By Doug Green
Its election year. You can tell by the increased political activity currently underway by our party leaders.
I don’t know if you saw John Key on television last night but his performance raises more questions than answers.
The National focus on off-selling a percentage of energy companies and making available the buying of a percentage of Air New Zealand is dealing with debt. We all know that!
It seems like a garage sale – get in some money to pay the power bill.
The underlying issues in this country remain to be dealt with and if National doesn’t get tit’s act together soon they will be turfed out come November.
These issues include: addressing the tax system (again) and a commitment to the manufacturing sector. I don’t know why political parties don’t get it – if you don’t have things being made and being sold overseas you don’t actually have the base for a strong economy.
If we are dependant on wool and milk alone and these exports can reduce the $M300 weekly debt the country has, then my argument doesn’t hold water.
It seems we are dealing with political insanity. A government that will at some stage cut and slash, put more people out of work, not having meaningful employment for them to be involved in.
If benefits are reduced in this climate all that is happening (again) is reduction of debt and a further indication of impoverishment, which certain overseas organizations believe we have problems with.