Introducing: The Accountability Party

http://whimsicaldog.blogspot.com/2011/03/accountability-party.html

“The Accountability Party? What’s that?” you ask, puzzled, thinking you’ve missed some newsworthy “announcement”. You haven’t.

The Accountability Party is my little fantasy, created at this most opportune moment, when the Dems and Repubs are both out of favor. The Accountability Party is intended to be broad-based, having only two planks, so as to be robustly resistant to destruction by fragmentation.

The AP’s two planks are Accountability and Jobs. Every other issue is relevant ONLY as seen through the lens of these two concerns. Otherwise the AP takes no position.  “No position” means NO POSITION.  No position means being “agnostic” on EVERYTHING else. Individual AP members have their own views of course, but as a unified organization, the AP takes no position on: abortion, taxes, gay marriage, gun rights, defense policy, campaign finance, racial discrimination, immigration, terrorism, hate-speech, Israel, education policy, environmentalism, global warming, etc.

The two issues to which the AP devotes its exclusive focus are: accountability and jobs.

ACCOUNTABILITY

No one is above the law. Everyone, but in particular persons in high position who have traditionally ‘enjoyed’ immunity from prosecution, will now have their get out of jail free cards voided.

And JOBS: everyone who wants a paycheck gets a paycheck. EV-REE-ONE.

Now you might well ask — certainly others will — “How you gonna implement the jobs program, and more to the point, how you gonna pay for it?” To which I reply, “You must always remember that the AP subordinates ALL OTHER ISSUES to paychecks/jobs and accountability, so the details of the fiscal policy behind the “JOBS” commitment is for the most part irrelevant. That said, the Treasury has a machine that prints checks, so the policy is secured, “Move right along. Nothing to see here.” Whatever may be the details required to reconcile the jobs program with fiscal reality, the program itself is in stone, and non-negotiable. For the curious though, I would state the obvious: print the money, borrow the money, or tax someone. In terms of practical economics, it would be quite simple: The more robust the private sector economy, the greater the proportion of jobs it provides. The rest to be provided by govt, and financed,… however. (Personally, I like a progressive income tax, or a flat tax based on net worth, or a financial transaction tax, but I’ll go along with whatever the AP figures out AFTER THE ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN WON.)

A major innovation: the AP does not conduct its campaigns by traditional methods. No TV, no radio, no interviews with mainstream journalists. TV, radio, and other conventional media are corporate. They are part of the illegitimate mainstream corporate and political power. They are part of the political opposition, they are gatekeepers of the process, and if you pay them for TV and radio ads, then you are feeding your political adversaries. The AP therefore, chooses to conduct its campaigns DIRECTLY with the voters, over the internet, no gatekeeper, no middleman — no corporate mediation-for-profit of the political process. A not-for-profit political process is crucial to eliminating corporate/govt corruption and restoring a healthy society. In this way, the AP takes money out of the political process.

There’s more, but this is a start.

Jeff Davis: jrd1415@yahoo.com

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4 Responses to Introducing: The Accountability Party

  1. Norman Derrick says:

    I’m in the process of developing a party myself, with others input, cooperation, and responsibility. The main theme we have all have in common more than anything is “accountability”. As a result we looked to see if anyone had used the theme on the internet and we found yours. Whereas you have some interesting ideas, I don’t see the logic in your 3rd paragraph. We all have to be “accountable” to address these issues.

    I want waste a lot of your and my time, but we will be addressing entitlements, the budget, immigration, healthcare, the justice system, taxation, social security,and other major and minor issues. In a nutshell there will be no “freebee’s”. You work, you get your fair share. You don’t, you get nothing! Everything is based on usuage. You partake in it, you pay your fair share. You don’t partake in it, you don’t pay. Of course defense and other items is a little different. Things that are in the Constitution. However, the Constitution says, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. The key word here is “pursuit”! If you don’t work for it, you don’t get the happiness! It says the right to pursue it, not just have it handed to you. The only exception, is for an exsample, a disabled veteran who fought for you. Otherwise if you come on bad times go to your family or Church, and they may help you. Don’t go to the taxpayer.

    Gotta go,

    I could talk forever! Just some thoughts my friend!

    Everything is really so simple. The budget! If you don’t have the money, you don’t get it. Just like a normal family. That’s the problem. The gov’t does not use this philosophy.

  2. John Wynn says:

    You are on the right track. The rest of the platform can be set using scientific surveys to get the opinions of the constituents of a Congressional District. Please read http://thenewthirdparty.blogspot.com.

  3. Fred Krogh says:

    I’m less ambitious. I think it is premature for a third party as at this point as it is more likely than not to play a “spoiler” role. If I were to pick two issues they would probably be campaign finance reform as without that I think all is lost. I’d also like to see preference voting as without that a third party has little chance. With it, the gates would be open. I see these two issues as the root of the problems we see. That said, I most definitely support the views here.

    I have had thoughts of a web site that would foster real discussion, and if successful enough would force those running for office to actually answer questions rather than dodge them. I have seen so little interest in this that I’ve set this aside for now. If interested you can get an idea from http://govdis.org.

  4. George Sherwood says:

    ACCOUNTABILITY, indeed, is the key to “cleaning-up” our political system.

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