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I'm a Bernie Bro but let's unite behind Biden
Lakigigar
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Political Matrix
E: -2.84, S: -2.96

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« on: September 18, 2018, 02:34:24 pm »
« edited: September 18, 2018, 02:46:52 pm by Lakigigar »

Foreign Policy: I believe that NATO should be disbanded, and that we should decrease military spending, focus on diplomacy and international dialogue, and follow an independent course in terms of foreign politics.
Drugs: Legalization of marijuana, decriminalisation of other drugs, but focus on prevention and rehabitilation. Driving while drunk or driving under influence should not be tolerated though.
Abortion: Pro-choice. If woman are against abortion, they can chose to not have an abortion when they're pregnant, but it's not my business or business of the state. Illegal abortions are also not safe and not preferrable by any means, because the government or private instutions doesn't provide a safer way.
LGBT: I support LGBTQ-rights, but we shouldn't start to pro-discriminate them which is currently happening. People are starting to feel like they're being forgotten when they're "too normal".
Welfare/Social Security: Expand. Social security might be the most important task a government has to offer their citizens. It's the only way to combat poverty, and it's the most humanitarian approach. Economic equality is very important to me.
Free Trade: Lean towards oppose. Or... at least less than now. Let's put it that way. Globalism has gone too far, and multinationals have too much of a hegemony over the market. We should focus on supporting local economy, and more protectionist measures against international corporations, but... still more than reasonable.
Education: I support free tuition fees, and would invest a lot in quality college. Education is what shapes a person and what helps them in their further life. Anything starts with going to college. That's why we should spend a lot here. I'm a proponent of the Finnish system.
Taxes: Lowering rates on middle and lower classes, higher or keeping high on high-income earners, and progressive tax system on corporations (high multinationals, less high on local corporations). Taxes should be used to provide more economic equality.
Minimum Wage: I believe in a minimum wage yes. People who work need to have a decent income. Should be up to 15 dollar / hour at least. Anything below is basically slavery.
Prostitution: Legal, starting at the age of 21, for both people who offer / make use of it.
Immigration: I believe we should be tough on immigration, but be anti-racist. But we need to stop importing poverty here, and focus on stabilizing other regions on the world. The world isn't culturally homogenous enough or tolerant enough to other cultures to have mass-immigration of this rate. Immigration should thus be tough, but correct and humane. We also need to make sure that immigrant groups already staying in our country, can truly integrate in our country.
Separation of Church and State: We should be a secular nation, and there should be no reference of religion in the state, even at school.
Environment: Climate change might be the most important issue of 21st century, so we need to take harsh measures here. We currently are not doing enough to combat climate change. We need to prioritize green energy and focus on a sustainable green economy, focus on public transport, and have a tax of 21% on meat.
Euthanasia: I support euthanasia. People have the right to die if they want too. It's also more humane that suicide efforts and it can offer a way for people to say goodbye to that person and accept it.
Healthcare: I support universal single-payer healthcare system. Healthcare is very important, and everyone should afford it. No-one should die or get sick because they simply can not afford to go to the doctor or pay a visit to the hospital.
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I'm a Bernie Bro but let's unite behind Biden
Lakigigar
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Posts: 4,124
Belgium


Political Matrix
E: -2.84, S: -2.96

P P P

« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 07:12:13 pm »
« Edited: March 10, 2019, 07:20:59 pm by Lakigigar »

Overview:
Social: Center-left to left-wing (American norms: left-wing to far-left)
Economic: Far-left (even compared to European norms)
Foreign: Left-wing to far-left (American norms: far-left)
Party Affiliation: Registered PVDA-PTB (marxist) member

Most important issues:
Radical & social implementation of social green new deal
Free public transport (trains & busses)
Tuition-free colleges
Legalization of marijuana, decriminalization of all drugs
30 hour work week*

(*) People will have to work longer (65 to 70 years), and that's why we need to reduce the work week to reduce stress (and burn-outs). A shorter work week would reduce unemployment, as more people will be needed because people work less, but it would anticipate on a new technological wave (more automatization because of robots). I also support spreading the main shifts (8 to 5 work week) to 7 to 4 and 9 to 6 work week to reduce traffic overload.
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I'm a Bernie Bro but let's unite behind Biden
Lakigigar
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Posts: 4,124
Belgium


Political Matrix
E: -2.84, S: -2.96

P P P

« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 03:08:54 pm »
« Edited: August 18, 2019, 03:22:33 pm by Lakigigar »

