Utanian Presidential Debate 303

TOPIC: Economic wealth redistribution
SUBTOPIC: Belson Corporation
The Belson Corporation is regarded by many in the community as a promotor of the poverty of poor, rural Utani farmers and that without addressing Belson no economic equality can be achieved. What will your policy toward Belson Corporation, and other monoliths like it, be?

Candidate
Name
Pres. George OKARVITS
Gov'r Edward R. HOPE
Kyle LANGLEY MP
Max BOORNAL MP
Cameron OLDS MP
Robert TALIN MP
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President Okarvits
Gov. Edward Hope
Kyle Langley, MP
Max Boornal, MP
Cameron Olds, MP
Robert Talin, MP
Party's
policy
Many within support nationalisation
Must be curbed, at least
President established a government-owned competitor
Opposed to nationalisation
Allow "free market" to rein in Belson
Supportive of Belson as a national institution
Belson should be more socially-minded
Opposed to nationalisation
Belson should be restrained, but...
Ultimately, competition will bring it into line
Opposed to Nationalisation
Belson's excesses should be curbed
Supports Nationalisation
Supports breaking all pre-independence produce contracts between Belson and farmers to allow fair renegotiation
Debate
points
Nationalisation will be enormously expensive
Break all contracts between farmers and Belson to allow fair renegotiation
Would examine closely need to break the company up
Opposed to any nationalisation; wants to sell Govt. shares
"Clearly something must be done", but would investigate what before making sweeping statements
Too big for the free market to rein in because an effective monopoly
Belson should be promoted as a national treasure
But, it is clearly ignoring its obligations to Utanian people
Would introduce "social responsibility charter" for companies; then give it teeth
Belson is perhaps too large, a monopoly
All options need to be explored
Don't want to rush into hasty action
Opposed to nationalisation
Criticises Belson's wealth and size
Against hasty action or nationalisation also
Would look at breaking the company into smaller ones
Belson is a "core reason" for Utanians' woes
If not nationalised, then severely curbed
Belson's size and monopoly power is not good for workers, Utania, only investors
Best
Quote(s)
"Belson Corporation will not be permitted to continue exploiting the poorest of our people under my Presidency." "Nationalising the company will not solve the issue, but only create more problems than it solves." "Belson Corporation, like many corporations under free-market conditions, has clearly forgotten to whom it owes its enormous profits -- it is time for a Langley Presidency to remind them." "Drastic or rash actions against the foremost corporation in this country will only create an environment of fear for other companies and foreign investors." "Belson Corporation is a problem for us, but haste will create a worse one." "The size of Belson Corporation, and its overpowering monopoly does not benefit workers, farmers, other companies, the government or the people of this country. Only investors profit from this company, at our expense."
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