Should we take the final step into the European Union and connect our Economy fully to the rest of EU?
Basically, that means, in this state, that we're not able to use the level of Sweden's Interest (Which basically is used to control the temperature of the countries economics. Even if it might not work as that at all. USA as an example, has a problem getting the economic wheels spinning, despite lowering the interest the whole time, lately). That means, if we vote yes, that Sweden aren't able to use the interest, but that we're using the interest set in EU, which is common for the whole of EU (Which might be the main drawbacks. If one country is very hot, it might need a higher interest to keep everything in balance and not letting it get overheated, while another country might have a problem getting the wheels to start spinning and needs a low interest to help in that. The main argument from those saying No, is that fact, that.. How on earth are something gonna work for all, for every individual country involved?
The other thing is that we're giving up our money, Swedish Krona, and starts using Euros instead. Which means that we're able to go anywhere in the whole of the European Union, except Denmark and Great Britain, without having to exchange money. The same coins we're using at our local grocery store, is working in a store down in Italy. The Yes side use that as it's main argument. No money needs to be lost in the converting from Swedish Krona to Euro, when, especially, companies import things from some other country in the European Union. Which of course the customers of tha company is, in the end, paying. It might benefit smaller companies, which doesn't have to spend time and amount converting their prices to Euro, as well as getting Euros doesn't have to spend time and money converting those to Krona. Obviously, it makes it possible to compare prices all over the European Union. If milk cost 1 Euro in Spain and it cost 2 Euro here, we're technically able to say that the price is to high here, and we should pay less for it.
That might not work with everyday stuff, since we can't exactly go down to Portugal to shop bread, but it migth work on a car. If a car in Germany cost 10 000 Euros, and in France the same car cost 7 000 Euros, those in Germany are gonna start wondering why they have to pay 3 000 more, or simply go to France and buy it. Theoretically, it should lower the prices. But it also might mean a way bigger competition, which benefits large companies. It cost less to produce, say.. soap, in a huge factory than in a small factory, which means that remote big factory are able to have lower prices than the local, small factory and if we're able to say that we're paying way too much for the soap, the small company might not be able to meet the demand of the customers of lower prices and still make a profit.
The main problem with this vote is the fact that we're voting for, more or less, nothing. There's no answer to the vote, since nobody can tell what the future might bring. Nobody can say that voting Yes would give us this, and we vote No it's gonna mean this. It's not as if we're voting for driving on the right or the left side of the road.
We know we lose the control of the interest, and we know we're gonna use coins that says Euro on them instead if we say yes, but we doesn't know what that'll mean. Also, in 10 years time nobody can say.. we made a stupid or the right choice, since one can't say what would have happened if we had made the other choice, since that would have meant a totally different book of rules we'd been playing with.
We simply doesn't know what will happen..
If we vote yes, all the bad things that the No side warns about, might come true, but if we say No, all the things that theYes side warns could happen, could happen.. and if we'd voted for the other we might not have encountered that.
Obviously, when you're not able to tell what it means, it'll benefit the ones saying No. If you don't know what to vote for, or what it would mean.. You're more likely to stick to what you know. The safety of having familiar Krona, the safety of knowing the Swedish Goverment has a slightly bigger Toolbox to use.
I've had about 1 hr 20 mins to vote now, about 10 hrs 40 mins to make up my mind in, before they close..
I so wish I knew what I should vote for...
It's not as if I've not listened to the facts or the arguments of both sides, I simply doesn't know what I want. What would be the best, since there's as strong benefits on both sides, and as much against on the other.
I wonder why the heck we elected the Goverment, since they can't decide this on their own. I thought it was this they were elected to do, and I do think it's slightly cowardly to have this Public Vote, just because they doesn't know themself (and they should be the experts really) what would be the best (So how on earth are we gonna know?) Also, one might suspect that, to some degree, they're afraid of losing power. They know it's strong arguments for both sides, and if they go ahead and does it, just like that, they'll risk losing popularity with about half the population who say No, etc.