CCE approves the Sôgmô’s proposal, new economic powers
The Commission for the Command Economy concluded its first meeting yesterday and affirmed the Sôgmô’s proposed economic developments with a few alterations thanks to the help of the Party Secretary, Adam von Friedeck. The changes affect cooperatives and workers in Sandus, establish a national budget, and found a state bank in Sandus. The proposals were passed unanimously on consensus by the Commission, comprised of the Sôgmô, the Party Secretary, and the Minister for Diplomatic Affairs.
The first proposal concerned workers in Sandus, also known as “functionaries” in the new economic chain of command in Sandus. The Sôgmô noted that significant changes had been made to Sandum workers and that the way in which Sandus employs workers for the cooperatives must be reformed to give workers salaries of 8¶c per annum. In addition, the Sôgmô lobbied for new economic powers, namely for the power to issue economic commands to workers to produce goods and services in Sandus.
The CCE granted the Sôgmô authority to issue economic commands, though the Party Secretary raised concerns related to the system of worker’s democracy in Sandus. All members of the commission understood that worker’s democracies in Sandus must develop in due course, when cooperatives themselves have developed further, but that checks must be placed on this nascent system to prevent arbitrary commands. The CCE came up with the solution, inspired by both the Party Secretary and the Sôgmô, to grant the power to issue commands, but that commands serve rather as contracts between the Central People’s Government and a cooperative’s individual workers. In addition, responsibilities of cooperatives’ workers will be clearly defined in the future, while the Party will continue to have the power for redress and to advocate for Sandum workers.
The Sandum budget was passed for the upcoming financial year in Sandus. The budget proposes 875¶c ($1,050USD) to be used in the upcoming year for workers’ salaries, for economic production, and for specific cultural economic commands from the Sôgmô. Another nearly 800¶c (~$1,000USD) will be placed on credit in several various budgetary funds, including funds for Philia, Matter Realism, and the State of Sandus’s trans*ition policy for transgender peoples’ transitions. The budget also will seek the majority of its revenue from the Sôgmô, who has pledged more than 70¶c (~$85USD) in tax disbursements to the Bureau of the Treasury’s budgetary vault. Other Sandum citizens have also pledged similar monthly and irregular voluntary taxes, though the treasury is projecting some profit from Sandum cooperatives in the upcoming year.
The third and final proposal for a state bank was approved earnestly. A new bank, known as CivBanca, will be established for Sandum workers to deposit their annual salaries into and to withdraw money in order to buy goods and services in Sandus. A future meeting of the CCE will determine the formula and process by which withdrawals and deposits are made, as well as to provide oversight to the new state bank.
Future meetings of the CCE will consider, in addition to the banking and rewards system in Sandus, the theoretical development of the worker’s democracies and their formulation in the various cooperatives and the development of an internal economic of goods and services.
The commission has its work cut out for itself but, under the wise and energetic leadership of the Party and the Sôgmô, Sandus will surely make strides.