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« Reply #100 on: January 10, 2011, 06:03:17 pm »
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Do you actually oppose raising the debt ceiling?
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« Reply #101 on: January 10, 2011, 06:15:03 pm »
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Hey everyone! A chunk of our platform will be released tonight, if not, all of it. Anything I don't get done tonight I'll hopefully knock off tomorrow, as I think we'll get a snow day (Knock on wood).

Look forward to reading it. And Endorsed. Smiley
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As to your question, Belgian, it will be covered in the platform. Wink It's a hard "yes" or "no" answer, as my position is somewhere in between.
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« Reply #102 on: January 10, 2011, 06:24:48 pm »
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Can't wait to see the platform Smiley.
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« Reply #103 on: January 10, 2011, 08:45:57 pm »
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Do you actually oppose raising the debt ceiling?

Do you oppose finally becoming fiscally responsible? Well not even, considering we STILL will have a massive debt.
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« Reply #104 on: January 10, 2011, 08:57:03 pm »
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Do you actually oppose raising the debt ceiling?

Do you oppose finally becoming fiscally responsible? Well not even, considering we STILL will have a massive debt.

Opposing a raise in the debt ceiling would do nothing to make us more fiscally responsible, it would only cause global financial catastrophe. Out debt situation is slowly on the mend, anyhow.
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« Reply #105 on: January 10, 2011, 09:06:22 pm »
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Here is the first section of my platform, which focuses on reform ideas for the game. In order to try and keep the front page from getting too cluttered, I'll be posting my platform within my thread. Wink



Game Reform:

Right now, the number one problem with the game is activity, specifically in the Senate. In recent sessions, the Senate has been dull, with few intense debates occurring. Part of the reason that has occurred could be attributed to the fact the same ideology controls both the Senate and the Presidency. Putting a bi-partisan centrist in the White House would require both sides to compromise and work together more than they already do. However, not only do we believe us being elected to the White House could automatically stir some activity, we also have some specific idea’s that will be implemented if we are elected…

Co-Game Moderators:
In the past, Atlasia has struggled to find quality Game Moderators. Few want to take on the role, as it requires a lot of dedication and commitment.  I was interested in stepping up for the position back over the summer, however, I rescinded my application after learning that Badger and a couple other quality candidates had applied. It’s a tough role, no doubt about it. This ticket believes a way to solve that problem would be to take the load off one GM by creating a second one.

I believe elected legislatures can be important and beneficial to the game, and think that they'd be even more productive than they already are if they had an adequate amount of information from the GM, close to like we had in the day's of Purple State as GM. Smiley

With two game moderators, one would work specifically on regional affairs, and the other on foreign and national affairs. As economics is a daunting task for anyone, both GM’s would work together on this. There would be no “locked” position, where one GM was required to do one area while another did another area. We would leave that to the GM’s to decide between themselves on who would do what, and would just give them responsibilities that they must fulfill together.

It has been suggested by one of our opponents that under our plan, the two Game Moderators would not be competing against each other. That is simply not true. They would be forced to work with each other, and one would not have more power than the other. Both GM’s would be required to agree on an entry before it is submitted, otherwise it will be void.

Term Limits: Senator Yankee has been largely what keeps the Senate moving for several sessions now. Where would our Senate be without him? Under the plan to impose a 10 month term limit, we would have lost him, as well as Duke, two very important and experienced members of the Senate. Under the 5 session plan, what would become a common occurrence is placeholders,  who may not even have the motivation to do anything while in the Senate for a term. We need committed, active Senators, not placeholders.

Deregistration: This wasn’t an issue I had thought about until recently when it came up, but after consideration, I would support deregistration. However, as the law that Lief introduced stated, I’d be sure that there was a section of about a week where their deregistration would be processed, and they would have a chance to opt out. Sadly, I fear we’ll lose some good members if this is passed, but hopefully we'll be able to bring them back after the policies implemented by this administration occur. Wink

Deputy SoFE:
This will no longer be an official position, however, we’d still encourage the SoFE to have one. Instead of it being a Presidential appointment, we’d let the SoFE choose someone of their liking. We’d also be open to supporting similar Deputy positions for other cabinet officials.