Abortion: Pro-Choice
Same Sex Marriage: Support
Marijuana: Legalize recreational marijuana and pardon all convicted people
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Lean towards support
Criminal justice reform: Support
Gun control: Pro-background checks, undecided about gun bans.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Decriminalize
Euthanasia: Legalize

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Increase to a 15 dollar minimum wage, tied to inflation, adjust yearly
Welfare: Increase spending, especially for working families
Right-to-Work: People should always have the right to work.
Taxation: Increase taxes for the rich & multinationals, decreases for middle & lower class & local businesses
Healthcare: I support a single-payer healthcare system.
Social Security: Expand
Trade: I'm a hard protectionist
Education: I'm in favour of the Finland system. State decides where people go to school. Free education, including higher education. Fully subsidized by government. Abolish private & charter schools.
Balanced Budget Amendment: I don't know
Transportation: Expand public transporting funding & make free for all, abolish private transportation (trains, busses)
Infrastructure: Increase spending

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw
NATO: Withdraw
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw
Iran: Withdraw
Russia: Lift sanctions and Support better relations
Europe: increase tariffs, just like we should do.
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal without our involvement.
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Lift sanctions and support better relations
Venezuela: Lift sanctions and support better relations
Military Spending: Cut down by 50% or more.
PATRIOT Act: End
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA.
Palestine/Israel: Support an independent Palestine
Immigration: Support tightly controlled immigration.
Guantanamo Bay: Shut down

Environment

Climate Change: Support a new green deal. Implement a COČ tax.
Green Energy: Support
Keystone XL Pipeline: Against
Fracking: Against

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support
Voter ID: Support
Compulsory Voting: Oppose
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Puerto Rico should become a state.

Overview:
Social: Center-left to left-wing (American norms: left-wing to far-left)
Economic: Far-left (even compared to European norms)
Foreign: Left-wing to far-left (American norms: far-left)
Party Affiliation: Registered PVDA-PTB (marxist) member, but i refuse to call myself a marxist. I see myself more as independent affiliated with this party.
Ideology: Left-wing populist, democratic socialist, libertarian socialist.

Most important issues:
Green New Deal
Single-payer healthcare
Tuition-free colleges
Legalization of marijuana, decriminalization of all drugs
30 hour work week*

(*) People will have to work longer (65 to 70 years), and that's why we need to reduce the work week to reduce stress (and burn-outs). A shorter work week would reduce unemployment, as more people will be needed because people work less, but it would anticipate on a new technological wave (more automatization because of robots). I also support spreading the main shifts (8 to 5 work week) to 7 to 4 and 9 to 6 work week to reduce traffic overload.
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I'm a Bernie Bro but let's unite behind Biden
Lakigigar
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Posts: 4,124
Belgium


Political Matrix
E: -2.84, S: -2.96

P P P

« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 10:23:54 am »
« Edited: October 30, 2019, 10:34:06 am by Laki »

Abortion: Pro-Choice but let states decide
Same Sex Marriage: Support
Marijuana: Legalize recreational marijuana and pardon all convicted people
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Lean towards support but let states decide
Criminal justice reform: Support
Gun control: Pro-background checks, undecided about gun bans.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Decriminalize but this should be a state issue
Euthanasia: Legalize but leave it up to the states

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Increase to a 15 dollar minimum wage, tied to inflation, adjust yearly Increase on state and city level. No longer 15 dollars a month because i believes it hurts the economy, and America is too diverse for a general minimum wage. I want instead to decrease income taxes.
Welfare: Increase spending, especially for working families
Right-to-Work: People should always have the right to work.
Taxation: Increase taxes for the rich & multinationals, decreases for middle & lower class & local businesses increase inheritance and real estate tax, decrease VAT tax
Healthcare: I support a single-payer healthcare system.
Social Security: Expand Depends, but reform. Increase retirement age, decrease work week for elderly
Trade: I'm a hard protectionist Now i'm in favour of free trade and soft protectionism
Education: I'm in favour of the Finland system. State decides where people go to school. Free education, including higher education. Fully subsidized by government. Abolish private & charter schools.
Balanced Budget Amendment: I don't know Against
Transportation: Expand public transporting funding & make free for all, abolish private transportation (trains, busses)
Infrastructure: Increase spending

