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Tim_Holtz - Your Government

Tag 1,910, 06:45 Veröffentlicht in Australia Australien von Arcaian

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:

http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-cp-elections-tim-holtz-defence-and-foreign-affairs-2206231/1/20

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.

http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-cp-elections-tim-holtz-ndash-security-and-finance-2205638/1/20

(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:

http://www.erepublik.com/en/main/law/Australia/123290

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:

http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-cp-elections-tim-holtz-ndash-domestic-policies-2203862/1/20

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.

 

Kommentare

Lord TJ
Lord TJ Tag 1,910, 07:23

A point on Asgard that has been addressed by commentators previously - it is a regional alliance. Unless we're physically linked to the eCanadian region, it is an automatic strike out.

Mickskitz
Mickskitz Tag 1,912, 03:57

just to clarify, "they won't consider having us" or "we shouldn't consider joining" kind of strike out

Arcaian
Arcaian Tag 1,910, 08:18

I didn't know that one, but if that's the case, then I understand not applying/looking seriously into them. However, Tim should just say that, instead of tallking about being full of small countries that isn't worth it.

Valentyme
Valentyme Tag 1,910, 13:05

@Arcaian

MoI and Tim were both discussing the report as of last and it really hasn't been that many days since he was elected, so there isn't that much information. Also Tim has released an article himself as of now.

Your MoFA issues seem to me to be without warrant. I think you are getting signing MPPs confused with joining alliances. I believe he means signing strategic mpps would be better than joining an alliance. EDEN is crumbling, or so everyone says so it wouldn't even make sense to join them, and since ASGARD is a regional alliance that wouldn't make much sense either.

As for the MoD stuff, you can't really organize strikes if your MoFA stuff hasn't been sorted out b/c you won't know where to strike. Also we did have two RWs which were organized via irc, one of which we won and one of which we did not.

As for the MPP proposed for South Africa, that was actually not Tim's idea, but actually came from a Senator from the ARP. There was support for signing an mpp with them in senate so Tim proposed the mpp.

I'm not sure if you have joined the forums or not, but much of this info can be garnered there by just reading through the Senate and such. Also a lot of info can be found out by going on IRC.

Also I would suggest reading his latest article which might provide you some insight.

Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen
Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen Tag 1,910, 15:13

nice article Arcaian. It seems you got the CP's attention.

Aussie Blokee
Aussie Blokee Tag 1,910, 17:21

Great, another arp zombie sprouting more shit.

Arcaian
Arcaian Tag 1,910, 18:19

"MoI and Tim were both discussing the report as of last and it really hasn't been that many days since he was elected, so there isn't that much information. Also Tim has released an article himself as of now."

It's been a week now. Thats a quarter of his term, thats more than a little amount of time.

"Your MoFA issues seem to me to be without warrant. I think you are getting signing MPPs confused with joining alliances. I believe he means signing strategic mpps would be better than joining an alliance. EDEN is crumbling, or so everyone says so it wouldn't even make sense to join them, and since ASGARD is a regional alliance that wouldn't make much sense either."

Nup. Got me wrong there. I'm saying he shouldn't have signed the MPP with eSouth Africa, as his campaign said he wanted very few, but meaningful and impacting MPPs. eSouth Africa just isn't in a place where they can deliver that - if we can't afford to be wasting MPPs, then eSA shouldn't have gotten a MPP, no matter whose idea it was. It's what he said, he can't change that now.

On top of that, he said he wanted to investigate all options - ASGARD and EDEN are options. If they're taken out of the equation, the only choices are TWO's little alliance (I've forgotten the name for their baby alliance) or CoT. Look how well CoT has gone.

"I'm not sure if you have joined the forums or not, but much of this info can be garnered there by just reading through the Senate and such. Also a lot of info can be found out by going on IRC."

I was the Minister of Education last term, you expect me not to have joined the forum? I'm a mod on one of the boards, of course I've joined. And yeah, IRC you can't go back so I can't see what I've missed during the night, but I do read as much of the Senate as I'm allowed to. It doesn't say much about this.

"Also I would suggest reading his latest article which might provide you some insight. "
Use some logic? It came out after this article.

Tim_Holtz
Tim_Holtz Tag 1,910, 18:23

hey AB lets not get rude.

Arcaian has legitimate concerns and he seems to be non malicious in his intent.

Arcaian thank you for your concerns i will be taking them into account and trying to rectify them

infin
infin Tag 1,910, 18:29

Tim is just a seat warmer. Hopefully we can get a decent CP, rebuild some relationships with our former Allies and put this dreadful Chile/CoT experiment behind us.

infin
infin Tag 1,910, 18:30

I think impeachment should be a real option Arcaian.

