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 +===== AH.com Revenue Bill of 2008 =====
 +
 +==== Overview ====
 +
 +With the [[Banking and Finances bill|Banking and Finances Act]] having not yet been passed, His Administratorness'​ Government fell into a deeper economic crisis. ​ In an attempt to stave off disaster, [[ahcom pm|Prime Minister]] [[Demosthenes]] proposed appropriating $1.5 billion from a secret "​Special Ah.com Savings Account"​ for use by the government until the the formal formation of the [[Imperial Bank of AH.com]]. ​ Not only did this bill ultimately fail, it could be seen as one of the causes of the [[Crisis of 2008]].
 +
 +==== History ====
 +
 +[[ahcom pm|Prime Minister]] [[Demosthenes]] (E) submitted the bill to Parliament on August 31, 2008.  After [[LightInfa]] (E) expressed support, the Prime Minister closed debate on this bill and urged MPs to vote.  [[LightInfa]] (E) and [[09camaro]] (E} immediately opposed such a move, stating: ​ "I do not suggest closing debate this quickly on the act. It was only submitted today, and perhaps we can vote and debate in parallel?" ​ [[Demosthenes]] (E) relented, but asked that any suggested amendments be privately sent to him first before submitted to Parliament.
 +
 +==== Proposed Text of Legislation ====
 +
 +Wheras - Ah.com is at a lost for direct revenue for Ministerial and Department (and legislative) budgets
 +
 +Wheras - this is needed to have a performing functional government
 +
 +Resolved as follows:
 +
 +1) The Special Ah.com Savings Account first started by the Board secretly in 2004 shall now be opened
 +
 +2) The amount from the Account being 1.5 Billion American Dollars, the money is now used for the government
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 +3) When the money runs out, it shall be the duty of an Appointed Executive Economic Officer to report to Parliament as to the government'​s bankruptcy; at such time, Parliament will determine the appropriate course of action.
 +
 +==== Result ====
 +
 +Voting on this bill began on August 31, 2008.
 +
 +[[ahcom pm|Prime Minister]] [[Demosthenes]] (E), [[LightInfa]] (E), [[09camaro]] (E), and [[TheDarkServant]] (E) voted in favor.
 +
 +NONE voted against.
 +
 +[[Ran Exilis]] (E), [[Haggis]] (E), [[Gladi]] (E), [[LordInsane]] (E), [[Keenir]] (E), Opposition Leader [[Kidblast]] (YSP), [[Nekromans]] (YSP), [[VulcanTrekkie45]] (YSP), [[Pkmatrix]] (YSP), [[Susano]] (FFF), and [[Steffen]] (FFF) did not vote.
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 +In accordance with Article III of the [[Legislative Procedures bill|Legislative Procedures Act]], voting expired on September 7, 2008 and, having been unable to gain enough support, this bill failed to pass.
 +
 +==== See Also ====
 +
 +[[AH.com Politics]]
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 +[[2008 - 2009 Legislation]]
 +
  
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