Registration Requirements: Currently, both 94 and 65 believe that the current requirements to get in the game are excessive, and we would support lowering the number of posts required to get in as well as the number of days. We hope to be able to work with both sides on this to reach a fair size. Maybe we could do 65 posts in honor of the next Vice President of Atlasia (kidding). Wink

Welcoming Committee: An idea I’ve had for a while is as President, I would create a bi-partisan task force that would focus on welcoming newly registered citizens to the game. They’d be taught the basic rules of the game, and be informed about their regional and federal governments. Our hope is that in doing this, we will be able to get more newbies active in the game,  either by just staying informed or even running for office. I know several regions are desperate for some people to fill in at the regional legislature. Tongue



By no means is this the end of game reform policies that would be supported by our administration. I'm sure that throughout this campaign and during our Presidency, new idea's will be brought up. We welcome all members of any ideology to throw out their idea's, and we might just run with it and get it passed. Wink
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« Reply #106 on: January 10, 2011, 09:11:22 pm »
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Do you actually oppose raising the debt ceiling?

Do you oppose finally becoming fiscally responsible? Well not even, considering we STILL will have a massive debt.

Opposing a raise in the debt ceiling would do nothing to make us more fiscally responsible, it would only cause global financial catastrophe. Out debt situation is slowly on the mend, anyhow.

We can't kept allow it to pile out, we are WAY past what we should be in debt, especially for a hugely extended period of time. Catastrophe is going to come when we are high in the trillions in debt and everyone cuts us off.
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« Reply #107 on: January 11, 2011, 11:08:42 am »
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So far, so good.
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« Reply #108 on: January 11, 2011, 02:07:07 pm »
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Term Limits: One could argue that term limits would encourage some new blood and fresh perspectives enter the Senate.

Deregistration: I'm okay with that.

Deputy SoFE: I feel every position that yields some authority should be at least indirectly linked to the electorate

Registration Requirement: It's all part of the RPP conspiracy to recruit zombies off-site!!

But actually, yeah, that's a risk we'd open ourselves up to and while I don't think any of the current parties has plans in that direction, we can't know who will hit these woods in the future


Welcome Commitee: Good idea
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« Reply #109 on: January 17, 2011, 07:37:22 pm »
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The Tmthforu94 for President campaign releases its first ad of the election process...

[The ad opens with a shot of Tmthforu94's Governor seal lying on the newly revised version of the Atlasian Constitution; orchestral music that wouldn't sound out of place in a Ken Burns documentary or Glory swells. Cut to Tmth, who's a younger man wearing a coon hat, a button-down shirt, sunglasses, and dungarees, skinning a possum in a field on a sunny day.]

Tmth: I'm Tmthforu94, and I'm after the position of President in Atlasia. [Tmth stands up from the bench he was sitting on.] I've been an Assemblyman, a Senator, a Governor, a private, concerned citizen, so listen up! [Tmth takes off his sunglasses.] Atlasia's President is the most powerful position in Atlasia, responsible for, well, everything! Bet you didn't know that! You know why? Thugs and criminals! If they can keep you in the dark, they can do whatever they want! And they don't give a rip about Atlasia!

Here we are, losing many family farms a day, illegals busting in by the thousands, and Atlasia's unemployment's at an all-time high. The Chinese government's threatening to cut off all support, and we got a Senate who also doesn't give a rip about Atlasia. And what are my opponents doing about it? Criticizing and whining about thug issues.

Who on earth would support such dummies?! And why?! [back to Peterson, who's just pulled out a rifle] We're Atlasians—we should be better than that!

I'm Tmthforu94. I'll name names and take no prisoners. [he swings the rifle around] Give me the Presidency, and let's show Atlasia we mean business!


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« Reply #110 on: January 18, 2011, 04:09:18 pm »
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Lies! President is powerless!

Also, you violated my copyrights!

I demand a satisfaction. You may pick a weapon.
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« Reply #111 on: January 18, 2011, 04:41:16 pm »
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Lies! President is powerless!

Also, you violated my copyrights!

I demand a satisfaction. You may pick a weapon.

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« Reply #112 on: January 18, 2011, 07:28:33 pm »
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I would suggest you both use an axe or a spork to provide the most entertainment value. Tongue
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« Reply #114 on: January 18, 2011, 08:05:20 pm »
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Dallasfan and I are pleased to introduce the final part of our platform, focusing on economic, foreign, and domestic policy. This simple and easy-to-read version of our platform may not be as fancy at others, but at the end of the day, we believe it's the actual issues that matter, and we believe we have the right positions for Atlasia.

