I will be focusing on three main areas in this article:
1) The laws that I will inform you about my voting, why I voted etc.
2) The Tax War votes, and how insane Congress has gotten, including those who have proposed them
3) The non-game mechanic votes, and the insanity there
1) Laws I voted on:
VAT and Import taxes: Weapons. This was a change from 10% to 15%. I support this increase in order to protect our markets and provide higher revenue streams for the eUK government, going some way to offsetting the lowered taxes. This vote was passed with 25 to 7, a total of 32 votes cast.
MPP with Bulgaria: Due to pass in 6 hours, I voted YES as I have seen Bulgaria lay down damage for us, and they are close CoT allies. Current vote stands at 29 to 4, a total of 33 votes cast.
Donation of 25000 from the country accounts ot Bank of England in order to help our the MoF projects. I voted YES to this, as I trust Carlini and his work to better the eUK. Vote will pass, currently standing at 31 to 3, a total of 34 votes cast.
MPP with Hungary: this is a no brainer to back as they are a TWO co-member and a stalwart ally. This has already passed, 24 to 1, though has around 14 hours to go with 25 votes cast. I expect between 7 and 8 more to vote in the coming hours.
2) The Tax War
This started recently with changes proposed to income tax and various VAT and Import taxes. Want to know why food and raw material is so cheap and foreign markets are flooding us? This is why:
Income tax raise proposed (again) and failed by MookieGobu of ESO
VAT and Import Taxes (Food) proposed and passed by TheSocialist of ESO, this was a change from 10% VAT to 8%, not too bad, with an import tax drop from 99% to 70%.
I misread this law, and therefore would have voted yes if I had read it correctly, I apologise for the misunderstanding...
3) Ingame Voting Hall
This was a shambles with non-Congress members voting and a general upheaval. I have no real idea of the outcome, and I think the MoLA should call the votes invalid and start again with clearer 'Congress only' guidelines, or move it into the Forums where we have a more private Voting Hall for Congress.
Proposed was: Cap the call to arms at lvl 30: I voted NO, as I am unsure as to what the future of this should be, but just capping it seems to not be the answer.
Woldy is the King: I voted YES as I think he makes a great King. The public have overwhelmingly shown their support for Woldy, I hope that he remains in his position!
Bank of England to start an Investment and Loans Bank for Citizens: I voted NO as I felt that this proposal was not properly formulated, nor did it take into account that fact that a) we cannot afford it without donations and we will probably not see the cash again. I am behind the idea in principle, but I would like to see a more solid plan of action, and some reports before moving down this path hence I could not support it at this time.
I hope this is informative for you, and you enjoy my latest article from Parliament.
Your Congress member
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