Unfortunately people are voted in because they are popular, familiar …

Comment on Gunner not the best Chief Minister we can have: McConnell by James T Smerk.

Unfortunately people are voted in because they are popular, familiar or the people are sick of the alternative and by what they promise and say. There is nothing to say they can’t change their minds and do whatever they want once they are in, they aren’t held accountable for prior promises. These people aren’t voted in based on their ability to lead or manage which is what is wrong with our system.
It’s easy to get the vote nowadays, just say you will be hard on crime, that’s what people want to hear. I’m sure there are people out there who wouldn’t care if we were running into debt as long as they could feel safe in their homes. Which is what the Chief Minister is ultimately responsible for, but hey nothing happens to them if they don’t fulfil this obligation to the community.

Recent Comments by James T Smerk

Help from fracking campaigner, or manipulating students?
It seems obvious that this group were used to push additional protesting at the same time.
I would be interested in knowing how many of these people / kids practice what they preach and do things at their own homes to limit their effect on the climate?
When they go home turn the split system on, fire up their computer games, iPads and munch on lollies with plastic wrappers lying around.
Good on them for protesting their beliefs. I only hope they were their beliefs and not those of others.


No juvenile prison in your back yard: Dale Wakefield
Just put some razor wire around the town. It is a prison.


$65m for children at risk case management system
All this money and nothing will change until what needs to be done is done.
Kids are not going to grow strong or healthy without role models and sadly these kids in question don’t have one.
So the answer is get them good role models, any way possible.


NT state final demand declines further
The Commonwealth should be helping by offering tax incentives for people who live in the NT. It is not a large population so they wouldn’t be risk much money offering something.


Santa Teresa wins housing class action against NT Government
If only there were unemployed people around who could perform handyman duties (or be training in them) as required, with Housing picking up the tab.
Or just keep it as normal and pay $1000 every time there is a leaking tap for a tradie to drive out there and fix it.
Sometimes simple suggestions are the best.


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