This election has been crazy, especially the last few days, with lots of drama occurring, and harsh words being said. My friends, that is what draws people away from the game, not towards it. The number one goal of my administration overall will be to make this game more enjoyable and fun for all.



Economic, Domestic, and Foreign Policy:

Sex Education: We support adapting the Bipartisan Safe Sex Education Act to a national level, with the option of Regions opting out in favor of their own program. Similarly, as Governor, I implemented $100 million for Sex Ed in the Mideast.
       
Internet Privacy: Recognizing privacy as a fundamental right in Atlasia, we support amending the Net Neutrality Act to prevent ISPs from sharing information with third parties, or the government, without consent of the user.

Social Issues:
As a whole, this administration will not take an active role in promoting social causes on the federal level. We believe those issues, such as abortion, should be left to regional governments.

Energy: We believe in protecting our environment and believe we must act now to build a better world for our future. We believe in alternate energy sources, like wind power, and are ready to create incentives for cities and towns to invest in cleaner forms of mass transit. We hope to build off the Atlasia Clean Energy Act of 2009 and offer even more incentives to businesses willing to invest in clean technology. Not only will the policies we support create a better world for us and our nation's future, but this would also benefit the economy, and create more jobs.

Foreign Policy: Creating a game more focused on foreign policy than it currently stands is very important to us. Our administration will actively work with our SoEA as well as the GM and Senate to encourage more debate and discussion in this area, and overall just getting more citizens involved in the process. We support gradual cuts in defense spending, which will shrink our budget deficit.

China:
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First and foremost, we must acknowledge that at any given second, this nation could plunge into a recession if China stops financing our national debt. As I've stated before, my first goal as President, if it isn't addressed before then, is to work with the SoEA and the Chinese government to find an acceptable solution here. We must convince them that this wouldn't benefit either side. If need be, I myself would travel to China to meet with their government. I plan to make this a key issue of my administration, as well as personally being involved in debates in the Senate and encouraging the Senators to act on GM reports.

Middle Class Stability: Recognizing the dire straits that the economy is in and how burdensome taxes can be, we support lowering the 14% and 25% tax rates for ten years. This is designed to put more purchasing power in the hands of Atlasia's middle class, and provide them the stability and relief they need.

National Debt: The easiest way we can solve our national debt is fixing our national deficit. I'm confident that under my administration, we won't have to raise the debt ceiling, and if it is ever proposed that we do, there's a good chance we could fix the problem by cutting back on spending. I support small cuts across the board so we can start eliminating our national debt. This won't happen over night, but will take months, and even years.

Unemployment: Some candidates are focused heavily on the past, pointing to key legislation they helped get through in the pass. While it's a great feeling to pass a bill, the effects of the bill are what's more important. And I can't really say we've been making great economical decisions in the past when we still face a high unemployment and growing debt. Our administration will look to more funding for job creation, giving tax credits, and cutting the programs that don't benefit our nation. We'll work to make entitlement reform. In such trying times, I think raising taxes should be a last resort, especially on small businesses, and I will strongly urge the Senate to not pass any tax hikes.

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« Reply #115 on: January 18, 2011, 08:09:57 pm »
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If anyone has any questions regarding any position we may have missed, please ask us here, and either Dallasfan or myself will provide you with a response. Smiley
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« Reply #116 on: January 18, 2011, 11:01:18 pm »
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I agree with it all but a few things. If you want to play a game, you all can guess which it is.
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« Reply #117 on: January 20, 2011, 08:30:55 am »
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Question for the candidate:
What's your opinion on the recent Presidential nomination, and subsequent withdrawal of nomination, of Taft4Prez for Secretary of Forum Elections?
And what can you tell us about how you would propose to come up with Presidential nominees for such positions as may arise during your prospective tenure?

Thanks.
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« Reply #118 on: January 20, 2011, 10:48:37 pm »
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Question for the candidate:
What's your opinion on the recent Presidential nomination, and subsequent withdrawal of nomination, of Taft4Prez for Secretary of Forum Elections?
And what can you tell us about how you would propose to come up with Presidential nominees for such positions as may arise during your prospective tenure?

Thanks.

First, thanks for asking a question. Smiley I light up every time I look on here and see someone asking questions.

To answer the first part of your question, it's certainly been dramatic and confusing. Had I been President in that situation, I would have kept a constant flow of communication between myself, the nominee, and the PPT, to make sure things are running according to plan.

