[LINK] Election Promises

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Wed Aug 18 11:45:35 AEST 2010

On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, David Boxall wrote:

> On 17/08/2010 8:54 PM, Tom Koltai wrote:
>> Politicians keep offering
>> Then get elected.
>> Then they change their minds.
>> In commerce, this is called breach of contract and can and often is sued
>> for.
>> Is it time that we should be able to take class actions by voters
>> against politicians who don't deliver on campaign promises ?
>> ...
> I favour the loss of a body part for every lie or broken promise. The
> sight of politicians disappearing piece-by-piece should teach salutary
> lessons. ;-)

I remember reading about something like this in MAD magazine, when I was a kid.

They had a strip regarding what to do when politicians break their promises.

Things suggested included garniche of their salaries, making them use public
transport, having to live in a poor socioeconomic neighbourhood, having to 
publically apologise in the media, having to carry a placard around indicating
they are a liar etc.....

All good stuff and very practical....


Rachel Polanskis                 Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
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