So, do I dare to publish part two, hmm of course I do 🙂
Another subject that hasn’t been mentioned much this election, the environment. The problem with this is as with everything else, everybody wants to safe the planet, but no one proposes an actual way of financing this. So my standing on this subjects is watch Bjoern Lomborgs movie “Cool it” he actually has a plan, that would be possible to follow. We can spend a lot of money on the environment, but if we don’t spend them on the right things it serves no purpose. So I believe that we should focus on researching in air and water energy, those are lasting reserves and therefore worth spending money on. I’m still amused by the experiment in wich they started producing a filter for cars that should diminish the CO2 leak, but as it turned out producing and developing the filter, used more CO2 than it could ever prevent. All those millions could have saved lots of starving children in Africa.
We spend a crazy amount of money on research of the environment, we also send a lot of money to help third world countries, but nothing is happening. I have a couple of friends who’d been to Africa and help at schools or orphans, and they all say that they can’t see where the money is going. So my suggestion is, to start manage these large sums of money a lot better, so that we can actually make a change. The problem is that Denmark isn’t big and rich enough to actually make a difference, but if all or just some of the western countries could agree on how to spend these funds we could make a difference, I know that this will probably never be possible, but if it could happen it would be great.
A huge discussion is about the “Efterloen” it’s a concept in wich you pay some money to the state and then you can retire five years earlier, than others, it has been changed over the years and now it’s only three. This means that you can retire when you’re 62 instead of 65. This costs the Danish government 16 billions every year, and it’s probably more in loss of taxes to. So this is something that really could help the Danish finance to get rid off, because most of those who uses this option is well-functioning and could probably easily work three more years. Of course there is those who’s been working hard physically and is worn out, but then you should just grant them early retirement. But why should a banker who easily could work till he was 65 stop at 62? If those three extra years could save the Danish economy. The funny thing is that all those I know who has stopped working at 60, only because they didn’t want to anymore, have all regretted this, because they started missing work. Ironi.
The problem in Denmark as I see it, is that we don’t treat individuals, but follow the rules way to much. Those who sit and decides people’s fate and the public offices doesn’t have the authority to look at the individual, and then decide from that, and that’s the problem with our retirement system.
So well, politics have always been a huge part of my life, unfortunately. Every time there’s an election I read up on every partie, just so that people can’t say that I vote what I vote just because of my parents, I’m so sick of that. In Denmark there’s this funny discrimination of young people who vote on right-wing parties. At many social gatherings I always have to defend myself, I don’t mind because I know what I believe, but it can get kind of annoying. And one thing they always say is this: “But you’re so nice, how can you vote for the Conservative Folke partie?” Are you kidding me? This is the left-wing voters who’s suppose to be open-minded and accept everybody, if you ask them. Except for right-wing voters I guess.
This has made me always ask left-wing voters to tell how they are going to finance all these things that they want better? And well, they never really can, but again when their politicians can’t why should they be able to. Now I know that I’m discriminating a bit against left-wing voters, but I’ve been defending myself and my opinions since I was 13 years old, and I’ve been called a heartless bitch, an arrogant upper-class spoiled girl and my personal favorite ignorant girl who doesn’t know what she’s talking about, so for once I want to be a little discriminating. I love that last one, because if there’s something I’ve been a geek about its politics, I just have another angle than other youngsters.
I get why you would vote for the left-wing parties, it all sounds so nice. They want better well-fare, more money for everyone, saving the environment, saving the third world and let in all immigrants, this is all good, I don’t vote at the right-wing parties because I don’t want world peace and better living for everyone, but because I’m a realist.
I want a strong private sector, so we can finance our welfare. I want for those who can work to work, and not retire early. I want a good and fair welfare so those who need help can get help. I want lower taxes so that more will work, and therefore we’ll get more tax money, so that it makes sense to work. I want to make it easier for people with new ideas to start a firm, because it is the private sector that finances this country and it’s in the private sector we can create new jobs. And I want us to get rid of the “Efterloen”.
So well, this is my opinion on politics. I have loved studied all the different ideologies, and I’ve always found all of it very fascinating. Unfortunately there isn’t a partie who has all the same beliefs as me, but either the Liberal Alliance or Conservative Folke partie is pretty close. They both focus on having a responsable economic politic and well that is what it’s all about. You can promise as much as you want, if you can’t finance it, it really doesn’t matter.
So, as you might have realised I can write about this matter forever, I’ll stop now. I’ll just finish with something that really pisses me off, Danish people always blame the government for all their misfortunes. Let’s face it, it can’t all be their fault, now I’m not saying that our current government haven’t made fuck-up’s, but so had the previous red government. I know people who’s life’s been “ruined” by the red government and by the blue. Instead of complaining, we should just rejoice in the fact that we aren’t born in North Korea, Rwanda, Cuba or the Fillipeens. In Denmark we are spoiled, we can get help for everything, I’ve been seeing a shrink for the last eight months, I could get some of that expense paid, but I can pay for it myself, so why on earth should I take those money from the state? I know that I’m “suppose to” because it’s seen as a “gift” from the state. I get help from the state, to finance my study, and well I’m working on the side, so I’m gonna pay for my shrink on my own. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that you can get help, if you can’t afford it yourselves. But I’m pretty sure that many out there could afford to pay for their chiropractor, shrinks and so on, on their own. But we’ve been raised with the idea that our misfortune is the states problem.
In my opinion it is not.