Before I start, I don't have a personal vendetta against Tim. He seems like a nice enough guy, but I don't know him very well. We happen to disagree on some issues, but I'm not trying to get him impeached, rather point out some problems I've seen with his term so far. I know it's the first week, and thats chaotic, but still, promises are promises.
To start with, lets talk about the big issue of the term. Foreign affairs - this was the big difference between Mr. Crumpets and Tim. MC wanted nothing to do with eChile and eIndo, whereas Tim wanted to talk to everyone. Here is a reference article - Tim's Foreign Affairs article for the CP race:
He says that no stone will be left unturned - every alliance will be investigated. Then in the comments sections of other articles (one of MCs, I've forgotten) he bags out EDEN and Asgard. Seems like a change of heart (even if they are going to be investiaged, if the CP is saying they're stupid then they won't be taken seriously).
In the same article, he mentions defence - his idea is to not spread the damage out over time, but to have an "organised strike system hitting hard at select times to the maximum possible effect", taken directly from his article. He's been in power a week now (a full quarter of his term) and I have yet to see a single thing about organised strikes, mentioned anywhere, let alone said in time for everyone to know about it and listen to it.
Now, lets move on to finance.
(Security is hardly mentioned in that article, and nothing definitive so I'm ignoring it) Finance is stressed as an important part of Tim's term. To show what his strategy is, I'll quote him:
"Unfortunately its true and we are going to have to watch every penny that comes in and out of the bank. This means only strategic and useful MPPs and very tight spending for other things."
So in theory, we should only be spending on very useful MPPs, hey? Wrong. Look at this:
An alliance with eSouthAfrica. They're good friends and all, but they can't help us in the situation we're in. As it is currently, we can hardly afford 4-5 MPPs - do we really want to waste one on a country that can't help us?
Later in the article, he mentions hitting hard again:
"This means that we are going to be watchful of spending and really only hit it hard when there is a chance of lasting victory.'
Please, tell us when to hit hard. No information coming from the government there. This leads on nicely to my last point - no information is coming from the government. In this article of his:
He mentions many things. Firstly:
"I will create a Media program which is enjoyable, I've found the Postcast system where a radio show is broadcast to be a good idea and I plan on having a government version"
Nothing about this. He still has time, but no information about it has been announced at all. Then, his next point is this:
"Information will be key (which is a very standard response I know).
I will have the information department release the standard reports on issues and what has been done but also have each department write up a full report on exactly what each department is responsible for as sometimes there is confusion."
It's been a week. The information department has released exactly nothing. None of the departments have done anything about explaining what it is they do, are doing and plan to do - something that has to be done at the start. Then he says this one:
"This is a prime example that we need to look through all our education stuff and make sure everything is still up to date. With special considerations to the war module as it seems to be the most temperamental."
This one really gets me going, it's so frustrating. He's criticised XG's government about EVERYTHING, and yet he says this. I spent the whole of last term doing EXACTLY this, and I've even got it in a nice website for him to use. Instead of pretending it's a new idea, acknowledge the previous government having done most of this work for you.
Again, I'm not doing this to get Tim impeached. He's made promises to all of us, and he needs to keep them. No-one else is pointing this out, so I've taken it as my job. Someone needs to keep the government honest. If this article makes Tim turn around, thats great. But he needs to realise that he has promised eAus something, and he has to keep that promise.
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