LETTER: Policies are only upsetting voters

DEMOCRACY in this country is a political system where eligible voters freely elect candidates to conduct the business of government on their behalf to provide essential services and protect their interests in an honest, fair and proper manner.

It is defined as government by the people for the people or rule by the majority.

Our political processes depend entirely upon the honesty, quality, integrity, performance and competence of our politicians.

Lack of transparency, lies, distortion, broken promises, three word slogans, endless mindless rhetoric, double speak and many other unsavoury practices currently used by our politicians have no place in the process.

They completely destroy the public understanding of the political message and cause the voting public to become disenchanted and disconnected from the electoral process.

Providing fair, honest government is a costly and complicated business which presently is being undermined by the continued non-performance of our politicians who continue to brag about the hundreds of thousands of jobs they are creating yet we see very little change in the unemployment levels.

Where are the policies that produce outcomes for the people?

We need to drastically improve the system.

Get rid of the unproductive and non performing politicians.

For the remainder reduce their over-indulgent and extravagant benefits and force them to do the job they are highly paid to do.

The process is supposed to be for the people, not the long-term survival of the politicians.

I cannot understand why the current government that is so desperate to get back into power and is trying to attract large public support would bring down a budget that only supports 20 per cent of the electorate.

Why ignore the needs of the other 80% of the electorate?

 

DOUGLAS YOUNG

 

Silkstone



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