Be the Party of Long-Term, Strategic & Big Thinking Ideas

Be the Party of Long-Term, Strategic & Big Thinking Ideas

ie. As a non-career politician, with "nothing to lose" I suggest keeping all your policies in the long-term & big thinking category. The things beyond one election. ie. Pushing for longer term big thinking change re superannuation, climate change & energy, taxation & UBI, health and immigration planning.

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  • Dennis Ingram
    commented 2016-12-03 17:30:27 +1300
    We could take a leaf out of the Chinese playbook and develop 5-year plans – and 25-year plans. Easier for them of course, but we should at least try even though the next election may mean a different party with different ideas. If we don’t have a plan for going somewhere, we won’t get anywhere fast.
  • Dennis Ingram
    tagged this with important 2016-12-03 17:30:26 +1300
  • Michael Shallcrass
    tagged this with essential 2016-12-02 20:19:25 +1300
  • Stathi Triadis
    commented 2016-11-30 22:37:48 +1300
    This is why I am advocating for democratic worker cooperatives – a long term goal of truly systemic change towards economic democracy.
  • Stathi Triadis
    tagged this with important 2016-11-30 22:37:48 +1300
  • Robert Murray
    commented 2016-11-30 22:10:52 +1300
    I don’t think many voters care about long term aspirations because they are so easily sacrificed to the demands of short term practicalities and any long term plan is likely to be countered by the opposing party when it gets into government.
    Also, we would be playing into the hands of the major party eliciting our support who could promise everything – later!
    Take a leaf from Winston: any support promised is only on immediate delivery of a TOP requirement with a contract for implementation.
  • Gene Dalefield
    tagged this with important 2016-11-30 15:29:03 +1300
  • Robert Powell
    commented 2016-11-30 11:16:33 +1300
    If you guys haven’t done so already, watch the Scandinavian series BORGEN. Series three deals with starting up a new political party, and half the battle was sifting out the wheat from the chaff with regards to policy suggestions. People who want free range eggs and no GST on veges need to join the greens. Stick with the issues you have identified through your research and those items suggested here.
  • Robert Powell
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-30 11:16:32 +1300
  • Alan Barraclough
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  • Sue Rine
    tagged this with important 2016-11-29 18:45:17 +1300
  • Nathan Rattray
    tagged this with low priority 2016-11-29 11:41:09 +1300
  • John Alan Draper
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-29 11:33:38 +1300
  • Matthew Blair
    published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-29 10:47:11 +1300