Actual Governmental Priorities in 2024

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Actual Governmental Priorities in 2024

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  1. Political Survival.
  2. Business as usual: continued economic growth / making sure the quarterly GDP figures increase (with special focus on demographics and immigration to achieve this), appeasing lobbyists, maintaining corporate profits, etc.
  3. Keeping house prices elevated: homeowners represent a significant amount of voters, plus higher housing prices boost GDP figures.
  4. Combating inflation: voters complain when prices raise too quickly.
  5. Security against internal and external threats; domestic and foreign terrorism; policing, military.
  6. Healthcare system: voting population cares a lot about this, plus nurses and doctors are powerful unions.
  7. Environment and climate change.
  8. Education. Voters currently care more about the environment, inflation, and healthcare.
  9. Indigenous affairs (for Canada) and/or attitudes to immigration and immigrants.
  10. Infrastructure, such as transport network improvements, new houses and apartment buildings.
  11. Cultural wellbeing.
In my opinion, #10 should be in the top three at least. Some issues confound governments, such as Brexit; it was a case of #1 being prioritized over #2. Cameron made an election pledge to hold a referendum on continued membership of the EU simply because he thought it would help him win the 2015 General Election, yet many sources listed online indicate Brexit may harm UK GDP growth by anything from 2% to 8% over the 2020s.
Sadly absent are making sure people are properly fed and meaningfully employed, two things I think government should prioritize.
Robin Sharrock
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