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My top 3 fixes for SA...

05 July 2012, 21:09
There will be many ideas on practical ways to save this nation, but these are my personal top 3.

(1) Integrated education/internet literacy roll out along with systematic digitization and internet centralization of all text books.
This would revolutionize education and bring 20 million South Africans into the internet age. A lot of chaos and corruption would be involved and it would take about a decade to roll out but it would reshape the future drastically.

Internet literate students are not so easy to buy over with false promises. Both the DA and ANC would have their hands full and be under a lot more pressure to be accountable. An informed nation is a powerful nation!

(2) Cancel income tax and increase VAT to 33.3%See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FairTax for more info.
This would even out the burden on Tax payers and make SARS job a lot easier.They already have to deal with VAT dodgers now, so stepping up the game on one front would be a simple matter of economy of scale.

Corruption and maladministration of funds in government is inevitable but if our government manages to sort out that particular issue, this Fairtax system will spread the load to 50 million Safricans which would bring in a considerably larger amount of money than all the current systems combined.

The Tax percentage would come down once the nation's economy stabilizes.

(3) Change the way we deal with criminals.

Make prison a forced labor and education environment. Make prisoners build low cost housing developments, dig damns and fix roads.Bombard them with philosophy and relational sciences.  Educate the hell out of them.Those that leave prison must be tagged and DNA profiled.

Three strikes must lead to removal of eyesight and life in a factory. Any previous qualification for the death penalty must result in the removal of eyesight. It sounds brutal but I believe it is the most humane and efficient way to deal with savage criminals.

Law enforcement must take to the skies in Gyrocopters and Zeppelin type air based headquarters with infra red and other tracking tech. No more car chases and almost immediate response times. (one of those things hovering above your township with the ability to immediately zoom into and track the movement of a criminal running from your house... epic win!)

I know this sounds far fetched, but it is simply what I would do. I hate the fact that we are in 2012 already and still operate like it's the eighties. Lets evolve dammit!

Number (3) would buy us time while we implement (2) and (1). The eyesight removal would no longer be required once (1) is in full swing.

What would your top 3 be?

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