Orange Room Supporter
Yeah, but the thing you’re saying (Hariri + knowing the names of the ministers + transparency in that process) is only the old with new window dressing.Like i said i would like to see what he proposes first in terms of appointed ministers before jumping to conclusions. I definitely dont prefer hariri but with the right ministers+ a conditional 6 month term+ transparency i would be okay with it for now considering our country is on the edge of total collapse. What would you like to see happen? Be more specific than "i dont want hariri".
I don’t care about Hariri himself specifically lol. I think that idiot shouldn’t have resigned in the first place and should’ve been forced to implement the policy reform paper he presented while a meaningful check in government and on the streets was present. Now that he did resign (and I think he did so because he never wanted to reform but wanted to make political gains on his adversaries), I don’t think he should be allowed to return on his terms. He must have a check on his power and there MUST be public accountability, i.e., he has to present the actual policy project for economic recovery and a new social pact FIRST and be publicly held accountable to implementing it. And if there’s a reason he doesn’t want the return of certain parties within his new “technocrat” government, I think we need to be honest about why (he doesn’t want that check ).
But in terms of substance, I would like to see the following proposals, especially from a “transitional” phase:
- A step-by-step proposal of specifically how the clientelistic economy is going to be dismantled (this is a short-term goal in addition to long-term)
- How the debt economy is going to be fully restructured to reduce dependence on the Western creditors that Hariri el 2ab created starting with:
- Specific sectors of the productive economy that can practically be revived
- Manufacturing and agriculture sectors that can be invested in to produce exports
- How, exactly, western sanctions that stop exports at, for example, Jordan’s doorstep will be dealt with so that the production will actually generate money
- A set of principles for negotiating with the IMF
- A series of significant banking sector reforms, including potential nationalization for banks that can’t guarantee depositors’ money
- Implementation of meritocratic hiring process in state institutions
- Judicial reform starting with sweeping conflict-of-interest laws that are enforced and creation of an ethics committee with enforcement powers that is independent of political parties (and wouldn’t allow the father-in-law of a deeply interested party to be the lead investigator of the port bombing)
- Adoption and implementation of progressive taxation
- How medicine and basic hospital supplies will be imported * by the government * as the sole negotiator in order to secure fair prices
- A set of proposed laws that will open up the accounts for each ministry to the forensic audit firm and a committee with expertise to liaise with the firm
Now, you tell me again, why is bringing back Hariri and allowing him to name some "technocrats" without knowing his project in advance and not having any actual check on his power is not the definition of insanity?