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw Stay in but scale back current involvement
NATO: Withdraw Stay in, but states need to pay 1,5% of GDP and NATO needs to modernize, eventually invite Russia and Asian countries in, as they're more reasonable than China.
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw Fight ISIS, than withdraw
Iran: Withdraw Economic sanctions
Russia: Lift sanctions and Support better relations
Europe: increase tariffs, just like we should do.
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal without our involvement. Leave but support South Korea and deliver high weapon technology
Syria: Leave Leave but support a Kurdistan and Assad. Fight ISIS and VERY HARSH economical sanctions for Turkey. If they threaten with releasing immigrants into Europe, invade in northern Syria, and create an international buffer and no-fly zone, and support Kurds to enter Northern Syria (from Iran, Iraq and Turkey)
Cuba: Lift sanctions and support better relations
Venezuela: Lift sanctions and support better relations Economic sanctions, but don't intervent
Military Spending: Cut down by 50% or more. Decrease budget gradually
PATRIOT Act: End Unsure
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA. Keep them
Palestine/Israel: Support an independent Palestine Support a two-state solution according to 1947 census, support an independent Jerusalem
Immigration: Support tightly controlled immigration. Support tough and correct immigration policy. Be humane, but be tough on it
Guantanamo Bay: Shut down Keep

Environment

Climate Change: Support a new green deal. Implement a COČ tax. Against COČ tax for working class, focus on appointing national parks and invest in technology or research
Green Energy: Support
Keystone XL Pipeline: Against
Fracking: Against

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support
Voter ID: Support
Compulsory Voting: Oppose
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Puerto Rico should become a state.

Overview:
Social: Center-left to left-wing (American norms: left-wing to far-left)
Economic: Far-left (even compared to European norms)
Foreign: Left-wing to far-left (American norms: far-left)
Party Affiliation: Registered PVDA-PTB (marxist) member, but i refuse to call myself a marxist. I see myself more as independent affiliated with this party.
Ideology: Left-wing populist, democratic socialist, libertarian socialist.

Some changes.
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Lakigigar
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Posts: 4,124
Belgium


Political Matrix
E: -2.84, S: -2.96

P P P

« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 03:52:03 pm »
« Edited: November 26, 2019, 03:58:40 pm by Laki »

Democratic socialist; ecosocialist; anti-immigration; environmentalism; left-wing populism; marxism; communism; protectionist; libertarian socialist


Pro-Choice
Pro-LGBTQ rights
Anti Death Penalty but lifelong sentences for rape & murder
Background checks for guns
End affirmative action
Climate change is true and we need to intervene, regulate the economy, use nuclear energy and alternative energy resources
We need to trade with countries that have the same social and economic standards, otherwise tarrifs, that includes the USA. Why? Because companies can move away and put their HQ and companies in other countries, take our jobs simply because a country doesn't have the same labour standards. That's why i'm staunchly against free trade agreements like TTIP and CETA, which are a disaster economically for EU.
Free healthcare
Free education
Free public transport
Progressive tax system, fight income inequality, implement a 30 hour work week.
Fight against monopolies and multinationals, because they form a threat
No PAC money, cap on donating money, cap on party finances
End the war on drugs and legalize marijuana
End foreign aid and military interventions. Bring our troops home.
Deport illegal imigrants, put caps on immigrants and refugees that enter our country, and bring others back to rebuild their country again
I believe in punishing crimes instead of rehabitiliating for major offenses.
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Lakigigar
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Posts: 4,124
Belgium


Political Matrix
E: -2.84, S: -2.96

P P P

« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 11:21:28 am »
« Edited: November 27, 2019, 11:41:26 am by Laki »

Some Belgian issues:

