Beppe Grilloís letter to the Italians

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>>>Today 6 February at 5:00 pm Iím in Paduaís Piazza delle erbe, and at 9:00 pm, Iím in Veniceís piazza Mercato di Marghera. Tomorrow 7 February at 5:00 pm Iím in Triesteís piazza della Borsa, and at 9:00 pm Iím in Udineís piazza Venerio. Follow the live broadcasts on La Cosa! >>>

Italy must become a community. No one must be left behind. Itís intolerable, inhuman, to see the queues of people who have been turfed out of their jobs a few years before retirement age, people turfed out of their homes, and people who are unemployed waiting at the Caritas soup kitchens while the people who have plunged the country into poverty are going around with body guards, in official blue cars and with no financial problems. The parties are the main ones responsible for this situation. They have occupied the State. They have sold it off. They have taken out its flesh from the inside. Now, thanks to the newspapers and the TV channels that they control, they present themselves as the saviours of the fatherland, they, the very people who have fleeced it and used it for their own interests.
Italy has taxes at a level that is among the highest in the world. It has one of the highest values for public debt. It has an unemployment rate, especially among the young, that in just a few years, has forced a million and a half young Italian people to emigrate, including those with diplomas and degrees gained through the sacrifices of their parents. Now is the time to say ďbastaĒ. Thatís enough! This farce must end or it will be the end of our country. Thereís no time left. We have to send them all home. All those that are part of this rotten system have to go, they have to disappear. But before that, they have to justify any increase in wealth that they may have amassed. Iím not asking for your vote. Iím not interested in your vote without your participation in public affairs, without your direct involvement. If your vote for the M5S is simply a way of delegating someone to decide for you, then donít vote for us. If we are to change this country, then we have to do it all together. Thereís no other way. We will come out of the darkness and once more we will see the stars. The State must protect the citizens, or itís not a State. This is why we need a citizenís income. I am the State, you are the State, we are the State. Letís claim back Italy for us." Beppe Grillo

20 points to come out of the darkness:


  1. Citizen's income

  2. Immediate measures to reinvigorate small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

  3. Anti-corruption Law

  4. Computerisation and simplification of the State

  5. Abolition of public contributions to the parties

  6. Creation of a ďpolitometroĒ {politician-o-meter} to measure illicit enrichment of the political class in the last twenty years

  7. Introduction of the possibility of having a referendum that puts forward a proposal and doesnít need a quorum

  8. Referendum about staying in the euro

  9. Obligation for Parliament to discuss every popular initiative law and have an open vote on it

  10. A single public TV channel without advertising and independent of the parties

  11. Direct elections of candidates to the Lower House and to the Upper House

  12. Maximum of two terms of office as an elected representative

  13. Law on conflict of interests

  14. Restore the funds that have been cut from Health and Public Education

  15. Immediate abolition of direct and indirect financing of newspapers

  16. Free access to the internet for citizens

  17. Abolition of the IMU property tax on primary residences

  18. Primary residences not subject to distraint

  19. Elimination of provinces

  20. Abolition of Equitalia

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Dear people,
Me, just a Dutch (ignorant)toerist that loves your beautiful country. I noticed that you have an awfull lot of gambling machines. Specially in gasoline/gasstations. I see a lot of dayworkers spend their last money on these terible machines. This has huge impact on family life. Who is gaining from the machines?
I also noticed that Italians are extremely kind and caring for their guests. For instance you never have to pay for a toilet visit on the highway. The germans en Schwiss charge you for that.
I also payed a visit to the tower of PISA. Beautiful peace of history. My compliments to the people who keep this preserved. I had to pay hardly anything for the parking. Only entering the tower is charged. But the whole area is free of charge. I see a lot of commercial possibilities for your ancient inheretence. If you only charge one euro per visitor of the tower of pisa area you might be able to stimilate nice employment projects in the same city. ( and hire cassiers)
I also think that Italy should do something about al the streetsellers from Africa. Beautiful people, most of the time very friendly. But who are we kidding, this is so organised, every salesperson has exactly the same stuff, they have the same bottom price? According to me these people suffer also. But probably other people gain on them.
Kind regards of a huge Italy fan dispute the political situation. Wishing you the best.

Posted by: melody | May 13, 2013 10:28 AM


What actually is your meaning of citizen's income?

Typically, depending on your viewpoint, citizen's income means an unconditional income guarantee, it is a basic income, but some people use it it to mean a minimum level of income dependent on not having enough money thus it is a top-up for people not working or receiving low pay.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income_guarantee for more info.

If you are only referring to a minimum income, a type of low-pay or unemployment benefit, I suggest you go a step further thus implementing a basic unconditional income guarantee.

Posted by: Singularity Utopia | April 30, 2013 03:57 PM


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