To me, what's most important in non-policy positions, a.k.a SoFE and RG, I have two specific qualifications I'd look for in a candidate: Experience and Commitment. It's absolutely crucial to the flow of the game that we have excellent citizens in both positions, and a SoFE candidate  having past experience managing elections is important to me. On top of that, it's important that we have someone who is active and committed to the game.

In a situation like the one we're facing, I would go ahead and push for the confirmation of Taft4Prez, or perhaps Fritz will do it himself, as I believe he's able to as President. It's a tough position to fill, and Taft4Prez seems very willing to learn and has the commitment. We'll be facing a crisis in a couple weeks if we still don't have a SoFE. That being said, due to his lack of experience, I couldn't guarantee he'd be a shoo-in appointment for my administration, with much of my decision being based on how he handles the February elections, as well as if someone more qualified applies for it.
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« Reply #119 on: January 21, 2011, 08:13:49 am »
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« Reply #120 on: January 21, 2011, 09:03:12 am »
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Middle Class Stability: Recognizing the dire straits that the economy is in and how burdensome taxes can be, we support lowering the 14% and 25% tax rates for ten years. This is designed to put more purchasing power in the hands of Atlasia's middle class, and provide them the stability and relief they need.

National Debt: The easiest way we can solve our national debt is fixing our national deficit. I'm confident that under my administration, we won't have to raise the debt ceiling, and if it is ever proposed that we do, there's a good chance we could fix the problem by cutting back on spending. I support small cuts across the board so we can start eliminating our national debt. This won't happen over night, but will take months, and even years.

Unemployment: Some candidates are focused heavily on the past, pointing to key legislation they helped get through in the pass. While it's a great feeling to pass a bill, the effects of the bill are what's more important. And I can't really say we've been making great economical decisions in the past when we still face a high unemployment and growing debt. Our administration will look to more funding for job creation, giving tax credits, and cutting the programs that don't benefit our nation. We'll work to make entitlement reform. In such trying times, I think raising taxes should be a last resort, especially on small businesses, and I will strongly urge the Senate to not pass any tax hikes.

I'm a little curious about these three paragraphs.

First, you come out for lowering taxes on the middle class. I think I can get on board with that.

But then you heighten worry about the national debt, which is not only pretty under control in Atlasia due to legislation different than the US, but also may increase when you cut taxes.

Now one option would be to reduce spending, but the last paragraph rules that out in the short-term by promising "no new taxes" while also promising new spending.

You do promise strategic spending cuts and entitlement reform, but I'm not sure what you mean by the former and the latter is ripped from the US, which I'm not sure applies as smoothly to Atlasia as you make it seem.

So could you tell us what exactly you would be cutting/reforming to help close the under control deficit?
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« Reply #121 on: January 21, 2011, 09:06:38 am »
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I agree with it all but a few things. If you want to play a game, you all can guess which it is.
The Social issues?
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« Reply #122 on: January 21, 2011, 09:48:30 am »
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With our weak economy, I believe we shouldn't be constantly adding onto our national debt, however, we shouldn't be putting a larger tax burden on the American people at the same time.
It's tricky, I know, as both issues (unemployment and national debt) are crucially important to this nation. I think there needs to be some balance with fair tax rates for the middle class, as well as some spending cuts to help counter those lower taxes.
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« Reply #123 on: January 21, 2011, 09:59:15 am »
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With our weak economy, I believe we shouldn't be constantly adding onto our national debt, however, we shouldn't be putting a larger tax burden on the American people at the same time.
It's tricky, I know, as both issues (unemployment and national debt) are crucially important to this nation. I think there needs to be some balance with fair tax rates for the middle class, as well as some spending cuts to help counter those lower taxes.

You are definitely right in the position that efforts to support the middle class and improve our fiscal position must be balanced. But I don't have a clear idea of what you would cut. That's the crucial part of this.
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« Reply #124 on: January 21, 2011, 11:47:21 am »
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I agree with it all but a few things. If you want to play a game, you all can guess which it is.
The Social issues?

Possibly. I know Tmth is socially conservative, but it's not something he labour's on. It is appropriate to say that they won't focus on social issues indeed it is something I welcome; if they chose to focus on them then I would be worried. Though it can't all be left to the Regions either; if the Senate passes socially liberal legislation if elect, Tmth will have to make a decision on it.
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