Flemish independence: Undecided, leaning towards no mostly because socialism is stronger in the south. If we do split, make Flanders, Wallonia regions of Wallonia, and create from Brussels an independent capital / city of the EU, and abolish monarchy. I'm also in favour of reunification with the Netherlands if we keep our autonomy.
Monarchy: Abolish, replace with a ceremonial presidency with max 1 term of 4, 5 or 6 years, alternating terms between french-speaking candidates and dutch-speaking candidates. Candidates need to fluidly speak both languages. Candidate needs to be supported by 50 of both French-speaking parties and Dutch-speaking parties. Add a first round, if no candidate ends up with 50%, run-off. Correctly filed presidential candidates need to prove they speak both languages and have enough signatures (10.000)
Electoral reform: Leaning towards banning ISLAM and extremist parties, lowering electoral threshold to 3%, direct democracy, direct referenda, and voting on internet / e-mail. No decrease of voting to age of 16. Abolish obligatory voting. Present a Flemish list for regional and federal elections, not only for European elections in Flanders, likewise for Wallonia.
Provinces: Abolish
Trade: European Free Trade zone, Tarrifs for Canada, UK and USA. Economical sanctions for China, Iran and other countries that are not in our interest. Against free trade agreements with countries that do not share our values in terms of social & economic policy because that harms us.
European Union: Stay in, but reform from the inside. I'm in favour of splitting the EU in several blocs, in which we would naturally be in the EU-West Side (stretching from Portugal to Finland, from Italy to Austria to Germany and Denmark).
Borders: Leaning towards leaving Schengen
Euro: Keep, but no strong feelings.
Russia, Iran & China: keep relations we have and build up new diplomatic relations
End Saudi Arabian weapons export
Crime: Tougher for both small & huge offenses
Justice: Reform, make it work faster
Education: Reform high schools & universities, make public schools free, and costs for university and high schools as low as possible. Education should be an opportunity, not a privilege.
Healthcare: Make waiting lists less longer, and expand psychological & psychiatric healthcare, as this is a huge problem, not only for us, but for our neighbouring countries. The Finland & Slovenia education systems are examples for us.
30 hour work week: implement
Marijuana: end the war on drugs, pardon all cannabis users, legalize both recreational and medical marijuana, and focus on prevention and care of drug users. Marijuana is a health issue, not a crime. Reduce costs for medicines, implement a "kiwimodel"
Immigration: cut legal immigration back and add tougher conditions to it (high-skilled workers, workers in areas we need more workers, showing proof of ability to pay taxes), send all illegal immigrants back, let refugees in but send them back when the war is over. Only allow refugees out of regions in conflict. Focus on integration first, second and third-gen Belgians. Let immigrants vote on mayoral elections, and after 10 years they can demand their nationalization after doing some exams of knowing basic knowledge of the country, language, culture & traditions, than they can vote for federal, regional, presidential and european elections
Privatisation of public transport: Fully against, make public transport free.
Minimum wage: increase to 15 euros, increase wages for teachers and nurses.
Media: abolish public media, media should be reliant on their own incomes.
Culture: against cutting subsidies, as i've protested against, with a yellow banner on Facebook recently, although culture institutions should become more independent and less reliant on government resources.
Foreign development: Cut expenses
Military: Cut expenses, become more efficient, and focus on domestic security & cyber-security instead.
Pensioners: increase wages, increase age of retirement, but propose a less busy work week schedule, and allow retirement at younger age for heavy labour & risk jobs. Direct towards administration jobs.
Political party funds Caps, caps, caps. Don't allow donations, be completely self-reliant on member's money.
Government institutions: Abolish the provinces, abolish two of the six governments (the bilingual governments), and cut incomes for government workers and MP's, as well as the king/president and ministers.
Farmers: Subsidize, create a climate change funds for natural disasters related to weather & climate catastrophes (like drought, storms and go on...)
Climate change: Do not implement a COČ taxation, but implement a progressive airflight taxation, which increases by every flight you take). Create a miles tax (every mile you drive on the roads of Belgium should be taxed for construction & maintaining roads & infrastructure + climate tax), invest heavily in public transport and implement parts of the GND proposed in the USA. Every climate tax should at least be a progressive tax.
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Lakigigar
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Posts: 4,124
Belgium


Political Matrix
E: -2.84, S: -2.96

P P P

« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 10:04:56 pm »

Overall:Center-left

Abortion:Pro-choice but limited
Same-Sex Marriage: Support fully
Death Penalty: Oppose
Gun Control: Oppose
Affirmative Action: Against

Tax Rates:Increase for wealthy & corporations, progressive tax systems
Healthcare:Move towards some kind of single payer system
Social Security:Oppose privatization
Environment:Increase regulations for the environment, in favour of green new deal
Transit:Support increases
Immigration:Restrict legal immigration and HB-1Visas and fine companies that higher illegals. But no border wall and allow for children of illegals to stay.

Iraq:Oppose
Afghan:Withdraw
Syria:Withdraw
UN: Stay
Russia:Stay out
NATO:LEAVE
Iran:Support Iran deal
Israel:Support two state agreement, oppose current Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory
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