Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Vote for nobody

Where is our democratic right to abstain and not cast a vote ?

All political parties receive an amount of funding proportional to the number of votes they receive. So its definitely in their interest to maintain the status quo and force everybody to vote. But what if we don't care, or we don't approve of any of the parties running in the next election ? We have to vote for the least bad option then.

The Australian ALP, the champions of committees, bureaucracy, technocrats and regulation will not be getting my vote:

Mr Howard told Parliament Labor promises included 96 inquiries, such as a committee on federal-state relations and a climate change review.

He said there also were pledges for 67 new bureaucracies such as the Office of Strategic Interventions and the creation of a non-profit housing organisation.