts. To them I simply say the following: ‘Bring it on!’.”-PM Svatek The Prime Minister takes his seat as Coalition MPs chant: [i]“Svatek! Svatek! Svatek!”[/i] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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