Well, here we are, The election has been called for February 8th 2020, and all of the main political parties will claim this is democracy in action. But is that true.
The Election will not result in a solution to the “Homeless Crisis”.
A shortage of housing helps to maintain “Higher Rents”. And as all of the main political parties are committed to a “Home Rental” rather than “Home Ownership” model of providing homes (which increases the risk of poverty in old age) The private construction developers will not build the required homes because building the required number of homes to alleviate the housing shortage would lead to diminishing returns for investors.
The Election will not result in any improvement in our “Health Service”
Fear of “Waiting on trolleys and “long waiting lists” will force those who can afford it to join private health insurance schemes None of the political parties have a plan to provide a comprehensive medical service. They will all continue to allow insurance providers to fill the gap and ensure their profitability “Effectively Privatising the Health Service”. by denying the citizens a truly efficient health care service.
The Election will not result in any improvement in the “environment”
All of the political parties are committed to allowing the “Market” to dictate what progress we can make and how quickly we can make it. “Privatisation is here to stay“. Richard Bruton (Fine Gael)
The Election will not result in any improvement in the “safety of our citizens”
Law and order has broken down, we are now living in a lawless state, and if you complain you will be jailed or murdered. However Judges and Politicians will be protected
Until we reform the Constitution to allow the citizens to propose initiative’s for “Laws, Acts, and Measures” which will be legally binding on our Government, we do not have a true democracy. Such initiative’s could include “A right to a home” A right to an education, A Right to Medical Care, and safe streets to walk.