On Thu, 1 Apr 2021 15:05:37 -0700 (PDT), James Christophers
Post by James Christophers Post by Tony
Does anybody actually care about what Auckland needs?
How about the council and the government actually doing something.
Whether that is light rail or not is becoming irrelevant as time passes.
Pathetic waste of time and resources.
Quick learners who make a success of things (Mao/Xi Jinping, anyone?) know that for any individual or nation to advance and thrive, there's nothing to beat vision plus the long-term commitment based on a culture of foresight and the planning that goes with it. Regardless of party, spending every three-year cycle fretting over the next election is no way to run a country.
There is nothing stopping any political party from outlining a plan
more than 3 years into the future. If elected, they can tweak the
plan as needed and run for re-election based on their record to date.
The fact that almost no party has long-term plans (forecasting by
Government departments does not count) speaks volumes about their lack
of vision and/or their unwillingness to be held to account on such
The length of the electoral cycle not directly relevant, but it does
determine the frequency that the voters get to review progress.
While China leadership may have steered the country on a prosperous
path, they have the luxury of never needing the approval of the
voters. The plan is THE PLAN.