Valentyme
Valentyme Tag 1,910, 19:31

@Arcaian idk who you are mate since I just joined eAus. The only people I actually know are people active on irc so its not my fault I have no idea who you are. If you read the forums then you'd know that the MPP was not Tim's idea, it came from an ARP congressmen. Congress wanted an MPP and they wanted SA, is Tim supposed to say no to congress??? The way its going, saying no to congress seems like a good way to get impeached. Also how is signing an MPP with SA not meaningful??? SA are very old allies of Australia so to sign with them makes sense.

Also who says Australia has to join an alliance??? Would it not be better to sign a few strategic MPPs and also signing mpps = joining an alliance. Also you have forgotten about all the EX-TERRA nations who are currently neutral, are they not viable options???

Also I wasn't suggesting that you had posted your article after his came out, I was merely suggesting that some of your questions might now be answered by his article.

scottty the NUKE
scottty the NUKE Tag 1,910, 19:32

Oh god Infin still going around spitting his crap like a child. Grow up kid. Let us work...

Apologies Mr dear leader of our land Arcaian I have been working on a information artitlce since friday night. But over the weekend people were away out having a real life. You know the term "real life comes first". Now my weekend is monday - tuesday,... Monday I got *most people* to give me updates and now I have just woken up today. About to finalize and publish.

Tim_Holtz
Tim_Holtz Tag 1,910, 19:58

sigh why does everything turn into a shitstorm....


Arcaian i have to disagree intently on your analysis of South Africa, they are one if not our greatest ally in this game, when we have issues they bring everything there for us. we can count on them. and when we are available we help them too. they arent in battles of their own as much which means when we are in need they can focus 100% on us. that cannot be discounted especially since most possible ally choices are busy. that gives South Africa a huge leg up on others. They can actually help alot

Lord TJ
Lord TJ Tag 1,910, 22:53

"Tim is just a seat warmer".

- Uhh all CPs are seat warmers. Each election comes a new candidate, a new party and a new set of ideas.


"Hopefully we can get a decent CP, rebuild some relationships with our former Allies and put this dreadful Chile/CoT experiment behind us".

- So you saying Tim is right and XG was wrong? Must be because after XG relieved himself on eUSA's doorstep, contrary to his dCP who was doing what she could to keep strong ties with the eUS, there went one of our biggest hitters bar eSerbia (I have QMd for #brostralia previously and yes .. there have been a lot of eSerbians who have fought for us shortly prior to the transition to a CoT stack).

"I think impeachment should be a real option Arcaian".

- Impeachment is cowardly and even in the cases where I have seen bad CPs, inactivity or direct maladministration (e.g. theft, Discrateness etc) has been the standard.

No one person is always going to get their way. Even at the height of XG taking to our foreign policy with a wrecking ball, given the opportunity I wouldn't have impeached them. Besides, watching CPs squirm is a lot more satisfying.

Arcaian
Arcaian Tag 1,911, 07:36

"Also who says Australia has to join an alliance??? Would it not be better to sign a few strategic MPPs and also signing mpps = joining an alliance. Also you have forgotten about all the EX-TERRA nations who are currently neutral, are they not viable options???"

I'm not saying they have to, I'm saying if Tim says he's going to look at all the available options, then he should.

"Apologies Mr dear leader of our land Arcaian I have been working on a information artitlce since friday night. But over the weekend people were away out having a real life. You know the term "real life comes first". Now my weekend is monday - tuesday,... Monday I got *most people* to give me updates and now I have just woken up today. About to finalize and publish."

It was still 7 days, I'm pretty sure SOME information could come out by then. And even so, how are we supposed to guess you have a Monday & Tuesday weekend?

"Arcaian i have to disagree intently on your analysis of South Africa, they are one if not our greatest ally in this game, when we have issues they bring everything there for us. we can count on them. and when we are available we help them too. they arent in battles of their own as much which means when we are in need they can focus 100% on us. that cannot be discounted especially since most possible ally choices are busy. that gives South Africa a huge leg up on others. They can actually help alot "

I agree that South Africa is one our greatest friends. When I first started eRep in early 2008 (on a different account) I was actually eSA, and I really like the country. I'm a South African irl, so it's nothing against the country - it's just that they're fighting Brazil rather badly right now, and they're constantly wiped by them, or fighting them. We can help eSA in that, and they can help us, but compared to a large country they're just not as useful in the fight, thats all I'm saying. Thanks for keeping it civil!

Tim_Holtz
Tim_Holtz Tag 1,911, 19:39

Arcaian but they arent fighting South Africa... they are only reorgansing for their rental.

 
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