Green Party on €350 Emergency Payment'Simply ending the only source of income for thousands of people left with no opportunity to return to work, would be against the Green Party's vision for an Ireland of social justice and equity. We believe that we must operate within a model where the social, economic and environmental elements of our society work inharmony for the advantage and betterment of every resident. This is why the Green Party has previously proposed the introduction of a system of Universal Basic Income. We are still supportive of this position. The Party is also supportive of the introduction of a not-for-profit public banking model, along the lines of the Sparkassen banking system in Germany.'
But Green Party, do not let the Taoiseach press on with it before negotiations are finished and a government is formed. Nothing should happen until then.
What about Conserving Water
|Environmentally safe companies and dangerously bad ones|
If you've ever been in a sinking a boat, like we collectively are these days, environmentally, you'll know all about bailing. This is me bailing out water from the sink rather than let it go down the drain. Things are so symbolic these days!
Individual Conservation versus Hotel Waste of Water
To which I respond,
Thank God you're pointing out the agenda. It's not often obvious how economics work and how an idea is waltzed in as if it's inevitable. I read about Greece who was recently celebrated for managing its debt but a real analysis showed that it's only a success if they stay in austerity until 2060. Is that what we want for the future? We need to do our own thing, get public banks (already in Green Party Policy thank God) and recognize our sovereign right for the State to make money to do the things we need to do - ie Public Banks. We also need a universal basic income (also already in Green Party Policy...thank goodness someone has thought this through!)
Why is the Taoiseach pushing for these devastating moves for the Irish people?
Is Leo Varadkar a fascist underneath? He was a doctor I remember and I've supported many people through our health care system and therefore in meetings with doctors and consultants and he's showing all the signs of superiority. Oh I know, everyone is lovely and all that and doing their best but we must keep our wits about us. Maybe we really shouldn't have Fine Gael in power still, in any shape or form?
To which I responded,
The history of when countries gave away their right to create money to private enterprises. That was the first thing, which we can sort out no problem at all by creating public banks and actually nationalizing the existing banks, would be a justified and actionable rebellion right now. The second mistake was that lending used to be based on the ol' golden peg - how much gold a country actually had. Now banks can lend and recoup with interest any amount of trillions they like. What I'm trying to do is set up a public bank here with our water as our golden peg. It's tangible, valuable and it still rains here. It's our greatest resource and the bank's lending criteria would be for operations of food production, social services and conservation that make wise use of it. Even without charging interest, which it shouldn't, a public bank creates money. Because with a bank structure, they can lend 8 times what they have in reserve and just the repayments of that multiple the actual reserves by eight. In Germany, 70% of the market is in their public banks, free of commercial banks/World Bank and associated interest and debt. Credit is a public utility. Debt should absolutely be forgiven I agree. A country needs to be brave to do it but I am the public banking queen and command that we take back the sovereign right of states to create the money needed!!...I do a good bit of commanding but not much has happened yet as a result!!
Public Bank Proposal I'm exploring this last couple of months and my colleague has been working on for over a two decades: Richard C Cook in Conversation with Yours Truly